Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles

Luxury Private Day Tour

Departing from Edinburgh

See the most epic scenery Scotland has to offer, take in many beautiful lochs, picturesque glens, historic castles and see famous Inverary. 

Highlights:

  • Doune Castle

  • Kilchurn Castle

  • Stirling Castle

  • Lochs Awe, Fyne, Long, Lubnaig & Lomond

  • Highland town of Inverary (lunch)

  • Beautiful Village of Luss

  • Rest & Be Thankful viewpoint

  • Glens Dochart & Croe

  • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Itinerary

Departing Edinburgh, we head west and make for the Highlands. We have a choice of stops en route - we can visit the Three Bridges on the Firth of Forth or we can make a stop at the Kelpies Statues in Falkirk depending on your preference.

 

From there, we make for the historic  Doune Castle, one of our most impressive castles and the site of many film and TV locations. Built in the 13th Century, the medieval stronghold was damaged in the Wars of Independence before being rebuilt for Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany who was Regent of Scotland from 1388 until his death. The castle featured as Castle Anthrax in Monty Python, as Winterfell in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, and most recently as Castle Lioch, Seat of Clan MacKenzie in Outlander. 

After you have visited the castle, we continue westward through the Trossachs National Park and stop at our first Loch of the day, Loch Lubnaig, where there are restrooms, refreshments, and incredible views over the loch and surrounding mountains from the shoreline. 

Our route will then take us through many picturesque glens and past many more beautiful lochs - you will hear their incredible stories and learn more about the ancient lore surrounding them. We will then stop at Kilchurn Castle (pictured above) situated at the easterly tail of Loch Awe, An incredible ruin, depending on weather we are able to take a short walk out to the narrow headland on which it sits, and view the awesome loch and surrounding mountains of Ben Cruachan and Ben More. 

From there, we head for the quaint highland fishing town of Inverary, world famous for it's seafood derived from the waters of Loch Fyne on which it sits. You may sample some of this produce yourself - the town will serve as our extended lunch stop. From April - October, one may also visit the stunning Inverary Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll. 

After lunch, our route takes us through more incredible scenery up to the viewpoint known as the Rest & Be Thankful. Here will will stop and admire one of the best views in Scotland down into Glen Croe

Then, we will head for the westerly shores of famous Loch Lomond, making our stop in the picturesque garden village of Luss. Here, you may walk along the bonnie banks of Scotland's most famous loch and have some rest & refreshments. 

From Luss we are homeward-bound east toward Edinburgh via the scenic route, Stirling, and the Three Bridges once more, stopping at your leisure along the way. 

Back in Edinburgh we will drop you at your accommodation or elsewhere if you prefer.

 

We do not say farewell - rather, haste ye back!

What’s Included?

  • Luxury 4x4 Vehicle Transportation

  • Private Chauffeur Guide

  • Personalised pick-up & drop-off

Price 

West Highlands Lochs, Glens & Castles

Luxury Private Day Tour

1 Person -  £425

2 People -  £450

3 People -  £475

4 People -  £499

 

Where will we meet/drop-off?
 

We will meet you at your accommodation/port of arrival 15 mins before departure.

Departure Time: 8:30 am.

Please provide address details of your accommodation, flight or cruise ship arrival upon booking.

Duration

 

9-10 Hours (depending on daylight hours/time of year/preference).

 

All itineraries are improved for the winter when we have fewer daylight hours. We are also flexible with return times if you have a cruise/flight to catch.

What to bring:

 

Please wear comfortable but practical clothing and footwear to accommodate for changeable Scottish weather and terrain.

Please Note

 

If you would like any more info regarding our fees please get in touch and we'll be happy to offer assistance.

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