Callander

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  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    1. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands & Ben Nevis

    Hop on an air-conditioned luxury coach (up to 32-34 seats) for the start of your tour. Depart Edinburgh and first pass the fortress that is Stirling Castle. Hear your tour guide tell tales of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, and the bloody battles fought out on these lands. Arrive at your first stop of the day, the town of Callander nestled at the foot of the Trossachs. Enjoy the views towards the Trossachs and make the most of the opportunity to stock up on refreshments and gifts here. Next, drive through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Your Scottish guide will tell you the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, the most famous (or infamous) Highlander to ever live. Follow in the footsteps of James Bond ("Skyfall") and Harry Potter ("Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban") as you travel to the stunning Highland valley of Glencoe. Hear the eerie story of the C...

    Already recommended this tour to those who’ve asked. Highly recommend as a solo traveller as I would never have done this trip on my own - all the stress of organising out of my hands, good amount of history and story telling and well organised.

  • From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

    2. From Edinburgh: Loch Ness & The Highlands Tour

    Take in wild landscapes, pretty villages, and historic monuments on this guided tour from Edinburgh. Experience the many sides of the Highlands on this inclusive excursion.

    Depart from the old town of Edinburgh in the early morning and travel by coach or minivan into the Highlands. Admire the dramatic scenery and enjoy views of Stirling Castle, a famous royal abode that was once the home to the mighty Stuart monarchs.

    Pull up in the picturesque town of Callander and stretch your legs while admiring shaggy Highland cattle grazing in surrounding pastures. Continue north across rugged terrain to Glencoe valley, with its craggy mountains and sweeping vistas perfect for photographing. Arrive in Fort Augustus and spend some time at your leisure. Cruise the calm waters of Loch Ness, tuck into a spot of lunch or stroll along the Caledonian Canal. Next, it's back t...

    on arrival we were warmly welcomed by Michael, a fantastic start! The guide and tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. There was an accident and the road was closed, so our trip was not going as expected but Michael rang his boss and made all the effort and worked extra hours just to make sure we get to visit everywhere , Michael has such a warm personality and is a highly motivated guide (highly recommendable!). The scenery was beautiful, The atmosphere was so special ..All respect to Michael who does a great job ; he got a soothing voice and spoke for hours , it was so educational and Michael always checks if everyone is comfortable. a true sample of an excellent tour guide! Many thanks again and I recommend Michael to everyone!

  • Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    3. Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

    On your full-day tour of the Scottish Highlands you’ll head out from Edinburgh, pass Linlithgow Palace (birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots) and past the National Wallace Monument. Your guide will tell you the real story of Braveheart and William Wallace's tactics that led to victory against English invaders. There's a brief glimpse of Doune Castle for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander fans before a morning coffee stop in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Options include the Highland gateway village of Callander or the stunning mountain views at beautiful Loch Lubnaig. At Loch Tulla you’ll marvel at the fantastic views and then travel across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe. This setting may seem familiar, as it was a site used in the filming of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. A lunch stop is next on the itinerary before heading to Loch ...

    Loved this day out, great things to see and our guide was so amazing, would definitely recommend!

  • From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

    4. From Edinburgh: 2-Day Scottish Highlands & St. Andrews Tour

    Take a 2-day adventure out into the Highlands with a charismatic and knowledgeable guide. See the views that inspired countless artists and writers, and visit its most famous attractions, including Loch Ness. Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh, pass the iconic Forth Bridge as you make your way to St. Andrews. Take time to explore the town’s medieval castle and cathedral, ancient University buildings (where Prince William and Kate met), or wander along the fairways edge of the world-famous Old Course.   You’ll then venture into the Scottish Highlands with a visit to the peaceful Hermitage nature reserve. Take a short walk through the forest to the Falls of Brann before lunch in Pitlochry. Continue north into the Cairngorm National Park and watch as the rolling mountains turn blue in the summer or white with falling snow in the winter. In the late afternoon, you'll arrive at Clava Cairns, t...

    I had a great time on my two day tour. I went the week after Hogmanay, so it was cold. But totally worth it! It was so beautiful seeing all of the architecture and just the colors of the Highlands. We went to see standing stones at Clava Cairn, the Hermitage, as well as the Glenfinan viaduct (to name a few) which is featured in Hardy Potter. Hearing that I was an Outlander fan-Michael, my tour guide tried to squeeze in any sights he thought I’d appreciate along the way. It really helped make my trip multidimensional, more than just staying in one city the whole time. It also took the stress of planning independent exploration and all the details that requires, off of me. This made it so I could relax and more fully enjoy my trip. Thanks you guys for helping make my trip memorable. Michael you were fantastic! Cheers

  • Scotland: West Highlands, Mull and Iona 4-Day Tour

    5. Scotland: West Highlands, Mull and Iona 4-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the scenic splendor and ancient history of Scotland’s West Highlands, and the Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona on a relaxed small group sightseeing tour. The 4-day adventure is by comfortable climate controlled Mercedes minibus for a more intimate and personal experience. Drive across the mountain pass of the Rest and Be Thankful, discover the scene of the infamous Clan MacDonald massacre, marvel at the baronial Inveraray Castle, meander through the mountains of Morven, and much more. Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and travel north past Stirling Castle to the bustling town of Callander. From here, continue through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the bristling Trossachs, before reaching the remote expanse of Rannoch Moor, one of the largest wilderness areas left in Europe. A short drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan M...

  • From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

    6. From Edinburgh: Private Customizable Highlands Driving Tour

    First, get picked up from your hotel in Edinburgh and climb into a private car or minivan to set off on your customizable tour. The route can be changed according to your personal interests and what you would like to see. There will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops throughout the journey. Venture into the Scottish Highlands and be blown away by the scenery, highland cattle, and castles that are older than some countries. Visit the graves of some of the most famous Scots who ever lived, namely Rob Roy McGregor.  Make a stop at the world-famous Deanston Whiskey Distillery, where you will have the option of touring the distillery or enjoying a tasting. Savor a sip of the 18-year-old single malt which comes thoroughly recommended.  If your feeling brave enough, have the chance to try haggis in one of the famous Scottish Gastropubs. Alternatively, have lunch in Deanston Distiller...

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What people are saying about Callander

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,033 reviews

on arrival we were warmly welcomed by Michael, a fantastic start! The guide and tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. There was an accident and the road was closed, so our trip was not going as expected but Michael rang his boss and made all the effort and worked extra hours just to make sure we get to visit everywhere , Michael has such a warm personality and is a highly motivated guide (highly recommendable!). The scenery was beautiful, The atmosphere was so special ..All respect to Michael who does a great job ; he got a soothing voice and spoke for hours , it was so educational and Michael always checks if everyone is comfortable. a true sample of an excellent tour guide! Many thanks again and I recommend Michael to everyone!

We had so much fun because we had the coolest driver ever! Brian Smith made the trip very lively. I normally sleep during travel but this is was different. We did not even notice the time and we did not feel that it was a long travel.

We had such a great time with John and the group. The journey through the highlands was fantastic. John told us very funny jokes and anecdotes. We recommend you the best bus, The Hairy Cow! Oulalaaaa! The two French girls

It was great! We highly recommend it. Brian, our tour guide was amazing! He was knowledgeable about scottish history and made it fun and interesting all through out the trip. His energy is just Wow! Request for him ;)

Amazing tour! Beautiful scenery and fun stories from Brian along the way.