Cost Includes: Sightseeing | Transfers | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Edinburgh Tour
Rates valid till March 31, 2019
Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together
Pick-Up time: 07.45 a.m.
What is included in the tour
- West Highland Lochs and Castles Tour
- Transport in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
- Air conditioning as standard
- The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide
- All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
What is NOT included in the tour
- Entry fees to visitor attractions
- Pick up and drop off service at Hotel
- Meals other than those specified in inclusions
- Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
- Tips (not mandatory)
You'll see Scotland's misty castles, sparkling lochs, wee coastal villages, and heather-clad mountains.
It’s a one day tour that lets you discover Scotland’s iconic sights, while also showing you some of the country’s best-kept secrets.
- Kilchurn Castle - A derelict castle sitting on the edge of a loch: this quintessential Scottish sight will leave you breathless.
- Inveraray - Wander around this 18th-century town and discover an ancient jail and a gorgeous castle.
- Doune Castle - One of the best preserved Medieval castles in Scotland. It was also featured in ‘Monty Python’s Holy Grail’ and ‘Outlander’.
- Loch Awe - The longest loch in Scotland has close connections to the MacArthur, Campbell, Stewart, and MacGregor clans.
- Rest and Be Thankful pass - Let the beauty sink in at this stunning location that was a popular rest spot for soldiers.
- Conservation village of Luss - This idyllic village on the shores of Loch Lomond will make you want to pack your bags and move in.
- Loch Lomond National Park - Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.
Tour Departure Point: Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
- Children over 5 years of age are very welcome! You do need to be over 5 years old to join this tour.
- Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Leaving Edinburgh you travel west, past Stirling Castle, to your first stop at Doune Castle.
This castle was built over 600 years ago and is still in great condition. You’ll have time to visit the castle. And if you’re a fan of 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail' or the ‘Outlander’ series, you can learn about how the castle was used as a filming set.
You then continue through Callander and cross the Highland Boundary Fault Line leaving behind the rolling farmland for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands.
You make a short stop at Loch Lubnaig and continue over the Braes of Balquhidder.
From Balquhidder, the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane (meaning the 'high country of Scotland').
Before lunch, you stop to see Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated on the edge of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane.
You continue along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne.
Here you can admire the 18th-century castle (open to visitors April until October), take time to explore the town and or head to the Old Jail.
Leaving Inveraray, you take a drive up through the steep-sided mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the great viewpoint at 'Rest and Be Thankful'.
From here you skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in its quaint houses and stunning views of the loch.
From here, you make your way back to Edinburgh, with a short photo stop underneath Stirling Castle.