Day trip

From Balloch: Stirling Castle, Whisky & Loch Lomond Bus Tour

Activity provider: Experience Scotland's Wild

From Balloch: Stirling Castle, Whisky & Loch Lomond Bus Tour

Activity provider: Experience Scotland's Wild

From US$ 77.25 per person

Explore, taste, and see Scotland on a tour of Stirling Castle, a whisky distillery, and the Highlands on a bus tour from Balloch. Listen to your guide's stories to learn about Scotland's rich history.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Feel the fresh breeze of the shores of Loch Lomond
  • Learn about the history, wildlife, and culture of the area
  • Blend a bus and walking tour to fit all your needs
  • See some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Highlands
  • Taste local Scottish whisky at the Glencoyne Distillery
Full description

Encompass a visit to Stirling Castle, Glencoyne Distillery, and the Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond all in a bus tour from Balloch. Immerse yourself in Scottish history, flavors, and nature all while learning about the country's long and rich history from your local guide.

Sit back and relax on your bus ride to your first stop: Stirling Castle — one of the most historic castles in Scotland. Besieged by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746 during the Jacobite Uprising, the castle has connections to Mary Queen of Scots and swapped hands between the Scots and the English during the Wars of Independence.

Walk through the castle's historic walls and learn all about what makes it so significant. Then stretch your legs on a short hike in the iconic and dramatic Highlands of Scotland. Explore Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and hear all about the Highland boundary fault line and how this dramatic landscape was created millions of years ago.

Listen as your guide shares stories of history, legends, wildlife, and explains why this area of Scotland is such a special location. Next, quench your thirst with the “water of life” and head to Glengoyne Distillery where you have the freedom to enjoy a guided Whisky distillery tour and see how Scotch whisky is produced. You can even sample a wee dram or two before heading back to Balloch.

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned minivan/bus
  • Tour guide
  • Driving and walking tour
  • Guided short hikes
  • Food or drinks
  • Entry fees to Stirling Castle - Adult £18 on day. Child £11 on day.
  • Entry fees to Whisky Glengoyne Distillery - Adult £18 on day. Child £5 on day.
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Gratuities - at your discretion
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet your guide directly opposite the train station at the Visit Scotland information center. They will be holding an Experience Scotland's Wild logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The tour may be explored in reverse
  • This tour is for ages 12 and up
  • A moderate level of fitness is required as there will be some short walks
  • You will be visiting a cafe where you can buy lunch
  • The meeting location is easily accessible by train from either Glasgow or Edinburgh

Product ID: 413450