Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle

1 Day Tour from Glasgow

Overview

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 £39.00per person

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Tour Duration
09:00 - 17:00

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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.

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 from Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Your tour will be shown on the Buchanan Bus Station display screen as Discover Scotland Tours – Stirling Castle. This screen will also show the bus stance your coach will depart from.

Check-in 08:45

Departs 09:00

Ends 17:45 (approx).

Returns to Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St, Glasgow, G2 3NW


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.


Children

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.


Luggage

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, Callander & Stirling Castle.

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

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.


06/01/20 – Genevieve

The family thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Still talking about it! Thank you so much.


04/01/20 – Jennifer

Fantastic tour. Our guide Michael made our trip extra special with his history and stories. We loved every minute of our tour. When I return to Scotland I will plan to stay longer so I can go on more tours with this wonderful company. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning  which made it so easy for us. I HIGHLY recommend our guide Michael and Discover Scotland Tours A+++


20/12/19 – Silvana

My fiance Steven and I booked a day trip to go to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. We were greeted by our tour leader Nick, who is honestly such an amazing guy that he is welcome at our wedding in the states! We saw beautiful sights, learned some interesting facts, listened to some great music, and had honestly good conversation. We were in a smaller group of just 6 including us, and he made sure to include everyone. We heard about this company just researching through google and we have zero regrets that we picked them. While on the tour we were given plenty of time at each location, certain tips on where to go, plenty of stops for picture opportunities, and an easy drive through the country. Next time we are back in Scotland we will be sure to take another trip with them, especially if it means cracking jokes with Nick again.


19/12/19 – Analia

I loved my experience! Nick was lovely and knew a lot, and the trip went with my expectations. I'm booking another trip with you guys this Saturday. Great company!, keep doing what you are doing, I liked the whole experience.


26/11/19 – Marcia & John

Our Tour Leader was Jerry. He was in a word, fantastic!  He arrived exactly on time, was extremely polite, considerate and so, so knowledgeable of the area and Scotland. His driving was lovely, and quite frankly, there was absolutely nothing negative about the whole experience and we wouldn't have changed a thing! We had a wonderful day, because Jerry showed us the wonders of Scotland.  We are also so very grateful that you didn't cancel the tour as only John and I were in attendance; that speaks to your company's' ethics. I will forever sing the praises of Discover Scotland Tours. We hope all Discover Scotland have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year and we hope to return to your beautiful country sooner than later.

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