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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Overview
Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) and follow in the footsteps of great Scottish heroes on this historic and scenic trip into the Scottish heartlands. Enjoy a day with at least 5 fabulous stops including Stirling Castle, whisky tour and tasting at the Glengoyne Distillery and a scenic drive through the Highlands to the legendary Loch Lomond.
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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 return to the starting point
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
Departure Time
8:30 AM
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 travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were on this tour on Monday Jan 27/20. It was fun, interesting and generally an all around good day.
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We're delighted to hear you had a great day out and we hope to see you on tour with us again soon... Happy travels Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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We really enjoyed our trip with Eddie! He made our rainy day much better. Be sure to go on the guided tour of Stirling castle.
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Eddie is a great guide and can certainly cheer up a rainy day! We hope to see you on a tour again with us, Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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We had a great day with Eddie our guide! He was the perfect host for this trip and we are happy that we got to be his last ever group as he now is retiring. We wish him all the best and a lot of fun with painting the inside of his house!
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Response from WeeRedBus, Front Office Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! Eddie will be delighted to receive such a lovely review on his last tour. We will all miss him!! Thanks again and we hope to see you on another tour in the future. Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
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My partner and I attended this tour on January 11th, 2020. Although the weather was quite bad, our tour guide, Paul, made sure everyone had an excellent day trip. Paul was very knowledgeable about all things Scottish and provided us with information throughout the trip. I
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Briana, Thank you so much for taking the time to write so warmly here about your recent Wee Red Bus tour and your guide Paul. He will be absolutely delighted to read your lovely comments and we are really pleased to hear your experience was such a positive one despite the Scottish weather! Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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Our guide for the day on The Wee Red Bus was Graham who was a wealth of information on the history of Scotland and pointed out important locations during the drive. Only a small group on the tour meant that there was plenty of room on the bus and we didn’t have to continually
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for your fantastic and very comprehensive review - I'm sure many travelers will find this really useful. We are so pleased that you had such a great day out with Graham on the Wee Red Bus and know that he too will be delighted to read your lovely comments. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
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Katie C
10
Fantastic tour! Will join again!!
We have joined the 3-day tour to the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Our tour guide Gregor was AMAZING. We were very
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Thomas L
10
Alan’s Fan Clan
Our wee little group went on Alan’s wee red bus on a whim. Perfect weather, perfect driving and no one died, what
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Cluemanatti
Berlin, Germany
21
Loch Ness / Highlands
We did the Loch Ness/Highlands tour with our guide Graham today and we enjoyed every minute of this 12 hour trip.
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Peter Yordanov
10
Amazing
Simply amazing. Every stop had beautiful scenery and plenty of time for pictures. Our tour guide was very
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J2887
London, United Kingdom
10
Interesting, Fact-filled Tour!
This was my second time through the Highlands and this time around, I've seen the beautiful snow-ladden version of
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Kiranjit D
London, United Kingdom
41
Fantastic Tour
We would highly recommend this 1day tour, if you’re in Edinburgh for a short time. Our guide Paul, was informative
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Alexandros K
11
Fantastic tour
That was an amazing day tour and our driver Paul is the best guide we could ever have. He is a great person and he
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Nancy G
Crosby, Texas
220
Beautiful scenery
This was a fantastic way to see the beautiful scenery and have an informed guide describe the sights.
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Stephenie D
11
Change of Plans, but Excellent Time.
I had to be bumped from the Stirling/Loch Lomond tour because I was the only one interested, but I had an
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Zelda S
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
43
Five stars all the way!
We used Heart of Scotland Tours during my April 2019 vacation. We had Eddie as our guide on the 3-day Isle of Skye
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