Stirling Castle And Whisky Small Group Day Tour From Edinburgh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join this small-group day trip from Edinburgh and follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this historic and scenic trip into the Scottish heartlands. Enjoy a day with your local guide with at least 5 fabulous stops including Stirling Castle, whiskey tour and tasting at the Glengoyne Distillery and a scenic drive through the Highlands to the legendary Loch Lomond.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Pass by the Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, en route to your first stop at Stirling castle.

Perhaps Scotland's most important castle, a recent survey also rated Stirling castle as the UK's favorite heritage attraction. The view from the castle across the River Forth to the National Wallace Monument and Ochil Hills is inspiring.

Shortly after leaving Stirling, come face-to-face with hairy Highland cows, everyone's favorite photo stop (April to October).

You will then continue through the Trossachs, or Highlands in miniature, via a scenic drive over the Dukes Pass to include several wonderful photo opportunities.

After lunch, it is onwards to the famous Loch Lomond. Here enjoy a short nature walk in the National Park culminating in a superb viewpoint over Scotlands largest lake and the Highlands.

Finish the day at Glengoyne Distillery with a guided tour and the opportunity to sample their signature 12-year-old malt.


Local guide


Live commentary on board

Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach



Food and drinks

All entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle

Additional Info

Minimum age is 5 years old

Most travelers can participate

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Small-group tour - maximum of 16 passengers

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

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 is canceled because the minimum isn't met, you will be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Feb-2020

    Gregor was an amazing guide and the tour was an efficient way to see some of the areas most historical and beautiful sights. I would do this tour again. Great for kids

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Such a great tour. The meeting place was easy to find. The small group tours really are the way to go. They allow for more personalized and flexible tours. Our driver, Paul, was knowledge and friendly. He took us to a couple extra spots in addition to all the places in the description. It was a rainy but beautiful. The lunch spot was okay food but it was with good company. We had were given multiple photo stops. The distillery was interesting and the scotch was good. The castle was neat. We would definitely book with this company again and would definitely book with Paul again. Great guide.

  • 03-Jan-2020

    It was very entertaining and informative tour mixing the history of Scotland and the battle around the castle with whisky and great views! Gregor was a great guide as well!

  • 04-Dec-2019

    This tour is awesome, by far the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh and Scotland. Graham was very knowledgeable and made the day extremely fun. A class act that made this a memorable day. Take us back to the bonnie bonnie banks Graham!!

  • 03-Dec-2019

    Eddie our driver was very knowledgeable and made the time fly by. This is a well priced tour and although all tours seem a bit rushed, this one seems to split the time pretty fair. Stirling castle was amazing, wish we had more rime there. All in all, worth it!

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Loved this tour. Stirling Castle is magical and so full of history. And the whiskey distillery tour was great. Put your guideAlan was super knowledgeable and stopped a few extra times to let us take Beautlful pictures and added a lot to the tour. Highly recommend

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Our guide Paul adjusted the timetable for the group and the weather. It was a perfect way to see many things and learn a little about Scotland. Heartily recommend

  • 10-Oct-2019

    The Wee Red Bus is a great small group tour! Graham offered a wonderful dialog with tons of historical details sprinkled with some fun trivia!
    Sterling Castle is a must see-- explore the most important castle in Scottish history. The guided tours are included with the price of admission, or explore on your own.
    View stunning Lochs and Glens and round out your day at the Glencoyne Distillery! Worth every penny- this was a highlight of our 12 day visit to Scotland...

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We had a wonderful time. Our guide, Paul, was very pleasant and informative. Stirling Castle was beautiful, the highlands and Loch Lomond lovely. Would definitely recommend!

  • 01-Oct-2019

    The tour with the Wee Red Bus was simply wonderful. Our tour guide and driver Graham told very interesting stories while driving at the same time - in my eyes a very complicated combination ;-) But he managed it just perfectly.
    The tour was exactly as described on the website. The stops at Stirling Castle, in Calendar, at Loch Lomond, the Distillery Glengoyne and even a short stop for taking photos from a small family of Highland Cows (Hamish, Honey and their daughter) were really interesting and enjoyable.

    Even the parts when we had to sit in the bus, driving through the magnificent landscape, were informative and very nice. Graham told us so many interesting stories, gave very much information about Scotland and its history - it was a real treat! THANK YOU, Graham!

    Since the weather was astonishingly good (sunny and warm) Graham also offered a special opportunity to take a 30 minutes walk along the Loch Lomond through the beautiful territory. This was in my eyes the best part of the whole journey. We thought we were somewhere at the Mediterranean Sea! Lovely!

    All in all we enjoyed this tour very much and look forward to coming back to Scotland soon!

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