Northern Central Scotland offers a wealth of history, stunning landscapes and easy road connections all within reach of Edinburgh. Venture northwest and experience the Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, The historic Royal Seat and Capital City of Scotland and explore the natural beauty of Scotland’s first national park.
Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow back roads of Scotland.
Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.
1 day (9am – 5pm)
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- All-inclusive private tour
- Door to door service
- Dedicated private tour guide and driver
- All travel costs
- Luxury Mercedes tour van
- Lunch (we can recommend a place)
- Entrance into attractions & sites
- Gratuities (optional)
WHAT WE’LL DO…
The Forth Bridges
We drive through the town of South Queensferry and stop to take in the views across the River Forth and the three Forth bridges, including the iconic cantilever railway bridge opened in 1890.
From here we drive the short distance to Linlithgow and Linlithgow Palace, home to the Scottish monarchy in the 15th and 16th century and birthplace of Mary Queen Of Scots. After exploring the ruins we drive towards Stirling
As we arrive at Stirling we see Stirling Castle sitting on an imposing volcanic plug overlooking the Carse Of Stirling. Driving up the cobbled streets to the castle we will understand why the castle and the town held such importance in historic Scotland. The views from the castle ramparts across the Carse of Stirling towards the Wallace Monument are outstanding.
Your guide will conduct a full guided tour of Stirling Castle including the Royal apartments, Great Hall, Kitchens and gardens before walking along the ‘wall walk’ that affords stunning views for miles around. Learn about the Monarchs that lived here, events that took place within the castle walls and learn about The Battle of Stirling Bridge and why it was a pivotal event in the Wars of Independence.
David Stirling Memorial
The Father of the Special Air Service that was formed as an elite tactical unit during World War II, on a good day the memorial affords stunning views over the Trossachs towards Loch Lomond.
We drive through the Dukes Pass, a twisting rural road that takes us through the heart of The Trossachs area towards Loch Lomond. If we’re lucky, a lone piper stands at the top of the pass and we stop for photos.
Take in the stunning views over the biggest freshwater loch (lake) in the UK, the centrepiece of Loch Lomond at The Trossachs National Park. We’ll call at the picturesque lochside town of Balmaha and take in the views, before having a late lunch at a quaint loch-side inn.
From Loch Lomond it is time to travel back to Edinburgh. Take in the beautiful scenery of highland fault line as we drive east, including The impressive Campsie and Ochil Hills.
SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…
Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tour’s route
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 146 miles
- Time 4 h 22 min
- Speed 33 mph
- Min altitude 0 ft
- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
- Descent 0 ft
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
These are some of the frequently asked questions about our Stirling & Loch Lomond private tour from Edinburgh, however if you have a specific question please contact us
ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE
We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland
HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP
We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour
BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER
`Chilled, premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided
PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN
Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 guests and their bags
Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi
RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
Our tour was a wonderful and immersive experience with Hazel, who has a wealth of historical knowledge! Tremendously affable, she took us to several unexpected points of Outlander related interest, a delicious place for lunch and our private tour felt like spending the day with [...]
If you're reading this review trying to decide if you want to book this tour, let me tell you that you absolutely should! You will not regret it and will have memories for a lifetime. I highly recommended his tour. Alexander thank you for an [...]
We actually took the full day tour and I can't say enough good things about our tour experience and, more importantly, our guide Alexander (Sandy). He was top notch. He immediately made us feel at home. Alexander was down to earth, funny and SO knowledgeable. [...]
We went on a tour with Hazel today. She was a rock star! We had the best day ever! She was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind! She was very attentive to our interests and we truly enjoyed her company. She’s the best tour guide ever!