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Loch Lomond Tours

Straddling both the Scottish Highlands and the Lowlands, this island-studded loch boasts the largest surface area of any of Scotland’s lakes. It’s also one of its most famous, thanks in no small part to a well-known Scottish folk song that speaks of its “bonnie banks.” The lake’s mirror-clear waters reflect the crags and peaks that rear up around it, most notably the 3,195-foot (974-meter) Ben Lomond on its eastern shore, whose summit offers views of both Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
 
The Basics
Loch Lomond is commonly visited on day tours from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the cruise port of Greenock, with many tours and day trips also stopping in nearby destinations such as Oban, Inveraray, Loch Ness, Loch Awe, Stirling Castle, and the William Wallace Monument. While you can drive, walk, or cycle around the loch’s shores, it’s most rewarding to go out on the water itself. Rent kayaks or canoes, or book tickets on a cruise from Tarbet to see the wild scenery of the north shores of the loch. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wheelchair- and stroller-friendly trails can be found along the shores of Loch Lomond.
  • In winter, the hills and mountains become icy and snowy, and should only be tackled by those with sufficient mountaineering experience.
  • Scotland is known for its notoriously changeable weather; bring layers and be prepared for sunshine one minute and rain the next.
  • Bring insect repellent to fend off midges (gnats).
 
How to Get There
With its southern tip just 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Glasgow, Loch Lomond is an easily accessible wilderness. The main access points are Balloch on the south shore and Luss on the west shore. From Glasgow Queen Street, ScotRail runs a direct, 50-minute train service to Balloch and another route to Arrochar and Tarbet, about a 15-minute walk from Tarbet. Driving to Balloch takes just 35 minutes from Glasgow and about 90 minutes from Edinburgh. Tour typically include round-trip transport from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
 
When to Get There
Loch Lomond has year-round appeal. Spring is wildflower season, autumn brings fantastic fall foliage, and winter promises snow-dusted mountain vistas. Despite seeing the most visitors, summer is probably the best option weather-wise. The vast size of the lake and the national park means the area rarely feels crowded.
 
Island-Hopping in Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond features more than 30 islands. Among the largest of them is Inchmurrin, home to the ruins of the 14th-century Lennox Castle. North of Inchmurrin is Inchcailloch, an easily accessible island with a 13th-century church and several attractive woodland walking trails.

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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, null
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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Explore the stunning natural beauty of Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands on this 12-hour mini-coach tour from Edinburgh. Accompanied by a guide, enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.17
Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow, Glasgow, Day Trips
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Trail Small Group Day Trip from Glasgow

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 182 Reviews

Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style and enjoy a wee dram of whisky on a small-group tour from Glasgow. With a maximum group size of 16 ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.62
Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow, Glasgow, Day Trips
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Oban and the West Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow

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Escape the city bustle of Glasgow, and head west on the Oban and West Highlands Day Trip! This breathtaking area of Scotland contains coastlines, moorlands and ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.77
Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from ... 
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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Take a day trip from Edinburgh to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and get to know Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle. The remote region ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.37
Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Doune Castle Day Trip from Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Day Trips
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Loch Lomond, The Highlands and Doune Castle Day Trip from Edinburgh

4 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

From big cities to small towns and a wonderful experience in the Highlands, there's so much to see! This tour is a lovely way to experience Scotland!

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.67
Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Tour, Scotland, Day Trips
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Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Tour

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Sightseeing is Fun, though #Sightdoing is Better! 5 Star Accredited, Active Sightseeing tour of Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. We go out and ...  Read more

Location: Balloch, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.17
Private Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Full-Day Shore Excursion from Greenock, Glasgow, Full-day ... 
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Private Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond Full-Day Shore Excursion from Greenock

This private day tour takes you on a historical and beautiful journey across Central Scotland and the lower Highlands. Visit: Stirling Castle (admission ...  Read more

Location: Greenock, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $810.29
Loch Lomond Cruise: Northern Highlights, Central Scotland, Ports of Call Tours
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Loch Lomond Cruise: Northern Highlights

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Discover the northern end of fjord-like Loch Lomond and sail over the deepest part of the Loch in the shadow of Ben Lomond on this one hour circular cruise.  Read more

Location: Tarbet, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.17
Doune Castle, Trossachs National Park, and Loch Lomond Day Trip from Glasgow, Glasgow, Day Cruises
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Doune Castle, Trossachs National Park, and Loch Lomond Day Trip from Glasgow

This tour allows you the opportunity to see a bit of everything, starting with a Glasgow panoramic tour, moving to a short stop in the Georgian city centre, ...  Read more

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $675.24
Day Trip to Doune Castle, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh, ... 
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Day Trip to Doune Castle, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This allows you the opportunity to see a bit of everything, starting with a Glasgow panoramic tour with a short stop in the Georgian city centre, then, it's ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $668.49

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