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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) and follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this historic and scenic trip into the Scottish heartlands. Enjoy a day with at least 5 fabulous stops including Stirling Castle, whisky tour and tasting at the Glengoyne Distillery and a scenic drive through the Highlands to the legendary Loch Lomond.
  • Book ahead to save your seat on this popular tour from Edinburgh 
  • Take the stress out of planning rides with round-trip transportation
  • Go on a guided nature hike without getting lost in the hills 
  • Taste and learn about a 12-year-old Scottish malt whisky
What to Expect
Start with pickup in Edinburgh by an air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach. Once you meet your guide, sit back and relax as your coach makes it way through the city to the countryside. Along the drive, pass by Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.  Upon arrival at Stirling Castle, take in the views and the history before reboarding for the ride to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Follow your guide on a short nature hike around the lake.  Next, you'll make your way to Glengoyne distillery, where you'll get a tour and a taste of its famous 12-year-old Scotch malt whisky. Your adventure ends with a relaxing drive back to Edinburgh.
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Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews glengoyne distillery loch lomond wee red bus nature hike distilling process the bus pickup point highly recommend this tour scottish history sense of humour heart of scotland tours highland cows great commentary lovely trip highlight of our trip tour stops super funny
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tour guide was super knowledgeable and tour was one of the highlights of my entire vacation. Coach was clean and comfortable.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Micah E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Okay, this was amazing! Belief me, the tour and what we saw was way more then I expected! The views, Stirling Castle, the hairy Coos, Loch Lomond, the whisky, wow! But... I've had some tours before, but our tour guide, Iain, was the best we...More

Thank Ruben S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a very nice and good organized tour! The timing was good and the guide was absolutely fantastic 😇😇 Only thing might be that some of the events could have been included like the castle and the tour around the distillery ☺️

Thank 97emmy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day out with Graham on the Stirling Castle, Loch Lomand and Glen Goyne Whiskey tour. Graham’s combination of history and humor was much appreciated. Fun day despite the rain. And those drams at the end, quite delicious.More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pathfinder610211
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there, Thank you so much for joining us on the Wee Red Bus and for taking the time to write such a great review. Glad you enjoyed your day trip despite the wet weather - expect the whisky helped warm you up! Kind regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Paul was an outstanding tour guide - probably the best I've ever had on a tour. He was friendly, accommodating and genuinely invested in our group enjoying our day. The sights and activities were fantastic and the price was very...More

Thank kej1409
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there, Many thanks for joining us on the Wee Red Bus to visit Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your day with Paul so much. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

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1 October 2019|
Response from Alexander D | Reviewed this property |
Not really. Bus stops about 12 miles north and there is only about an hour of free time. Just enough for short walk and lunch.
17 August 2019|
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Response from Ingrid R | Reviewed this property |
You have about 1 1/2 hours at the castle. Plenty of time to see everything.
16 August 2019|
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Response from Rochelle C | Reviewed this property |
I took many of their tours, but not all of them. This particular one does not go to the Wallace monument, but I believe their loch Ness and Highland tour might. Their tours are on their website.
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