10 hours: 8:45AM - 6:45PM. Includes pick up and drop off anywhere in Edinburgh
All entrance fees are pre-booked and included
We will confirm your booking within 3 days
Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle
Private Driver-Guided Tour
Just you and your guide
Professional Tourist Guide
STGA qualified guide
Price is Per Group
Book up to 6 participants on this tour
Carbon Offset Included
Part of our climate positive ethos
Discover on This Tour
- Stirling Castle
- Loch Lomond
- Glengoyne Whisky Distillery
About This Tour
This is a private, full day, driver-guided tour. Your expert guide will pick you up and drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation with their vehicle.
Beginning our tour we head straight from Edinburgh to one of Scotland’s most important historic sites: Stirling Castle, a great stone fortress rising above the town on a high, rocky crag surrounded by steep cliffs.
We will explore the castle on foot, discovering a thousand years of Scottish history, complete with fascinating tales of royalty, politics, and the daily lives of peoples from the past. Taking a step back in time to the days of a medieval royal court, we will wander through the Royal Palace, skilfully restored to exquisite past splendour, and look out over the castle’s rocky ramparts to battlefields where Scottish armies fought for freedom against the English. Here we will also discover some of the many influential historical figures who passed through the castle and its surroundings, including Mary Queen of Scots.
Next we will drive into the scenic Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Our route takes us along the Duke’s Pass, one of Scotland’s best road trips, winding up and down the heart of the Trossachs with spectacular sweeping views on every side. We will pass by Loch Venachar and Loch Achray and arrive at the charming village of Aberfoyle, full of Victorian architecture and the perfect place for our lunch stop.
After lunch, we drive on to Balmaha, a picturesque village nestled on the eastern shore of the renowned Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Britain by surface area. Here we stop to visit the village and breathe in the beauty of the bonny banks of the loch and surroundings.
Returning to our vehicle, we will continue our road trip and head to Glengoyne distillery, nestled in the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Here we will distillery’s skilled staff on a guided tour to explore the buildings, discovering the history and journey of its prized whisky. We will also have the opportunity to try a “wee dram” of the famous spirit ourselves.
From Glengoyne we return back to Edinburgh, where we will finish the tour.
About Your Guide
Our local, expert guides are simply the best in the business, and the primary ingredient in what makes our tours great.
As passionate ambassadors for Scotland, our guides bring Scotland to life through their knowledge, personal stories and life experiences, allowing you to truly immerse yourself into the best our country has to offer. In their safe and capable hands, you can rest assured you’re being well looked after from start to finish. So relax as we take you on an unforgettable journey to discover our rich history, proud heritage, unique culture, and breathtaking landscapes.
All of our guides are passionate expert freelance tourist guides. They are trained to the highest level of tourist guide certification in Scotland by the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, meeting European Standards CEN EN15565:2008 and accredited by both the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
Where & When
Start: Your guide will meet you with their vehicle at your Edinburgh accommodation at 8:45AM.
Finish: At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Edinburgh accommodation at approximately 6:45PM.
Easy Activity: Driver-Guided tour by private vehicle with some walking involved to visit attractions.
- Pick up from and drop off at your Edinburgh accommodation
- All entrance fees to paid venues/attractions are included. On this tour these venues are Stirling Castle and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.
- Private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
- Private Transport
- Meals and drinks
Cancellation by you 21 or more full days before tour departure: 100% refund.
Cancellation by you less than 21 full days before tour departure: No refund.
What Happens If I’m Late or If I Miss the Tour?
If you are running late, please contact the guide directly using the contact details we have provided to you after booking. Your tour finish time does not change. No refunds are issued for ‘no shows’ or missed tours.
Terms & Conditions
For further information please see our full Terms, Conditions, and Cancellation Policy.
Yes, all of our tours can be customised to an itinerary or specification that suits you. Please contact us before booking to discuss further.
All of our tours are suitable for children but please do bear in mind the following when booking this tour:
- This tour is a 10 hour long tour.
- Any children on this tour who are who are both under the age of 12 and under 135cm/4ft 5in tall will require child car seats. Please indicate during booking how many child car seats you require.
- The legal age for purchasing alcohol is 18. Participants on this tour who are under the age of 18 will not be able to consume alcohol at the distillery.
We recommend that participants on our tours arrange for themselves suitable travel, medical and cancellation insurance in advance.
This Tour is Booked On-Request. We will seek to confirm your booking as soon as possible and endeavour to do so within 3 days of you making the booking. In the unlikely event that we are unable to confirm your booking after 3 days we will inform you of this by email.
At this point you will then have the option of either:
- A 100% refund of your payment, or
- An alternative date for your tour (subject to availability)
For all other enquiries, please contact us.