Tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow

 Suggested Tours

It is your day, your Choice, the following day trips are only suggestions and can be changed at your request, there is no rigid itinerary , If you have somewhere you would like to visit in Scotland or if you would like more suggestions please feel free to ask.

Edinburgh skyline from Edinburgh CastleTours from Edinburgh

We can start each tour from the city in the historic Old Town. From the ancient rock of Edinburgh Castle we will drive down the old medieval street of the Royal Mile. Passing St. Giles Cathedral to the Royal Palace of Holyrood, the official residence of the Queen in Scotland.Before driving through some of the principal sights of the elegant Georgian New Town as we leave the city.

St Andrews and the Fife Coast

The ancient town of St Andrews is one of the most fascinating and famous towns in Scotland, internationally renowned as the home of golf. In St Andrews you will
find the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the British Golf Museum and of course, the legendary Old Course.

Forth road bridge over the Firth of Forth, heading to Fife

Alongside its rich sporting heritage, St Andrews is steeped in history, a visit to the stunning ruins of the old cathedral and castle standing in the midst of the town is an excellent way to soak up the unique atmosphere of the town, home to Scotland’s oldest university.On the return journey, a visit to one of the many picturesque fishing villages that dot the fife coast is thoroughly recommended, and an excellent opportunity to sample some delicious local seafood.

Glasgow and Loch Lomond

Glasgow presents the visitor with a magnificent contrast to Edinburgh. Scotland’s largest city, once the Second City of the Empire, a city famous for Ship Building and its Victorian and modern architecture. From its powerful industrial past it has reinvented itself into a bold and dynamic cultural centre. It is the UK’s leading creative city outside of London. This is enhanced by Glasgow’s excellent selection museums and galleries, the best known being the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection. Alongside this Glasgow’s bustling shopping streets make it the second best shopping destination in all of the UK. Later we visit Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest and most scenic loch , on a fine day you can enjoy a cruise on the loch and visit the picturesque village of Luss, if the weather is wet we can visit a distillery, learn how Malt whisky is made and enjoy a “wee dram”.

Stirling Castle and the Trossachs

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is often regarded as Scotland’s most important castle, situated in the heart of the country at the strategically vital gateway to the highlands. Its walls have witnessed many sieges and battles over the centuries. For many years Stirling Castle was the seat of Scottish royal power, several Kings and Queens were crowned in its now magnificently restored Great Hall. A visit here is a visit to one of the centres of Scottish history. Then on to the romantic beauty of the tranquil lochs and wooded glens of the Trossachs offer many stunning photo ops for visitors, its famed scenery loved by poets and artists for centuries.

Tours from Glasgow

River Clyde in Glasgow

Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle

The Trossachs & Loch Lomond National Park, at the edge of the rugged Highlands, is one of Scotland’s most beautiful areas and is only a short drive from the centre of Glasgow. The tranquil beauty of the lochs and glens of the Trossachs are a refreshing change from the cosmopolitan bustle of the city. Across hills once walked by Rob Roy and William Wallace, lies the historic castle town of Stirling, around which so much of Scottish history has unfolded.

Stirling Castle’s fascinating history makes it one of the most interesting castles to visit in Scotland, it dominates the surrounding countryside, and on a clear day you will enjoy remarkable views from its walls. Nearby is the Wallace Monument where you can learn of William Wallace and his victory at Stirling Bridge in 1297 or we can visit Bannockburn Battlefield, the site of the most important battle in Scottish History.

The City of Edinburgh via Linlithgow Palace and Queensferry

On the journey to Edinburgh we can take in the magnificent renaissance ruins of Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots and one of the largest Royal palaces in Scotland.From here a short journey takes us to the picturesque village of Queensferry on the edge of the city.

Situated at the edge of the river Forth, it is the perfect place to observe the iconic Forth rail bridge, a world famous symbol of Scotland, before continuing on into the city.Scotland’ Capital is a city steeped in history, an absolute must for any visitor to the country.

The world famous bulk of Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which contains over 4,500 historic buildings. A visit to Edinburgh will leave you in no doubt as to why it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Shore Excursions

I offer a fully flexible tour service for cruise ship passengers. Whether you are visiting Scotland for a few hours or a day or two, together we can work out an itinerary that suits you, starting by collecting you direct from your port of call.

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