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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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USD 49.33
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in central Edinburgh and travel in a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach to the Kelpies, passing Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, on the way.

    Stop at the Kelpies monument for an up-close look at the 30-meter high horse heads. The sculptures stand as a testament to the horsepower that drove the industrial development of central Scotland.

    Afterward, take a back road to Loch Lomond, traveling through the protected lands of Scotland’s first national park: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Follow a scenic route along the 22-mile-long (35-km) loch’s eastern shore, which is dominated by the oft-climbed Ben Lomond.

    Then travel to where the Lowlands meet the Highlands, into the Trossachs or ‘The Highlands in Miniature’. Take in a stunning landscape of steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests on a nature walk with your guide.

    Break for lunch (own expense) in the village of Aberfoyle, located within the National Park, before continuing to the city of Stirling, where you can visit one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles. Opt to take an interior tour independently (own expense) to learn about the castle's history.

    Your small-group day trip concludes with the return drive to Edinburgh.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional driver/guide
    • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
    • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Admission fees to attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.
    • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Stephen was the perfect guide: history, humor, music and safe driving. Great day! The small tour bus was easy with great views. We stopped in a lovely village for lunch.

    Thank charlotteb320
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I would recommend this tour to anyone who visits Edinburgh. My boyfriend and I booked this tour after hearing good things about Rabbie's tours. The tour group was small (about 15 people) which we liked. While driving out of Edinburgh our tour guide Parkie pointed...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Jojolie14
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Plenty of time to see the listed venues. Andy the tour driver was knowledgeable and a very safe driver.And it was his first tour! Would book further tours with Rabbies on future trips😁 Barbara O'Neill

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Barbara O
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Driver Robert “Robbie” was outstanding. We saw The Kelpies ( he went the extra mile for a few walking challenged and drove them up to the front), Loch Lomond was a rainy bit but Robbie drive us up to a lovely scenic view area, we...More

    Thank Avasgram
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Liked the tour except for the Loch Lomond stop. I wish we could have seen more of the loch from another location. James was our guide and he was excellent. His narratives were very informative and he made excellent Suggestions.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank gatnewYork
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    14 May 2019|
    Response from bb67Nottingham | Reviewed this property |
    It depends what you mean by "older"! You'd need to be reasonably mobile (able to get on and off the minibus frequently & do the 40 minute walk at Loch Lomond) but otherwise yes.
    28 February 2019|
    Response from Familywith2teenagers |
    Sorry I didnt see this question was already answered!
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