Private Tour Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
Travel in the footsteps of Scottish Highlanders of old and learn about a way of life that lasted
until the dawn of modern times.
An impressive geological fault marks the boundary between rugged mountains and fertile lowlands. At a small town called Callander an ancient Celtic people looked down from their hillfort on a Roman encampment. The A84 road still follows the old route alongside Loch Lubnaig, the crooked loch.
Through narrow passes also came wild Highlanders driving cattle to lowland markets and later, Government troops suppressing rebellion after the disastrous defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at the Battle of Culloden.
Here also, came Rob Roy MacGregor, cattle dealer, blackmailer, Jacobite rebel and folk hero who led his enemies a merry dance into the land of mist.
Rob Roy was immortalised by the father of historical fiction Sir Walter Scott and the Trossachs area was beloved of visiting monarchs and poets.
8 am Depart accommodation in Glasgow or as a shore excursion from Greenock Ocean Terminal.
Arrive Balquhidder Glen 10. 30am via the Duke's Pass, Loch Venachar and Loch Lubnaig with rest stops.
We will have the opportunity to visit Rob Roy's Grave and a typical Highland church.
There is an optional walk (1hr) to the Hill of the Boar, the rallying place of the Clan MacLaren where there are spectacular views of Loch Voil. Stout walking shoes are recommended.
Lunch is at relaxed Scottish eatery Mhor 84.
We return to accommodation or port via Glen Ogle, Glen Dochart and Loch Lomond. There will be an opportunity for a further rest stop on the shores of Loch Lomond.
4. 30pm Arrive Greenock Cruise Terminal 5pm Arrive Glasgow Accommodation
The itinerary may be slightly modified to ensure cruise ship passengers return to port at least 1 - 1 1/2hrs prior to departure.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port (Greenock Ocean Terminal ), Airport (Glasgow International Airport), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: George Street between North Frederick Street and John Street, beside Glasgow City Chambers.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port (Greenock Ocean Terminal), Airport (Glasgow International Airport), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: George Street between North Frederick Street and John Street, beside Glasgow City Chambers.
Duration: 9 hours
Walk up Balquhidder Glen is subject to visibility. Itinerary may be slightly altered due to weather and road traffic conditions.
'Flora' is a spacious Volkswagen Transporter 9- seat shuttle (2018) with good views.
Walk of 1 hr duration up an incline. Some muddy ground and stout walking shoes are recommended.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 GDP - Credit cards accepted at lunch venues.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks