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Castles & Lochs of the Western Highlands

Gray Line Scotland

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Ideal if you wish to enjoy beautiful scenery and see some of Scotland’s most famous Castles.Upon leaving Edinburgh, you will be taken north-west past several historic sites, castles and battlefields in Stirlingshire to Doune Castle.

About This Deal

The first stop of the day will be Doune Castle. This beautiful 14th century castle will be well recognised due to its status in the film and TV industry. Doune Castle* was used in the filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was also used to represent part of Winterfell in season 1 of Game of Thrones and is the fictional Castle Leoch in Outlander. Monty Python’s very own Terry Jones narrates the audio guide, which we recommend to our passengers to highlight some of the subtleties and secrets of the castle. Grayline Scotland offers a 10% discount on entry to Doune Castle.

On departure from Doune Castle, our driver will aim to stop at convenient services for comfort and refreshment. The journey continues past plenty of dramatic scenery with an abundance of ‘Lochs, Glens and Bens’. The coach will stop for a photo opportunity at Kilchurn Castle on the banks of the beautiful Loch Awe; this is one of the most photographed Castles in Scotland, often used in calendars and postcards.

The next stop is the highland town of Inveraray. Your driver will give you a quick driven tour of the town so that you may get your bearings. Once off the coach, the opportunity is there to explore Inveraray Castle* (featured on the 2014 'Downton Abbey' Christmas special), the old Jail* or merely relax in the town with some lunch and a drop of whisky (own expense).

After the lunch stop the coach will continue past Loch Fyne, well famed for its Oysters and Kippers that are the pride of award winning kitchens around the world. Then there shall be a stop for photos at the Rest and be Thankful pass, off the old military road. This, by far and away, has to be one of the most strikingly beautiful views in the country. The journey will then continue to the final stop at Luss.

Luss is a small and classical highland village on the ‘bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’ . This body of water is well known through Scottish song, poetry and folklore. You will then pass Stirling Castle and be returned to Edinburgh for city centre drop-offs.
*optional extra, admission charge payable

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop off
  • Audio guide at Doune Castle
  • Food and drinks


Departure Point
We at Gray Line Scotland offer a free pick-up service on the morning of your tour.
 
Please advise your Edinburgh accommodation name and address to allow us to organise our FREE hotel/guest house morning pick-up service for the day your tour departs Edinburgh.
You can update your reservation by emailing the information to enquiries@graylinetours.com or contacting us on arrival to Edinburgh on 0131 555 5558.
 
Failure to contact us in time could result in you missing the tour and we recommend you contact us within 24 hours of departure.
                         
We will endeavour to collect from the door to as many hotels and guest houses as possible.  If this is not possible, then usually the nearest main road, or certainly a landmark within walking distance.
If you are staying outside the city or coming from a private address we can arrange your nearest pick up point.
 
Drop Offs: Although we are happy to collect you in the morning, we are unable to guarantee you will be dropped off exactly where you were picked up at the end of the tour. If you are staying en route back into the city you will be dropped off, the tour driver will discuss this with you. We drop off at convenient points back in the City Centre.
 
**Please note that we deploy several vehicles to complete our morning pick-up service and then transport our passengers to the main coach to begin the tour. Therefore, the vehicle you board initially may not be the one that takes you on the tour**
 
 


Departure Time
9:00 AM

Duration
10 hours

Return Details
Drop off at convenient points in central Edinburgh

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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Gray Line Scotland in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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