Stirling, Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Whisky Tour
Great way to discovering Historic Scotland!
Take part in a day trip that includes the best of Scotland in one day - history, castles, lochs, mountains, traditional taverns and that all important whisky distillery tour. You will experience the awe inspiring Stirling Castle, the hills and glens of the Trossachs, the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, and a tour of the fabulous and yummy Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery.
This is a fantastic 8 hour tour from Glasgow that features Scottish history, culture and the most impressive, iconic Scottish scenery. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will leave the tour with not just memories but a better sense of Scotland – its past, present and future…..
All our tours include a knowledgeable guide, bottled water and light refreshments in the vehicle. The tour does not include entrance fees, meals, and alcoholic drinks.
Scotland and Whisky Tour Highlights
- See the stunning banks of Loch Lomond
- Experience a distillery tour at Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery
- Enjoy a real Scottish pint in none other than the Drovers Inn, unchanged through the centuries and an attraction in its own right
- Visit Stirling Castle, one of the most significantly historic castles in the country and really quite “fit for a Queen”
- Explore the Trossachs including Loch Lubnaig and some Highland Cows at Kilmahog
The Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Whisky tour departs promptly at 9am from 266 George Street in Glasgow. The meeting point is a very central location and where most tours from Glasgow depart.
We will begin by making our way to the Historic heart of Scotland in Stirling. Stirling Castle sits atop an extinct volcano and has witnessed many kings, queens, conflict and intrigue. You will have the opportunity to explore the castle for 1 hour and a half after a short history tour by your guide. (entrance to Stirling Castle not included)
We will then make our way through the Trossachs region of Scotland, making photographic stops along the way at Loch Lubnaig and the Highland Cows at Kilmahog and views towards the Glen Ogle Viaduct. If the weather is pleasant, you will feel like you are on a mini Scotland Photography Tour.
We will then continue on to the Drovers Inn where we will have our lunch (not included). The Drovers Inn was first established in 1705 and if only walls could talk. It has been frequented by many famous and infamous Scots including Rob Roy MacGregor and has its own unique and quirky feel. They have a great selection of hearty traditional Scottish cuisine as well as Burgers and such like. They have gluten free and vegetarian options too. While you eat, your guide will regale you with stories of the building’s past and its spooky ghost stories.
After our lunch, we will continue our way towards the Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery. We will make a photographic stop on Loch Lomond on the journey.
Once we arrive at Auchentoshan, you will experience a whisky tour (not included) by one of their wonderful staff. You will learn how Scotch whisky is made and why it is so special to Scotland, they do call it the “water of life” after all. The tour lasts around 1 hour and it includes a tasting of Auchentoshan at the end.
After your whisky tour, we will make our way back to Glasgow where we aim to reach for 5pm (traffic depending)
What to Bring
- A copy of your confirmation email
- A light rain jacket
- Cash, credit card, or Historic Scotland Explorer Pass for entrance fees
- Please wear closed-toe, comfortable footwear
- You will be transported in a clean and comfortable vehicle with air conditioning
- Tours are capped at 8 people. If you have more than 8 people in your group, please contact us to check availability.
Paid Activities which are not included in our tour price:
1) Stirling Castle
Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE (the explorer pass is only worth it if you are planning to visit 2 or more Historic Scotland properties)
Child aged 5–15: £9
Child under 5: FREE
(these prices are subject to change)
Credit cards accepted
2) Lunch –
Usually around £10 – £15 per person depending on what you order.
Credit cards accepted
3) Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery –
£10 per person for the full 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Credit cards accepted
Tour Departs from 266 George Street Glasgow: Please see following map:
Slàinte Scotland Tours
Slàinte Scotland, Clyde Coast Tourism Ltd
14 Crawfurd Street
Greenock, Inverclyde PA15 1LJ