3 Night EDINBURGH, LOCH & CASTLES
3 Night Edinburgh, Lochs & Castles Ref: 3ELC
Private Car Transfer from Edinburgh Station to Hotel.
3 nights The Spires Edinburgh 3* or similar, Edinburgh
1 x One Bedroom Apartment
Start Time: 14:00pm
Duration: 90 Mins
Edinburgh Castle dominates this Scottish city of half a million people. Set on a dead volcano, the castle is an imposing sight with its thick defensive walls. This 1 Hr 30 Min tour gives you an insider’s view of the city’s number one attraction, first letting you skip the line and then revealing the secrets of this fortress, from one of the world’s few official dog cemeteries to the smallest shrine in the world. Learn about the castle’s wicked and wonderful history from the guide.
Start Time: 08:15am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Leaving Edinburgh you travel west, past Stirling Castle, to our first stop of Doune Castle. This castle was built over 600 years ago and is still in great condition. You’ll have time to visit the castle and if you’re a fan of 'Monty Python and The Holy Grail' or the ‘Outlander’ series, you can learn about how the castle was used as a filming set.
We then continue through Callander and cross the Highland Boundary Fault Line leaving behind the rolling farmland for the wild mountains and forests of the Highlands.
We make a short stop at Loch Lubnaig before continuing over the Braes of Balquhidder. From Balquhidder, the tour winds its way through the tough knot of mountains known as Breadalbane (meaning the 'high country of Scotland').
Before lunch, we stop to see Kilchurn Castle, a magnificent ruin situated on the edge of Loch Awe and former home of the Campbell’s of Breadalbane.
We continue along the banks of Loch Awe through Campbell country to the picturesque town of Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here we admire the 18th Century Castle (open to visitors between April – October), where you can take time to explore the town and or head to the Old Jail.
Leaving Inveraray, we drive up through the steep sided mountains known as the Arrochar Alps to the great viewpoint at 'Rest and Be Thankful'. We then skirt around Loch Long and down to the "Bonnie, Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. We make a short stop at the conservation village of Luss, where you can wander around taking in its quaint houses and stunning views across the loch before we make our way back to Edinburgh, with a short photo stop underneath Stirling Castle.
Private Car Transfer from Hotel to Edinburgh Station.
Transfer from Edinburgh Airport - Hotel or v.v. Supplement of AUD $30.00 One Way.