O Loch Lomond The Highlands and Stirling Castle Sightseeing Tour
Heading west towards Loch Lomond we take time for a short panoramic tour of Scotlands largest city Glasgow and see how this once industrial giant is again flourishing. Soon after passing the River Clyde world famous for its heavy industry and shipbuilding we stop on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond Britains largest expanse of water with time for a boat trip or a ramble as you wish. The Loch Lomond and Trossachs area was recently designated as a National Park where the magnificent landscape has fired the imagination of writers and artists for centuries. Moving on we soon come to the village of Aberfoyle the gateway to the Trossachs where we will stop for lunch. With its lochs glens and heather covered mountains this area is well known as Scotland in Miniature and was a favorite destination of Sit Walter Scott who used the location as the backdrop for his Rob Roy and The Lady of the Lake. Soon after driving through the picturesque village of Callander we pass the massive 14th century Doune Castle which was featured in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Then on to Stirling with an opportunity to visit the Castle. With at least an hours stop on the castle esplanade you will be able to visit the castle or other nearby attractions and take in the magnificent views over the Forth Valley towards the Wallace Monument a 200-foot memorial to William Wallace the man immortalized in the movie Braveheart. Leaving Stirling we pass Bannockburn scene of Robert The Bruces famous victory over the English in 1314 and then Linlithgow Palace birthplace if Mary Queens of Scots in 1542. Suitable and relaxing music will be played during your comfortable drive home. Itinerary - Activity Schedule - Panoramic Tour of Glasgow - Spend time on Loch Lomond optional cruise - Travel the Trossachs - Stop in Stirling optional visit to the castle Includes - *Pick-up from most downtown Edinburgh hotels and guest houses drop off not guaranteed - Guided tour with a fully trained and experienced driver-guide Excludes - Entrance fees - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - Children below 4 years old are not permitted on this tour. - This tour has 4 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation your choice of a refund reschedule or alternative tour will be offered. - Tour buses are not wheelchair accessible. - *It is not always possible to pick up from the door of some of the citys hotels-guest houses. The coach would collect you at the nearest main road where it is safe to stop. We are unable to guarantee drops offs back at all the hotels. The driver can drop off at hotels and guest houses on return journey in towards the City Center.