Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
from USD $57.09
Travel to Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond in style on a small-group tour by Mercedes minivan from Edinburgh. With a maximum group size of 16 passengers, you are sure to have a memorable and personal experience on this special excursion to Stirling and Loch Lomond.
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In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
9 hours
Day trip (destination A to B)
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK

Meet here for boarding 15 mins before the published departure time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Kelpies & The Helix, 4 Stadium Way The Helix, Falkirk FK2 9EE Scotland

On the way to Loch Lomond you stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses’ heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Choose to step inside and learn about the most important battles in Scottish history.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling Scotland

One of Scotland’s largest Lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Departure Point

Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

We had a blast with our tour guide Jim S.! Not only was he very knowledgeable, but he also was very funny and went above and beyond during this tour. He explained a lot of facts, imparted quite a few anecdotes with lots of humor, was very graceful and patient and was able to make a small group bus full of strangers all to sing one by one their own national anthem. We most definitely had a blast on this Rabbie's Tour and recommend to anyone who wants to visit Loch Lomond, the Kelpies or Stirling castle to just sign up on this. We will go back to this company to visit more of Scotland next time we go there again!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
A great tour led by Andy. Exceptional guide. A great way to see the Kelpies, Loch Lomond, and Stirling Castle in 1 day. The small tour group thru Rabbies is highly recommended.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
I, my wife and 2 friends arranged this trip in order to visit some of the countryside surrounding Edinburgh (we were attending the "Fringe"). The itinerary and the logistics fitted the requirement and Henry was a good guide/driver - knowledgeable and good interpersonal skills - and a credit to Rabbie's Tours.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Jim was a great driver and guide! Lots to see but not overwhelming. A very relaxing tour and highly recommended to anyone wanting to get a quick lay of the land.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
The tour was excellent. Our guide Jeff was not only personable, but also invested in giving us the best time possible, going so far as to veer off the beaten path to allow us awhile in the lowlands of the highlands with lunch along a loch in a charming cafe, without sacrificing time in the advertised sites. He is extremely knowledgeable, has a sense of time and place, encouraged questions, is a superb driver and when we all were tired at the close of the day provided Scots music to sooth the soul.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2019
This tour was very interesting, first we were taken to the big double statue of the two horses, then to Loch Lomond, enough time for lunch, then we proceeded to the castle which is my real point of interest since I'm following Mary, Queen of Scotts. Our driver and tour guide Gavin is really very nice and informative.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
We enjoyed the drive into the country to see Stirling Castle. Interesting castle, well kept, lots of history. We had lunch (on our own) in the small town of Calendar. It had started to rain, so my friend had to buy a rain poncho! Next was a walk along Loch Lomond. Even in the drizzle, it was an awesome time, loved the walk! Very fun day!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
This was an amazing tour! Rabbies did a great job getting us there quickly, safely, and in good company. Our guide was Mahri, and she did a phenomenal job! She had a great balance of sharing stories of Scotland, playing music that was connected with her stories, and providing some quiet time on the bus. The particular tour was a shorter day about 9 hour day which was nice to give us some more relaxed time when we got back to Edinburgh.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2018
Amy was a great guide who kept us entertained all day with history and trivia as well as some great music and humour. The tour took in the beauty and history of Scotland giving us more than just a taste, considering it was only a day tour.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2018
Fantastic day trip! Talkative and personable guide and a lovely coach. 10/10 would recommend.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
This is a wonderful day tour...Enough time for a hike at Loch Lomond and plenty of time for touring the castle with stops along the way. Highly recommend this tour company!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
Although the weather was not really friendly, the tour was really good! We saw the Kelpies - best part of the experience! - then the fabulous Loch Lomond and finally Stirling Castle that definitely is not as beautiful as Edinburgh Castle, but it's worth a visit!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2018
A very good trip to the Kelpies amazing, Loch Lomond very, very beautiful and Stirling Castle nice to see. A stop for the lunch in Callander with good opportunities. The driver, Steve, was great. He drove very well and had some interesting stories. My wife and me had a very pleasant day thanks to Rabbies and driver Steve!
• Submitted 11 Dec 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2017
Jude from Rabbie tours was excellent. The whole experience was very organized and I enjoyed the trip
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017
Jonathan is a superb tour guide. He is knowledgeable, personable, and seemed to enjoy his job very much. This tour is a long one, but was time very well spent. Jonathan put Stirling Castle and its environs into perspective. In addition, the time around Loch Lomond was fascinating. One was left with feeling there was not enough time at the national park. There really needed to be another hour or hour-and-a-half to allow time to hike into the park. We were left with a choice between hiking or eating. By the way, the inn there had a wonderful Scottish black ale no brand which was delicious and which was even better than Guinness. Overall, we were very impressed with Rabie's Tours. The guides were knowledgeable, the vehicles were excellent, and the tour routes were well chosen.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2017
Another fabulous tour!! First stop the kelpies and then onto Loch Lomond for amazing scenery and a lovely walk along the Lochs edge. It was a perfect day for it to!!! The xun was out, and a perfectly clear day. The comfy 16 seat coach had plenty of room well timed stops along the way and nformative commentary from Dave which was historically accurate and funny - always a bonus!!! And then we finished the day at Stirling Castle with lots of time to explore it. What a great day ....
• Submitted 17 Nov 2017
We had a great day on this trip. Mike our driver kept us entertained throughout the journey with loads of historical information, he was great. First stop was The Kelpies which was an unexpected bonus. On to Loch Lomond where we had free time before a short walk to the edge of the Loch. Unfortunately it was not a very bright day so didnt get the best views but Mike showed us a picture of what it looks like when the suns out, stunning! Our final stop was Stirling Castle which we really enjoyed, amazing views and lots to look at.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
This tour was excellent!!! Ross was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgable and made the tour so much fun. The hike up to see Loch Lomond was absolutely beautiful and Ross went at pace that accommodated both young and old. The stopover for lunch in Aberfoyle was great - and again Ross did not disappoint. He told us a little about each place to eat so that we didn't have to waste time going from place to place to look at the menus. He also got is hooked on Scottish 'tablet'. We never would have tried it without him recommending it. Stirlong Castle was nice to see but Edinburgh Castle is much nicer. Definitely go on this tour. You won't be disappointed.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2017
Terrific. Our tour guide Jan, was very knowledgeable, humorous and thoughtful
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! Our guide Jan was amazing! He had so much knowledge of Scottish history that made the trip really great. I would definitely recommend this tour with Jan as your guide. It was the best day of our trip to Scotland.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2017
Great trip all around. Craig, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful. I'm very glad I booked this trip and wish I had time to book another to explore all of the other areas north of Edinburgh.
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
It was a full day but relaxing. Ian was our guide, would not hesitate doing another trip with him as our guide. Only negative was the time we had for lunch, felt rushed. Nice break at Loch Lomond. Surprise stop at Kelpies, had never heard of this memorial. Glad we stopped.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
Amazing tour. Very well organized and punctual. Beautiful views and castle. We were with Paul, our guide, and we were very happy as he was all the time providing information and telling interesting stories about Scotland. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 01 Sep 2017

In Brief

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
9 hours
Day trip (destination A to B)
Small-group tour by minibus
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Receive discounts at selected restaurants, shops and attractions
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service

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