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Witness dramatic landscapes and majestic castles on a full-day trip through Scotland’s West Highlands from Edinburgh. With a knowledgeable guide, soak up stunning scenery from the rugged Breadalbane Mountains to banks of Loch Fyne. See landmarks like Stirling Castle and Kilchum Castle, visit the villages of Luss and Inveraray, and hear tales of famous Scottish heroes and rebels. Movie buffs will love the visit to Doune Castle, film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.

Highlights

  • Scottish Highlands day trip from Edinburgh
  • Discover the magnificent castles and lakes studding the western Highlands
  • Admire dramatic scenery from the comfort of a luxury minivan
  • Visit Doune Castle, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray Castle and stop for photos at Stirling Castle
  • Enjoy stunning views across Loch Fyne, Loch Long and Loch Lomond
  • Includes a discount card to select local restaurants, shops and attractions
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

West Highland Lochs and Castles Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Your 10-hour tour of Scotland’s Highlands lochs and castles sets off from central Edinburgh in the morning. After meeting your friendly guide and boarding the coach, sit back for the journey from the city through the Lowlands.

Your first stop is at Stirling Castle, former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Snap photos from outside and learn about the site’s colorful history riddled with battles such as the Battle of Stirling Bridge, led by the legendary William Wallace. Then continue to Doune Castle for another unique photo opportunity. 
Aside from its historic importance as a critical medieval stronghold, Doune Castle has enjoyed more modern recognition as the film site for Monty Python and The Holy Grail and the TV series Outlanders, based on the books of Diana Gabaldon. Opt to visit the castle (own expense) or snap photos from outside and take a stroll around the surrounding area.
As your coach continues through dense forests and highland peaks, your expert guide will share fascinating true and fictitious tales about local figures like Rob Roy MacGregor — dubbed the ‘Scottish Robin Hood’ — who is buried in the Braes of Balquhidder. 
Stop for lunch (own expense) en route to tranquil Loch Awe and the romantic ruins of Kilchurn Castle. Then continue toward Inveraray Castle on the shores of Lake Fyne, where you’ll have free time for an optional castle tour (own expense; tour runs from April to October only). Learn about battles that occurred in this region and rulers like King Robert the Bruce and Clan Campbell, who possessed the Argyll lands for centuries.
The final leg of you tour takes you through the Arrochar Alps and to Loch Lomond. Enjoy epic views of Scotland's largest lake from the charming town of Luss before returning to the capital. 
Your full-day excursion ends near Waverly Bridge in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Patrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Nice trip. I bailed after seeing the Monty Python castle. But from what they planned, it was well executed.

Steph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was the best activity that we planned during our Scotland vacation. The driver was exceptional. Full of great information and histroy exceptional driver. The tour was on-time and perfect amount of time for each stop. Highly, highly recommend David.

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

James was an amazing guide. He was warm, witty, funny, and informative. An amazing day!

Oleg G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour

Peter S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our tour of the Highlands, Lochs and Castles was outstanding! Our tour guide/driver James was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He had a vast knowledge of the history of the area and explained it in a captivating manner, he was hilarious, quite a character. Our only criticism was that there were two girls students sitting at the front of the bus who talked excessively while James was trying to do his narrative, they would not stop talking even when several of the passengers politely asked them to be quiet. It would have been helpful if our guide could have paused for a minute and instructed them to listen. Otherwise it

was an extremely enjoyable day!

Brianna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very informative guide and a wonderful tour to take. Beautiful stops and enough time to explore each location.

Petronella H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour and guide complete with kilt was very entertaining as well as knowledgeable

Darynda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Surreal!

steve.chin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very knowledgable Tour Guide!

Alida D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It was a great day well spent with our guide tour Eric. He gave us lots of information about Scotland and the castles and lakes we visited. He even sang some songs for us!

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