• 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, 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.


  • The tour of Scotland who don't want too many miles
  • Stirling Castle
  • Loch Lomond National Park
  • Trossachs

Balmaha, Loch Lomond, Aberfoyle, Loch Achray, The Trossachs National Park, Stirling Castle


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

Departing Edinburgh around 09:15, we travel north-west for our first stop of the day at magnificent Stirling Castle, (1) one of Scotland's most historically significant castles, sitting high on volcanic rock and offering wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.

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You will have time to visit the castle and learn of the exploits of key historical figures including William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. With lots of interesting things to see and do here, the Stirling Castle experience is a must for any visitor to Scotland.

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We continue on, past medieval Doune Castle, (2) to the pretty town of Callander, (3) situated on the banks of River Teith in Stirlingshire, where we stop to enjoy some lunch. From here we enter The Trossachs National Park, also known as "The Highlands in Miniature" for its abundance of lochs, mountains and forests, and famous as the homeland of legendary outlaw, Rob Roy MacGregor.

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We then reach the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, (4) one of the prettiest and largest lochs in the whole of Scotland. Here you can enjoy an hour long cruise* taking in spectacular views of the loch’s many islands and the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, take a stroll through the picturesque loch-side conservation village of Luss, (5) with its quaint houses, cafes and stunning views across the loch’s western shoreline. We then travel back to Edinburgh.

Beautiful Sightings - Lomond and Stirling

We went to Loch Lomond and Stirling castle. Though the weather was very Scottish - drizzling and raining - it was a revitalizing trip. The stories told by the guide gave colours to the trip, and the scenery was both beatiful all those forests - and exciting the loch and the small village of Loss with it´s viking gravestone.
The castle was a beatiful fortress with a poor exhibition and a rather tired military museum. It was well organized and perfectly prepared and served by the guide.
This is good thing to do - in all weather.

10/10

Phenomenal experience. We took the tour starting in Edinburgh, driving to Loch Lomand and Stirling Castle. Our guide, Marty, was hilarious, engaging, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He told great stories about Scots, gave us an amazingly detailed and entertaining history about William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy while we were driving, and then explained context for the places we visited with regards to those great Scots.

The lunch stop was perfect- delicious and affordable options. The stops at Loch Lomand and Stirling Castle were perfectly timed for exploration, tours, and enjoyment without dragging on.

If you want to see the highlands and a gorgeous lake, and enjoy Scotland, this tour is perfect. 10/10. Will recommend to friends.

1 Day Stirling Tour

Fantastic tour of Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and surrounding countryside. Our tour guide Laura was terrific and made the journey even more interesting with her tales of Robert the Bruce, Rob Roy and King Edward. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great way to spend the day.

Trossachs & Stirling

Laura was an exellent guide, very knowledgeble and funny, we were concerned about the boring transport part of the tour but in reality those parts were the most amazing one!

Inclusions

PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.

Exclusions

* OPTIONAL EXTRAS: Stirling Castle. Loch Lomond cruise.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, All Year
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
  • Departure Time: Departs: 09.15 (please arrive 15mins prior to departure time)
  • Expected return Time: 18:30
  • Duration of Tour: Full Day

Rates & Dates

 StandardConcession
Nov, Dec 2018, Jan & Feb 2019 £39 £37
March 2019 £42 £40
April - May & October 2019, March 2020 £42 £40
June - September 2019 + Peak £45 £43
November 2019 - March 2020 £39 £37

Certain Dates are designated peak periods and operate High season rates as below:

  • Easter - 13 April - 27 April 2019
  • Spring Bank Holiday: 24 - 31 May 2019
  • Christmas / New Year:  15 Dec 2019 - 4 January 2020

There is a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).

Please note that rates vary from month to month

Departure Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday ALL YEAR.

Booking Notes

  • Prices are quoted per person per tour
  • PLEASE NOTE: Prices shown are for transport and driver-guide only.
  • Reduced Discount prices are offered to persons over the age of 60, students and children under the age of 16
  • This tour only operates on certain days of the week
  • Any booking is subject to our Booking Terms.

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Balmaha

    Balmaha located on the East Shore of Loch Lomond is a great stopping off point at the foot of the Conic Hill. This beautiful place has been slowly transformed into a popular tourist destination on the Loch. Balmaha is an ideal spot for walkers on the West Highland Way. The name Balmaha is said to be originated from the Gaelic from the St Maha’s place giving the village an ancient origin.

Castle Visited

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