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Leaving Stirling, you'll travel past Doune Castle, Callander and into the Trossachs, an area popularized by authors such as Sir Walter Scott and Daniel Defoe. This is also the territory of Rob Roy MacGregor, Scotland's Robin Hood. The tour stops for a leisurely lunch (own expense) outside the village of Aberfoyle.
After lunch, continue to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch where you can enjoy a walk before heading to the picturesque Distillery of Glengoyne. You can choose to take an optional tour of the distillery (additional cost) or visit the shop.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe's last great wilderness! This personalized tour is as close as you can get to touring in your own car, with the added benefit of gaining intimate knowledge of Scotland. Traveling in a small group means you can take lots of stops and reach "out of the way" places, giving you more time off the bus to discover the real Scotland.
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Stirling Castle, Scotland
- Professional driver/guide
- Modern Mercedes minivan with forced air ventilation (maximum 16 people)
- Distillery tour
- Entrance fees to Stirling Castle
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 6 years
- There are opportunities to take nature walks, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear. Scotland can be a wet place!
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Cathy R, October 2016
It was an awesome tour. Our tour guide, Grant, was outstanding. He had a great knowledge of the places we went.
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.