The tour around the highlands, locks and castles was really great and beautiful! The guides were really engaged and interesting, and the destinations were amazing! Thank you so much!
Beat the crowds and opt for an alternative sightseeing experience of the Scottish Highlands on a hassle-free day trip from Edinburgh. A great choice for history buffs, this excursion transports you to four medieval castles, three lochs, and the rugged Breadalbane Mountains. Receive personalized attention in a group limited to 16, and leave the tour with a discount card for select Edinburgh shops, restaurants, and attractions.
Your tour begins with pickup from a central Edinburgh departure point. Board an air-conditioned coach destined for Scotland’s West Highlands. Stop first at Stirling Castle, the former residence of Mary Queen of Scots, to take photos of the exterior before visiting Doune Castle, the film site of Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
As your coach traverses dense forests and rolling hills, your guide provides commentary that details Scottish legends such as William Wallace and Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish equivalent of Robin Hood.
After a break for lunch (own expense), stop at the tranquil Loch Awe and the ruins of Kilchurn Castle. See Inveraray Castle on the shores of Lake Fyne, and Loch Lomond, one of the largest lakes in Scotland.
This guided tour concludes with drop-off at your original Edinburgh departure point.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and our guide Francesca was a delight! All of the castles on the tour were interesting for history (and movie) buffs and the Highlands scenery was breathtaking! Fran's ongoing recitation of the story of William Wallace kept us engaged throughout...More
My husband and I had just 2 days in Scotland and decided to see Edinburgh one day and take this tour on our second day. We were lucky enough to have Gavin as our tour guide. He is so passionate about his country, that at...More
The West Highland Lochs and Castles tour was possibly the best tour I have ever been on. The guide, Stefan, was very engaging and fun, and filled the tour with so many stories about Scottish history, myth, culture, and humor. He even had a perfect...More
We had an extraordinary experience with Grant (the FIRST!) on our day trip from Edinburgh. Scottish Music on the Radio, great stories, and a perfect balance of driving, short stops for walks and photos, and amazing castles. The whole experience was easy, well organized, and...More