*From 1st April 2023, admission into Doune Castle is included in tour price.
Leaving Edinburgh, you travel west, past Stirling castle to your first stop at Doune Castle.
This castle was built over 600 years ago and is still in great condition. You’ll have time to visit the castle. And if you’re a fan of Monty Python and The Holy Grail, The Outlaw King, or the Outlander series, you can learn about how the castle was used as a filming set.
You then continue through Callander and cross the Highland Boundary Fault Line leaving behind the rolling farmland for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands.
You make a short stop at Loch Lubnaig and continue over the Braes of Balquhidder.
From Balquhidder, the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane (meaning the 'high country of Scotland').
Before lunch, you have a photo stop to admire Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated on the edge of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbells of Breadalbane.
You continue along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne.
Here you can admire the 18th-century castle (open to visitors April until October), take time to explore the town, or head to the Old Jail.*
Leaving Inveraray, you take a drive up through the steep-sided mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the great viewpoint at 'Rest and Be Thankful'.
You then skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. You make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch.
From here, you make your way back to Edinburgh and arrive in the capital in the early evening.
** As Inveraray Castle may be sometimes closed, please refer to their website to see their availability.
*Doune Castle – From 1st April 2023, entrance to Doune Castle is included in tour price.
Inveraray Castle - The castle is only open on a few selected dates this year. On those dates, you will be able to buy a ticket from your driver-guide whilst on tour. On the dates when Inveraray castle is closed, we will try to arrange a photo stop instead.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
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Government guidelines strongly recommend that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. We encourage this on our tours and masks are available onboard our mini-coaches.
We also provide hand sanitiser onboard our mini-coaches.
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Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.