Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
The continual Scottish rain and wind did not dampen the beauty of the Scottish countryside and Stirling Castle, and the enthusiasm of our driver-guide, who was generous in sharing his knowledge of Scottish history and geography.”
Chung Ming J Sham • Submitted 27 Aug 2019
This was a fabulous tour and our first stop in scenic Scotland. The scenery to each site was stunning and the information and commentary provided by our guide Stephen was exceptional. Stirling Castle is well worth a visit and was one of our favourite stops during our 2 week holidays. We had high expectations of Scotland and this tour and our friendly knowledgeable guide helped to exceed our expectations.”
Deborah M • Submitted 16 Jul 2019
Excellent value - Guide and Driver - pleasant, informative, and very entertaining. Stirling Castle should not be missed. Coach has internet access.
Loch Lomond a disappointment - not much to see in the time allotted, and very dependent on the weather.”
dawn.aitken • Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A wonderful shore excursion! .Great scenery and stops for viewing. Stirling Castle was very interesting.”
cruisercn • Submitted 13 Sep 2018
This was our first visit to the area, so we were looking for a guide who was knowledgeable and thorough - and enjoyable. Eric was all of those things and more!! We saw everything we had hoped to see and more, including shaggy cows and Clydesdale horses in the fields. At the castle we learned so much about Scottish history; and we experienced all the beauty of the area on our drive through the national park and at the lake. I cannot rate this trip too highly!!”
aviva1030 • Submitted 12 Aug 2018
Guide Eric was ready for us when our cruise ship docked. The itinerary was excellent - good to explore Stirling Castle, sample some single malt at a distillery and see the beauty of the area. Eric provided excellent commentary with a good amount of Scottish humor.”
Richard D • Submitted 07 Aug 2018
Brigham F • Submitted 18 Jul 2018
This was a great tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Loch Lommond is beautiful and We loved Stirling Castle! Make sure you remember you must book a separate castle entrance ticket!”
Stephanie U • Submitted 26 May 2018
A great day out in the countryside.”
Linda F • Submitted 03 Mar 2018
Wonderful driver and guide. We came looking for family history and he had great knowledge of the area to help us.
Long day but worth it.”
billsandy1972 • Submitted 22 Nov 2017
This whole trip has been an experience in history. This tour was no exception. Loch Lomond was a very peaceful place where one can understand why the locals are so in love with it. Far more than Loch Ness. The Trossachs reminded me of my home in California. But Stirling Castle was special. The history of modern civilization is found here.”
John B • Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Wonderful scenery. The drive through the Trossachs was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise on Loch Lomond. The guide and driver were great!!”
wfeider • Submitted 06 Nov 2017
Great tour, great commentary, and bus was a good size as well - 3/4 full.
Leslie L • Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Loved this tour from the pier in Leith. An excellent small group where we saw some amazing countryside and Stirling Castle. The setting of Stirling was particularly interesting after having watched Braveheart again.”
Ann S • Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Amazing tour very knowledagable guides”
Nancy M • Submitted 25 Sep 2017
We loved Scotland and timber bush tours!Barry was awesome!The sterling castle,Koch lumped and everything in between!Loved it great value”
mikevalerie84 • Submitted 24 Sep 2017
Wonderful experience. We had a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable. I learned a lot of history. Beautiful countryside. Highly recommend the tour.”
Fred M • Submitted 21 Sep 2017
Wonderful tour, our guide, Stuart was very knowledgable and entertaining. Would highly recommend.”
Angela I • Submitted 14 Sep 2017
This was amazing. Such a great value especially compared to the shore excursions offered by the ship. They were there waiting right outside the port. Could not have been easier and got us back to the ship on time.
I purchased the castle tickets ahead of time. Worth while visit. Loch Lomond is a surprise, sweet walkable villiage.
Fabulous day and scenery.”
Judy A • Submitted 05 Sep 2017
This is one of the best shore excursions we did on our cruise. You will see and learn so much. Our guide was excellent, the coach clean, and the driver kept us safe. It is a long day, but you will cover so much and learn so much about the area. I highly recommend this tour.
The coach was at the port ready and waiting when we disembarked. We were back in plenty of time.
So no worries. Just enjoy!”
phyllis W • Submitted 10 Aug 2017
Great tour! To get the best of your tour of fascinating Stirling Castle find the meeting point for a very informative free half tour of the major buildings in Stirling Caste. The scenery through The Trossachs, with stops at particularly beautiful locations, and on to Loch Lomond was gorgeous. Be sure to walk the quaint town of Loch Lomond. I also enjoyed our stop at the Scottish Wool Centre for a snack as we were able to catch an informative talk about the various types of sheep that were on display.”
Pete • Submitted 07 Aug 2017
justellen2004 • Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Check out the bulldog who rules lake almond. Beautiful day with lots of stops and scenery”
Susan G P • Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Another great shore excursion with port pick up through Viator. Much better price than similar tour arranged through cruise ship. This was a full day tour however, found it quite relaxing. Castle is quite crowded but that is to be expected for the time of year. Cost of admission to castle itself was optional for about 14 pounds each. Chose to skip it and walk about town instead which proved very enjoyable. Nice stop in Aberfoyle for lunch and shopping if you wished at the Scottish Woolen store. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs proved to be a very relaxing and easy walking scenic stop.”
derek.revait • Submitted 30 Jul 2017