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From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

Product ID: 11254
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Discover Scotland's proud Highland history on this fascinating tour where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape while following the trails of Scotland's greatest heroes. Finish off the day with a taste of Scotland's national drink!
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful lochs, forests and mountains of the Scottish Highlands
  • Follow in the footsteps of heroes such as Rob Roy and William Wallace
  • Visit Scotland's largest loch
  • Discover what makes authentic Scottish whisky so famous
Full description
Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour in the hearthland of Highland heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park.

You will depart Glasgow at 9 AM and travel towards Stirling, along a route that 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 towards Stirling. 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.

To the north is the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. To the South is Bannockburn castle where, in 1314, the great Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce defeated the English army of Edward II.

From Stirling you will 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. You will stop here for lunch in the heart of the National Park forest outside Aberfoyle, where you can enjoy the magnificent nature all around you.

After lunch you "take the high road" or back-road to Loch Lomond. With 79 islands, it is Scotland’s largest loch,andt 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 bestselling 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." From there, it’s just a short drive back to Glasgow at around 6 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Qualified Driver/Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, stance between 23 to 32. The bus departs at 9 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
• Return time - approximately 6 PM
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
• A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers allows for more personal service, 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
• It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 214 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our tour guide Ben was funny and knowledgeable. The Stirling Castle was very interesting to tour and the free tour guide person was a character. He made it fun to hear about the castle. Lunch In the town of Calandar did the job to get a bite to eat. Loch Lomond would have been great to see if it wasn’t pouring down rain.☹️ The little town of Balmaha was cute the pub oak tree was a great place to get a pint. The Glengoyne whisky tour was educational. Now I know how to make whisky....LOL

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August 31, 2019

Great day out

We were 7 ladies from Denmark, on a full day tour from Glasgow. We enjoyed the day very much, it was very interesting and varied. The weather was fine, fortunatly :) We enjoyed most of all, our lovely guide/driver Grant. he was very informativ, informal, and outgoing and funny . And we could understand him :)

May 7, 2019

Amazing tour because done with a great guide

I came to Glasgow alone, never did I think I would have such a good time. Grant Scott, I believe this was the guide's name I apologise if I've got it slightly wrong, I'm going by memory now as its been a while, but the reason I'm back is because today I'm thinking about my short trip to Scotland. Grant made my trip, he was so knowledgeable yet made what he knew so interesting and fun. There was never a dull moment on the trip, we had a great laugh in the process, the experience was captured by beautiful sights, historical knowledge and great Scottish people, would definitely recommend this company if all your representative are like Grant and if Grant gets to read this, I'm the girl from the AA who wore the yellow coat and black attire representing my work as you joked. I highly recommend this tour, you get the best of all worlds for a reasonable price. Grant is a great representative for this company and if all your staff are like him you have an amazing team. I will be back again :)

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October 9, 2018

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Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Product ID: 11254