A fascinating tour with Gray Line Tours that will introduce you to the history of Stirling, with its famous Castle and the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park. Gray Line Tours will even pick you up from your Edinburgh guesthouse or hotel for free!
Highlights: Glasgow - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs - Aberfoyle - Callander - Stirling and Stirling Castle
Heading west towards Loch Lomond, we take time for a short panoramic tour of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow and see how this once industrial giant is again flourishing.
Soon after passing the River Clyde, world famous for it’s heavy industry and shipbuilding, we stop on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Britain’s 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 favourite 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 hour’s 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 immortalised in the movie ‘Braveheart’.
Leaving Stirling, we pass Bannockburn, scene of Robert The Bruce’s 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.
Meals are not included in the cost of your tour. Meal stops are scheduled but at your own expense.
Boat cruises on both Loch Ness & Loch Lomond are optional. Your driver can give you full details and arrange your tickets.
Costs: Loch Ness (Adult) £11.00 Loch Lomond (Adult) £8.50
Entry to Stirling castle is optional.
Min Age5 years
Tour Vehicle TypeCoach
Departure PointGray Line will pick you up from your Edinburgh accommodation.
Departure Timeapprox 9am
Expected return Timeapprox 6pm
Duration of TourFull Day
Months of OperationJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Rates & Dates
Summer Tour dates: 01/04/2013 - 31/10/2013
Tours run Daily
Winter Tour dates: 01/11/2012 - 31/03/2013
Tours run every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
|Ticket (Per Person)|
|Standard Ticket||Concession Ticket||Child Ticket|
1st April 2013 to 31st October 2013 : Daily
1st November 2012 to 31st March 2013 : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
- Prices are quoted per person per tour
- Concession Prices are available to students and Senior Citizens
- Customers must provide a valid credit card number.
- Limited availability : advanced booking required.
- Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.
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