Tour Information

      8 hours

      Coach or Driver Guide tour. 
    Group size: 1 – 53, depending on vehicle used.
     Tickets required for Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Bannockburn, and Loch Katrine Cruise
     Stirling Castle: Courtesy vehicle available if pre-ordered.
     Wallace Monument: Only Café and gift shop are accessible.
     Bannockburn Visitor Centre: Fully accessible.
     Loch Katrine Cruise: Wheelchair accessible at Trossachs Pier.

From our capital city it is easy to get a flavour of the Highlands of Scotland within a day’s drive.

The area known as the Trossachs is often described as the Highlands in miniature and here you will see glorious lochs, sweeping valleys and majestic mountains. Keep your eyes open too for some of our iconic wildlife such as highland cattle, eagles, ospreys, red squirrels and deer.

Taking the M9 and leaving Edinburgh, in under an hour you will reach the city of Stirling with its romantic castle. The castle and Stirling is well worth visiting, as the castle has undergone some wonderful restoration. Nearby, there is also the National Wallace Monument and the Battle Bannockburn Visitor Centre which tell the battling stories of Wallace and Bruce.

Driving northwards, you leave the motorways behind and enter dramatic scenery and typical highland villages such as Callander which is great for a bite to eat and some spectacular walks and cycle pathways along the river.

Continuing on the A821, otherwise known as the Duke’s Pass, is not for the fainthearted, however the journey delights with highland cottages, mirror  like lochs and majestic scenery, before sweeping down into another town made famous by Victorian visitors in their quest to follow in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott and his widely acclaimed ‘Lady of the Lake.’ Stop off and enjoy a detour to the stunning Loch Katrine, where you can enjoy a cruise on board the Sir Walter Scott, or walk or cycle on foot around what is now a source of water for the great city of Glasgow.

Aberfoyle is another small typical village with quaint shops and restaurants.

The Scottish Wool Centre is a very popular attraction for those seeking woollen items and souvenirs as well as offering daily sheep dog displays. Donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, sheepdogs, ducks and miniature horses are also to be enjoyed.

As you begin your drive back to Edinburgh, drive along the A81 and see Scotland’s only lake in the form of the Lake of Menteith before leaving the mountainous scenery behind as you rejoin the M9 at Stirling continue back to Edinburgh.

How to Book a Guide for This Tour

There are two ways to book an STGA guide.

1. Browse through our guides using the blue Find Your Guide search box at the top of this page.

2. Contact our guide Booking Service using the enquiry form under the Find Your Guide search box. This puts you in direct contact with our staff – you tell us your requirements, and let us locate the right guide for your tour. A booking fee will apply – learn more about STGA booking fees.

Optional Venue Visits

Stirling Castle – Ticket Type: Price
Adult (age 16-59) £14.50
Concession (age 60+) £11.60
Child (age 5-15) £8.70
Child Under 5 Free

Tickets for Loch Katrine cruises, The Wallace Monument, and Bannockburn Visitor Centre must be purchased directly from their suppliers. Learn more about ticket prices and cruise times from The Loch Katrine Experience, Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, and The Wallace Monument.

 

Guide Rates for This Tour

Average rates charged by our guides for this tour are available below. The exact rate will be confirmed with you before payment. Learn more about STGA guiding rates.

Guide Service Average Rates
English Full Day £185 – £230
Language Full Day £235 – £280

 

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Our office is open Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00, including most bank holidays.


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