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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Loch Lomond is Scotland’s largest lake. It lies at the heart of the mountainous Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, not far from Edinburgh. On this tour, take the scenic route, stopping at regional attractions such as Stirling Castle and The Kelpies along the way, and enjoying spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Included round-trip transportation makes this day trip super convenient.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Highland Explorer Tours
    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
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  • 1
    Balmaha
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    The Kelpies & The Helix
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Highland Explorer Tours
    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Magnificent views of Lake Lomond, The Kelpies, and The Trossachs mountains
  • Explore historic Stirling and enjoy an optional visit to Stirling Castle
  • Live onboard commentary ensures you don’t miss anything 
  • Comfortable round-trip transport from Edinburgh
What to Expect
Make your way to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and travel by air-conditioned coach toward Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Take the scenic route, winding through the mountains and stopping to admire views of the sweeping glens, heather-covered moors, and glittering lakes. Arrive to Balmaha, on the shores of Loch Lomond and hop out to soak up the scenery, take a walk along the lakeside, and visit one of the lakeside villages. After lunch (own expense), visit the historic town of Stirling, where the star attraction is the mighty Stirling Castle. Choose to tour the castle (own expense) and follow in the footsteps of royals like James V and Mary, Queen of Scots, or stroll through the castle gardens and take in views of the medieval fortress and Stirling Bridge. Make a final stop to see the Kelpies, a gigantic equine sculpture on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, before returning to Edinburgh where your tour ends back at the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle (approximately £15 for an adult)
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nick B wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
Calum was an excellent driver and tour guide, helping us to get the best out of the Kelpies (amazing statues!), our walk along the banks of Loch Lomond, and our lunchtime and afternoon visit to Stirling Castle. We thought the furnished rooms of the castle -- with their
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Hi Nick, thank you for your positive review about Calum's tour to Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle. It's good to hear that you were impressed by the views of the Loch and the intricate interiors of Stirling Castle. We hope that you'll be back to explore more of Scotland! Many thanks again, Paula
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Lara wrote a review Oct 2020
Moliterno, Italy7 contributions2 helpful votes
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First, the bus arrived precisely on time. We managed to do everything according to our Itinerary. We definitely had a nice day with our tour guide Calum! Learned a lot from him, shared some infos during the entire tour and even had a bonus stop at Forthbridges. Will definitely
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 10 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for the review and we are glad you appreciated all our COVID precautions. I am glad you had a great day out with Calum on tour. We hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes, Maggie
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souvik ray wrote a review Aug 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Super day trip. Not too long hence you can have the evening to yourself. The places were good and with the help of our great guide Rich it was a cakewalk. We returned back on time as well. If you are looking for a short 8/9 hours trip, this is the one for you and no worries
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you had the best time with Rich and I am glad you appreciated the COVID-19 safety measures we have put in place. Best Wishes, Maggie
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Abhishek Banerjee wrote a review Aug 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions10 helpful votes
This trip was really amazing. Enjoyed every bit of it with our extremely talented and funny driver cum guide Richard. Will do this again definitely. Cheers
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Thank you so much! I am so glad you had a great time on tour to Loch Lomond with Rich. Best Wishes, Maggie
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mandyc397 wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
The trip is amazing! Staff are helpful, our driver, Richard is funny and informative. Love him very much! Every thing is very very clean and nice
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am so glad you had the best time on tour with Rich. We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, Maggie
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About the operator

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samP220425
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Excellent and unforgettable experience
I am so glad I booked Highland Explorer tours. It took the stress away from planning and driving and we got to sit
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Ion G
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Amazing experience
Great day trip in the Highlands! A lot of scenic views, traditional Scottish music along the way, steam train exper
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Paulpa1963
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Highland Explorer
We had the pleasure of travelling on your Highland Explorer Tour. I wanted to say that we both enjoyed the tour ve
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AERM_Scotland
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Brilliant taster day for future adventures
Scot was a fantastic guide/driver/story teller (and Covid-19 compliant!). Our whole family really enjoyed the day.
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Lee-Anne R
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Loved every minute
Amazing day tour and Duffy the driver was really nice and friendly and knew is history, made the trip worth while.
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NickB2106
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Wonderful guided tour of the Highlands
Richie was a brilliant tour guide, and kept us entertained for hours as he drove us through the Trossachs to Glenco
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Emlhp0
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Just brilliant - highly recommend!
This was absolutely amazing. We've done a lot of tours but Rich was one of the best guides we've ever had. He made
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Duffy’s Tour
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Duffy our driver and guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects and an extr
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Sharon U
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Hogwarts Express
All of it, a full filled day from start to finish. Hogwarts Express was amazing really magical Guide was very knowl
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Klauszkababa
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Worth it
I really enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Rich was very funny and told us a lots of funny and interesting story during
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Luke G
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Amazing 5 day experience guided by Greg!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day tour with Greg, 28th sep onwards! On day 6 I was definitely a little saddened to no
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carolineeA8946NA
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A Rich experience in all ways
An excellent day trip with stunning scenery and lots of useful information from our guide Rich. It's a long day, ho
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ryanlouiem
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Rich experience
Just like our "mobile Scottish historian" Rich, the entire 12-hour trip was very rich with information and entertai
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nickpbarker
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Highland tour and steam train
Really great day, lots of interesting stops and Duffy was a very engaging tour guide. Would highly recommend.
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IsabelleP2202
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RICH
The tour was well organized and our tour guide, Rich, was just excellent - he provided informative and entertaining
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