8.45am Leaving from Edinburgh Take in the magnificent Forth bridges as you make a brief stop for pictures on the south bank of the Firth of Forth.
11.15am Board the Sir Walter Scott After driving past The Kelpies, Stirling Castle and through the Trossachs to the edge of Loch Lomond, you’ll be dropped at Stronachlacher Pier on Loch Katrine. Here you’ll join the Sir Walter Scott for a stunning one hour cruise down the loch.
12.30pm Disembark at Trossachs Pier Your driver will have taken the road round the loch to collect you at Trossachs Pier, from where you will be taken the short trip to enjoy lunch at The Lochside right on the picturesque banks of Loch Venachar
1.00-2.00pm Lunch There can be few more beautiful settings than this for lunch. Relax and look out across the loch as you enjoy good Scottish fare in the peace and tranquillity of The Trossachs.
2.30pm Doune Castle There will be an opportunity for a brief visit to Doune Castle. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Outlander, Game of Thrones and Outlaw King have all used this iconic castle. Grab some quick pictures at one of Scotland’s most frequently used film locations.
3.00pm Tour of Deanston whisky distillery. See the whisky making process and sample it’s fruits. In addition to another Outlander location this distillery has it’s own unique history where you will learn about some key aspects of the industrial revolution as well as sampling some fine malt.
4.00 Stirling Castle In my opinion this is the best visitor experience castle of all. It as the nursery of Scottish monarchs. It was the focus of our most famous battles, it has fabulous views and brilliantly restored medieval interiors. I’ll show you round and tell you it’s history.
The Kelpies On the route home you can enjoy a drive by, or stop to visit the brilliant Kelpies sculpture. What a way to top off an Ultimate Scotland Day Tour.