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Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles Tour from Edinburgh

Our Highland tour from Edinburgh will take you to some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Shimmering lochs, breathtaking mountain scenery & historic castles. Enjoy the incredible views and settings that are the natural splendour of the Highlands.

Tour Highlights
Doune Castle. Loch Lubnaig, Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Inveraray, Rest and be Thankful, Arrochar Alps, Highland Village of Luss, Loch Lomond and Ben Lomond.

Departs From:
Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

Prices From: £45.00 per person

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

See the Tour Details tab for optional extra costs and further information.

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From Edinburgh we travel west passing Stirling Castle to our first stop at Doune Castle. You’ll have time to visit this magnificent late 14th century stronghold. The castle stood in for Winterfell in Game of Thrones and Castle Leoch in Outlander. It also starred as Swamp Castle, Castle Anthrax and Camelot in the cult comedy movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Our route takes us through the highland town of Callander to lovely Loch Lubnaig. This small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between two striking mountains, Ben Ledi and Ben Vane is where we’ll have some morning refreshments. Well stop for photos at the mid-15th century ruins of Kilchurn Castle, which stands at the head of Loch Awe amid a backdrop of soaring mountains.

The classic 18th century planned town of Inveraray enjoys a picturesque setting on the shores of Loch Fyne and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. You will have time to see Inveraray Castle, wander around the town or maybe you would prefer to experience what it was like to be incarcerated behind bars at Inveraray Jail. Next, it’s a short stop for photos at the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’, so named thanks to the words carved in stone by weary soldiers who built the original military road in 1753.

Our final stop of the day will be at the charming highland village of Luss. Sitting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, there’s time to take a stroll around the village and enjoy the stunning views across the loch. From here we make our return to Edinburgh.

Departs Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place (opposite the Apex Hotel) Edinburgh
Check in 
Departs  09.00
Finishes  19:00

In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and consequently miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

This is limited to one piece of luggage (like an airline cabin bag) with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. For guidance, measurements should be no more than 65cm x 45cm x 30cm / 25in x 18in x 12in. You are allowed one small carry-on bag for onboard personal items.

Tour Inclusions
Costs are for transportation by air-conditioned 16 seat mini coach and the services of an English speaking driver-guide.

Tour Exclusions
Lunch, refreshments, and entry to visitor attractions.

We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.

Optional Visitor Attraction Costs

Doune Castle
Adults £9.00
Seniors £7.20
Students £9.00 (with valid ID)
Child £5.40

Inveraray Castle
Adults £12.50
Seniors £11.00
Students £11.00 (with valid ID)
Child £8.00

All attractions are payable in cash on the day.


Do we have to pre-book our attraction tickets?

Your booking form will allow you to select the attractions you wish to visit. There is therefore no requirement for you to make a reservation.

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25/10/20 – Meg, Zach, Morgan & Louis

We wanted to write to say what a completely EXCELLENT tour John gave us last weekend (the 25th)!  He was full of so much interesting information, and was such a lovely and accommodating person.  The route was great, the bus was great, the timeline was great, everything was so great!  All of our group are international students living in Edinburgh, and it's hard to get out and see the rest of the country without a vehicle, especially the more rural areas. Thanks for the lovely day, it was just what we needed in this weird covidy world of being-trapped-inside and constant work video conferences. 🙂

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