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Tour Information

      8 hours

      Coach or Driver Guide tour. 
    Group size: 1 – 53, depending on vehicle used.
     Tickets required if joining cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine.
     Venues: Wheelchair accessible.
     Loch Katrine Cruise: Wheelchair accessible at Trossachs Pier.
     Loch Lomond Cruise: Wheelchair access available if arranged in advance.

From our largest 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 A82 and leaving Glasgow, in under an hour you will reach the shores of the world famous Loch Lomond. The loch has many scenic views and places to eat and a visit to the picturesque village of Luss will never be forgotten! You may also wish to take a cruise around the loch and see why it has inspired so many. Sweeneys Cruises depart regularly from Balloch where there is also shopping and a restaurant area.

Driving northwards towards Aberfoyle, enter dramatic scenery and enjoy a typical highland village first visited by Victorian visitors in their quest to follow in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott and his widely acclaimed ‘Lady of the Lake.’  Aberfoyle is a small 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.

Continuing on the A821, otherwise known as the Duke’s Pass, is not for the faint-hearted, however the journey delights with highland cottages, mirror-like lochs and majestic scenery. 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.

As you begin your drive back to Glasgow, continue along the A81 to see Scotland’s only lake in the form of the Lake of Menteith before waving farewell to the romantic Highland scenery and rejoining the hustle bustle of Glasgow city life.



How to Book a Guide for This Tour

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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

Tickets for Loch Lomond cruises and Loch Katrine cruises must be purchased directly from their suppliers. Learn more about ticket prices and cruise times at Sweeney’s Cruises (Loch Lomond cruise) and The Loch Katrine Experience ( Loch Katrine cruise).


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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