Local/regional highlights tour
in the Stirling and surrounding Stirling area – Christmas Day, 25th December 2019
View some of our past tours
- short distance multi-stop sightseeing tour
- winter short daylight tour
- which will limit free time for activities, walks and more stops
Christmas Day Tour Itinerary
Best local/regional Stirling area highlights tour
45 minutes outside Stirling you could find yourself in true wild Highland mountain wilderness and among some of the most stunning lochs of the Trossachs or on a beach near the iconic 3 Forth bridges where the River Forth meets the sea overlooking to some islands or find yourself in the industrial heartland or one of the great cities in Central Scotland.
Stirling is on the cross-roads of Scottish history, the saying was, that those who control Stirling control Scotland as it is here, where Scotland between East and Westcoast is at its narrowest and not far from here where the Highlands and Lowlands meet.
We are just north of the Antonine Wall and after the Romans left Stirling again was at the cross-roads with the Britons in the SW, the Gaels in the W, the Picts in the N and the Angles in the SW in Lothian.
It is here that you find some of the most important battlefields (Stirling Bridge, Bannockburn, Sherrifmuir, Falkirk & more) and south of Stirling was also the heartland of the Industrial revolution, that led to the building of the Forth-Clyde and Union canal connecting the Atlantic with the North Sea.
There are a lot of great sights and routes in the region and as our small group tours are always kept flexible and we personalise the tours depending on the group’s preferences and interests, this tour is a bit first come first served and the higher mountain routes will be subject to the weather and the road conditions.
The various options are among others:
(1) Scenic Sheriffmuir road through the Ochils with superb views of the Highlands – Auchingarrich wildlife park –
beautiful Comrie, incl. or excl. the WW II prisoner camp – St. Filans walk – Lochearn – Loch Lubnaig – Kilmahog –
Callander – Flanders moss nature reserve- Deanston distillery – Doune castle
or / and
(2) Scenic Sheriffmuir road through the Ochils with superb views of the Highlands – Gleneagles – Glendevon – Rumbling bridge gorge – Dollar castle & glen walk – Tillicoultry & Mill glen walk – Highland cows photo stop – Alva glen walk
or / and
(3) Historic and picturesque Culross (used as film setting among others in the Outlander series) – Charlestown/Limekilns – 3 Forth bridges viewing platform or South Queensferry and beachwalk via Dalmeny house to Cramond
or / and
Cramond tidal island walk at low tide
or / and
(4) the Kelpies & the Falkirk wheel
or / and
(5) Head into the beautiful Campsies with some far distant views and along the Carron reservoir, Duncarron medieval village and North Third trout reservoir
or / and
a journey into the Trossachs nationalpark – Aberfoyle, Queen Elizabeth forest park & Duke’s pass, 3 lochs drive, Loch Ard
Cost £18 per person, minimum number to run the tour is 4 and the maximum group size is only 8, this tour is really taking you to where you want to go.
- Status of this tour
Minimum number of paid/booked individual spaces to guarantee the running of this tour
- not yet reached
- last update on 25th February @ noon
How to enquire, book & pay
- If you are interested in this tour, you let us know by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, use our enquiry form or text or phone us 07429251980. This also gives you a chance to ask any questions, you may have.
- Once the minimum number of interested individuals has been reached, we contact everyone, if they still wish to join the tour and are ready to book and pay.
- Once the minimum number of individuals have paid, the tour is then a guaranteed departure.
- Payment/booking deadline: tba
If the minimum number of seats has not been reached by the booking deadline, any money already paid will be refunded back to you in full
Pick up times & Stirling/Uni & other pick up locations to be confirmed once we know all the participants’ preferences
Suggested departure time 9 am
Return around 4 pm, when it gets dark
if a group of up to 8 people books early enough, we can arrange
your own private, personalised, flexible tailor-made tour
to any other destination, on any other route throughout Scotland,
as long as you bear in mind, there are only 6 hours of daylight and most places,
apart from a few hotels (for a coffee and WC stop / it will also mean bring your own food and drinks),
will be shut on Christmas days
Wed. 25 December 2019 – Christmas tours
Perfect for groups of friends of international students/visitors from abroad, who spend Christmas away from their families – you have peace and calm on all the roads & all the sights to yourself – as they are all empty and devoid of people, as everyone is inside celebrating Christmas with their families. (Mind you tourist attractions – to go and visit inside – and shops will be closed, but you can bring your own food and drinks on the tour, but Scotland has so much superb beautiful outdoors countryside to offer, so that will be ok.)
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