• The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh

    The One Day Loch Ness Tour from Edinburgh £49

    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. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, 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

    Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh £39

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

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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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  • Outlander Day Tour

    Outlander Day Tour £47

    1 Day tour from Edinburgh that explores some of the iconic locations from the Outlander TV Series. Your chance to explore the sights and sets that you have fallen in love with in person. April to September, Friday & Sunday

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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 £49

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. Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, April-October from Edinburgh.

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Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh £39

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.

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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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Whisky, Woodland & Wallace Day Tour from Edinburgh £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 £39

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

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Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour dep Edinburgh £43/46

This very popular Loch Ness tour runs daily all 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. Basically - Scotland in a day!

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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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Highland Glens, Lochs & Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh £42

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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Loch Ness Family Tour £52

12 hour tour to Loch Ness and back from Edinburgh with multi-lingual audio guides and super child friendly policy for families. Run everyday all year starting near Castle ar 08:00 am

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Outlander Day Tour £47

1 Day tour from Edinburgh that explores some of the iconic locations from the Outlander TV Series. Your chance to explore the sights and sets that you have fallen in love with in person. April to September, Friday & Sunday

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Whisky Day Tour £37

One day introduction to whisky. The day tour h that visits two distilleries for a tour and a tipple as well as Loch Lomond National Park. Daily all year from 09:30 from central Edinburgh. Minimum age 18.

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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).


  • Visit & Tour of Whisky Distillery
  • Walk through Perthshire Forest near Dunkeld
  • Wonderful views of Mountains & Lochs from Queen's View
Ancient capital of Dunkeld ~ Hermitage waterfalls ~ Pitlochry ~ Queen’s View ~ Loch Tay and Kenmore ~  Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery 

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This tour operates on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Every Day

Depart Edinburgh at 09.00 and travel north over the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland's great engineering wonders - the Forth Rail Bridge.forth2

Continuing north into the Kingdom of Fife you pass Loch Leven castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567 and forced to abdicate from the throne.

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Further on you will also pass Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line, and the point where the scenery changes from the rolling farmland of the Lowlands to the forested hills and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by this beautiful scenery and on the banks of the River Tay is the Cathedral town of Dunkeld, your first stop of the day.dunkeld2

Dunkeld was for many centuries the capital of the Christian Celtic Church, and its 13th century Cathedral reflects the once great importance of this now rather quaint Highland village (theoretically a city since it has a cathedral). From Dunkeld it is a short drive to the Hermitage, a fantastic woodland walk leading up to the Black Linn Falls where the River Braan cascades into a narrow gorge. Surrounded by some of Scotland's tallest trees and changing spectacularly in appearance throughout the seasons it's a great place at any time of year. You may even have the chance to see the spectacular sight of Salmon attempting to leap up the falls and on towards their spawning grounds.

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Leaving the Hermitage you follow the wide valley of the River Tay towards the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry. You will spend around 1 hour here and you can visit the many great shops and restaurants or maybe even take a walk down towards Loch Faskally.

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After lunch you take a scenic drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, first crossing over the Pass of Killiecrankie before a short stop at the Queen's View overlooking Loch Tummel.queens view1

On a clear day the view here is stunning, looking over to the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe. Continuing alongside Loch Tummel you then head over the hills and past the spectacular sixteenth century Castle Menzies towards the town of Aberfeldy and Dewars Whisky distillery**, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made. No visit to Scotland is complete without sampling a 'wee dram' and you will get the chance to taste some of the finished product. Known in the Gaelic as Uisge Beatha (or 'water of life') whisky has been produced for centuries in Scotland and the art is now close to perfection.

From there we return south to Edinburgh along the North Road.

Return time - approx. 18:30 in central Edinburgh

** On Sundays from November to March this tour will visit Glenturret Distillery instead.

Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
  • We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
  • Air Conditioning as standard. 
  • Services of a professional driver/guide.

Exclusions

  • Lunch and refreshments.
  • Entrance fee to the distillery

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: All Year
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Rabbies Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
  • Departure Time: 09:00 Please check in 15 minutes earlier.
  • Expected return Time: 18:30
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

Adult Prices:  £42 - £55

Discount Prices:  £39 - £52

Discount Price is available for  Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Departs every day (All Year)

Booking Notes

Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! Please note that due to safety legislation open-toed or high-heeled shoes are not permitted within the Whisky Distillery.

Some Places We Will Visit

  • Dunkeld

    Quick travel guide on Dunkeld in Perthshire offers information travellers needed to know on Dunkeld, which includes tourist information about Dunkeld and Birnam, attractions and Self- Catering Cottages in Dunkeld.

  • Pitlochry

    Small Highland tour that is a frequent stopping place for coaches travelling along the A9. Somewhat a one road town of shops and cafes.

Castle Visited

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