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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day 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 6 days ago
Great Trip

Had a lot of fun on this tour. Made us want to do some of the longer tours. Iain was a fabulous guide. He had us laughing on regular basis and shared his great knowledge of local Scottish history.

1  Thank Charlie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing day tour we Highly recomend to everyone! Our guide Angela were so nice and great history teller. This tour were great planned whit stops and not to long of drivning :)

Thank teresajohansson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lovely day!!!

My family and I did Tour 2 today (Stirling Castle etc) and it was an absolute delight! Our guide was Graham and he was a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and full of great advice! I wish I could give him 7 stars! Note to...More

1  Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day with a great guide

We were based in Edinburgh and took this tour to see more of Scotland without having to rent a car and drive on the left side of the road. It was a great choice. Our guide, Iain, regaled us with history and humor throughout the...More

2  Thank pgsf18
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thanks for the fantastic review of Iain and your recent tour on the Wee Red Bus - sounds like you had a great day out! Hope we will see you again one day if you ever return to Edinburgh. Kind regards Helen and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable tour, entertaining guide

We went on the Stirling Castle, Highland Lochs and Whisky tour with driver / tour guide Iain. This tour had a nice balance of driving time vs. time to explore each location. Iain was a very informative guide and made us laugh several times as...More

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

Hi Jeff, Thank you for joining us recently on the Wee Red Bus and for taking the time to write such a great review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the whole experience - particularly Iain's on board entertainment! Kind regards Helen and the...More

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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.
18 June 2018|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
Hi ... we were there for around 1 1/2 to 2 hours. It was brilliant. As for wandering on own not sure but mainly because the reason I chose Edinburgh was to do a tour as my partner loves whiskey! I am sure if you chatted to... More
9 June 2018|
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Response from Martina v | Reviewed this property |
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ, UK It’s a busstop for all of the tour buses.
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