Day Tours

These are just a few of the options you have for day trips in Scotland - but if you have specific places you want to see, associated with your clans, or with interests of your own, tell me and I'll put a brief itinerary together for you.

History and Archaeology
Great Hotels and amazing activities
dramatic scenery
Spectacular Scotland
Clans and Kings

Stirling, Doune & the Trossachs
We'll take you to Stirling Castle, a spectacular home of the kings and queens of Scotland, to Doune Castle (Castle Leoch in the "Outlander" series), maybe followed with a tour of Deanston Distillery, lunch at the Lake of Menteith Hotel or a visit to Inchmahome Island and the priory where Mary Queen of Scots was kept as a young child.

Alternatively, we can head up country to the lovely falls of Dochart and the actual grave of Rob Roy McGregor, returning via Loch Tay and Aberfeldy.

Outlander and Film locations

St Andrews & Fife.
To the home of golf, St Andrews. The  onto the historic towns of Falkland and Culross, both used in "Outlander" as locations.

Fife is a wonderful, secret place, steeped in history.  

Blackness Castle, home of Blackjack Randall, awaits you, forbidding on the Firth of Forth.
​For a change, what about a trip to one of Scotland's nuclear bunkers? Interesting and thought provoking.
Alternatively, we can take a trip to the fascinating East Neuk of Fife, with lovely fishing villages and some charming seafood restaurants.

​Glencoe and Appin

Travelling via either Loch Lomond or Callander (depending on pick up point), we'll take you to the dark and forbidding Glencoe - a must for getting out of the car and just drinking in the atmosphere. En route, we'll stop at the Black Mount Viewpoint, and cross Rannoch Moor (seen in the James Bond film "Skyfall".

After Glencoe, we skirt around the beautiful Loch Linnhe, and head down the Appin Peninsula.

Then on to Port Appin , with wonderful views of the inner isles and a couple of lovely restaurants.  If you want seafood, this is the tour for you.

We complete the journey by heading inland via Loch Awe to Stirling, then on to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Loch Lomond and Inverary
The legendary Loch Lomond, and the stunning scenery of Inveraray, Loch Fyne, Loch Awe and the remarkable Inverary Castle.

Have lunch at one of Scotland's best gastro pubs in Inveraray itself.  

If ancient monuments are your thing, try one of Europe's greatest archaeological sites; the 3000 year old standing stones and burial cairns at Kilmartin Glen.

​Edinburgh Castle and Town Centre
The romantic capital of Scotland. The Castle, the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket.

Visit the site of Scotland's last public executions and some of the greatest historical sites in the country.

If time allows, we can take in the remarkable Rosslyn Chapel, the inspiration for

"The Da Vinci Code".

History, legend, architecture, scenery; Edinburgh has it all.