Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle

1 Day Tour from Glasgow


On this tour you’ll have time to visit grand Stirling Castle one of the most important castles in Scottish history.

Explore the Highland village of Luss and enjoy the natural beauty of Loch Lomond with a cruise on the Queen of Scotland’s lochs.

Prices from £44.00per person

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Tour Duration
09:15 – 17:45

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Just 40 minutes from Glasgow and we’re at the picturesque Highland village of Luss which lies on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. There has been a settlement here for over a thousand years at least. We know the Vikings passed through Luss in 1263 plundering nearby communities and you’ll find a ‘hog back’ Viking grave dating from the 11th century lying in the churchyard.

Loch Lomond lies on the Highland Boundary Fault line that divides the Scottish Highlands from the Lowlands. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful loch than Loch Lomond, and at Balloch you can opt to take a one-hour cruise on Loch Lomond where you’ll enjoy stunning scenery with views of the magnificent Ben Lomond.

You’ll also see Inchmurrin Island the largest of Loch Lomond’s 33 islands and home to the ancient ruins of Lennox Castle, which in the 14th century sheltered Robert the Bruce before he became King of Scotland. If you prefer to stay on dry land, there’s plenty of time to explore Balloch Castle Country Park, where you can visit the Fairy Glen, the Chinese Garden and enjoy superb views over Loch Lomond.

We’ll stop for lunch within the Loch Lomond National Park before travelling over the dramatic Dukes Pass into the Trossachs, the name ‘Trossachs’ comes from the Gaelic meaning ‘a Bristly Place’. Its forest covered mountains and shimmering highland lochs will take your breath away.

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This was also the stomping ground of Rob Roy MacGregor; you’ll hear tales from your driver guide about this Scottish folk hero. Was he a legendary soldier and clan leader, or a villain and outlaw? As we head through the Trossachs, keep a look out for our woolly, long-horned Highland cows, we call them hairy coos!

You’ll have time to visit to Stirling Castle, one of the most important castles in Scottish history, great royal residence of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, who was crowned here in 1543, aged only nine months. With close associations to Robert the Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie, the castle overlooks the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge where another famous Scots hero, William Wallace of ‘Braveheart’ fame and his cry for freedom defeated a much larger English army in 1297.

From the city of Stirling, we’ll make the short drive to Glasgow where your Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle tour ends.

1 Day Loch Lomond & Stirling Castle Tour from Glasgow

Departure & Return

Departs/Returns: Bus Stances 23-32, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Tour Check-in 09:00 | Tour Departs 09:15 | Tour Ends 17:45

Late Arrivals

In the event you are late for any reason in arriving at your departure point and as result miss your tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.


We regret that we do not carry children under the age of 5 on our scheduled tours.

What’s Included

 Transport in a 16-seat mini coach

Coach Air Filtration System as standard

 Air Conditioning as standard

 Services of an English-speaking driver-guide

  Stirling Castle

  Loch Lomond Boat Cruise

  Meals & Refreshments

What to Bring

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in 1 day, so we suggest bringing suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket and layers of clothing.

Shoes that are suitable for short walks on uneven paths and rough terrain. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and your camera to capture fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!

Most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, however we recommend bringing some cash with you.


This is limited to one piece of luggage (like an airline cabin bag) with a maximum weight of 15kg per person. For guidance, measurements should be no more than 65cm x 45cm x 30cm / 25in x 18in x 12in. You are allowed one small carry-on bag for onboard personal items.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel this tour 48 hours or more prior to departure – you will be refunded 90% of the tour price.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to departure – no refund will be due.

Cancellations must be made in writing. For further information please refer to our terms and conditions page.

Tour Highlights
Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Ben Lomond, Highland Village of Luss, Loch Lomond Cruise, Balmaha & Stirling Castle.

Please have a look at some customer experiences with Discover Scotland Tours.

03/11/22 – Robert

We very much enjoyed our tour. Everything was on time with ample of time for sightseeing at each location. Our driver/tour guide was excellent – courteous, personable, witty and knowledgeable. Absolutely no complaints or suggestions.

07/09/22 – Julie

On the day of travel it was easy to find the minibus at the bus station.  The minibus holds 16 people although our group was only 10.  The driver/guide Karen was brilliant, she is extremely friendly and she kept us entertained all day with lots of facts and very amusing stories about the areas we travelled through. You can do an optional boat trip of Loch Lomond which Karen sorted out on our behalf and booked the tickets.  We visited a couple of villages, one for morning refreshments and one for lunch with plenty of advice on food opportunities.  Last stop of the day was Stirling Castle, with the town to explore for those who didn’t want to visit the castle. Most of the day was driving through extremely scenic countryside and I thoroughly enjoyed my day (despite the changeable weather!).  I definitely want to return to Glasgow and I wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip through Discover Scotland.

20/08/22 – Carola

We had a great day and fitted so much in. Your driver Frank was cheery, professional, very helpful and knowledgeable. As a Scot I enjoyed it very much and so did the lovely people we met on the bus from all over the world. I would highly recommend your tours to Scots as well as world travellers and I will be booking with you again in the future.

13/08/22 – Cesar

We had a magnificent tour to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Gary’s been a superb guide, provided great information, was funny, and extremely kind. With all best wishes and looking forward to another tour.

19/06/22 – Ornella and Marzio 

A great experience! We greatly enjoyed two tours with your company, the Loch Lomond Tour on 19th of June and Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, Glencoe on 20th of June. The trip to Loch Lomond was fantastic, Karen, our driver guide, was very kind, professional, competent, engaging, informative (we learnt a lot of things) , travelling with her was a great pleasure. The second trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, Mallaig, Glencoe, was interesting and amazing. We had a lot of fun with Scott, our creative driver, who involved us in the nature sceneries and provided us  with all sorts  of information, including  popular local music. Both trips were delightful, everything (organization, times, means of transport, communication mails) was just awesome. Thanks and surely we are going to recommend your company to all the people who want  to visit Scotland.

25/03/22 – Elva

I just wanted to write to you and thank you for our amazing tour. Everything about the tour was outstanding and perfect. I wanted to give a special thanks to Scott and John who were with us on our tour. They made the day even more perfect. In our group were 2 persons from the Icelandic search and rescue team and John provided us with so many information about the mountains and gave us great information about hiking options in the Highlands. He was also very well informed and has a good presence. Scotts commentary and sense of humor topped the day! He did so well this being his first day as a tour guide. We would all love to come again on his tour! 🙂  We would love it if you would send greetings and compliments to them from us and thank them ones again for the tour 🙂 You are very lucky to have them on your team 🙂

01/03/22 – Erin

Thank you for the lovely tour. We very much enjoyed Nick and his charming tour of loch Lomond and Sterling Castle. We loved the cleanliness and comfort of the bus and Nick’s hospitality. Since we are a large group and wanted to see more than just Edinburgh, but we’re afraid to drive on the left, we wanted just a day tour so we could do the rest on our own. Thank you again, it was magnificent.

31/10/21 – Palmina

I had a very nice time with an amazing driver to Stirling, one the most beautiful city in Scotland. As you know we could not visit the castle but I believe we had enough fun to cover this unfortunate event. Our driver, (I can not remember his name but I think it starts with F), was one the most expert divers with amazing knowledge in history and well traditional dress. He surprised us with a bag piped instrument and I would say it was one the most amazing music I’ve ever heard. He is extremely talented in music and I really enjoyed it. I would say it was one of the best trips I’ve ever had. I highly recommend travelling with Discover Scotland and I believe you are one the best team with the best tour guides.

11/02/20 – Sandy

The tour I took was most informative. Michael our tour guide kept enthralled with the history of the areas we visited. The weather played along and I had a great time wondering through the various sites. Many thanks to Michael for a most enjoyable time, you will see me again in the near future.

09/01/20 – Kamrul

We really enjoyed the trip. Mr. Nick was a fantastic tour guide, and we are looking forward to the next trip with Discovery scotland in near future.


It’s not required to reserve your attractions in advance.

Your Tour Leader will arrange the Loch Lomond cruise for anyone interested after you board the tour.

Stirling Castle tickets can be purchased on arrival to the castle. If you do wish to reserve in advance then you can purchase entry for the 3.30pm arrival slot on their website.

Seats are chosen on a first come first serve basis, we are unable to take requests for specific seats. Our mini coaches all have panoramic windows so the beautiful Scottish landscape can always be enjoyed, no matter where you sit.

If you suffer from motion sickness, then you may be affected by the roads in Scotland. They can be twisty and narrow. It’s best to come prepared with a travel sickness preventative, whether that be medicinal, wristbands or another option, to ensure it doesn’t impact your overall enjoyment of the tour.


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