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Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Stirling Castle Day Trip from Edinburgh

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From big cities to small towns and a wonderful experience in the Highlands, there's so much to see! This tour is a lovely way to experience Scotland!
Highlights
  • Hassle-free transportation between several must-see Scottish sites
  • Learn about Scotland's biggest city on a walking tour
  • Visit several villages as well as such natural wonders as Loch Lomond
  • Get a deeper understanding of the region's culture and history
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your Edinburgh hotel. Head to Glasgow, where you’ll learn how this one-time industrial heartland transformed itself into a cultural hub. Then visit Loch Lomond, whose shoreline is immortalized in song as "bonnie, bonnie banks." At the village of Balloch, opt for a scenic cruise on the lake (own expense).
Next, visit the charming village of Aberfoyle. With its lakes, valleys, and mountains, this area is often described as “Highlands in miniature." Enjoy lunch (own expense), browse the shops, and wander through its streets.
Your final stop is the 14th-century Doune Castle, a filming location for movies including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander." Take an audio tour (own expense) of the castle narrated by Monty Python's Terry Jones.
Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour schedule was wonderful, but the tour guide/bus driver left something to be desired. The Highlands are not to be missed, the charm of Aberfoyle was a hidden gem and Stirling Castle was better than Edinburgh Castle because the crowds were much smaller. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Gray Line S, Manager at Gray Line Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us recently and taking the time to write honestly about your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour on the whole but, of course, disappointed to hear there were aspects that you were not so happy about. Brendan will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out at Loch Lomond, the castle and the kelpies (additional stop as there were works going on in Glasgow). Brendan the tour guide was brilliant, very informative and funny. Would recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

We chose this company because it's the only one to pick you up and drop you of on the hotel. The guide who drove us on this tour was Jamie who had a great sense of humor and knew a lot about the Scottish history,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

True Scotland... very beautifull tour,many points of interest and with the best guide i ever seen...Jamie. Moreira Portugal

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Reviewed July 10, 2019

The tour we selected was allowing us to see a little piece of Glasgow, a stop at Loch Lomond with a boat trip, a stopover in a little village, Aberfoyle, for lunch, a trip across the Duke's Pass and finally the Stirling Castle before returning...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Put on some warm clothes if you want to sail Loch Lomond, if it is a misty day you won't probably see a lot from the lake. I'm sure Scotland is beautiful in Winter, it might rain yes, but it rains during the Summer too so... More
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Most tour-operators don't pick up guests, if you want do to a tour and be picked-up you should look on the site of Gray Line, they pick up guests at their hotel
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