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.

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1 day (9am – 5pm)

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  • Lunch (we can recommend a place)
  • Entrance into attractions & sites
  • Gratuities (optional)
WHAT WE’LL DO…

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.

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

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.

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 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 tours route…

March 23, 2021 11:50 am
  • Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 109.62 miles
  • Time 3 h 12 min
  • Speed 34 mph
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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

Premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided in glass bottles

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
5 star review

A lovely experience. Alexander was a great guide, very knowledgeable and so polite with our children, patient, pleasant and a true gentleman. The car was great and the overall experience wonderful

Stefano D, May 2021

5 star review

BRILLIANT. […] Alexander was absolutely fantastic. He was a wealth of knowledge, speaking not just about Mary Queen of Scots, but the historical period more generally

Drew F, May 2021

5 star review

The guide, Alexander, is one outstanding tour guide. He is very intelligent and eager to show the best part of Scotland with his pride.

Yojiro U, September 2020

5 star review

You will be able to see the highlights of Edinburgh in a day and it’s excellent way of travelling especially now because of COVID-19. He was very knowledgable and had good sense of humour.

Sukhjit D, August 2020

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