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Stirling Castle and Whisky-Tasting Tour from Edinburgh

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  • Take the stress out of planning rides with round-trip transportation
  • Go on a guided nature hike without getting lost in the hills 
Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

This day trip from Edinburgh saves you time and money by packing in several great activities, including a nature hike near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, a visit to Stirling Castle (admission ticket NOT included), and a tour of Glengoyne Distillery with a taste of 12-year-old whisky. Since your rides are taken care of both ways, you won't need to worry about navigation or driving. 

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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Our trip to Scotland

We have not finished our trip yet but the flight was good and the tours have been great! We used Rabbie tours which is good they give you a lot of history extra places to stop! The cafe by the same name which is where...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding way to spend the day

Four of us rode the Wee Bus for the day tour, and it was the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Niall, was both entertaining and informative. It was a picture-perfect August day, and we had the chance to see both Stirling and Doune castles,...More

Thank ucsbkatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous Ride on the Wee Red Bus

On August 25, a friend and I had the pleasure of taking the Wee Red Bus tour to Stirling Castle, and the great good fortune to have “Graham” as our guide. From the first moment, we knew we were in good hands – timely information...More

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with an amazing Guide/Driver Iain!!!

Fantastic trip with an amusing and very knowledgeable Guide Driver, Iain has certiainly read his Scottish history quite a lot! I really want to come back to another trip!

2  Thank ErikBehmer
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Erik, Thank you for joining us recently on the Wee Red Bus and for taking the time to write such a great review of your experience. Iain will be delighted to read your lovely comments. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful time

Nice tour; plenty of stops for photos and comfort. Sterling castle was nice, and I particularly loved the gardens and wall walk. I would have liked another 15 minutes or so, but I think we could have saved time by buying tickets online ahead of...More

Thank Katherine S
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Katherine, Thank you so much for joining us on tour recently. It sounds like you had a great day out. We really appreciate you taking the time to write here about your experience. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

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9 August 2018|
Response from Tatiana S | Reviewed this property |
Probably better!... we didn’t and had to do a short line -less than 5- It’s a beautiful day tour enjoy it! :)
3 August 2018|
Response from WeeRedBus | Property representative |
Hello! You will have approximately 1 hour 15 minutes at Stirling Castle, time for a short walk at Loch Lomond and approximately 1.5 hours at the distillery so that you can take the tour. I hope that this helps. Many... More
Amy L
21 June 2018|
Response from SathaAU | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amy, the tour allows for approx. an hour and half to visit Stirling Castle which is sufficient time to see this site.