• Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Soak up Scotland’s majestic countryside on a full-day tour of Highlands from Edinburgh. Aboard a comfortable coach, stop at Loch Lomond, the largest inland body of water in Great Britain. Wind through Trossachs National Park, spotted with moors, lochs and jutting peaks, and on to Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the grounds or purchase an optional tour of the castle’s opulent interior rooms. 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.


  • Day trip to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle from Edinburgh
  • Explore the banks of Loch Lomond and marvel at the nearby mountains
  • Admire the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands in Trossachs National Park
  • Discover the town of Stirling and its star attraction of Stirling Castle

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle

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.

Customer Reviews

Nidharshani D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We absolutely loved this tour! We were informed of some of the great historic tales of Scotland as we drove around, and we'd definitely recommend opting in for the Stirling Castle visit.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wee bit of everything. Colossal Kelpies sculpture park, a delicious honeysuckle vanilla malt shop, a stroll along Loch Lomond, Brave Heart offerings, a castle featuring a wedding, Scottish tunes, a hip bus driver/guide. Great value!

Salomon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour guide was very nice. Very funny with a lot of interesting information about Scotland and the different locations that we visited.
It would have been better if we would have been allowed to spend more time at Stirling Castle. Its pretty large and considering that we returned to Edinburgh so early it would have been nice to spend the extra time at Stirling Castle. We should have stayed there until it closed.

Theresa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

A great trip. Another Ten!!


4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

I recommend this day tour. We went there last September 2016 and found the trip very nice. Loch Lomond was astounding! The hike to see a massive view of the lake was adventurous! Worth it.

Melanie O

4 star rating: Recommended April 2016

The tour was great! We had nice views and got a lot of informations about the history and the environment.

Pratima L

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

It was a very enjoyable trip. Our guide/ driver was very charming girl. we enjoyed all the stories and her informative talk


4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Nick was a very knowledgeable guide and driver. He has a sincere love for his homeland which made listening to him so easy plus, he added a few audio recordings that added a nice touch to the information he told. Our one disappointment was that we didn't stop at the Wallace Monument which was one of the main reasons I booked this tour. We saw it from afar but did not stop. You need to edit your information describing this day tour as it's not correct. Our stop in Luss was a wonderful surprise-----words can't describe it's charm and character Aberfoyle was a nice place to stop for lunch I recommend you walk down to the main street to catch a bite to eat-----much more interesting than at the visitor's center. Stirling Castle should not be missed well worth the ticket. I'm not sure what one would do if they didn't visit the castle-----walking around Stirling is not like walking around Edinburgh. The trip was quite pleasant------lovely scenery, interesting history to listen to, and you're home in time to enjoy dinner and the evening in Edinburgh without feeling exhausted.

Julie H

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Although the weather was poor, our tour guide Andy ensured that we saw what we set out to see and more. His positive energy and good humour made the trip enjoyable and very informative. Great day!

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