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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

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

Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5211LOMOND
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle (approximately £16.50 for an adult)
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Stirling Castle (approximately £16.50 for an adult)
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Departure details
  • Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Highland Explorer Tours
    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Balmaha
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    The Kelpies & The Helix
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    See address & details
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4.5
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Laura R
6 contributions
Great!
Nov. 2021 • Business
Great tour! Rich was awesome and Covid protocols were followed and well done. Did a group tour with visiting students and was fun and educational.
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Laura, thank you for taking time to leave some feedback regarding your tour with Rich. I'm happy the tour was fun and educational! Our passenger's safety is very important to us and I'm glad you were pleased with our Covid protocols. Kind regards, Victoria
Written 7 November 2021
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Colin H
7 contributions
Great way to spend a day!
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Great trip! Stirling and Loch Lommond are the highlights. The Keltie stop was just okay. Great history and story telling from the guide. Thanks Callam!
Written 24 October 2021
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Hi Colin, thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed Loch Lomond and Stirling. Many thanks, Victoria
Written 30 October 2021
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Najnin
Camberley, UK1 contribution
Average
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Our guide Calum was really great , he waited for me for extra 5 minutes and helped to find the way out as I was little confused to find out the depart point. His way of describing the history was funny and enjoying as well . However I believe Sterling castle mention in the trip as optional which we have spent out the major time. The highlight of the tour was Loch Lomond which was almost a touch and go and really didn’t able to visit .
Written 9 October 2021
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Hi there, thank you for reviewing your recent tour with us. I'm so pleased to hear that you thought Calum was a great tour guide, especially his story-telling. The visit to Stirling Castle is optional, however we recommend it because there is so much to see and as you say, you spend a large portion of the day in Stirling. For those who don't want to explore the castle, they can explore the city of Stirling. We stop there for a lunch break so passengers have the opportunity to eat some food and explore. I apologise if this was not communicated to you in advance. Please be assured, we have taken your comments on board and will take these into consideration to improve our tours. I hope that this did not impact your overall experience. We hope to welcome you back in the future for more adventures :) Many thanks, Paula
Written 14 October 2021
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SmallAnn
San Clemente, CA2 contributions
Lowland Highlights
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Loved touring Stirling Castle and taking a short hike around Loch Lomond. The Kelpies were impressive as well! Colam was an informative and helpful tour guide! Highly recommend this lovely day tour.
Written 8 October 2021
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We love the Kelpies too, doesn't matter how many time you see them they are just awesome!
Written 13 October 2021
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TravellerDWM
London, UK498 contributions
A lot covered in a day...could have done with more time
A packed day visiting the Kelpies, Loch lomond and Stirling. Scott was v informative. Felt tour was quite rushed though and needed another 10 or 15 mins at the Kelpies to take photos and also more time in Stirling to have enough time to visit other attractions in town besides just the castle.
Written 11 September 2021
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Hello Daniel, happy to hear that you had an eventful day, thank you for your feedback regarding the time spent in each places, we strive to show all the best spots on our tour. Regards, Rita
Written 13 September 2021
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sujay patwari
1 contribution
Absolutely Amazing! Great Fun!
Jul. 2021 • Friends
There's nothing to not like about this tour, great locations, hassle free booking, reasonable price, on-time pickup and drop, and last but never least, an absolutely amazing tour guide, Catlin who is very informative, had absolutely great knowledge about everything, and has an out-of-the-world wonderful art of storytelling! Highly recommend! I'd definitely go again too.
Written 30 July 2021
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Hi! Thanks for leaving such a kind review. I'm glad you felt it was an efficient booking process and an organised tour. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day! Best wishes, Victoria
Written 2 August 2021
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Firoz U
553 contributions
Great tour with friendly tour leader.
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Great tour with a very informative tour driver and leader. The tour does take up a whole day but worth it especially when the weather is good.
Written 17 July 2021
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Hello, thank you for your review. I'm glad that you felt the tour was worth the long day. We do our best to make the whole experience as efficient as possible whilst giving everyone enough time to enjoy every aspect. It's also great that you were lucky with the weather! Thanks again, and hopefully we'll see you again at some point. Best wishes, Paula
Written 18 July 2021
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Alan H
2 contributions
Found us a couple o' Kelpies
Jul. 2021
Calum was our driver/ host and a fine one he was too. I cannot recommend this tour company enough - three day trips in three days with different drivers and all was brilliant.

You'll have no regrets and lots of fun.
Written 11 July 2021
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Hi Alan, thank you for your great review. We're so happy to hear that you had not 1, but 3 brilliant tours with us! All of our driver guides are excellent and have loads of knowledge. We would love to have you on tour again soon! Best wishes, Charlie
Written 11 July 2021
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Nick B
London, UK2 contributions
Stirling Castle looks great!
Oct. 2020
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 brightly-painted replica woodwork and embroidery -- were amazing!
Written 16 October 2020
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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
Written 3 November 2020
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Lara
Moliterno, Italy7 contributions
An awesome day to Sterling!
Oct. 2020 • Couples
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 recommend him and this company.
There were also a lot of precautions due to covid during the entire trip, social distancing was practiced and all the seats were sanitized too, made us felt safe and secure.
Written 9 October 2020
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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
Written 10 October 2020
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Scot was an amazing guide, it was such a wonderful entertainment with all the stories and Legends he told us during
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Wonderful experience
Our wonderful guide was Scot! He was such a nice man. He sang us Scottish songs, explained a lot of interesting thi
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Singing, hairy coos, and an amazing driver
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Amazing Scottish highland experience
It was an excellent trip with beautiful stops throughout. Our tour guide Rich was amazing and really fun to be with
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A beautiful trip through magical scenery
A beautiful and exciting trip through, the Highlands and Skye, with a lot of information and photo worthy spots. G
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Value for money, must see!
Fantastic tour, even though we missed the first day! Scott was very helpful in planning a train trip which caught u
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Amazing Sights
Great little trip that covers so much I wouldn’t of been able to see/do alone. Rich was a great guide sharing his v
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A great experience whether you're a travelling fan or not
I went on a 3 day tour to Scotland's Highlands and had a great time.There were some dull moments but overall the wh
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Enchanting, Eventful and just awesome!
I am so glad to have done this trip with my family to Loch Ness. I am simply mesmerised with so much natural beauty
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Wonderful tour
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Great Tour of Scotland's Highlands!
Rich was a great tour bus driver and tour guide through the Highlands. My friends and I did the Loch Ness Explorer,
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Our guide was amazing!
Can’t recommend this tour enough! Our guide Stevie was amazing and had such great history. His love for Scotland wa
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Fantastic experience, would recommend to anyone wanting to see the beautiful Highlands Loch Ness, and learn some hi
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Fun tour
Rich was very informative and attentive. I can see that he is enjoying his work, which in turn gives out a positive
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