There’s no need to coordinate your own visit to the blustery Scottish Highlands, Lochs, and whisky distilleries, when you can explore in luxury on this full-day, comprehensive, and customizable tour. Your local driver will tell stories as they transport your private tour group between attractions in comfort and style, freeing you up to enjoy the scenery and experience the best Scotland has to offer.
The Kelpies (Pass By):
Heading West from Edinburgh towards the The Trossachs National Park we will pass The Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures. Two gigantic, gliniting horse heads rising to the sky. Monuments in tribute to the horse power heritage of industrial Scotland.
Stirling Castle (Photo Stop):
As your journey continues West will pass Stirling with its imposing castle towering over the City and welcoming you to the Highlands. After a stop for Photos of Stirling Castle as a back drop it is onwards to Aberfoyle.
Aberfoyle is a charming village on the banks of the River Forth in the magnificent Trossachs National Park. With an attractive main street and well served with individual shops and cafés. Take a walk around and visit some local stores and gift shops.
Steeped in history, natural beauty and is the gateway to the Great Trossachs Forest National Nature Reserve, in the Heart of the National Park. It is the perfect place for a cruise on a Scottish Loch. The stunning and ever changing scenery is absolutely breathtaking, do not miss the opportunity to make memories in one of Scotland’s most beautiful hidden gems.
A beautiful stop for lunch on the shores of Loch Venachar in the heart of the Loch Lomond National Park.
A bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith, west of Stirling, and gives visitors ataste of the Highlands. It is set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags, and gained fame as the location for the original Doctor Findlay’s Casebook television series.
Located on the banks of the River Teith and started life back in 1785 as a cotton mill until 1966 where it transformed into today’s distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity with its power coming from the River Teith. Tours are run hourly, if you wanted to experience the Heritage Tour then advance booking is required.
Doune Castle (Alternative to Distillery Stop):
As an alterntive to Deanston Distillery you can visit Doune Castle, made famous as Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV Series. Doune Castle was built around 1400, a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle. Its most striking feature is the 100ft high gatehouse which includes the splendid Lord’s Hall with its musicians’ gallery, double fireplace and carved oak screen and you can hear the stories of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail which was also filmed at the castle.
Royal Burgh of Culross (Photo Stop):
The Royal Burgh of Culross, a town that time has passed by, which lies on the banks of the River Forth dating back to the 16th Century. It is the most complete example in Scotland today of a Burgh of the 17th & 18th centuries.
Our final stop is at the World-Famous UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge, we stop in South Queens Ferry and allow you time to experience the awesome sight of the Forth Bridge. Photos taken and maybe a drink on the banks of the Forth before departing for Edinburgh.
Your day is planned to cover the Hidden Gems of Scotland at your pace, with no waiting for other passengers. If there is something you really want to see Aura will ensure it is added to your itinerary. With so many places to visit our sightseeing excursion allows you to sit back and relax in luxury taking in the stunning scenery and if you want to stop you can. Just remember this is Your Day Your Way!
The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The tour price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.