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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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, 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. 
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You'll start at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.30
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  • Pass by Linlithgow Palace
  • 1
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by National Wallace Monument
    Pass by Duke's Pass
  • 2
    Aberfoyle
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Loch Lomond
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 4
    Glengoyne Distillery
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by Doune Castle
You'll end at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.30
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Highlights
  • 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, make your way to Glengoyne distillery, where you 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
Exclusions
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Glengoyne Distillery
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Donna F wrote a review Mar 2020
Waco, Texas25 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a fantastic day trip from Edinburgh to see the Highlands, castles, & enjoy a bit of Scottish whiskey. Our guide had a great sense of humor & even fit in a couple of photo ops not on the original plan. The day was beautiful and we had an absolutely wonderful day! Highly
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Response from WeeRedBus, Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Hi Donna, thanks for taking the time to post a 5-star review. It sounds like you had a great day out enjoying some classic Scottish scenery and famous hospitality. Slainte The Heart of Scotland Tours Team.
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benR1982 wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia14 contributions2 helpful votes
Iain was a superb guide, and the tour was spectacular. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get out of the city and see some history, nature and drink some whisky.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nick R, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Hello Ben, thank you for taking the time to write a review. What more could anyone ask for... history, nature and whisky! Thank you Carolyn and the HOST team
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Kim S wrote a review Mar 2020
Richardson, Texas11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were beginning to think we’d made a mistake. We arrived in London at midnight on the 13th, spent the next two days walking around London and calling airlines panicked that we’d not be able to get back to Dallas, and then took a 9 hour Megabus trip (where these two guys kept
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nick R, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Hello, it sounds like you had a very difficult start to your stay in the UK and we're glad Graham was able to turn it into such a special and memorable occasion. Hope your journey home to Dallas is uneventful. Carolyn and the HOST team
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Stephen Y wrote a review Mar 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom15 contributions11 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour - max. 16 - we had just 8 in our group including 2 people who turned up on the wrong day !! But to be fair, our guide Paul took them with us and sorted out with the office later. Because we didn’t mind cutting back a little on stop times,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Nick R, Front Office Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Hello Stephen, thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your day on our Wee Red Bus with Paul and hope we might see you on tour again in the future. Carolyn and the HOST team
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Mark M wrote a review Mar 2020
Upper Arlington, Ohio, United States21 contributions8 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this tour -- it was a great mix of scenery and history. The day was rainy on an off, which of course, can't be controlled. We felt is was a great taste of the highlands. Our driver/tour guide couldn't have been friendlier. I will admit, I am not a scotch
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review Mark, we're happy that you had such a nice day out! Glengoyne do make lovely whisky, glad you enjoyed it :) We hope to see you again, Happy Travels Jenny & Heart of Scotland Tours
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Gabor and Suzanna’s first trip in Scotland
This tour was amazing! For us, Londoners who mainly only see grey everday all this green today was just marvellous.
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Great experience
I highly recommend this tour to any traveller wishing to discover Scottish Highlands within a day. The different st
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Great day with an amazing guide!
Despite the social distancing and the face covering during the whole journey, we spent a wonderful day with Heart o
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History Heaven
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The
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Excellent Day
Transportation was comfortable. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, we loved the
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romyt509
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What a amazing day it was!
We totally loved this day trip to the Highlands and Loch Ness. Our guide, Graham, started and ended the day tour fu
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Wee red bus
The wee red bus is small so you can hear the guide and at any time he can hear your question. They really want to m
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A M A Z I N G !!!!
A M A Z I N G!!!! I have learned so much about the history, the architecture, the future plans on ecological power
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SaJaMy
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Left wanting more for all the right reasons!
We had easy instructions on where to meet in the CBD. The tour driver/host Graham was fantastic, very friendly and
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Vienne C
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Good scenic tour on bus, not on foot
It's difficult to rate this tour. The guide was excellent and informational. The bus was nice and comfortable. Scea
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131randad
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Fantastic
We took the Loch Ness and Highlands tour and it was really enjoyable! We were able to see a great deal of the Scott
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Good tour of the highlands!
A really good trip for a day which turned out to have so much rain, wind and cloud! We left at 7:45, allowing us to
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Heart of Scotland, Loch Ness & The Highlands Small Group Tour
We went on the tour yesterday and we loved it. Our guide, Paul, was lovely! The knew all the things about the highl
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H R
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Superb!
Booked a private 3 day tour for a small group and would do it again. The office staff was extremely responsive to
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2 day Highland Tour
We had a fantastic tour. Euan from Heart of Scotland Tours was our guide and he was amazing. We were a small group
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