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Loch Lomond, Stirling and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Lomond, Stirling and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh
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icon10 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover the jewels in Scotland’s crown on this 1-day Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Listen as a guide sheds light on Scottish history on route from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to Stirling. Take an optional tour of Stirling Castle. Head to Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park and stroll along the shoreline at your leisure. Finish your day with an optional Glengoyne Distillery tour and learn how drams are made.
  • Travel from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to Stirling with a guide and learn of Scotland’s rich history
  • Explore Loch Lomond in Trossachs National Park
  • Visit Glengoyne Distillery for an optional tour and tasting
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Edinburgh
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entrance to Stirling Castle
Entrance to Distillery Tour
1 Parliament Square , 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

Please check in with Highland Experience staff inside/outside Caffe Nero by 08:45

9:00 AM
Lawnmarket , Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Please note: During August, and other times when there are events taking place at Edinburgh Castle we will use an alternative end point in Edinburgh's New Town.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • On occasion Auchentoshan Distillery will be visited on this tour instead of Glengoyne.
  • Prior to departure you will be contacted with details of optional Distillery and Stirling Castle tour bookings
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Highland Experience Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "We would definitely book again, but next time arrive an hour early and try to board bus in time to get either single or a pairs seat." See review

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star-5
Not the Highlands, but Wonderful Nonetheless
Scott_A
, Aug 2022
Such a wonderful day exploring the Scottish lowlands with our fantastic guide, Jaime. That said, when we booked the tour we understood it to include travel into the Highlands (the name of the company is Highlands Experience!), which it did not. While disappointed with that, what we did see was memorable and fun.
star-5
Fabulous Scottish Day trip
harrisonwc88
, Jul 2022
Amazing day traveling the Scottish countryside. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & informative every step of the way. This day long excursion was everything we wanted and could have asked for in a trip. Our tour guide, Michael, explained the history behind our visits to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & a whisky distillery as Well as the stories that us tourists would not have known. We highly recommend this trip .. you will NOT be disappointed.
star-5
Do it for the guide
Erin_P
, Jul 2022
Steve B. Was incredible! Had such a phenomenal tour and saw great things but what really made this tour perfect was the guide. Steve B. Was able to explain history better than any video book or site I tried before the trip. Highly recommend
star-2
It was a Poorly managed tour
Amar_P
, Jun 2022
We had long cherished dream of this loch lomond tour but it was spoiled due to harsh weather as well as inhuman behaviour by the driver cum guide of travel agency named highland experience tours on 8 th june 22. Tour was started in bad weather in the morning from parliament square. Driver had no proper plan assigned by the travel agency. Initially self paid sightseeing tour of glengoyne distellary was completed in a very short period. At another main location of loch lomond , we were allowed for taking lunch only whereas we could not go for loch lomond visit due to shortage of time. Finally, we were kept idle for two hours at stirling castle in the afternoon unnecessarlily due to poor planning. Driver cum guide was very rustic, arrogant and inhuman. Since my wife had limited mobility due to acute knee pain, we had reqursted to allow us to remain and take rest inside van only on stirling castle terrace because of ongoing continuous rain but he closed the door of van leaving us outside in the rains unattended and left for somewhere else for two hours. There was also no place for taking shelter in that harsh weather. After waiting idle there for 2 hours , we returned back at edinburg where we were left near castle on the road. There, we kept waiting for taxi for another one hour in that harsh weather under continuous rain. We were very much depressed due to ill behaviour of van driver of the agency. Our tour pleasure was entirely spoiled by poor plan and arrogant and inhuman behaviour of driver. We would never recommend this tour agency highland expereince tour and also request viator to remove such agencies from their listing to save genuine customers from harassment.
star-5
Scotland
Ana_C
, Mar 2022
Our guide Robert was a lot of fun and made the whole day very interesting, we learned about Scotland and its history, it is a tour worth taking
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour
Mark_Z
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour. Driver/tour guide is knowledgeable, professional, funny and very good driver. We had a great time.
star-5
Amazing fantastic experience
TREVOR_C
, Jan 2020
Loved this tour it was fabulous! Stirling Castle was just spectacular! Also Rory our bus driver was very knowledgeable & made the entire trip EXTREMELY humorous & fun. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Great day out of Edinburgh
elisabetkulle
, Aug 2019
Perfect day out of Edinburgh. Great stops and Glengoyne is a wonderful small distillery to visit. Lots of information from our lovely tourguide John (or Lord John that he wanted us to call him:))
star-5
Great day out in Scotland
Kathryn_L
, Aug 2019
This tour has something for everyone. A fantastic castle with beautiful views of Scotland, a cute village for lunch, stunning scenery with Loch Lomond and a really interesting tour of whisky making and tasting. All brought together by our tour guide (Josh) with his great humor, interesting stories and smatterings of history and “useless facts” that could win you a pub quiz :)
star-4
Great tour, but squashy bus
Laura_M
, Apr 2019
We really enjoyed seeing these interesting places. Tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. It’s a long day but well worth it. The only negative is we got rubbish seats on the bus. We arrived 20 minutes before tour left and were last of 16 people to board the bus. Which meant we had to sit at the back of the bus in a row of four which was a serious squash and meant we were all uncomfortable. The seats are child sized. We would definitely book again, but next time arrive an hour early and try to board bus in time to get either single or a pairs seat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Laughing and learning
Kathy B
, Mar 2019
Gary, our tour guide, had us laughing the whole way. Very informative as well. The stops were a great mix with the right amount of time at each. Including a lunch stop in a tiny village with great homemade meat pies and sausage rolls, or u could have gone to the pub for lunch there. The lake was beautiful and we did a little hike around then up to a vista point. Stirling Castle was interesting and good to see. The distillery was perfect. A little intro, a couple tastes (if you add it) and a short but interesting tour of the process. Delicious white chocolate tablets in the gift shop. Highly recommend the excursion.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience of the countryside.
Janice_M
, Oct 2018
The driver (Rory) was great, told stories and made an extra stop at the bridges for photos. He kept us on track even though we had a couple stops take long.Sterling castle is less crowded than Edinburgh and we had plenty of time. Loch lomand is beautiful and the distillery was perfect!!
star-3
Overall the tour was ok, not not...
Suraj_R
, May 2018
Overall the tour was ok, not not great. Sterling Castle visit was good with enough time. Couldn't get enough time at Loch Lomond for the usual Cruise through the Loch. Visit to Distillery was also good. The guide/driver was quite friendly but should have given more information about the various locations. He missed to give lots of information of major landmarks.
star-5
this is the one you cannot miss if...
gaurav_s
, Mar 2018
this is the one you cannot miss if you visiting Scotland highland guide sergio was filled with information and enjoyed this tour !
star-5
a very interesting day out from...
kevin m
, Jan 2018
a very interesting day out from Edinburgh , are guide was very good , are first stop was the stunning Stirling castle , where we were given a free tour which was very interesting after a lunch break we were taken to see loch Lomond but my highlight of the tour was the Glengoyne distillery tour , it was the first time I had been to a whisky distillery , and was explained how the whisky is made starting from the barley grains, and also learnt the difference between blended and single malt also got try try some great whisky I would recommend this tour while in Edinburgh
star-5
Our driver Gary was a recent hire...
Andrew C
, Oct 2017
Our driver Gary was a recent hire and did a great job. The tour was well paced for all participants. I would have preferred a docent or guide in some places but we attached ourselves to a random group. The Glengoy e distillery was a treat, both from the whisky and our hosts. Humor and love of country were evident from everyone.. Highly recommended!
star-3
Good trip! Our guide was very...
Allan B
, Sep 2017
Good trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable but a little formal maybe?? Stirling Castle was good but the next stop we felt was tacky We saw a little of Loch Lomond but all too briefly! The distillery tour was quite good but our guide was new so had to keep saying I will check that But the most annoying thing was that we were booked in to a show at 7pm and the bus tour should have finished at 6pm but the guide allowed us all to look at the Shire Horses when we just di not have time! And so our evening was VERY stressed!!!!!
star-4
Central pickup. Guide was good- fun...
Richard_G
, Sep 2017
Central pickup. Guide was good- fun and informative. The Loch visit was kind of lacklustre. Enjoyed Stirling Castle and the Distillery tour.
star-5
Your guide Barney was great! He was...
Lisa B
, Aug 2017
Your guide Barney was great! He was full of fun facts and kept the drive very interesting. The time spent at each of the stops was the perfect amount. And ending with the very interesting whiskey tour topped off the day perfectly. We found it very refreshing to get out of the City and see the countryside for awhile. Well worth the money!
star-4
Had a great day out on this day...
Lum W
, Aug 2017
Had a great day out on this day tour. It's interesting to visit the Stirling Castle and Glengoyne Distillery.

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