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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh - with unbiased reviews

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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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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, Queen's View and the Hermitage 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.
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Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
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  • 1
    Dunkeld Cathedral
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 2
    Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Queen's View
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    The Hermitage Woodland Walk
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
Waterloo Place
Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UKThis tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
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  • Spin through the Scottish Highlands in comfort by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Visit top attractions including Blair Castle and the Hermitage
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures personal attention
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from central Edinburgh
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
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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
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.
About the operator
By: Heart of Scotland Tours
Berlin, Germany
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
Simply amazing. Every stop had beautiful scenery and plenty of time for pictures. Our tour guide was very
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London, United Kingdom
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
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
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
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
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
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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Melissa P
United Kingdom
Stirling castle and whiskey tour
We had a wonderful day despite the weather and traffic. Ian was a fun and interesting guide and willing to fit in
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Cieszyn, Poland
Very experienced, knowledgeable and humorous guide! We had great time during Christmas holidays, thank you.
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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