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.

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  • 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.

Linlithgow Palace
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

Stirling Castle
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.

Dukes Pass
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.

Loch Lomond
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 tours route…

November 14, 2019 10:18 pm
  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 146.468 miles
  • Time 4 h 22 min
  • Speed 33 mph
  • Min altitude 0.000 ft
  • Peak 0.000 ft
  • Climb 0.000 ft
  • Descent 0.000 ft
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 people and their bags

ONBOARD WIFI

Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi

RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
  • Michael & Heidi

    Spending the day with Alexander on a private tour of Edinburgh was like visiting a new city with a wonderful family friend. Alexander met us at our hotel promptly in his spotless van and we were off and running. We started with an overview of [...]

    Published On: February, 2022
  • Renato B

    Our host Alexander was very flexible and adapted the tour according to our requests and the weather. He had a deep knowledge of routes and destinations and knew exactly when to explain or introduce facts or curiosities about the Scottish history. Alexander went above and beyond [...]

    Published On: January, 2022
  • Karla V

    We had a fabulous time touring Glasgow from Edinburgh. It was our first time to see Glasgow and our tour guide, Sean, made it a fantastic experience. I was with my husband and 2 kids and Sean was flexible enough to allow us to create [...]

    Published On: December, 2021
  • Amy M

    First class service from start to finish. Alexander tailored a tour of the Scottish Borders especially for us. Highly engaging and informative our group of 6 had a fabulous day out.

    Published On: December, 2021
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