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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond National Park & Whisky Tour

Highlights:
~ Stirling Castle
~ Callander
~ The Trossachs
~ Rob Roy Country
~ Balmaha nature trail walk
~ Loch Lomond
~ Glengoyne Whisky Distillery


Experience the Highlands' natural forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park and feel Scotland's past in the heartland of its great heroes - Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Visit the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and sample single malt whisky at Glengoyne Distillery.

This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, Renaissance palaces and a healthy walk in the Loch Lomond National Park, before relaxing with a fine malt whisky.


Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.


Departs: 09.00       Returns: 18.00 approx
Adult Prices:  £34 - £38
Discount Prices:  £31 - £35
Departing: Every day (All year)

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You travel first to Stirling Castle where you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned. You then continue into the beautiful forest-covered mountains of the Trossachs and stop for lunch in heart of the National Park. This area, on the southern edge of the Highlands was home to Rob Roy Macgregor, the famous Scottish outlaw. 

From here a short drive takes you to the “bonny, bonny banks” of Loch Lomond. At Loch Lomond you can visit the National Park Centre or walk along part of the West Highland Way to a hilltop viewpoint with spectacular views of the loch. Afterwards visit the malt whisky distillery of Glengoyne for a tour and dram before your return journey to Glasgow.

Departure Point
Outside Parish Hall, 266 George Street (next to the City Chambers, between North Frederick Street and John Street), Glasgow. Click here to see map.

Inclusions
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide 

Exclusions
Lunch and refreshments. 
Entrance to Stirling Castle, but you get 10% off with our discount card
Glengoyne Distillery Tour. You can buy a personalised bottle of whisky here 

Discount Price
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! Please note that due to safety legislation open-toed or high-heeled shoes are not permitted within the Whisky Distillery. Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Weve just got back from a great day out and I couldnt resist posting. Absolutely fab tour today with Graham! He was wonderful. We especially loved the music, the history and the anecdotes! All of the stops were great and there was plenty of relax time. Graham gave us lots of useful tips for lunch places, dinner and just general facts about Glasgow! We loved it! jac and karen
Posted by Jac on 01/05/2015


Murray is a real scottish man and a professional guide!!! he loves Scotland: we have seen him to crop litter on the beach next to Loch Lomond for mantain clean that beautiful natural park! we spent an amazing day! thank you
Posted by Stefano on 20/08/2014


The entire experience was wonderful. James was thoughtful, well informed, friendly and highly professional. It was a day we'll remember fondly for years to come!
Posted by Jerry on 20/08/2014


I think the guide, Juliette, was the best part of the tour. She made it enjoyable :) Otherwise, we loved Stirling Castle and the walk in Loch Lomond.
Posted by Marlene on 20/08/2014


Julliette was absolutely wonderful! She had the most robust knowledge of the topics pertinent to the tour and was always offering us great advice and really fascinating information about what we were seeing. Best tour guide I've ever had.
Posted by Breton on 15/08/2014


we enjoyed Stirling Castle the most, but Juliette was a very informative and fun guide and really made it a great day for us.
Posted by Natasha on 10/08/2014


I liked that Stirling Castle was first and not too busy. Loved the fact stopped off at another Loch plus had photo opportunities.
Posted by Mrs Susan on 08/08/2014


all of it was good I particullaly enjoyed the climb to the top part of loch lomand the view was terrific. Loved the time at sterling castle and the distillery tour. The stop off for dinner was nice too
Posted by Denise on 07/08/2014


Nicola Smith was outstanding and went beyond expectations. Her zeal for the subject matter was contagious. Her ability to make the past relevant to today and Fun demeanor made a soggy day memorable
Posted by Richard on 23/05/2014


The thing i loved more that day was the climbing of the mountain near Loch Lomond with our guide who was ever nice and friendly.
Posted by Laura on 15/05/2014


The tour on the overall was good. Loch Lomond was very scenic. Michael was an amazing tour guide, very very friendly and nice.
Posted by Stephanie on 12/02/2014


Excellent choice of locations and story telling from the tour guide. We also enjoyed having freedom to go off and do our own thing at the different stops.
Posted by Rhiannon on 06/01/2014


The tour driver was amazing and friendly. I was skeptical about a bus tour, but I'm so glad I chose to do it.
Posted by Suzanne on 03/01/2014


Stewart was very friendly, and went above and beyond. He took us to see some things off the beaten path, which I did not expect but very much enjoyed. Couldn't have asked for more. 10/10 for sure!
Posted by John on 09/12/2013


Juliette is marvellous! She is informative, humorous and that kept me awake well through out the coach journey. Her personal walking tour to Craigie Fort with us impressed us alot that we were definitely in her safe hands.
Posted by Lian Ling on 28/11/2013


Every part was enjoyable because we where a small group and we had a nice day every where we went even with the chauffeur Graham he was very informative, we liked the tour from every part.
Posted by Jesmond on 24/11/2013


The entire experience was wonderful. James was thoughtful, well informed, friendly and highly professional. It was a day we'll remember fondly for years to come!
Posted by Jerry on 20/08/2014


I think the guide, Juliette, was the best part of the tour. She made it enjoyable :) Otherwise, we loved Stirling Castle and the walk in Loch Lomond.
Posted by Marlene on 20/08/2014


Julliette was absolutely wonderful! She had the most robust knowledge of the topics pertinent to the tour and was always offering us great advice and really fascinating information about what we were seeing. Best tour guide I've ever had.
Posted by Breton on 15/08/2014


we enjoyed Stirling Castle the most, but Juliette was a very informative and fun guide and really made it a great day for us.
Posted by Natasha on 10/08/2014


I liked that Stirling Castle was first and not too busy. Loved the fact stopped off at another Loch plus had photo opportunities.
Posted by Mrs Susan on 08/08/2014


all of it was good I particullaly enjoyed the climb to the top part of loch lomand the view was terrific. Loved the time at sterling castle and the distillery tour. The stop off for dinner was nice too
Posted by Denise on 07/08/2014


Nicola Smith was outstanding and went beyond expectations. Her zeal for the subject matter was contagious. Her ability to make the past relevant to today and Fun demeanor made a soggy day memorable
Posted by Richard on 23/05/2014


The thing i loved more that day was the climbing of the mountain near Loch Lomond with our guide who was ever nice and friendly.
Posted by Laura on 15/05/2014


The tour on the overall was good. Loch Lomond was very scenic. Michael was an amazing tour guide, very very friendly and nice.
Posted by Stephanie on 12/02/2014


Excellent choice of locations and story telling from the tour guide. We also enjoyed having freedom to go off and do our own thing at the different stops.
Posted by Rhiannon on 06/01/2014


The tour driver was amazing and friendly. I was skeptical about a bus tour, but I'm so glad I chose to do it.
Posted by Suzanne on 03/01/2014


Stewart was very friendly, and went above and beyond. He took us to see some things off the beaten path, which I did not expect but very much enjoyed. Couldn't have asked for more. 10/10 for sure!
Posted by John on 09/12/2013


Juliette is marvellous! She is informative, humorous and that kept me awake well through out the coach journey. Her personal walking tour to Craigie Fort with us impressed us alot that we were definitely in her safe hands.
Posted by Lian Ling on 28/11/2013


Every part was enjoyable because we where a small group and we had a nice day every where we went even with the chauffeur Graham he was very informative, we liked the tour from every part.
Posted by Jesmond on 24/11/2013


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

According to legend Mary Queen of Scots’ father, James V, died of a broken heart when he discovered his wife had given birth to a daughter and not the son he was hoping for! Your route north to Stirling is one which has been used for thousands of years by invading armies. It was the northernmost frontier of the Roman empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I, as he marched proudly towards Stirling (only to be sent homewards to think again!). As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. Known as the ‘Key to Scotland’, for centuries this was the most important castle in Scotland and the views from the top make it easy to see why. To the north is the 220ft high tower of the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart.

From the castle you can look down over the scene of Wallace’s greatest triumph, the battle of Stirling Bridge, where he defeated the English army in 1297. To the South is Bannockburn where, in 1314, the great Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce defeated the English army of Edward II. The battle was fought for possession of Stirling Castle but eventually led to a far greater prize for Scotland – the restoration of independence. It’s an area alive with history and you stop at the castle to visit and give you time to soak up the history and heritage of this great site.

From Stirling you travel into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park. Often referred to as ‘The Highlands in Miniature’ it marks the point where the Lowlands meet the Highlands and entering this beautifully picturesque area feels like going into a different country. With its shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens it’s easy to forget that this was once thought of as a dangerous frontier fought over by the fiercely territorial Highland clans. You stop here for lunch in the heart of the National Park where you can enjoy the magnificent nature all around you. After lunch you ‘take the high road’ or back-road to Loch Lomond, at over 22 miles long, 5 miles wide at its widest point, and with 79 islands, it is Scotland’s largest loch, it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore.

Following a walk out along the West Highland Way you travel onto the picturesque Distillery of Glengoyne, one of the leading ‘Malt Whiskies ‘in Scotland, where you have the option to tour the Distillery or enjoy the refreshments that are on offer at their ‘Slainte Mhath Shop’. Then it's just a short drive back to Glasgow at approx 18.00.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts