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From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Discover Scotland's proud Highland history and enjoy the natural its landscapes while following the trails of Scotland's greatest heroes. Finish off the day with a taste of Scotland's national drink.

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Duration 9 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful lochs, forests and mountains of the Scottish Highlands
  • Follow in the footsteps of heroes such as Rob Roy and William Wallace
  • Be amazed by the size and stunning beauty of Scotland's largest loch
  • Discover what makes authentic Scottish whisky so famous
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Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour through the heart of the Highlands. Hear about heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs, and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park.

Depart from Glasgow in the morning and travel towards Stirling, along a route that was once the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched towards Stirling. 

Approach Stirling and take in views of the magnificent castle that dominates the area as you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. 

Go north to see the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie 'Braveheart.'

Travel to Bannockburn castle where, in 1314, the great Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce defeated the English army of Edward II. From Stirling you will drive into the Highlands to an area known as the Trossachs National Park where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. 

Stop to purchase lunch in the heart of the National Park forest outside Aberfoyle, where you can enjoy the magnificent nature all around you. After lunch you take the backroad to Loch Lomond. 

Admire the country's biggest loch which takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. Following a walk out in the west highland, continue to the picturesque Distillery of Glengoyne where one of the bestselling malt whiskies in Scotland is produced. 

Have the option to tour the distillery or peruse the refreshments that are on offer at their "Slainte Mhath Shop." From there, it’s just a short drive back to Glasgow where you will arrive in the late afternoon. 

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Qualified Driver/Guide
  • Meals
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, stance between 23 to 32. The bus departs at 9 AM. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Return time - approximately 6 PM
  • Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • A small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers allows for more personal service, time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life
  • It is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 299 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very good tour and James the guide was great - one thing to keep in mind is that the entry fees for both Stirling castle and the whisky distillery were about £17 each (Nov 2022) which makes the tour more expensive than you might think. I was expecting to pay entry fees for both these attractions but not this much.

November 25, 2022

We were fortunate to have booked at a time of year when tourism is in a lull. We had a private tour with Peter. Our guide was able be somewhat flexible and tailor the tour to our group specifically. He stressed what was most important for us to experience culturally. He provided excellent recommendations for where to eat and what to look at based on our interests. He gave us clear instructions for timelines and we found we had ample time to accomplish everything. It was an excellent day despite some challenges with weather. Loch Lomond was difficult to take in due to low visibility but we enjoyed the drive regardless.

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November 4, 2022

The cost of the visit to the Castle and the distillery must be included in the price of the package. When in reality there is no other option than to visit, it is annoying to spend time paying before entering the places. However, the trip was very nice and Douglas, the guide and driver , was very helpful.

July 28, 2022

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