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This is the Scottish experience ‘distilled’. It gives you a taste of three classic Scottish ingredients — castles, lochs and whisky. Departing from Edinburgh and done at a relaxed pace, it’s perfect for anyone who really wants to savour the true flavour of Scotland.Detailed description:
As we travel west from Edinburgh, our first stop of the tour is in the City of Glasgow, at the Clydeside Distillery, on of the country's Scotch Whisky Distilleries. With 44 bottles of Scotch Whisky exported every second to markets all over the world, no visit to Scotland is complete without learning how they product this iconic drink. During your time at Clydeside, you will learn the process of how they create the perfect dram, and you can taste a couple too!
We will then make our way to our lunch stop for the day, which will either be in a village in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. During your time in Loch Lomond, we shall visit the beautiful lochside village of Balmaha, where you can take a short but steep hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views of the loch or enjoy the bonnie banks on flat ground. Remember to bring suitable shoes for walking so you do not miss out! You should also be sure to visit the information centre to learn more about the history of Balmaha and the surrounding area.
Then having left the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park to travel through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace, the famous Scottish knight, and as you pass the stunning scenery, your guide will explain his link to this area. You may recognise his story from the film ‘Braveheart.’
Next, we’ll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling for about two hours. Stirling is a historic market town and has a wealth of treasures to explore. You’ll have ample time to visit the stunning Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Most notably, Mary Queen of Scots was coronated here. If you prefer something a little different, why not visit the new gin distillery or take a stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that make up the medieval old town? As you discover this ancient town, learn why it is known proverbially as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’.
As you drive southeast out of Stirling to return to Edinburgh, you can marvel as you pass the engineering feat that are The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures made by sculptor Andy Scott. These sculptures are based on the mythical shape-changing water creatures who disguise themselves as horses. Learn the rest of the story and why these sculptures are where they are today from your knowledgeable driver-guide.
We have spent many years designing and refining our tours to break from the crowds and give you authentic and out-of-the-ordinary Highland Experiences. Our tours take you to the heart of Scotland; we will visit some of our most extraordinary landscapes, learn about our fascinating history and explore one of the world’s most captivating culture: the Scottish! You’ll see scenery that will take your breath away and, as you travel, our local guides will reveal the fascinating stories, myths and legends of the countryside and places you pass. Our friendly tours offer you the opportunity to get personal attention, explore Scotland beyond the famous sights, make friends and have a great time!
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We are happy to welcome anyone from the age of 3 years old and above on all of our scheduled tours, providing valid proof of age, such as a passport or birth certificate.
Entrance Tickets for Stirling Castle and Clydeside Distillery are not included in the price of this tour.
Check-in closes at 8:45am - 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart.
If you think you will be late for check-in, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. In fairness to all passengers, our tours will depart promptly at their scheduled time.