One Day Tours From Glasgow

Stirling Castle & Loch Lomond National Park

From the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the ‘Highlands in miniature’, taking in majestic Munros and historic castles made famous in fact, folklore and fiction, our stunning one day tour has a little of everything Scotland has to offer. Leaving from Glasgow, we’re soon in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty presided over by Ben Lomond. You can visit Castle Leoch from epic TV series Outlander or enjoy a dram at a whisky distillery. And you can visit Stirling Castle and pay your respects to Scots folk heroes Rob Roy MacGregor and William Wallace.

Main Departure Point
266 George Street, Glasgow

Costs:
Adults 16-59: £35.00 - £42.00
Seniors 60+, Students: £33.00 - £40.00
Children 5-15: £33.00 - £40.00

Please note we are unable to take children under 5.

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

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Just a 40-minute drive from Glasgow in your luxury mini coach and we’re in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. This is Rob Roy MacGregor country, stomping ground of this Scots folk hero who’s immortalised in fiction and film. Was he a legendary soldier and clan leader, or a villain and outlaw?  We’ll let you decide.

Our sojourn begins in the quaint, conservation village of Luss, where tidy rows of cottages stretch down to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and are brimming with floral displays in summer. A Christian settlement for at least 1500 years, Luss is a tourists’ favourite, especially its picture postcard Church founded by the Celtic Saint MacKessog. In its churchyard lies a legacy of the lawless Vikings, their 11th century ‘hogback’ Viking grave, a stone-carved sculpture.

From Loch Lomond your driver-guide will deliver you through the dramatic Duke’s Pass and deep into the Trossachs, the ‘Highlands in miniature’. Majestic Munros - mountains above 3000 feet - laced with rushing waterfalls, reign over a kingdom of forest, river and loch. Opinions differ on the meaning behind the Trossachs, but our favourite is from the Gaelic meaning ‘the bristly country’.

This landscape inspired Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake and his novel Rob Roy and we think you’ll be inspired too, whether to pick up your camera or your notebook. Look out for a favourite photographic subject, our woolly, long-horned Highland cows. We call them hairy coos!

Our small group stops for lunch in bustling Callander, often called the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, where there are walks, tourist attractions, tearooms and shops to browse.

From Callander, our small group will follow in the footsteps of kings and lairds, real and imagined, at the medieval stronghold of Doune Castle. Rebuilt in the late 14th century, it’s a stunning film and TV location from Outlander, Game of Thrones and cult comedy Monty Python. Just let your imagination transport you back in time to Castle Leoch, Winterfell and Camelot.

Or you might prefer a different taste of Scotland with a wee dram at nearby Deanston Whisky Distillery where you can take a guided tour and learn how their award-winning Highland Single Malt is crafted.

Crowning our Trossachs tour is a visit to Stirling Castle, great royal residence of Stuart Kings and of Mary Queen of Scots, who was declared monarch here in 1543, aged only nine months.

This whole area has close associations with King Robert the Bruce, Bonnie Prince Charlie and with famous Scots patriot William Wallace who was immortalised in the film Braveheart with his cry for ‘freedom’.

He’s celebrated here in the 150-year-old National Wallace Monument, a 67-metre high tower perched on the Abbey Craig, which overlooks the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge where Wallace defeated a much larger, advancing English army in 1297.

As we wave goodbye to Wallace, we return to drop you off in Glasgow.

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Departure & Return Information
Main Departure Point
266 George Street (outside Parish Halls)
Glasgow G1 1QX

Main Departure Point
Check in
 08.45
Departs  09.00
Returns  17.45

Hotel Departures
Discover Scotland Tours are the only company to offer free pick ups from hotels, hostels & B&B’s in and around Glasgow and Glasgow Airport on our 1 day tours. Please see the Tours Information section for the complete list or for more information.

Return Drop Off Point
All of our 1 day tours return to George Square and not your hotel.

Important
Your driver-guide is unable to wait past the departure time either from your hotel or the main departure point. In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as a consequence miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

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.

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

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Ben Lomond, Highland Village of Luss, Callander, Doune Castle, Deanston Whisky Distillery & Stirling Castle.

Optional Extras

Stirling Castle
Adults £16.00
Seniors £12.80
Students £16.00
Child £9.60

Deanston Whisky Distillery
Adults £9.00
Seniors £8.00
Students £9.00
Child £4.00

Doune Castle
Adults £9.00
Seniors £7.20
Students £9.00
Child £5.40

All payable on the day

FAQs

Can we reserve our tickets for Stirling and/or Doune Castle in advance?

Advance booking isn’t necessary. You can pre-book on the Historic and Environment Scotland Website if you would like to.

What tour can we do at Deanston Distillery?

Most of our passengers take the “Deanston Tour” which is £9.00. You can also take the “Deanston Classic Tour” which is £12.00, this is the same tour but also includes an additional dram of the Deanston Virgin Oak whisky.

Please leave a comment in your booking if you are interested in taking the Classic Tour.

Are there guided tours available at Stirling Castle and/or Doune Castle?

Stirling Castle currently has guided tours throughout the day which are included in your Stirling Castle ticket price. Timings of these tours are not guaranteed to coincide with our arrival times however. Audio Guides are also available to hire for a small fee when you are inside the castle.

Doune Castle has an audio tour available to visitors.

Check in 08.45: Departs 09.00 - Returns 17.45

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