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An incredible 1-day tour from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond! See the wonders of the Trossachs National Park, remarkable castles such as Stirling Castle and beautiful villages on this incredible trip.

Overview

Highlights

Your adventure

Starting the tour from Edinburgh, we head north, passing by the stunning Linlithgow Palaceto the Kelpies, the famous ‘Water Horses’ of Scottish mythology.

Walk by the shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest, dubbed “The Queen of Scottish Lochs.” Take a boat cruise on the most beautiful Loch in Scotland, walk the Fairy Trail or visit the most beautiful villages in the country on this unforgettable tour.

Your small group tour adventure takes you to the stunning Doune Castle, where you can join one of the greatest film sets in history, either from Monty Python, as Castle Leoch in the Outlanderseries or most memorably, as Winterfell in Game of Thrones. This is one stop you will always remember!

We travel on to the most important castle in Scotland: Stirling Castle. Tour the castle, roam the streets of the beautiful city of Stirling and walk across the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge where William Wallace fought in the cause of Scottish independence.

An incredible day of stunning landscapes, castles, lochs, myths, mysteries, legends, heroes and adventures. If you are interested in reading more details about this tour, please visit our Full Itinerary section below.

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All you need to know

Imporant Details

Price

  • £39 – £45 adults.
  • £37 – £39 children, seniors and students.

Discounts

  • Get a 10% OFF on groups of 5 or more.

Duration

11 hours approximately.

Departure 8:00 am | Return 19:00 pm


Language

Live guide in English


Included

  • Transport.
  • A truly amazing tour guide.
  • Small group of 16 people or fewer.

Not included

  • Food and drink.
  • Attraction fees: Loch Lomond Cruise (from £11 adults), Stirling Castle (from £15 adults).

How to book


Instant confirmation

  • Complete the payment and get an instant email notification.
  • You do not need to print the receipt.

Important information

  • The minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Bring warm waterproof clothing and comfortable, appropriate shoes.
  • The Loch Lomond cruise may not be available on certain occasions.
  • The itinerary and stops may vary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellations

Free. Full refund up to 3 days before the activity.

Full Itinerary

Edinburgh is the starting point of this great 1-day tour, although if you want to make the Loch Lomond tour from Glasgow contact us to talk about that possibility.

Below, we show you the full itinerary of this incredible tour in more detail.

The Kelpies

Departing Edinburgh beside the stunning Edinburgh Castle, we journey north, past Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the seat of Scottish Royalty, towards the awe inspiring Kelpies. These colossal statues of the mythical ‘Water Horses’ are the largest in the world and a place rich with Scottish legend and mythology. 

20 minutes stop

The Fairy Trail

Your adventure now takes you through ‘Rob Roy Country’ past the Lake of Menteith towards the stunning Trossachs National Park, known throughout Scotland as ‘The Highlands in Miniature’ for its captivating beauty.

Finally, we arrive at Balloch on the shores of Loch Lomond‘The Queen of Scottish Lochs, where we will walk the Fairy Trail (ideal for those with children). An unforgettable part of this wonderful journey!

40 min stop

Loch Lomond at Balloch

At Loch Lomond, you have the option to stay at Balloch and take a Loch Lomond Boat Cruise and live an incredible experience in what people consider the most beautiful loch of Scotland.

1 hour 30 minutes stop

Loch Lomond at Luss

As an alternative to Balloch, we travel on 15 minutes up Loch Lomond to the beautiful village of Luss, where you can enjoy a walk by the ‘bonny banks’ of Loch Lomond. A beautiful and picturesque village with views, Luss is a place which will make you fall in love.

40 min stop

Aberfoyle

Your adventure takes you next to the stunning village of Aberfoyle for lunch. Situated between Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, home to The Lady of the Lake, this beautiful village, steeped in myth and mystery as well as history, is yours to enjoy.

40 min stop

Doune Castle

We journey next to Doune Castle, the famous setting for Monty Python and the Holy GrailOutlander and of course, Game of Thrones. This small but stunning fortress also saw such great Scottish visitors as Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary Queen of Scots. This is one which will make your friends and family very jealous of your time in Scotland!

40 min stop

Stirling Castle

Sat atop a dormant volcano, Stirling Castle is the most important castle in Scotland. Tour the castle and gaze down from the battlements onto centuries of Scottish history. Take a photo with Scotland’s greatest heroes and walk in the footsteps of the greatest of the Scots. Stirling castle is a medieval  jewel of Scottish Cultural Heritage and a moment to remember.

1 hour 30 minute stop

Town of Stirling

As an alternative to touring the castle, you are free to tour the wonderful Old Town of Stirling itself. Visit the beautiful medieval Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling Cemetery and the ruins of Mar’s Wark, or tour around the walls of the castle itself.

There are so many things o see and do in Stirling, but an hour and a half should be enough to see some of the most impressive sights and soak in the incredible atmosphere.

1 hour 30 minute stop

Old Stirling Bridge

On the way to Edinburgh, stop by the famous Stirling Bridge, where our national hero William Wallace struck the first blow for Scottish independence. Hear the tale of ‘The Outlaw King’ and walk the famous bridge in the shadow of the towering Wallace Monument and hear the tale of Scotland’s Braveheart.

10 minute stop

Arrival at Edinburgh

At the end of this incredible day, filled with stories of myths and legends, heroes, outlaws, battles, castles, kings and of course, the Queen of the Lochs herself, we arrive back into the vibrant heart of Edinburgh and stop in front of Edinburgh Castle for an incredible photo to remember.

Beneath the gaze of the guardian statues of our heroes, Wallace and Bruce, whose images stand side by side at the castle gates. Here, as we say goodbye, take the chance to drop into Edinburgh’s most famous gift shop and buy a wonderful memento of your day of adventure. A perfect end to this wonderful tour!

Extra stops?

Depending on weather conditions and the time, our guides will always try to make extra stops and will always do everything they can to make your visit to Scotland the most memorable of your life. Visit our Instagram or search #nessiehunters to see just some of the places your adventure of a lifetime could take you.

Departure Point

310 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PH

The departure & return point is the Lawnmarket Bus Stop situtated right next to Deacon’s House Cafe in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

FAQs

Do I need to bring my own food?

Lunchtime is in a place where you can choose between restaurants, cafes or supermarkets. On the other hand, if you want to bring your own food, you are more than welcome.

Can children travel?

Unfortunately, we regret not being able to take children under 5 years of age on our regular tours. In the case of our private tours, you can travel with children under 5 years old. We have child seats available.

In what type of vehicle are the tours made?

The tour will take place in vehicles with a maximum of 16 seats equipped with the latest safety devices.

Can I take luggage with me?

If you need to take luggage with you on the tour, please get in touch with us to discuss this possibility.

Is the payment secure?

Our online and telephone payment system is 100% safe and encrypted against fraud or unauthorised transactions. In addition, we do not have access to your credit card information.

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Customer reviews

HelenaK15z06/10/19
5 star rating

100% recommend Barrie We have just returned from the one day trip to Loch Ness with Nessiehunters and can honestly say we have... read more

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4 star rating

Nice adventure We’ve been on this tour with me and my wife, and we both enjoyed it. The Scotthish Highlands are awesome,... read more

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