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Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This 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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    Pass by
    Castle Menzies
  • 4
    The Hermitage Woodland Walk
    Stop: 45 minutes
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    Pass by
    Forth Bridge
  • You'll end at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from (and returns to) Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini coach
Exclusions
  • 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 - 13 passengers or less
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • 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 13 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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Chrysanthi wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Had a fantastic day. Iain our tour guide was passionate and entertaining! Would recommend to anyone - great way to see the sights
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Nick R, Manager at Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Hello Crisanthe Good to know you had a lovely time on tour with Iain - he'll be pleased to know. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope you might join us again sometime in the future. Regards Carolyn and the HOST team
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Thomas L wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our wee little group went on Alan’s wee red bus on a whim. Perfect weather, perfect driving and no one died, what more could you want?! Alan took us to the biggest mountain in Britain, the biggest Loch in Scotland and the biggest public toilet in Scotland - a great day indeed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Manager at Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Thanks for your entertaining 6-star review of Alan and Heart of Scotland Tours. It sound like you had a top day out on the Wee Red Bus! Regards, Nick and the HOST Team.
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Kathleen P wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions12 helpful votes
We did this tour on Jan 11. We had so much fun with our tour guide ( I think his name is Paul) as we visited the stirling castle, loch lomond, and glengoyne distillery. He even added more stops like forth bridge and Doune’s castle. Scotland is such a beautiful place and we
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hello there, It sounds like you had a fantastic day out with Paul - he will be so pleased! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review. We hope to see you on the Wee Red Bus again some day if you return to Scotland. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
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michael r wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Had a great day out best coach trip I have been on the driver was fantastic explained everything as we traveled around I felt I new everything about Scotland would recommend this company to all my friends
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Jan 29, 2020
Hello Michael, Thank you for joining us on the Wee Red Bus and for taking time out to write such a great review. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
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Christy Fender wrote a review Nov 2019
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Gregor, our guide, was delightful and extremely knowledgeable. He was also patient with my health conditions that cause me to move more slowly. The tour itself was like driving through a dreamland. Gregor arrived on time to pick us up at the designated spot, and ensured rest and
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from WeeRedBus, Guest Relations Manager at Best of Scotland in a Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded Dec 19, 2019
Hello there, Many thanks for joining the Wee Red Bus and for the superb review. Gregor will be delighted to read your lovely comments. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2020. Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
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EmJo
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Fantastic tour
23 October 2020. Almost everything is so good, but Glencoe stood out due to its natural beauty. We were on the foo
Greatoceanroute
Greatoceanroute
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Great tour and super nice tour guide
The tour was very informative and entertaining. We've stopped at many great places to take pictures and enjoy the b
basiao977
basiao977
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Amazing
We went on the Loch Ness and Highlands tour and it was really good. Even though you spend a long time in the bus, y
sarah_twc
sarah_twc
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The great Scotland Highland tour!
Kevin McLeod was our tour guide and he was great!!! Definitely recommend this from Arthur & Sarah!👍
G699IWhelenad
G699IWhelenad
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A must do trip
We only had 2 days in Edinburgh and this trip was a very good use of our time as we fit so much sightseeing into on
572alisonw
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Amazing way to try everything in Highland
We attended the 3-day highlands tour from Edinburgh. Our tour guide, Keith, was a very friendly and thoughtful pers
John Isaac T
John Isaac T
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Exploring high lands in Scotland worth going .
All the Mountain views, woodlands , all the Lochs . Our tour guide ,Dom ,took us to the place more than we expect .
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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.
Arthurwright1877
Arthurwright1877
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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
j0hnnyt1980
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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
beekerlg2
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Excellent Day
Transportation was comfortable. Guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, we loved the
donnaf2018
donnaf2018
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Castles, Whiskey, & Highland Cattle...Oh my!
We had a fantastic day trip from Edinburgh to see the Highlands, castles, & enjoy a bit of Scottish whiskey. Our gu
romyt509
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
benR1982
benR1982
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perfect way to explore the highlands!
Iain was a superb guide, and the tour was spectacular. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get out of th
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