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Overview
Take an adventure into the Highlands as you explore the lochs, mountains and castles of Scotland. Visit Doune Castle, enjoy spectacular views of Kilchurn castle, wander around Inveraray and explore its 18th century castle before reaching the village of Luss. Your modern Mercedes Benz coach will ensure that you see some of the best sites that Scotland has to offer in comfort on this 10 hour tour of the Highlands.
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You'll start at
521-523 Lawnmarket
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE From outside the Ensign Ewart Pub
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    Doune Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Inveraray Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Luss Pier
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Soak up the beauty of the West Highlands’ views on this full-day tour
  • Photograph serene lochs, ancient castles, and rolling highlands
  • Discover the region’s lore and heritage from your local driver/guide
  • See Loch Awe, Loch Lomond, Glen Ogle, Kilchurn Castle, and more
What to Expect
After meeting your coach on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, you travel to Doune Castle in Stirlingshire, recognizable from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Note that entrance to all castles is at your own expense. Journey through the Highlands, past lochs, castles, and glens, and take a break near Glen Ogle for photos and lunch (own expense). Your next stop is Kilchurn Castle, set on the banks of Loch Awe, and surrounded by mountains. After a photo stop, continue to the small highland village of Inveraray with its stunning 18th-century castle, home to the Duke of Argyll. Return to the Royal Mile by way of the Arrochar Alps, with stops at the Rest and Be Thankful pass and on the shores of Loch Lomond.
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Important Information
Departure Point
521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
Departure Time
9:15 AM
Duration
9h 45m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Doune Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour Guides speak English only. Written translations are available in other languages and can be selected at the time of booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Wonderful tour of the Highlands! Beautiful mountains, and Lochs. The guide was informative and fun. So glad to have the audio guide option for Outlander details at the castle.
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My daughters and I went on this tour in December 2019 and had Stuart as our guide and driver. Stuart was such a colourful and interesting guide, in his tartan trousers, and kept us thoroughly entertained throughout the tour. His knowledge extended beyond the Scottish Highlands
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear LaiSein M, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide's Stuart, and your Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands day tours. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that they were able to make your tour all the more special with his expert knowledge, commentary on Scottish history and great ability to "summon" cows! I am glad Stuart went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy! I will make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to him! Thank you for your recommendation and please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best Wishes, Ophelie
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Went on this tour December 29th. Andrew was our driver and guide and he was awesome. Great knowledge and kept things fun and engaging in the bus and lots of insight. Also great side conversation at stops while getting everyone back on the bus. Bus was comfortable and clean.
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear C6694RFsteveb Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Kind Andrew and your West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles day tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that your driver-guide Andrew was very helpful and friendly throughout your tour and that you had an enjoyable and relaxing tour! Thank you for your kind words and we are happy to have provided such a good experience. Also, thanks a lot for the tips that I am sure will be very helpful for our passengers willing to travel in Winter ! We are glad you found the scenery as beautiful as we do! Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best Wishes, Ophelie
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Thank you very much Paul! The trip was super funny, we all enjoyed it very much! One of the best things to do in Edinburgh! 5 of 5 Points ;)
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
Responded 1 week ago
Dear jayofarrell, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Paul, and your West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Paul made the tour even more special for you with his great humour and care! Thank you for recommending us and we are so glad to have provided such a great experience for you. Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! All the best, Ophelie
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This was an amazing tour and scenery, I don’t even have words to have beautiful the Highlands are. Stuart was our tour guide and he absolutely nailed it. He took the time to help us take pictures and provided an impressive dialogue to our tour today. I learned so much history
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Response from Timberbush T, Manager at West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear auroral651, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your Driver-Guide Stuart and your West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I am so pleased to hear that Stuart made the tour even more special for you with his knowledge and friendliness! I am glad that he helped with taking photos so that you did not miss the opportunity to capture the beauty of the Highlands. Please think of us again if you wish to tour more of Scotland! Best Wishes, Ophelie
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By: Timberbush Tours Edinburgh - Day Tours
4,257 reviews
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christyemi
31
So beautiful
Wonderful tour of the Highlands! Beautiful mountains, and Lochs. The guide was informative and fun. So glad to
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juliecW6257PV
51
The beautiful Scottish countryside
We had a great time on this tour. The coach was fairly comfortable and our tour guide was interesting and
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MooreFamilyholidays
21
Beautiful and informative
Our guide Paul took us through beautiful Scottish countryside, to Stirling castle and the picturesque trossachs.
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LaiSein M
4614
Wonderful day in the Highlands!
My daughters and I went on this tour in December 2019 and had Stuart as our guide and driver. Stuart was such a
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C6694RFsteveb
157
Just Go!
Went on this tour December 29th. Andrew was our driver and guide and he was awesome. Great knowledge and kept
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calmspirit
Whitby, United Kingdom
6839
Wonderful day trip
I booked this day trip as part of my late husband and my birthday trip (we have been to Edinburgh for our
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mmokbel24
Budapest, Hungary
1510
A lovely, unique experience
This tour was well worth its price. Firstly, you can't go wrong with a Highlands tour. We were unlucky with the
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Spankyw
Tulla, Ireland
111
Great trip to beautiful Scotland country
Great trip to beautiful Scotland country. We booked the Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Erik our tour guide was
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Nothappyjan88
10
Drive less do more
A friend and I recently did this tour and were quite disappointed. Although we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of
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jayofarrell
Winkel, Switzerland
50
Paul (our guide)was fantastic
Thank you very much Paul! The trip was super funny, we all enjoyed it very much! One of the best things to do in
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A9137CYalyssac
12
Best tour guide ever - King Dan and his Royal Road Trip
I had an amazing time on the first 2020 tour of Loch Bess, GlenCoe and the Highlands. Aside from the beautiful
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586shannonj
22
By far the highlight of our trip
We were a little sceptical of booking the highland, Glencoe and Loch Ness tour as we were worried that 12 hours on
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Yan_ma1015
11
Nice Scenery Nice tour guide (Jim)
My friend came all the way from China to visit me in Scotland and she got to see the Highland scenery. We lived
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292robg
Perth, Australia
11
Awesome Tour
We had the pleasure of Marty's knowledge and wit for two days and it was fabulous. The time on the road was
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ddogz0809
Sydney, Australia
139
Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Stirling Castle from Edinburgh
Despite the rain, wind and cold, Paul made this a thoroughly enjoyable day. He provided us with lots of local
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