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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest lake. It lies at the heart of the mountainous Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, not far from Edinburgh. On this tour, take the scenic route, stopping at regional attractions such as Stirling Castle and The Kelpies along the way, and enjoying spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Included round-trip transportation makes this day trip super convenient.
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You'll start at
Highland Explorer Tours
60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
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  • 1
    Balmaha
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    The Kelpies & The Helix
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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You'll end at
Highland Explorer Tours
60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
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Highlights
  • Magnificent views of Lake Lomond, The Kelpies, and The Trossachs mountains
  • Explore historic Stirling and enjoy an optional visit to Stirling Castle
  • Live onboard commentary ensures you don’t miss anything 
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Edinburgh
What to Expect
Make your way to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and travel by air-conditioned coach toward Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Take the scenic route, winding through the mountains and stopping to admire views of the sweeping glens, heather-covered moors, and glittering lakes. Arrive to Balmaha, on the shores of Loch Lomond and hop out to soak up the scenery, take a walk along the lakeside, and visit one of the lakeside villages. After lunch (own expense), visit the historic town of Stirling, where the star attraction is the mighty Stirling Castle. Choose to tour the castle (own expense) and follow in the footsteps of royals like James V and Mary, Queen of Scots, or stroll through the castle gardens and take in views of the medieval fortress and Stirling Bridge. Make a final stop to see the Kelpies, a gigantic equine sculpture on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, before returning to Edinburgh where your tour ends back at the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle (approximately £15 for an adult)
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ReidAnn S wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was easily the highlight of my trip to Scotland. Myself and two friends were college students abroad, and we did the day trip out. Our wonderful guide was Stuart. I will never ever forget him. Not only was he entertaining, full of fun facts and an excellent guide, he would
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Petra M wrote a review Feb 2020
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Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad, so Stevie P. the driver had to find some alternatives. Fortunately for us, he was great at his job, and told us many interesting and funny stories, and gave us a great tour despite bad weather and a little of bad luck. I can recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Chuck W wrote a review Jan 2020
Salisbury, Maryland4 contributions
Toured Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Kelpies, National Wallace Monument with a group of American college students while on study abroad. Our tour guide, Gillian, is funny, quirky, a little bit weird, and a lot of fun! Learned a lot and looking forward to next time.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sean wrote a review Oct 2019
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Spent the day on this wonderful tour with three kids (all under 9) and three adults. Caitlin was our guide and was truly excellent; she made the trip. She had so much energy, and her story telling and her knowledge of Scottish history was exceptional. The stops along the way
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marilyn Moore wrote a review Sep 2019
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This was the best coach ride through out Ireland and Scotland. Graham being a local knew the history, best photo ops and had the best sense of humor. All in all my favorite coach experience. Marilyn Moore
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Fab trip, lovely people, simply awesome
Highly recommended, amazing fairytale-like tour. Would do it again in a heart beat! Wish we stayed longer!
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michaelpR6672IK
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Excellent one day tour
I was on the one day tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and it was a fantastic experience. I highly recommend this fo
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MBeee1
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Lovely Highland Experience
Absolutely beautiful. Every moment was breathtaking. Every location was grand and our tour guide was so packed with
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Annisa2020
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3 day Highlands Tour
Stevie P was a great guide and made the tour fun and entertaining the whole way through. Highly recommended!! Thank
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paulinekelly1518
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Visit to the Highlands
The trip from Edinburgh was very well organised from start to finish and as pensioners this is very important. Stev
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KatalinR63
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Wonderful experience
We wend on a full day trip to explore the Highlands and Loch Ness. The landscape was breathtakingly beautiful. We w
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Devashis B
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Best way around Scotland.
Well, we chose this tour as it was taking us to most of the interesting places around Scotland. In fact we took 2 o
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MarieClaudeForest
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Grrreat Times in the Highlands! :)
We absolutely loved this tour that brought us to some of the most beautiful and iconic sceneries of the Scottish la
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Nat90ascha
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Fantastic!!!
Our bus driver + guide was John S. Absolute pleasure listening to the historical facts, myths and sayings about Sco
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Maps652900
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Make the most out of a day tour!!
If you want to make the most out of a day tour, choose Highland Expreience Tours. Loch Ness&Glencoe tour was absolu
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gyorgykiss
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Highlands and Loch Ness Explorer tour with Stevie P.
Thank you for the fantastic tour at the Highlands and Loch Ness. Stevie P. is a great driver and a super knowledgea
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ghamerli
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Definitely something you should do!
Went on a the trip today, had a wonderful time with our driver Callum! Lots of stories and fun facts. Definitely so
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Eldadozz
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Great tour, great driver Stevie P.
Took the one day tour to the Loch Ness. Had a great time. The driver was very knowledgeable about Scottish history
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ERICMAU22
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Suggestions
There's no opportunity to take a picture on the way and we lost so many beautiful stuff. I hope i can have more cha
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Bamb00traveller
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A cheerful taste of Scotland
Went on the one-day Loch Ness tour from Edinburgh to Fort Augustus. My first steps in the Highlands, and it was stu
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