Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
from AUD $78.74
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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In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours
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Pass By: Linlithgow Palace, 9 Kirkgate Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL Scotland

Catch a glimpse as we pass by the ruins of the Royal Palace of Linlithgow.

Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

Visit the beautifully restored historic Stirling Castle.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: National Wallace Monument, Hillfoots Road Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF Scotland

From Stirling Castle, enjoy fantastic views over to the National Wallace Monument.

Pass By: Duke's Pass, United Kingdom

Our journey to Aberfoyle takes us along the banks of Lochs Venachar and Achray, through the beautiful Trossachs - the 'Highlands in Miniature' - and over the Duke's Pass scenic drive, a stunning Highland landscape of lochs and mountains.

Stop At: Aberfoyle, Aberfoyle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland

This is Rob Roy country, popularised by Sir Walter Scott's books and poems. Legends and superstition of faeries or 'wee people' abound in these hills...

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland

Here, by the famous ‘bonnie banks’, your guide will accompany you on a short nature walk, culminating in a superb Highland viewpoint and photo opportunity over Scotland’s largest lake and the Arrochar Alps mountain range.

Scotland’s geological definition between Highlands and Lowlands can be seen in all its glory from here! Loch Lomond and the Trossachs were designated Scotland’s first National Park in 2002 and it remains an extremely popular area with locals and visitors alike.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, Glasgow G63 9LB Scotland

We finish the day at Glengoyne Distillery, situated in a wooded valley in the southern Highlands. The distillery, which takes its name from ‘Glen Guin’ or Glen of the Wild Geese, has been producing a high quality single malt for nearly 200 years.

You will, of course, have the opportunity to tour this beautifully located distillery and sample the delicious 12 year old product for yourself!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Doune Castle, Castle Hill, Doune, Stirling FK16 6EA Scotland

Doune Castle is famous for its appearance in Monty Python's Holy Grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander.


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Glengoyne Distillery

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Gregor was an amazing guide and the tour was an efficient way to see some of the areas most historical and beautiful sights. I would do this tour again. Great for kids
• Submitted 11 Feb 2020
Such a great tour. The meeting place was easy to find. The small group tours really are the way to go. They allow for more personalized and flexible tours. Our driver, Paul, was knowledge and friendly. He took us to a couple extra spots in addition to all the places in the description. It was a rainy but beautiful. The lunch spot was okay food but it was with good company. We had were given multiple photo stops. The distillery was interesting and the scotch was good. The castle was neat. We would definitely book with this company again and would definitely book with Paul again. Great guide.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
It was very entertaining and informative tour mixing the history of Scotland and the battle around the castle with whisky and great views! Gregor was a great guide as well!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
This tour is awesome, by far the highlight of our trip to Edinburgh and Scotland. Graham was very knowledgeable and made the day extremely fun. A class act that made this a memorable day. Take us back to the bonnie bonnie banks Graham!!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
Eddie our driver was very knowledgeable and made the time fly by. This is a well priced tour and although all tours seem a bit rushed, this one seems to split the time pretty fair. Stirling castle was amazing, wish we had more rime there. All in all, worth it!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
Loved this tour. Stirling Castle is magical and so full of history. And the whiskey distillery tour was great. Put your guideAlan was super knowledgeable and stopped a few extra times to let us take Beautlful pictures and added a lot to the tour. Highly recommend
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Our guide Paul adjusted the timetable for the group and the weather. It was a perfect way to see many things and learn a little about Scotland. Heartily recommend
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The Wee Red Bus is a great small group tour! Graham offered a wonderful dialog with tons of historical details sprinkled with some fun trivia! Sterling Castle is a must see-- explore the most important castle in Scottish history. The guided tours are included with the price of admission, or explore on your own. View stunning Lochs and Glens and round out your day at the Glencoyne Distillery! Worth every penny- this was a highlight of our 12 day visit to Scotland...
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time. Our guide, Paul, was very pleasant and informative. Stirling Castle was beautiful, the highlands and Loch Lomond lovely. Would definitely recommend!
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
The tour with the Wee Red Bus was simply wonderful. Our tour guide and driver Graham told very interesting stories while driving at the same time - in my eyes a very complicated combination ;-) But he managed it just perfectly. The tour was exactly as described on the website. The stops at Stirling Castle, in Calendar, at Loch Lomond, the Distillery Glengoyne and even a short stop for taking photos from a small family of Highland Cows (Hamish, Honey and their daughter) were really interesting and enjoyable. Even the parts when we had to sit in the bus, driving through the magnificent landscape, were informative and very nice. Graham told us so many interesting stories, gave very much information about Scotland and its history - it was a real treat! THANK YOU, Graham! Since the weather was astonishingly good (sunny and warm) Graham also offered a special opportunity to take a 30 minutes walk along the Loch Lomond through the beautiful territory. This was in my eyes the best part of the whole journey. We thought we were somewhere at the Mediterranean Sea! Lovely! All in all we enjoyed this tour very much and look forward to coming back to Scotland soon!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Had a wonderful day trip to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, and the whiskey distillery . Angela was a fantastic tour guide and driver. Would recommend this to anyone who loves Scottish history and countryside.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This was such a great tour! we had enough time at each location, the bus was very comfortable and Ian was a great tour guide. Highly recommend!!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
This is tour is a great way to explore the Highlands. It starts with a tour of Sterling Castle, which is near the William Wallace monument. You get about an hour to explore Loch Lomond (very beautiful), stop one of the castles used to film Winterfell from GOT, stop for a photo of highland cows, and much more! The whiskey distillery was awesome. Overall, a great day!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Neil did a great job as a tour guide and drive. Safe driving, interesting history telling and well planned 1 day trip to Stirling castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery plus a couple of more short stops.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
Euan A. was a fantastic guide - a great combination of humor, history, and trivia, along with a healthy dose of Scottish pride. Kudos to him!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
This was a great tour, not to be missed! Our tour guide Ian was excellent! He was a great storyteller, lots of fun. It was well planned and a must do if you are in Edinburgh.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a lovely tour with a fantastic guide. My family loved the castle and the distillery staff were great. Will recommend to friends
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
We had a wonderful time on this Full Day tour. Our guide was awesome! Stirling Castle, Trossachs National Park and finally Glengoyne Distillery were just brilliant! My Husband really enjoyed the nature walk too. We highly recommend this tour! When we return to Scotland; we will be using Viator again!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2018
This tour was great .The guide Niall was brilliant from the start, Informative and funny and went out of his way to make sure we had a great day, which we did we highly reccomend. Ian and Lauren
• Submitted 16 Jun 2018
We had an amazing time. Our tour guide was very funny and extraordinarily friendly. The small group nature of the tour really made this special.
• Submitted 03 Jun 2018
The tour guide Paul was amazing. He had a great personality and was very sociable. His knowledge was immense and he presented it well. Best way to see the highlands.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Our driver Iain was delightful, enthusiasitic and full of little anecdotes as well as history to keep the day fully entertaining. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. It was nice being such a small group that allowed for some leisurely time to explore and take photos. The bGlencoyne distillery was a great, informative tour and we especially loved the breathtaking scenery at Stirling.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Really good, really enjoyable. Andy our tour guide was very funny with commentary the whole way and passionate story telling.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
This was a great tour! It was a very cold day so we took a slightly different route than normal but the sun was out all day and we got wonderful clear skies. Stirling castle was not the most stunning but it had a very interesting history and there was a wonderful tour guide there who showed us around. In addition there were very interesting exhibits there and wonderful views of the countryside. The town where we had lunch was very small and there weren't too many options for vegetarians but I was able to find something at a coffee shop. In addition there is a grocery store with sandwiches, etc. The visit to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs was the highlight of the tour for me, with majestic views and a nice, if short, walk. The tour of Glengoyne Distillery was lovely, a great way to end the day. If you are interested in seeing the highlands or getting more time outdoors this is not the best tour, but it was a good way to see a little bit of everything for those who don't have more than a day to spare.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017

In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
10 hours

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