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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

  • Spin through the Scottish Highlands in comfort by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Visit top attractions including Blair Castle and Killiecrankie Gorge
  • Get a guided walking tour in the pretty village of Dunkeld
Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
The Highlands offer some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes, with historic castles and shimmering lochs hidden in the hills. On this full-day tour, reach top Highlands attractions including Blair Castle, Dunkeld Cathedral, and Killiecrankie Gorge with ease, with plenty of time to tour the sites and admire the scenery on foot. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
What to Expect
After meeting your guide in central Edinburgh, travel by air-conditioned mini-coach into the Highlands, enjoying sweeping views of Loch Leven.

First, visit the village of Dunkeld to see top attractions including Dunkeld Cathedral. Tour the narrow streets, and gain insight into centuries of Scottish heritage.

Head next to Blair Castle, a 13th-century fortress with a 700-year history spanning the Jacobite rebellions and the reign of Mary Queen of Scots.

After lunch at the castle restaurant (own expense), take Perthshire sites such as Castle Menzies, Killiecrankie Gorge, Tummel Bridge, and Schiehallion—one of the region’s many peaks. Take some time to explore by foot, soaking up the atmosphere in the heat of the Highlands.

Then follow the flow of the Tay River through the charming village of Aberfeldy, and round off your day with a relaxing riverside stroll. Afterward, return in comfort to central Edinburgh to conclude your sightseeing tour.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful experience with a great guide

We loved this trip as it took us through the central Highlands but away from some of the more obvious tourist destinations. The main stops were at Dunkeld Cathedral, Blair Castle and the town of Pitlochry, with two more nature-oriented stops at the Hermitage and...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 4 days ago
Best of Scotland Tour.

We met the Wee Bus at the stop and everyone boarded just fine. Our guide for the day was Graham. A fine knowledgeable fellow. He delivers a nice informative banter throughout the day. Timely stops for toilet breaks and helpful tips from Graham. I highly...More

2  Thank DenB B
Reviewed 1 week ago
My favorite tour

Before this ‘Best of Scotland’ tour, I had taken 2 other tours from different operators, during my stay in Edinburgh. I would say without a doubt that this is my favorite tour. Our excellent guide, Graham, was very knowledgeable about the history and the areas...More

1  Thank Lily107107
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lily, Ah we are so pleased that you enjoyed the 'Best of Scotland in a Day' tour recently with Graham on the Wee Red Bus - he too will be delighted to read your comments. Many thanks for taking the time to write such...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A memorable day!

I am giving this tour 5 stars regardless of the fact that we were unable to see more than 1/2 of the scheduled stops on our "Best of Scotland in a Day" trip! The day started out with a lot of promise. Our driver/guide, Don...More

1  Thank gmwann
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review and for the five stars despite the disruption to the tour. So pleased that it did not spoil your day completely. We look forward to seeing you again if / when you return...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing "private" tour

I had the most amazing time on the Best of Scotland tour. We saw the small and very pittoresque town of Dunkeld, Blair Castle (which is incredibly well-maintained and still furnished), could enjoy the wonderful Queen's view and made a stop in Pitlochry, a nice...More

Thank Maren283
WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Heart of Scotland Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maren, Many thanks for the superb review of Paul and your recent 'private' tour. It sounds like you had a really lovely day out! Kind regards Helen and the HOST team

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13 July 2018|
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Response from Renee789Infintel | Reviewed this property |
There are windy roads, probably a good hour of it. I took both Dramamine and Bonine and was OK.
DenB B
5 July 2018|
Response from Hessah A | Reviewed this property |
Once you book, you will be sent an email with specific details regarding the exact point. The bus will depart from a bus station next within a walking proximity to the train station.
fiona r
18 June 2018|
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Response from Hessah A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you will be able to walk around the areas you visit. In relation to pick up; No .. There is a fixed pick up point!