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Discover Scotland’s dramatic landscape and even more dramatic history on this full-day tour from Glasgow. In a small group, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Stirling Castle, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary battles that took place there, then continue on to Doune Castle and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy lunch in charming Aberfoyle, stroll around Loch Lomond and take an optional whisky tour of Glengoyne Distillery. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip from Glasgow to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, ensures a personalized experience
  • Optional guided tour of Glengoyne Distillery, for an additional cost
  • See the unsurpassed beauty of the Scottish Highlands while traveling

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What You Can Expect

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Leave behind the city and get a taste of Scotland off-the-beaten-path! Your 9-hour trip through the wild Scottish Highlands starts in central Glasgow. In the morning, gather with your small group and board a luxury minivan for the first short leg of your trip to Stirling. 

Disembark at Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold that has perched atop its rocky summit since 1000 BC. The former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots, the castle showcases fine architecture and furnishings, which you’re welcome to view with an optional tour (own expense). 

Afterwards, head into the wild country, passing Doune Castle and Callander en route to Trossachs National Park. As your coach travels through rolling hills and green pastures, your expert guide will share fascinating true and fictitious tales about local figures like William Wallace, Rob Roy MacGregor and the illustrious Robin Hood. 

Stop in the quaint village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the forest. Explore the town and grab some lunch (own expense) before heading to Loch Lomond, the last stop on your trip. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and pop into the rustic Glengoyne whisky distillery. Buy yourself a tour and nip of local whisky, or just visit the shop. 

Your full-day trip concludes with evening drop-off at the departure point in Glasgow.

Customer Reviews

Jada Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Stuart was AMAZING! Such a great tour! Saw so many sights and learned so much. It was a blast. If you get Stuart as your guide, you won't be disappointed.

Amanda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was amazing and made the tour very enjoyable!! Would definitely recommend.

Tracey S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous tour. John was a fantastic tour guide, extremely knowlegeable and gave us a great commentary about the area. His anecdotes were very amusing. Stirling Castle was stunning, Loch Lomond beautifully peaceful and Glengoyne Distillery a great way to finish the day. Strongly recommend this tour.

Mary Lynn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Graham was very patient with us. His knowledge and passion for history enriched our experience AND he found us a lovely bakery as requested. Thank you for an enjoyable day.

Patricia Mary N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice mix of things included.

paul.bavington

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great day trip more comfortable than some I've taken, because there are several stops, and no long stretches of driving. Sterling Castle is fascinating. The 35 years of restoration still on-going have resulted in rooms appearing as they did in the day, rather than just cold stone walls. A brief 30-minute walk in the woods along the shore of Loch Lomond left enough time for a beer before the van left again. And the Glengoyne distillery is a beautiful example of a small operation producing some very nice whisky.

Jasmine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful tour and a really nice guide, John. The time was a little bit too short at lunch and at Glengoyn, but otherwise nothing to complain. Wonderful landscapes, beautiful villages and fun stories - and good music, too!

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing tour. James our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and we learned alot. the Glengoyne Distillery tour was outstanding and Stirling Castle is amazing.

DBH

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour, very interesting stops and a great guide/driver. Even got to pet a hairy cow!

Georgina B. A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Such a wonderful way to spend the day! I hope that everyone is lucky enough to get Juliet as their guide. We had extra time since people were on schedule so she was able to squeeze in some extra photo opportunities. She had some great stories as well. Stirling Castle is an absolute must!

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