Day Tours from Edinburgh

Coach and Bus Tours, lasting just one day are a great and easy way to see the very best of Scotland. Listed below are the different Scottish tours that depart from the centre of Edinburgh.

Every day of the week we have tours leaving Edinburgh giving our customers an unrivalled choice of different itineraries. Our day tours and excursions are a really flexible way to create a varied and interesting holiday plan. It is such a grand way to travel across Scotland viewing historic castles and our iconic landmarks. After leaving Edinburgh, travellers are always surprised how quickly the flat lowland landscapes change to spectacular highland mountains on either side of rugged glens. There is no finer way to appreciate these changing views than relaxing in comfort aboard one of our luxury coaches and mini-coaches.

We can often accept last minute bookings if spaces are available, but we always recommended booking well in advance because many of the tours sell out very quickly. Call our Tour Manager Laraine on - 0871 7896200  for a quick update on the bookings situation - she is a legend in the tour business and is such a helpful Scottish lass! She will always come up with something - even an alternative that perhaps you might not have considered.

Different tours leave on different days. So to make life easy our clever Laraine has organised them by departure day of the week! 

Our Coach Trips departing from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond Park and Stirling Castle MiniCoach Day Tour from Edinburgh (RT)

A day spent with a small friendly tour group in the land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, taking in the magnificent splendour of the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and the beautiful nature and forests of Scotland's first National Park of Loch Lomond. Departs Edinburgh every day all year - guaranteed!

Loch Lomond, Highlands & Stirling Castle Tour dep Edinburgh (GL)

A fascinating tour with Gray Line Tours that will introduce you to the history of Stirling, with its famous Castle and the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park. Gray Line Tours will even pick you up from your Edinburgh guesthouse or hotel for free!

1 Day Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh (ST)

A fascinating day tour that will introduce you to the history of Stirling with its famous Castle and the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park; add a visit to the Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery and you have a great day tour! This tour runs every day all year.

1 Day Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you sightseeing to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle, and introduces you to the land and legends of Scottish heroes William Wallace and Rob Roy. Begin with a memorable visit to Stirling Castle, explore the pretty villages of Callander & Luss, and finish off with a spectacular cruise across Loch Lomond.

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT)

This very popular Loch Ness tour runs daily throughout the year - guaranteed! A great minicoach tour in a small group with plenty of stops for photos and tea breaks. You'll spend 2 hours in the Loch Ness area, and your driver/guide will ensure you enjoy your tour, and you'll learn so much of the history of Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland.

1 Day Loch Ness & Highlands Coach Tour from Edinburgh (GL)

An excellent coach tour to Loch Ness and the Highlands of Scotland, and this tour operator will pick you up from your Edinburgh guesthouse or hotel free of charge! Runs all year and everyday.

1 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This Scottish minicoach tour, which runs every day throughout the year, is one of our most popular day trips to Loch Ness and Glencoe, taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and enjoy options for a Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle.

St Andrews & Fife Fishing Villages Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT)

A great day out with lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews, home of golf, and the picturesque old fishing villages in the East Neuk (corner) of the Kingdom of Fife. Ideal shorter tour that gets you out but does not have too much driving. Departs every day, all year - guaranteed!

St Andrews & Villages of Fife Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This is a charming day tour with plenty of free time to enjoy and explore the ancient town of St. Andrews, Scotland's home of golf, as well as the surrounding fishing villages of the 'Kingdom of Fife'. Runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays all year.

1 Day St Andrews & Kingdom of Fife Coach Tour dep Edinburgh (GL)

St Andrews is famed throughout the World as being the home of golf, however there is much more to explore in this delightful town, as you'll discover on this enjoyable excursion.  Includes Dunfermline Abbey, St Andrews and the fishing Villages of the East Neuk. Gray Line Tours will even pick you up from your central Edinburgh hotel or guesthouse!

1 Day Holy Island, Bamburgh & Alnwick Castle Tour (TB)

This one day tour takes the scenic coastal route south into the Medieval Kingdom of Northumbria in North-East England; once the most important centre of religious learning and arts in the British Isles.  Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and explore the medieval market town of Alnwick and its stunning castle. Departs Tuesdays & Fridays, April-October from Edinburgh.

1 Day Quest for the Holy Grail Tour from Edinburgh (ST)

The Legend of the Grail has spawned many tales throughout the last 800 years, including Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'. Not many people know that Scotland is reputed to be the resting place of the Grail and a safe haven of the Knights Templar.  Our tour explores Templar and Grail connections within Scotland. This coach tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Stirling Castle runs 3 times a week during the summer months, and twice a week over winter.

West Highland Lochs & Castles Day Tour (Edinburgh RT)

A fantastic day out in the heart of the scenic Western Highlands taking in Doune castle,  the superb ruins of Kilchurn Castle - stunningly situated at the head of Loch Awe - and the historic 18th century town of Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll. Runs every day all year.


1 Day Highland Whisky, Woodland & William Wallace Minicoach Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

This one day tour explores the Wallace Monument, Perthshire’s beautiful scenic glens, Gleneagles Hotel Estate - home of the 2014 Ryder Cup and Scotland’s oldest distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret (Est. 1775).  Visit the impressive interactive Taste Experience Bar and enjoy a dram of the Black Grouse Alpha edition, exclusively for Timberbush customers taking the distillery tour.  Take a woodland walk at The Hermitage and enjoy a brief visit to the picturesque town of South Queensferry with the chance to enjoy spectacular views of the Forth Bridges. Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays all year.

Rosslyn Chapel, Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery 1 day Tour (TB)

Your chance to visit Rosslyn Chapel (made world famous in the 'Da Vinci Code'); experience the pretty Scottish Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey, and then be led from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and a taste at Glenkinchie Distillery! Departs Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays all year.

1 Day Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Coach Tour dep Edinburgh (GL)

If you want to really experience Scottish history, then this  tour to Rosslyn Chapel is for you! The tour coach  will pick you up from your central Edinburgh hotel or guesthouse free of charge!

West Highland Lochs, Mountains & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

Enjoy a taste of all things Scottish as we take you on a wonderful and fascinating journey through a beautiful part of the Highlands.  Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays all year.

1 Day Highland Whisky Experience Coach Tour dep Edinburgh (GL)

Scotland has been blessed with many icons: kilts, tartan, haggis, golf and bagpipes. Whisky is surely the most appreciated throughout the world. So when in Scotland what better place is there to experience whisky than The Glenturret Distillery, the oldest in Scotland. We will even pick you up from your Edinburgh hotel or guesthouse for this excellent tour!

Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky Day Tour from Edinburgh (RT)

A wonderful journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Highlands taking in the waterfalls in Birnam forest, Pitlochry, the Queen's View and the splendour of Loch Tay, an area abundant with standing stone circles. You also visit a whisky distillery for a tour and tasting. Departs every day (All year).

Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT)

Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci code and the Knights Templar at Rosslyn Chapel and the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This Minicoach Day Tour departs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday all year, departure guaranteed.

1 Day Loch Ness and Highlands Coach Tour depart Edinburgh (ST)

The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction?  Find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands! This one day luxury coach excursion from Edinburgh takes in as much of the Highlands as possible in a single (long) day. Recommended for visitors wanting to see as much as possible in as short time as possible. Runs daily through out the year. Read on for the full itinerary.

Glen Coe, Loch Ness & Inverness Day Tour from Edinburgh (ST)

Join this wonderful luxury minicoach day excursion that will take you through some of our finest Scottish scenery. Enjoy a drive along the entire length of Loch Ness and a visit to Inverness. If you only have time for one tour of Scotland - this is the one we recommend! Runs daily all year.