INTRODUCTION TO THE HIGHLANDS: PRIVATE STIRLING AND TROSSACHS GUIDED TOUR
To the Kelpies
LOCH KATRINE, HIGHLANDS
Departing Edinburgh, your journey begins with the first highlight of the day: the Kelpies. Rising to a height of 30 meters, these sculptures have the distinction of being the largest equine representations in the world, depicting mythical creatures from Scottish folklore. Forget the Loch Ness monster and discover the story of these shape-shifting water spirits.
Then head west to the picturesque shores of Loch Katrine, a jewel among Scotland's lochs in both beauty and size. Here, you can choose to join a one-hour cruise* or enjoy a leisurely walk, taking in panoramic views of the loch's myriad islands and surrounding mountains.
Continuing through the Trossachs National Park, aptly named "the Highlands in miniature" for its wealth of lochs, mountains and forests, you'll explore these rolling landscapes associated with the legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor. A break in a charming village nestled in natural beauty provides the perfect setting for a delicious lunch.
After lunch, our itinerary takes you through the town of Callander, past the medieval castle of Doune, to our final destination of the day: Stirling Castle. Perched atop a volcanic rock, this fortress is one of Scotland's most important historical sites, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
You'll have plenty of time to explore the castle, immersing yourself in the stories of key historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. With breathtaking views of the mountains and the Wallace Monument, the Stirling Castle experience is a must on any trip to Scotland.
As the day draws to a close, you'll begin your journey back to Edinburgh, concluding your exploration of Scotland's cultural and natural wonders an driving through the gorgeous Forth bridges.
Check-in ends at 07:45 (tour starts at 08:00) at your hotel.
Arrivals (approx.) - 17:00 - with return to your hotel
Under 5 guests - price on demand
6 guests - £318 pp
7-8 guests - £280 pp
9 guests - £229 pp
10 -15 guests - 212 pp
16 - 19 guests - 152 pp
Contact us for groups above 19 guests
Young highlanders (under 18) must be with an adult.
The cruise is subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled during the day.
The schedule may be reversed depending on availability.
All prices above include :
Stirling Castle entry tickets
Loch Katrine cruise
Car/bus for your group
Local speaking guides
Local nibbles such as Tunnocks and shortbreads to discover a taste of Scotland
A"Scottish tea break" with a kilt-wearing demonstration (weather permitting)
A pub quiz on the bus
Do not include meals / we can arrange meals on demand
Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes.
Raincoats or umbrellas are recommended.
What to bring with you?
Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide
Departure Meeting point: