Scottish Tours

Scotland is renowned for its rich history, first class golf courses and world famous whisky.

At Direct Travel Falkirk, we are proud to offer a flexible, professional service and our bespoke day tours are tailored to suit your personal interests and requirements. We will work with you to ensure you get a true taste of Scottish culture and history, discovering the very best our beautiful country has to offer in one of our luxury vehicles. Below are a selection of our featured tours although we are more than happy to make edits or to create a fully personalised tour. Prices are available on request.

Historic Stirling and The Trossachs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departing from Stirling, the first stop on this tour is Bannockburn Visitor Centre, the site of Robert the Bruce’s  1314 victory at the Battle of Bannockburn. From here we will travel towards Stirling Castle, passing King’s Park and the King’s Knot, once a royal pleasure ground where the monarchs pursued their leisure interests, such as jousting, hawking and hunting. Once at Stirling Castle you will be able to take in the magnificent views  of the Ochil Hills and Trossachs, before taking a tour of the beautiful 16th Century building built by the Stewart Monarchy.

Making our way through the town centre, we will pass the Old Stirling Bridge where  Sir William Wallace and Sir Andrew Moray led the Scottish army to victory over King Edward I of England in 1297. Our next place of interest will be The National Wallace Monument, standing proud in commemoration of William Wallace, here you will have the option to climb the 246 steps to the Crown and see the spectacular views.

We will then travel through the Victorian spa town of Bridge of Allan on our way to the quaint town of Callander, a popular tourist stop and the gateway to the Highlands. From Callander, you can take the opportunity to visit Rob Roy’s resting place or take a scenic tour of The Trossachs National Park.

 

 

Important Details

  • We recommend you bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing. Please bear in mind the weather in Scotland can be a little unpredictable!

  • It is encouraged that you have a chat with your driver before departing in order to plan stops for lunch/refreshments. We supply complimentary chilled bottled water, please note no other food or drink is permitted in the vehicle.

 

 

Highlights

  • Bannockburn Visitors Centre

  • Stirling Castle

  • Stirling Bridge

  • The Wallace Monument

  • Bridge of Allan

  • Callander

  • The Trossachs

 

 

 

 

 

St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this tour we set off towards South Queensferry, a pleasant town on the shore of the Firth of Forth. On arrival there will be time to stroll around the village and view one of Scotland’s greatest man-made landmarks – The Forth Rail Bridge.

From here we will travel to St Andrews, a town steeped in history. You will learn about the culture and have the opportunity to explore the Cathedral, Castle and University buildings. You may find it interesting to know St Andrews is famously known as the ‘home of golf’. A visit would not be complete without stopping at The Old Course,  the oldest and most iconic golf course in the world.

Weather permitting, you can also pay a visit to St Andrews beach before heading along the coastal route to the picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of the Kingdom of Fife. A break for some famous fish and chips along the way is a must! Our final destination will be the village of Falkland and Falkland Palace, once home of the Stewart Kings and Queens.

 

 

Important Details

  • We recommend you bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing. Please bear in mind the weather in Scotland can be a little unpredictable!

  • It is encouraged that you have a chat with your driver before departing in order to plan stops for lunch/refreshments. We supply complimentary chilled bottled water, please note no other food or drink is permitted in the vehicle.

 

 

Highlights

  • South Queensferry

  • The Forth Bridges

  • St Andrews Cathedral, Castle and University

  • St Andrews Beach

  • The Old Course

  • Fishing Villages (Craill, Anstruther, Pittenweem)

  • Falkland

Scottish Highland, Lochs and Glens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This tour begins as we head north from Stirling towards Kilmahog, a hamlet situated to the West of Callander along the River Leny.  This small village has much to offer – you may wish to pay a visit to a traditional Scottish woollen mill. You could take a look at what remains of ancient Roman ramparts. Visitors love getting their photograph taken next to Samson’s Putting Stone as a lasting memory.

As we continue to travel north through Rob Roy Country you can sit back and relax as you take in the scenery of Rannoch Moor, most notable for its dramatic landscape and abundance of wildlife.

From here our journey continues north to Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most dramatic Glens, steeped in history with all the tales of the Clans Campbell and McGregor.

We carry on along the side of the stunning Loch Linnhe heading towards the town of Fort William where we can stop for lunch in one of the towns many fine establishments. Now we leave Fort William and pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s Highest Mountain standing at 1334 metres. We next pass by the Caledonian Canal and the quaint village of Fort Augustus. This is where you can get outstanding views of the famous Loch Ness as we drive along the shoreline. You can get out and take a tour on the Jacobite Loch Cruise and explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

After leaving Loch Ness we head towards Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. Which lies on the banks of the River Ness. From leaving the picturesque Inverness we head south, through some spectacular scenery of the County of Perthshire. We will take a rest in the town of Pitlochry which has been a favourite stop off point since the Victorian times. It is then the last part of our journey homeward through more of the spectacular Perthshire countryside which then blends with the central lowlands.

 

 

Important Details

  • We recommend you bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing. Please bear in mind the weather in Scotland can be a little unpredictable!

  • It is encouraged that you have a chat with your driver before departing in order to plan stops for lunch/refreshments. We supply complimentary chilled bottled water, please note no other food or drink is permitted in the vehicle.

 

 

Highlights

  • Kilmahog

  • Rob Roy Country

  • Glencoe

  • Loch Linnhe

  • Fort William and Ben Nevis

  • Fort Augustus

  • Urquhart Castle

  • Loch Ness and Inverness

  • Pitlochry

The Whisky Tour – Deanston, Auchentoshan and Loch Lomond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting off from Stirling, we will make our way to Deanston, on the banks of the River Teith.  Traditionally opened as a cotton mill in 1785, Deanston Distillery produces artisan single malt whisky using traditional methods.  Here you will have the chance to take a tour of the distillery and learn about the precise craftsmanship that goes into every bottle of their award-winning whisky – you can even try a sample!

On departure from Deanston you can sit back and relax as your driver takes you on to Auchentoshan Distillery in Glasgow.  Once again you will have the opportunity to take a tour of the distillery at your leisure and see exactly how they produce Auchentoshan triple distilled malt whisky.

After a busy morning sampling you will certainly be ready for a bite to eat!  Loch Lomond is just a short journey from Glasgow and an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely lunch and perhaps an afternoon stroll or visit to the shops.  From here you can take in the picturesque Scottish scenery on your return journey to Stirling.

Please note admission to distilleries in not included in the tour price.

 

 

Important Details

  • We recommend you bring suitable footwear and outdoor clothing – please bear in mind the weather in Scotland can be a little unpredictable!

  • It is encouraged that you have a chat with your driver before departing in order to plan stops for lunch/refreshments. We supply complimentary chilled bottled water, please note no other food or drink is permitted in the vehicle.

 

 

Highlights

  • Deanston Distillery

  • Auchentoshan Distillery

  • Lochside lunch at Loch Lomond

  • Loch Lomond National Park

The Falkirk Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Falkirk Wheel is a magnificent, mechanical marvel which has been constructed to 21st century, state-of-the-art engineering. It is already being recognised as an iconic landmark worthy of Scotland's traditional engineering expertise.

Designed to replace a series of lock gates built in the 19th century - long since demolished and replaced by housing - The Falkirk Wheel is the showpiece of the Millennium Link project where coast-to-coast navigation of the canals has been re-established for the first time in over 40 years.

The Wheel is great for a family day out with a Childrens Activity Zone, Mini Canal & Water Play Park, Water Activity Zone, Cycle Hire, Water Zorbing, Canoeing, Boat trips and Woodland Walks which take in parts of the Antonine Wall a World Heritage Site and Roughcastle Roman Fort.  See the Outdoor Trax website here for more details on Waterwalking and cycle hire.

The Scottish Segway Centre is also now based at the Falkirk Wheel so why not try a Segway Tour of the Falkirk Wheel and its surrounding area? 

The Wheel also hosts a range of Family Friendly events throughout the year keep checking the Falkirk Wheel website for details. 

Special group rates are available and the visitor centre is open at no cost to sit and view The Falkirk Wheel or have a delicious coffee and a wide variety of quality foods.

Boat trips on the canals can be also arranged at competitive rates.

For visitors taking the boat trip, the entire Wheel Experience will last for approximately 60 minutes on a round trip and ascent and descent through the wheel.

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