Enjoy a full day tour and experience Glasgow, the largest city of Scotland, as well as the luxurious nature of the Trossachs National Park with some free time in the iconic village of Luss. Explore the memorable Doune Castle and learn all about the movies and TV series that were filmed here.
You will be met at Charlotte Square in Edinburgh by a Tour Skye representative who will then guide you to your transportation ready to commence your tour.
These are some of the highlights you will see:
Departing Edinburgh, we travel west to the city of Glasgow. The journey starts with the visit of the Cathedral and then we kick off with a lovely and relaxing panoramic tour of the main landmarks: the High Street, Tolbooth, the Market Cross, Glasgow Green with its beautiful Templeton, People's Palace and Doulton Fountain; from there we drive along the banks of the River Clyde where you will learn all about the industrial past of the city with sights of the Finnieston Crane and the bridges. We'll stop at the Armadillo and Scottish Hydro, two marvellous works of art made by the architect Norman Foster.
The tour will then take you to the monument of the Duke of Wellington where you'll understand why the Glaswegians are most certainly among the quirkiest people in this world. The panoramic tour takes a break in George Square, right in the beating heart of Scotland’s largest city, where you will have the opportunity to do some shopping and grab some lunch. The panoramic tour retakes from here and will drive you to the Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University, one of the oldest universities of Scotland.
Luss on Loch Lomond
We continue to the stunning Trossachs National Park and we stop on the banks of Loch Lomond, in a quaint town named Luss. Here we can enjoy a walk around the town or if the weather allows, you could challenge yourself with either a nice boat tour on Loch Lomond or a paddling experience starting from Luss beach.
We travel westwards to visit one of the few original castles of Scotland: Doune Castle, used as film location for Outlander the TV series (maybe calling it Castle Loch rings a bell?) and Game of Thrones. The older generations may remember it for Monty Python's movie "The Holy Grail". The castle used to belong to ‘Scotland’s uncrowned king’, Robert Stewart, the 1st Duke of Albany and Governor of Scotland.
Sights on the return journey
We start our homeward journey, and from the coach you will catch a glimpse of many amazing places: starting with Stirling Castle, sitting high on volcano rock, one of Scotland's most historically significant fortresses; the Wallace Monument, dedicated to the national hero William Wallace, known all around the world as Braveheart for the movie starring Mel Gibson; and the Kelpies, the 30 metre high horsehead sculptures designed by sculptor Andy Scott completed in October 2013.
We will be taking a lunch break and there will always be a cafe or shops for you to buy lunch or just bring a packed lunch.
Please bring cash, as some places do not accept cards.
All Prices quoted in Pound Stirling (GBP):
- Adult £43.00
- Children 6-15 years old: £39.99
- This tour runs on Monday and Sunday.
- Duration: 8ish hrs : )
- Departure and pick up: at 9.00am from Edinburgh Charlotte Square, in front of the West Register House, EH2 4DR.
- Return and drop off: at 5.30/6.00pm to Edinburgh Charlotte Square, in front of the West Register House, EH2 4DR.
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
- The duration of this tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the traffic and weather conditions.
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Tour inclusions: Transport in a 9 or 16 seat mini-coach, the services of an English-speaking driver guide.
- Tour exclusions: Entry tickets to visitor attractions:
Entry ticket to Doune Castle: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/dunfermline-abbey-and-palace/prices-and-opening-times/
Child aged 5–15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE
And any activities you decide to do in Luss : )
All images from top to bottom:
Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow with the equestrian Wellington Statue, most often featured with a traffic cone on his head. VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved
Looking east to the Stobcross Crane / Finnieston Crane and the Clyde Arc bridge, connecting the southside of Glasgow to the city centre. VisitScotland / Kenny Lam.
Exterior of the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery. VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all rights reserved.
The sandy beach at Luss which is located on the west side of Loch Lomond. The Loch Lomond hotel and lodges is visible beyond. VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins.
Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold near the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is sited on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith. VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins, all rights reserved.
The Helix, Home of the Kelpies, Scotland. VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all right reserved.