Reviewed by: Anne H, September 2016
I ventured on this tour with my travel companion and we both had a lovely time! We met up with Lauren, our guide, who was wonderful. She played music and told historical anecdotes while we drove, and pointed out many interesting things along the way between our stops. We first stopped at Stirling Castle and she was very up front about our options there, which I appreciated. It was sufficient to tour the castle with the provided map, at your own pace, than to pay for the guided tour.
We then had a brief stop to see some hairy coos which was a nice break up of the drive. While on the road at this point we were able to see Castle Doune of Monty Python, Game of Thrones, and Outlander fame.
Our next official stop was for lunch in the picturesque town of Aberfoyle for lunch. We lunched at Liz Macgregor's which was an adorable local spot. We stopped at the Scotland Visitors Center on the way back to our meeting place - The Scottish Wool Centre. It had a little cafe within and lots of souvenirs for sale.
Once we boarded the bus, we proceeded to Loch Lomond. Our guide took us on the eastern banks which is less touristy but the views of the Loch were limited. We walked along the street, in front of several private properties, to get a better view. I wish my camera could have done it justice! After walking around and taking in the landscape, we stopped at Mrs. Mocha for a hot chocolate and shortbread and it was WONDERFUL! It was a bit windy and damp outside and Mrs. Mocha was the perfect cozy remedy.
We boarded the bus for the last time to head to Glengoyne Distillery - again, a place too picturesque to describe or capture. I couldn't partake in the dram they give you on the wee tour because I'm 7 months pregnant, but everything smelled great! The tour guides at Glengoyne are really knowledgeable and their history is quite interesting.
After wrapping up at Glengoyne, Lauren drove us back to Glasgow with recommendations for what to do in Glasgow and Scottish music.
Reviewed by: Gloria G, September 2016
Lauren our guide was fantastic
Reviewed by: Lisa S, September 2016
Stewart was amazing! Very knowledgeable and a great tour guide. He had in the inside scoop on the areas and I would recommend this tour and Stewart to anyone!
Reviewed by: monkkieth, September 2016
Jodie was a funny and entertaining guide. She filled our travel time with stories and music. When we stopped in a small town, we followed her advice on where to grab lunch and were very happy we did. Although the weather did not cooperate on the day of our tour, we enjoyed the tour and Jodie's sunny personality.
Reviewed by: Christiana N, September 2016
Reviewed by: Michael O, United Kingdom, September 2016
Great trip with a very knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. We had more than enough time at each of the 3 locations and Pete even managed to fit in an extra photo stop at Doune Castle.
Reviewed by: Irene C, August 2016
Loved the Scottish countryside. Enjoyed the small bus, it made it more personal. Johnathon was our driver and was a brilliant host for the day.