West Highlands, Lochs & Castles

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round - Daily
Start: Edinburgh
End: Edinburgh

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Capture the spirit of the Western Highlands and explore Scotland’s most atmospheric lochs and castles.

When you visit a country, you often don’t want modern buildings, fancy restaurants, and WiFi points.

You simply want to step inside a nature documentary, relive a history show, and explore the sights that inspired the postcards.

Well, if that’s you, then you’re in luck. Because this tour is exactly that.

It takes you on a journey through Scotland’s classic misty castles, sparkling lochs, wee coastal villages, and heather-clad mountains.

It’s a one day tour that lets you discover Scotland’s iconic sights, while also showing you some of the country’s best kept secrets.

Tour Details
Highlights:

Inveraray – Visit this 18th-century town and discover an ancient jail and a gorgeous castle.

Doune Castle – One of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. It also featured in ‘Monty Python’s Holy Grail’, ‘Outlander’, and ‘The Outlaw King’.

Loch Awe – The longest loch in Scotland has close connections to the MacArthur, Campbell, Stewart, and MacGregor clans.

Rest and Be Thankful pass – Let the beauty sink in at this stunning location that was a popular rest spot for soldiers.

Conservation village of Luss – This idyllic village on the shores of Loch Lomond will make you want to pack your bags and move in.

Loch Lomond National Park – Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Edinburgh: Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 8:00am (tour departs at 8:15am

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh: Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG (Google Map)
Approx. 6:30pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This day tour comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

  • Travel in a small group
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Time off the bus to explore
Itinerary

Edinburgh

Leaving Edinburgh, you travel west, past Stirling castle to your first stop at Doune Castle.

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’).

Kilchurn Castle

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.

Inveraray

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.

Luss

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.

Edinburgh

From here, you make your way back to Edinburgh, with a short photo stop underneath Stirling Castle.

* Note: This tour is running in reverse during the summer months until the end of September.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 5 to 15 (pp)
2021: March – December –  Daily (except December 25 & 26) $100 $95
2022: January to March – Daily $100 $95

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp).
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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