This tour is for those who enjoy seeing the major cities of the countries they visit, and soak in the nature as well. On this day tour departing from Edinburgh you will experience the modern and dynamic city of Glasgow, the largest city of Scotland, with a scenic panoramic tour and some free time to explore Cathedral and City Centre.
The second half of the tour has a little bit of nature tossed in. This is when you journey through to the Trossachs National Park to enjoy a relaxing cruise on Loch Lomond.
Before heading back to Edinburgh, you'll stop briefly to admire views of Stirling Castle, and the Kelpies at the Helix Park.
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.
Balloch 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 Balloch. Here we can enjoy a walk along the banks of the loch or a cruise on its pristine waters.
Stirling and The Kelpies
We travel eastwards and before we return to Edinburgh, we make one last stop in Stirling. On the way back home you'll see 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 £53
- Children 6-15 years old: £49
- This tour runs every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Duration: 8ish hrs : )
- Departure and pick up: at 9.30am from Edinburgh Charlotte Square, in front of the West Register House, EH2 4DR.
- Return and drop off: at 5.30pm to Edinburgh Charlotte Square, in front of the West Register House, EH2 4DR.
- Minimum numbers apply.
- The duration of this tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the traffic and weather conditions.
- As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
- The price of your tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our coaches.
- All optional extras (attraction entrance fees and meals) are not included in the price of your tour and are payable on the day of travel. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows (current prices in 2018):
Loch Lomond Cruise: £10.50 Adults, £8.50 Youth (13- 15), £7.00 Children (12 and under)
- We welcome children over 6 years old on our tours, and children aged between 6-14yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate. We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 6 on any of our tours.
- A moderate amount of walking is involved. This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Our cancellation policy: you’ll be granted a full refund for cancellations up to 21 days before the tour date. After that, all sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties
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. David Alba Rosales, 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 beach of Loch Lomond in Balloch. Daniela Copland, all rights reserved.
The Helix, Home of the Kelpies, Scotland. VisitScotland / Kenny Lam, all right reserved.