Braveheart, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour
Braveheart, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour Day Tour
This morning we head out from Edinburgh and along Scotlands central belt to our largest City, Glasgow for a quick visit. Leaving the city behind, you head northwest towards the town of Dumbarton, it was here that King Robert “The” Bruce died in 1329 and Mary, Queen of Scots left Scotland for France as a 5 year old in 1547. Arriving at the village of Balloch on the “Bonnie, bonnie” banks of Loch Lomond and If the weather permits, you will have the opportunity to take a 1 hour sightseeing trip on the Loch.
Leaving Loch Lomond behind us it’s into the Southern Highlands and Scotlands first National Park “The Trossachs”, a virtually unchanged landscape for nearly 300 years made famous by the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the area is often described as the Highlands in miniature. In the National Park we drive down to the Victorian village of Aberfoyle and lunch (or some retail therapy?).
After lunch, it’s up and over the “Dukes Pass” across the “Highland Line” towards the village of Callander, noted for the Romans, Rob “Roy” MacGregor, Civil war and their two resident celebrities Hamish Dubh and Honey, the Highland cattle (Hairy Cows), and the village of Doune, Doune castle, built in the 14th century was home to Robert, Duke of Albany (the Great Grandson of “The Bruce”). More recently it has been the location for Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Macbeth, Outlander and Game of Thrones. Just outside the village, you will have an opportunity to visit a Highland Malt Distillery, Deanston. Leaving the distillery behind you, you drive over the plains of Stirling, and up to the “Key to the Highlands” Stirling castle. Sitting high on its volcanic plug of rock Stirling castle was strategically the most important in the whole of the Kingdom. After your visit, we drive past the battlefields of Bannockburn, it was here on the 23rd & 24th of June 1314 that King Robert I (“The Bruce”), defeated the armies of Edward II of England.
Leaving Bannockburn behind us we head back towards Edinburgh with a hundred memories and a camera full of photographs.
- Live commentary
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned VIP Class 5 seat People carrier, Mercedes “E” Class AMG Estate or Jaguar “XF” Saloon
- Complimentary maps
- Bottled water
- Soft Drinks
- Welcome pack including: Scottish shortbread, Scottish Tablet & Fudge etc
Optional entrance fees
The above tour is subject to alteration due to any unforeseen circumstances on the day of your intended hire. Whilst not always possible, we will endeavour to complete the above tour as described to the best of our abilities.
The hire cost charged is for the exclusive use of the vehicle and personal guiding services. It does not include any entrances for optional visits, boat trip charges or meals etc.
Departure time: 0800hrs
Drop off time: 1800hrs
Tour duration: 10 hours
Cost: £750.00 GBP
*A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking