• 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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Loch Lomond Park & Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

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!


  • Stirling Castle
  • Trossachs Mountains
  • Loch Lomond National Park
  • See a lot without too much driving!

Stirling Castle ~ Callander ~ The Trossachs ~ Rob Roy country ~ Aberfoyle ~ Inversnaid nature trail walk ~ Loch Lomond


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This tour operates on: Every Day

Excellent short tour around the Trossachs (the highlands in miniature) that gets you back to Edinburgh in good time. Not too many miles of travel but lots and lots to see!

You leave Edinburgh at 9.15am and travel northwest through the historic area of Linlithgowshire, close to the historic palace. The tragic Mary Queen of Scots was born at Linlithgow palace, and became Queen when she was only 6 days old. According to legend, her father James V died of a broken heart when he discovered his wife had given birth to a daughter and not the son he was hoping for! Your route along the Forth Valley is one which has been used for thousands of years by invading armies, it was the northernmost frontier of the Roman empire and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched proudly towards Stirling and Bannockburn (only to be sent homewards to think again!). Nowadays it’s at the centre of one of Scotland’s most important industries with huge oil refineries dominating the area.

As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. Known as the ‘Key to Scotland’, for centuries this was the most important castle in Scotland and the views from the top make it easy to see why. In the past this was all carse land; in other words it was very marshy and tidal and the only way through was close to the castle so it effectively dominated the route between the lowlands  and Highlands. This was why the castle was so important strategically. If you held Stirling Castle, you barred the way to the Highlands.

To the north is the 220ft high tower of the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, (played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart.) From the castle you can look down over the scene of Wallace’s greatest triumph, the battle of Stirling Bridge, where he defeated the English army in 1297. To the south is Bannockburn where, in 1314, the great Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce defeated the English army of Edward II. The battle was fought for possession of Stirling Castle but eventually led to a far greater prize for Scotland – the restoration of independence. It’s an area alive with history and your stop at the castle to give you time to soak up the history and heritage of this great site.

From Stirling you head into the Highlands and an area known as the Trossachs. Known as ‘The Highlands in Miniature’, it marks the point where the Lowlands meet the Highlands and entering this beautifully picturesque area feels like going into a different country. With its shimmering lochs, rugged mountain tops and forest-filled glens it’s easy to forget that this was once thought of as a dangerous frontier fought over by the fiercely territorial Highland clans. You stop here for lunch in the village of Aberfoyle, made popular in Victorian times due to its great location.

After lunch you ‘take the high road’ or back-road to Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lochs at over 22 miles long, your will travel through the protected lands of Scotland’s first National Park. The route you take is along the eastern shores, a beautiful sheltered stretch of the loch with noble mountains dominated by Ben Lomond, one of the most climbed mountains in Scotland and our most southerly “Munro”.

You stop on the shores of the loch, the perfect place to enjoy a walk along the ‘bonny banks’, up to a viewpoint for a fantastic view of the loch and the mountain it’s named after, Ben Lomond. This tranquil area was once the home of Scotland’s famous highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. Made popular by many books and films Rob Roy lived an incredible life as a soldier, businessman, cattle-rustler and outlaw. By spending time on the trails by the loch you will undoubtedly be walking in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s great legends. There is also an alternative option to enjoy a drink at the local inn and sample the views. Leaving Loch Lomond you head east through the agricultural lands found on the west of Stirling. This area which was once an impassable bogland, inhabited only by wildfowl and a few outlaws. In the 1760s families were attracted here with offers of land and reduced rents provided they cleared the peat and expose the rich clay beneath. This scheme came to an end in 1865 and the area now is associated with some of the best hay cultivation in Britain. From here it is a short journey back to Edinburgh.

Return time - Approx 18.00

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 to Stirling Castle, but you get 10% off with our discount card

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: 09:15 - please check in 15 minutes earlier
  • Expected return Time: 18:00
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

Adult Prices:  £39 - £49
Discount Prices:  £36 - £46

Discount Price applies to 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!!

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Stirling

    As you'd expect with such a strategically important town, Stirling has a long and fascinating history and is packed with major historical sights.

  • Aberfoyle

    The sleepy village of Aberfoyle suddenly bursts into life in the summer with the arrival of hordes of tourists. It lies on the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and, along with Callander to the east, is one of the main tourist centres for the Trossachs.

  • Loch Lomond

    Britain's largest inland waterway, measuring 22 miles long and at certain points up to five miles wide, is Scotland's most famous (uninhabited!) loch, thanks to the Jacobite ballad about its "bonnie banks".

     

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