Loch Tay taster via the Trossachs & Highland Perthshire - short day tour #8

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Loch Tay taster via the Trossachs & Perthshire Short day tour - departures from the Scottish Central belt 10 hour full day tour is £240 (if group of 8 is £30 per person), so a 5 hour half day tour works out £120 (if group of 8 is £15 per person)

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Loch Tay taster via the Trossachs & Highland Perthshire - short day tour

-stops and route along the way flexible and personalised depending on your preferences, interests, the weather and your tour start off pick up/drop off location

Loch Tay via the Trossachs & Highland Perthshire

Short day tour #8

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SD#8 - Loch Tay - via the Trossachs & Highland Perthshire - Short day tour - Unicorn Tours


Sample routes/stops of a full day tour

On this short day tour we can select and visit a few of these

Stunning route outbound through the Trossachs nationalpark &

to Killin & the falls of Dochart 

along the northside of Loch Tay to Kenmore & the Crannog centre

returning through scenic Perthshire – Aberfeldy, Grandtully, Dunkeld & Birnam, River Garry/Tummel with optional viewpoint walks.

We pass the Deanston distillery

which also runs guided tours.

Through Doune and past the historic Doune castle

which also featured as “Castle Leoch/home of the MacKenzie clan in the Outlander series” and was used as a historic backdrop to film Monty Python and others.

We leave the Lowlands behind and cross the Highland boundary.

Callander is the gateway to the Trossachs & you can go out exploring the Bracklinn falls or for a coffee and snack in Victorian Callander.

You may wish to visit Hamish and Moira the Hairy Coos at Kilmahog

we drive past the Falls of Leny

and then along to the shores Loch Lubnaig

or take a break at the cosy log cabin cafe at the Loch Lubnaig Forestry commission cabines

Rob Roy MacGregor, the famous clan chief of the local Clan MacGregor lies buried not far in Balquhidder

near Loch Voil

After having driven up spectacular Glen Ogle “Britain’s Khyber pass” we arrive at Killin & the falls of Dochart.


Falls of Dochart

Loch Tay


Scottish Crannog Centre

Scenic River Tay nature walk near Taymouth castle


Birks of Aberfeldy woodland waterfall walk

Grandtully River Tay rapids

Highland Perthshire





plus optional upgrade/extension from short day to full 1 day tour

  • to have more time for the above itinerary
  • or/and to include the very spectacular, but longer route through the Ben Lawers national nature reserve to include Glen Lyon, 




A scenic drive through parts of the Ben Lawers national nature reserve


Glen Lyon



Prices for short day tours are proportionally based on the cost of a 10 hour full 1 day tour (see below),

  • i.e. a short day tour of 5 hours will cost 1/2 of the 1 day tour price
  • i.e. a short day tour of 3.3 hours will cost 1/3 of a the 1 day tour price
  • and so on (1 hour is costing a 1/10 of the full 1 day 10 hour tour)


Price for a full day tour

  • 10 hour full day tour is £240

(if only 1 person = £240 for the tour / for a couple it is £120 per person / for 3 it is £80 per person / for a group of 4 is £60 per person / if 5 = £48 pp / if 6 = £40 pp / if 7 = £34 pp / for 8 passengers is £30 per person - these are the discounted winter prices up to February 2022)


  • Departures from the Scottish Central belt (Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline, etc. area & pick ups up to 1 hour drive away from our Alloa/Clackmannanshire base)




Guaranteed pick up/drop off always from the Stirling area, places along the way, anywhere on private tours & outwith the Forth Valley on request depending on distance & booking numbers


  • short distance multi-stop day tour allowing for some good free time, flexible activities, walking, castles, waterfalls, bens, lochs & glens, whisky and more

Is this the right tour for me?

What to bring?

Spectacular tour through Perthshire – “the heart of Scotland”

From Stirling we have various scenic route options to Dunkeld, incl. via Sheriffmuir, Gleneagles,

Free time to wander around scenic Dunkeld, its cathedral, along the River Tay and its historic buildings

(Optional / short detour to visit of Pitlochry, its Victorian architecture, the dam visitor centre, the dam, fish ladder, the festival centre and the old mill)

before we drive through Aberfeldy, Kenmore and along Loch Tay to the waterfalls of Dochart in Killin.

Drive across Glenogle and along scenic Loch Earn to St Filans and Comrie with possible stops also at the prisoner of war museum or the Auchengarrich wildlife park.

Scenic mountain route back to Stirling & the Scottish Central belt.

(Depending on the weather the route might also be reversed or in case of wintry conditions on higher grounds, we might instead spend some time in the city of Perth instead or chose some alternative routes, in very mild and good conditions, this could possibly even incl. the stunning Glen Lyon – Ben Lawers route, etc.)



Loch Tay & Glen Lyon

Pitlochry weather forecast

  • How to enquire, book & pay
  • If you are interested in this tour, you let us know by either emailing contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, 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.
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