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- Duration: 8 Hrs 45 Mins
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521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
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Returns to original departure point
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Explore the world of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy. Visit Stirling Castle, an important site in Scottish history, travel through the landscape of the Trossachs, also known as the Highlands in Miniature and finish your day with lovely views of Loch Lomond from the beautiful village of Luss or by taking a 1 hour cruise on the Loch itself before returning to Edinburghs Royal Mile.
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Stop At: Stirling castle, Stirling, Scotland
We stop to spend time at Stirling castle
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Aberfoyle VisitScotland iCentre, Aberfoyle, Loch lomond and the trossachs national park, Scotland
We stop at the village of Aberfoyle for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Loch lomond and the trossachs national park, Scotland
We stop at Balloch at Loch Lomond to give our customers the option of taking a cruise across Loch Lomond.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Luss Pier, Luss, Loch lomond and the trossachs national park, Scotland
For those who are not interested in taking the cruise, we stop at Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond, for customers to take a leisurely walk
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland
We stop at South Queensferry for views of the Forth Bridges
Duration: 10 minutes
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Entry/Admission - Loch Lomond Shores
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 5 years
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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My purpose for seeing this particular part of Scotland was due to my ancestors coming from this area. I chose this day trip as it also included a cruise on Loch Lomond which some companies didn't include. I found the day to be enjoyable with plenty of free time at Stirling Castle and the village we stopped at for lunch. The driver (Stuart) was very informative, friendly, helpful and a safe driver. The coach was comfortable especially as this is a very popular day trip from Edinburgh.
Compared to other tour we took, the Timberbush Tours departure was chaos. Where the other had a central check-in and predetermined bus arrival point for us to wait, at Timberbush the person in charge did not check anyone in, and seemed to be unaware of where buses for each tour would be parking for pickup. And he had people so spread out that his voice couldn't reach us all when he made an announcement. So only a portion of those waiting were aware of any particular bit of information. The net result was near chaos. And despite us arriving well before others on our tour, we wound up being the last to board and getting individual seats sprinkled through the bus near and at the back.
The second issue is that when we booked the tour months ago the website indicated it would be on a small, 18 passenger, bus (that detail has been removed from the current listing). That was one key reason why we chose this tour. But when the bus arrived, it was for 47 passengers. It changes the whole dynamic of the tour. With a small bus it is quick and easy for the driver to stop multiple times along the way because it is quick to unload and load a small bus. That means getting to actually see intermediate sites instead of waving as you zoom by. And getting bathroom breaks before bladders burst. In contrast, it takes so long to unload and reload a large bus that intermediate stops were impractical. And when we got to destinations after long stretches on the road, everyone was dashing for the restrooms instead of taking an opportunity to enjoy the sights.
Our other tour (with a different operator) was also heavily subscribed. But instead of that operator switching to a large bus and compromising the experience, they added more small buses to accommodate the extra passengers. It cost them more money (3 drivers instead of 1), but the tour was far better. We got to stop and see more, and relate much more closely with the tour guide.
So despite a yeoman performance by the driver/guide (Stuart), the bus switch and having to sit separately near the back of a large coach, made this a poor experience.
The visit to loch Lomond wasn't worth it. The interesting part of this tour was Stirling Castle and because we lost so much time waiting for the latecomers we spent only a little more than an our at Stirling Castle. You can take a city bus from Edimburg to Stirling Castle for 5 pounds for two and spent as much time as you want there. So don't waste your money and your time. A very positive note go to the driver how spent a lot of time waiting and going after the late people because he didn't want to leave anyone behind it was kind of him.
The day tour from Edinburgh was a delight. The tour left promptly. The guide gave entertaining and fun stories about the history of Scotland and locations. The boat portion was beautiful and relaxing. Lunch in Aberfoyle provided some good eating options. Stirling Castle could have used a little more time for touring, but still great to visit.
Loved every minute of it. Andrew the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would be happy to book this and similar tours again.
What a great day. The views were spectacular. The stops were well chosen. Best of all, the driver was fantastic. Neil was knowledgeable, funny, a good story teller, and overall a great guide!
Our tour Guide Mr. Paul B. was a great tour guide and well oriented. Even it was raining during our tour but still worthed.
This was a wonderful tour. I loved the cruise around Loch Lomond and we had alot of time to explore at Stirling Castle.
My ancestors on both sides of my family were from this region. It was awesome to visit. Out guide was very knowledgeable.
Very enjoyable tour. Guide was good. Bus was very nice. Took the cruise on Loch Lomond where we saw large old estate homes on the shores. Stirling Castle was very impressive -my favorite part of the tour. Our driver took a slight detour to let us see Doune Castle which was used in the filming of Outlander. Driver took another detour after coming back to Edinburgh to show us the three bridges including the famous railroad bridge. The trip was also good for seeing some of the beautiful scenery of Scotland. Good tour. Would recommend.