Something of an Outlander in a day with its visit to Doune Castle. Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Daily all year.
From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the cult movie 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' and the series Outlander). From there we drive into the Highlands, past Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.
After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, stopping to view one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains.
Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne.
We now start our homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass.
A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.
Lochs & castles
Had a really great day trip seeing Lochs and Castles. Our driver and guide Gary was excellent. The other passengers aboard the bus were pleasant, and met some fine folk. Cheers Eliza
We took one day trip to West Highland lochs and castles. It's perfect for Downton Abbey fans like me. A visit to Inveraray castle (which was featured in the TV series) was definitely the highlight of the tour. It's also ideal for those want to savour outstanding scenic beauty of the Highlands. We stopped here and there for some photographic opportunities along the way. Lochs are very beautiful especially when it's sunny.
It's Stuart, our driver/guide who made the trip the most enjoyable one. He's knowledgeable, entertaining and caring. And, what it more, he's a language expert and greeted us in different languages. How sweet of him! I was really impressed by his Japanese :) Many thanks to Stuart for such a lovely time!
Sceneary & Monty Python
We did the West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles. The scenery was gorgeous, and our driver, Niall, knew so much!! Add on his brilliant Monty Python quotes and singing, and you've got a real winner.
The tour was fantastic-largely due to the amazingly beautiful countryside...but in no small part due to Gary. He was a fantastic, safe driver and a delightful personality. His commentary was so well-informed and gave us insights into history, archaeology, views on contemporary Scotland and society and quirky, interesting observations as well.
I have to say we were dubious about taking a group tour-we usually do our own thing, but time constraints prevailed. We are very glad we did it.
The Highlands are simply stunning and the choices of locations visited and routes followed was great.
Great Tour to Do
We went on the daytour of west Highlands and it was great. Our driver Stuart was funny and knew a lot about the history of Schotland and the castles and had lost of little details of the sightseeing places. Best value worth for your money.
Great Tour of West Highlands
Great time with our small group and tour guide Martin, the scenery was breathtaking as well as all the interested sites and beautiful castles, a history lesson not to be forgotten I will definitely used then again if I ever lucky enough to make it to Scotland, beautiful country and the people are so kind and friendly. Loved it all
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We offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).
Departs Every Day ALL YEAR.
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