We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Select Date and Travellers
USD 45.81
2 travellers
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.
  • 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, you'll make your way to Glengoyne distillery, where you'll 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.
Show More
Important Information
Departure Point
Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Reviews (255)
Filter reviews
166 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews glengoyne distillery loch lomond wee red bus nature hike distilling process pickup point scottish history highly recommend this tour heart of scotland tours sense of humour highland cows great commentary highlight of our trip lovely trip super funny his knowledge scottish experience
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 166 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Hi If anybody want a day tour with this company we would recommend them. Especially with our tour guide Iain, as he was full of knowledge about the area, quite entertaining and made you feel comfortable and at ease. Prompt leaving and a comfortable drive...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Hkwicks
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on a tour to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and a whiskey distillery. Euan was our guide, and he made the trip fantastic with interesting history and stories. It was way beyond my expectations. Tour bus was comfortable, big windows and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JulieKB100
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tour we took was nicely done and well put together. Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Glengoyne-distillery gave us a great impression of scotland! Also, our tourguide was friendly, funny and also did tell us a lot about scotlands history. So, in summary, the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TorsOhneTen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We don't typically do bus tours, but the small size of this one and the opportunity to get outside of Edinburgh was enough to convince us to give it a try. We were so happy we did! Iain is a wonderful guide, telling stories and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Hhatton101
Reviewed 6 days ago

The day trip was really nice. Driver was fun and informative. Kept us on schedule, but had time to enjoyed all the stops, especially the Glengoyne Distillery Tour! (Sorry, my photos are too large to attach)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brian K
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
17 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ingrid R | Reviewed this property |
You have about 1 1/2 hours at the castle. Plenty of time to see everything.
16 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Rochelle C | Reviewed this property |
I took many of their tours, but not all of them. This particular one does not go to the Wallace monument, but I believe their loch Ness and Highland tour might. Their tours are on their website.
beth b
22 July 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kristenbobisten | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we drove by them but didn’t stop
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:
Travellers Also Viewed
Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky...
292 Reviews
from USD 53.45*
Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky...
312 Reviews
from USD 61.08*
Discover Malt Whisky Small-Group Day...
150 Reviews
from USD 47.08*
Ultimate Whisky Tour departing...
13 Reviews
from USD 48.36*
Frequently bought together
Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle...
924 Reviews
from USD 42.27*
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands...
2,846 Reviews
from USD 58.54*
Edinburgh Historical Walking Tour...
467 Reviews
from USD 38.18*
City Sightseeing Edinburgh Hop-On...
1,023 Reviews
from USD 20.36*