This region of Scotland offers a wealth of historic places, dramatic landscapes and easy road connections all within reach of Glasgow. Experience the historic Royal Seat and Capital City of Scotland and explore the natural beauty of Scotland’s first national park.
Visit Dumbarton Castle standing at the foot of Dumbarton rock and see where Mary Queen of Scots left for France.
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…
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.
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.
Doune Castle today is Doune as it was when rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, in the late 14th century and although it’s been a ruin since the 18th century, the castle remains largely intact. As a result a trip to Doune Castle shows you what a medieval castle was really like.
Doune has been used several times as a film set. It has featured twice in films based on Scott’s ‘Ivanhoe’ and more recently has been used as as Winterfell in ‘Game of Thrones’ Castle and in Outlander as the location of Castle Leoch. By far its most famous screen appearance was in ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ (1974) in which it featured, almost by accident, as Camelot.
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 we take a quick detour to Luss on the western bank and take in the panoramic views over the Loch to Ben Lomond on the opposite bank. Standing on the pier gives you a 360 degree panoramic view of the area.
Dumbarton Castle & Rock
The site of Dumbarton Castle has been significant in Scottish history for over 1000 years. Castle Rock, a volcanic plug that of a type that can be found across both coasts of Central Scotland It has been a border stronghold, a Royal Castle and lately a garrison fortress that was still active as recently as World War 2. Mary, Queen of Scots left Scotland for France in 1548 from Dumbarton Castle.
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 110 miles
- Time 3 h 12 min
- Speed 34 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 Castle, Loch Lomond and Dumbarton Rock Private Tour from Glasgow, 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!