Your 8-hour Highlands tour begins with morning pickup on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Meet your guide and board the air-conditioned coach for a short ride into the wild countryside. Listen to live commentary as you journey through Trossachs National Park to the serpentine Loch Lomond. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the loch and the surrounding hills, blanketed in heather, then take a leisurely stroll along the bank.
In the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Stirling, the former capital of Scotland. Visit the famous Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold and former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. With your free time here, stroll the grounds and snap photos, or purchase an optional interior tour and see spectacular rooms like the Great Hall and James V’s Palace. Learn about the site’s colorful history riddled with battles such as the Battle of Stirling Bridge, led by the legendary William Wallace during the Wars of Independence.
On the return journey to Edinburgh, the tour stops at the Kelpies. The world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott.
Your full-day trip concludes with return service to the Royal Mile, arriving by early evening.