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  • The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

    The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh £43

    This is our most popular day trip the Highlands covering Loch Ness and Glencoe and taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and perhaps a cruise on Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle. Runs 360 days a year

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  • 1 Day Holy Island, Alnwick Castle Tour

    1 Day Holy Island, Alnwick Castle Tour £37

    1 day tour 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.

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  • Mountains, Lochs & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Mountains, Lochs & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh £43

    Something of an Outlander in a day with its visit to Doune Castle.  Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Daily all year.

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  • Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Glenkinchie Distillery Day Tour

    Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Glenkinchie Distillery Day Tour £32

    Travel South from Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel (of the 'Da Vinci Code'),  explore Melrose Abbey, and then be travel from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and dram at Glenkinchie Distillery! Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays all year.

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  • Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh (RT)

    Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh (RT) £33

    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!

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

    Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT) £42

    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.

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  • Highland Games Day Tour

    Highland Games Day Tour £65

    Tour of Scotland and experience of a Highland Games as well. The best way to get to one of these iconic events if you have no transport and your in Edinburgh! Dates as per below

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About Sholto

sholto250Sholto is our tour expert and has information on something like 30 different tours around Scotland. If you don't want to browse around the site, try giving him a call for some advice.

(BTW: Sholto is ancient Scottish/Gaelic name that means the "sower of seeds" or propagator - people often ask)

Day Tours of Scotland from Edinburgh

We have filtered our day excursions of Scotland (starting from Edinburgh) into days of departure so you can quickly identify the tours that match the day of proposed travel. There is a quite a choice as you can see, and there are lots of different tours to take from the monster Loch Ness tours that travel for 12 hours to shorter Fife and Trossachs tours for those who want something shorter. Essentially, availability is a constantly moving feast so book when ready. 

These are only the day tours. We also have longer tours where you stay overnight in the Highlands so that we can travel further. You will find longer tours from Edinburgh here. Those of you based in Glasgow, we also have Glasgow tours here. We also list tours by scottish destinations for those of you desperate to see something specific.

The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh £43

This is our most popular day trip the Highlands covering Loch Ness and Glencoe and taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and perhaps a cruise on Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle. Runs 360 days a year

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1 Day Holy Island, Alnwick Castle Tour £37

1 day tour 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.

Read more

Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh £33

This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you 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. Runs everyday, all year.

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Mountains, Lochs & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh £43

Something of an Outlander in a day with its visit to Doune Castle.  Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Daily all year.

Read more

Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Glenkinchie Distillery Day Tour £32

Travel South from Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel (of the 'Da Vinci Code'),  explore Melrose Abbey, and then be travel from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and dram at Glenkinchie Distillery! Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays all year.

Read more

St Andrews & Villages of Fife Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB) £34

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.

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Whisky, Woodland & Wallace Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB) £34

Explore the Wallace Monument, Perthshire’s scenic glens and Scotland’s oldest distillery at Glenturret (Est. 1775).  Visit the Taste Experience Bar and enjoy a dram of the Black Grouse Alpha edition.  Take a woodland walk at The Hermitage and enjoy a visit to picturesque South Queensferry with spectacular views of the Forth Bridges. Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays all year.

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Edinburgh Tattoo Day Tour £115

A day tour of Highlands + Tattoo at the end, with visits to a distillery (inc dram), mountains of Perthshire. At the end of the day enjoy an evening at the world famous Edinburgh Militatry Tattoo. Runs 5th-27th August NOT Sundays.

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Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh (RT) £33

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!

Read more

Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT) £42

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.

Read more

West Highland Lochs & Castles Tour (Edinburgh) £36

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.

 

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St Andrews & Fife Fishing Villages Day Tour dep Edinburgh £33

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 of Fife. Ideal shorter tour that gets you out but does not have too much driving. Departs every day, all year - guaranteed!

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Highland Glens, Lochs & Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh £38

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).

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Day Tour dep Edinburgh (RT) £28

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 Tour departs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday all year, departure guaranteed.

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Highland Games Day Tour £65

Tour of Scotland and experience of a Highland Games as well. The best way to get to one of these iconic events if you have no transport and your in Edinburgh! Dates as per below

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Scotland Day Trips from Edinburgh

Coach Tours listed by day of departure.




Our Coach Trips departing from Edinburgh

The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

This is our most popular day trip the Highlands covering Loch Ness and Glencoe and taking in some of the most dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Glencoe and perhaps a cruise on Loch Ness cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle. Runs 360 days a year

  • Prices From: £43
  • Days: Every Day

1 Day Holy Island, Alnwick Castle Tour

1 day tour 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.

  • Prices From: £37
  • Days: Tuesday, Friday

Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you 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. Runs everyday, all year.

  • Prices From: £33
  • Days: Every Day

Mountains, Lochs & Castles Day Tour from Edinburgh

Something of an Outlander in a day with its visit to Doune Castle.  Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray. Runs Daily all year.

  • Prices From: £43
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Every Day

Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Glenkinchie Distillery Day Tour

Travel South from Edinburgh to visit Rosslyn Chapel (of the 'Da Vinci Code'),  explore Melrose Abbey, and then be travel from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and dram at Glenkinchie Distillery! Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays all year.

  • Prices From: £32
  • Days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday

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.

  • Prices From: £34
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Whisky, Woodland & Wallace Day Tour from Edinburgh (TB)

Explore the Wallace Monument, Perthshire’s scenic glens and Scotland’s oldest distillery at Glenturret (Est. 1775).  Visit the Taste Experience Bar and enjoy a dram of the Black Grouse Alpha edition.  Take a woodland walk at The Hermitage and enjoy a visit to picturesque South Queensferry with spectacular views of the Forth Bridges. Runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays all year.

  • Prices From: £34
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Edinburgh Tattoo Day Tour

A day tour of Highlands + Tattoo at the end, with visits to a distillery (inc dram), mountains of Perthshire. At the end of the day enjoy an evening at the world famous Edinburgh Militatry Tattoo. Runs 5th-27th August NOT Sundays.

  • Prices From: £115
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle 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!

  • Prices From: £33
  • Days: Every Day

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.

  • Prices From: £42
  • Days: Every Day

West Highland Lochs & Castles Tour (Edinburgh)

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.

 

  • Prices From: £36
  • Days: Every Day

St Andrews & Fife Fishing Villages Day Tour dep Edinburgh

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 of Fife. Ideal shorter tour that gets you out but does not have too much driving. Departs every day, all year - guaranteed!

  • Prices From: £33
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Every Day

Highland Glens, Lochs & Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

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).

  • Prices From: £38
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Every Day

Highland Games Day Tour

Tour of Scotland and experience of a Highland Games as well. The best way to get to one of these iconic events if you have no transport and your in Edinburgh! Dates as per below

  • Prices From: £65
  • Days: Saturday, Sunday

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!