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Travel to Stirling Castle, Scotland's most important medieval stronghold, and spend time at Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass by Doune Castle and journey through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, stopping in the village of Aberfoyle. Then hug the eastern shore of Scotland’s largest loch, where you can join your guide on a nature walk. This small-group tour by Mercedes minivan is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond from Edinburgh by minivan
  • Scenic drive past villages, lochs and mountain vistas
  • Free time to explore Stirling Castle
  • Optional lunch in a the Aberfoyle village (not included)
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 16 people
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour

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What You Can Expect

Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Set high on a volcanic outcrop at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, the 16th-century Stirling Castle was once the favored residence of Mary Queen of Scots. After pickup in central Edinburgh, travel here by Mercedes minivan and use your complimentary discount card to reduce your entrance fee at Stirling Castle, open daily. 

Leaving Stirling behind, you'll drive past Doune Castle, Callander and into the Trossachs — the territory of Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's Robin Hood. Reaching the village of Aberfoyle, your guide makes a leisurely stop for lunch (own expense).

Afterward, take a back road to Loch Lomond, traveling through the protected lands of Scotland’s first national park: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Follow a scenic route along the 22-mile-long (35-km) loch’s eastern shore, which is dominated by the oft-climbed Ben Lomond. 

You have roughly 1.5 hours to spend at Loch Lomond; join your guide for a narrated walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch, or perhaps order a whisky at a local hotel while taking in the views. Your small-group day trip concludes with the return drive to Edinburgh.

Winner of the Inaugural Scottish Thistle Award for Sustainable Tourism, October 2007.

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Customer Reviews

JOHN A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great trip with a really knowledgable driver/ guide. Coming from Australia my wife and I had very little teaching about Scotland from school days. Sure we knew lots abou England, it's Kings and Queens, but nothing about Scotland.
So we really enjoyed Douglas with his knowledge and enthusiasm
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amber_ressmer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had Jodi as our tour guide and she made this day trip an AMAZING experience!! We drove by Stirling Castle on the way out to Loch Lomond where we could capture some great pictures of the castle with the Hairy Coo's down below. Next stop was Loch Lomond which was a very quaint area and we had adequate time to explore and again, get some fabulous pictures. We circled back to Stirling and just in time to jump into a tour with another amazing tour guide who brings it all back to life! I must admit, I have NEVER had a tour guide as friendly, knowledgable, and captivating as Jodi hope I am spelling her name correctly. She has a deep love and passion for Scottish history and culture! Her tour was flawless and well-timed. She has a charming disposition, and I would HIGHLY recommend making sure you have a tour with her. We went on another tour the following day and did not enjoy our guide at all. All of Scotland is bonnie, but to have a guide such as our bonnie bonnie Jodi created a life-long memory for us and our love of Scotland grew even more with this trip! Next time we are in Edinburgh, we will request a tour with Jodi!

Naomi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great guide and sights!

James D B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Nice fun trip with side trip extra! Good guide, nice people, friendly.

kim.stewart8

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour and a lot of fun. The tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. We had enough time to view the castle and see the graveyard. We got great views of Loch Lomond.

Bonita H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Gillian from Rabbies was spot-on and cheerful. We learned so much and enjoyed the tour immensely. I highly recommend both Viator and Rabbies.

Janice H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Dougie from Glasgow, was fantastic!

Barbara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide was wonderful! Love, love Scotland!

Roger A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Simply stunning, saw so much, loved every minute of this and the comfort of the mini bus. Wonderful staff, thank you

Bonnie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Rabbies people and service were fantastic. James M. was a wonderful guide to Stirling and Loch Lomand, also making a few unplanned stops that were true highlights. Brilliant.

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