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Overview

Discover Scotland’s dramatic landscape and even more dramatic history on this full-day tour from Glasgow. In a small group, wind through the Scottish Highlands to Stirling Castle, former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hear about legendary battles that took place there, then continue on to Doune Castle and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy lunch in charming Aberfoyle, stroll around Loch Lomond and take an optional whisky tour of Glengoyne Distillery.
  • Full-day trip from Glasgow to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond
  • Small-group tour, with a maximum of 16 passengers, ensures a personalized experience
  • Optional guided tour of Glengoyne Distillery, for an additional cost
  • See the unsurpassed beauty of the Scottish Highlands while traveling
Leave behind the city and get a taste of Scotland off-the-beaten-path! Your 9-hour trip through the wild Scottish Highlands starts in central Glasgow. In the morning, gather with your small group and board a luxury minivan for the first short leg of your trip to Stirling. 

Disembark at Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold that has perched atop its rocky summit since 1000 BC. The former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots, the castle showcases fine architecture and furnishings, which you’re welcome to view with an optional tour (own expense). 

Afterwards, head into the wild country, passing Doune Castle and Callander en route to Trossachs National Park. As your coach travels through rolling hills and green pastures, your expert guide will share fascinating true and fictitious tales about local figures like William Wallace, Rob Roy MacGregor and the illustrious Robin Hood. 

Stop in the quaint village of Aberfoyle, nestled in the forest. Explore the town and grab some lunch (own expense) before heading to Loch Lomond, the last stop on your trip. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and pop into the rustic Glengoyne whisky distillery. Buy yourself a tour and nip of local whisky, or just visit the shop. 

Your full-day trip concludes with evening drop-off at the departure point in Glasgow.

Reviews

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, Oct 2018

The trip was fantastic. Our driver, Allen, is outstanding at what he does. He clearly had an itinerary of what to talk about and when during the drive, and it was perfect. He made me laugh. His sense of humor was incredible. He had jokes to tell, sure, but he also had a wit about him that was hilarious. He taught me history and facts of Scotland. I learned about Sir William Wallace; Scottish folklore, music and history; the coat color of a particular cow; and much more. He made me inwardly reflect. A story he told coupled with an extended pause in his speech and views of the gorgeous Scottish countryside gave me ample time think deeply. I travelled alone, but not once did I feel alone. I cannot speak highly enough of my guide, Allen. The locations were great as well. Stirling Castle was great to explore. We stopped at a few places around Loch Lomond to take pictures. We stopped in Aberdoyle, a charming little town with nice shops, eateries and bars. I could have spent half a day just wandering around Aberdoyle. Our last destination was Glengoyne Distillery, and it was a complete joy. The scotch is premier. If you choose this trip, I do not think you will be disappointed. If you get Allen as a guide, I know you won't be disappointed. Have fun and safe travels!

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, Oct 2018

This was my third visit in the past five years. Perched on the volcanic rock outcropping overlooking the glen and bridge where William Wallace won the battle of Sterling Bridge, Stirling Castle is the epitome of 16th Century castles. This is no ruin but a dynamically restored Castle with wall paintings and beautifully reproduced tapestries. Costumed docents help to explain rooms and furnishings in the palace and it’s worth taking a tour with one of the Historic Scotland guides for an overview of the castle’s history. Be sure to check out the various galleries, especially the one that displays the ceiling bosses from the time of King James.

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, Aug 2018

While the tour of Stirling Castle and the Whisky tasting were fine, the trip to Loch Lomond was a total disappointment. We went to a very touristy town where the only view of Loch Lomond was looking out over a boat basin. Instead of seeing what is supposed to be the most beautiful lake in Scotland, all we saw were dozens of small power boats docked in a basin.

L
, Jul 2018

I am just not the best person for these kind of trips. I was spoiled by my first day trip with Rabbie- just six of us on a little tour of the Black Island. There weren't a lot of stops and we had eniough time at each. On this one, Stirling Castle and lunch stops were too short; the whiskey stop was too long, with nothing for someone who didn't like whiskey to do.

H
, Jul 2018

Our guide Gordon, was well informed, entertaining, and very congenial. He gave us interesting side trips.

v
, Jun 2018

Our driver, Grant, was very knowledgeable in the local area as well as in the history of the area. We saw a lot more than we expected and had a great time. Never felt rushed and really enjoyed the tour including the Glengoyne distillery at the end!

C
, May 2018

Very much enjoyed this tour and our guide Cameron was fantastic. One of the best tours I have ever taken, and Cameron's stories and music made the trip enjoyable for all.

L
, May 2018

Our guide Gill was brilliant. Friendly and full of information. The castle was beautiful, Loch Lomond was breathtaking and the whisky distillery tour was very interesting.

A
, Apr 2018

This was the 2nd time I did this tour with Rabbies and it was just as great the 2nd time! Highly recommend!

c
, Apr 2018

This was a great tour. Our tour guide was very informative, and knowledgeable on the sites we visited. He also incorporated music and the history behind You take the high road etc....

Nice pace and highly recommend.... All of the sites visited were awesome


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