Day Trip: Stirling, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Get a slice of Highland life on this day trip to western Scotland, taking in one of its most scenic lochs, the old capital of Stirling, and the Trossachs: land of William Wallace and Rob Roy.
Departing Edinburgh, we travel westwards for our first stop of the day at the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond; one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you have the option of an hour-long cruise with spectacular views of the loch's many islands and surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque lochside village of Luss; with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the Loch's western shoreline.
We continue through the Trossachs National Park; known as 'the Highlands in Miniature' for its abundance of lochs, mountains and forests. It's also famous as the home of the legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. We will spend time exploring the area before stopping for lunch in a small village immersed in its beautiful surroundings.
After lunch, we make our way through the town of Callander, past the medieval Doune Castle before making our final stop of the day at Stirling Castle. This is one of Scotland's most historically significant fortresses, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. You will have time to visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots, before hitting the road again, back to Edinburgh.
- The Loch Lomond boat cruise and entry to Stirling Castle are optional extras
- This tour may occasionally run in reverse, beginning in Stirling and ending at Loch Lomond.
- Children between the ages of 5 and 16 are welcome on this tour, but unfortunately we are not able to accept children under the age of 5
9 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transfer in a luxury air–conditioned coach
Written translations on request
Entrance to attractions
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Promotes local employment.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What is the entrance fee for Stirling Castle? And how long is spent in the castle?
A - £15 adults, £12 seniors, £9 children. A tour of the castle takes about 1.5 hours.
Q - How much does the hour long cruise cost?
A - £11 for adults.
Q - Is there a fee for the National Park?
A - There is no fee to enter the National Park.
Q - Is it possible to purchase the tickets from the attractions before going on the tour?
A - Tickets for the cruise and Stirling Castle can be purchased at both venues, there is no need to buy them in advance.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
Outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE