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Our one day tour from Edinburgh lets you enjoy a taste of all things Scottish, as we take you on a wonderful and fascinating journey through a beautiful part of the Highlands. Experience scenic lochs, impressive mountains, historic castles, visit a pretty Highland village and explore the picturesque lochside town of Inveraray.
The best of the Highlands
From Edinburgh we travel west, passing the historic and imposing Stirling Castle, high on its volcanic rock, and on to a visit at the magnificent Doune Castle (which featured in the TV series Outlander & cult movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’). From there we drive into the Highlands, past the lovely Loch Lubnaig and up through impressive Glen Ogle, stopping nearby for lunch and beautiful views of the surrounding scenery.
After lunch we drive further into the Highlands, passing one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, jutting into beautiful Loch Awe and stunningly framed by the surrounding mountains. Then it’s on to Inveraray, a quaint small town built in the mid-18th century, on the shore of Loch Fyne. Explore the town and pick up some Highland souvenirs, or pay an optional visit to Inveraray Castle (April to October only), the historic home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, which is set in large beautiful gardens overlooking Loch Fyne.
We now start our homeward journey, driving over the Arrochar Alps, an attractive range of mountains, with a brief pause near the top of the Rest and Be Thankful Pass. A little later we reach enchanting Loch Lomond, where we stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss before returning to Edinburgh.
Inveraray & Castle
Unfortunately Doune Castle is closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Doune Castle, Inveraray Castle (Apr-Oct) Alternatives offered November-March.
Inveraray Castle has amended it's opening hours due to Covid-19. Please refer to our FAQs below for further information.
“This was an amazing tour and scenery, I don’t even have words to have beautiful the Highlands are. Stuart was our tour guide and he absolutely nailed it. He took the time to help us take pictures and provided an impressive dialogue to our tour today. I learned so much history and he genuinely enjoyed speaking with us. I went solo and I highly, highly recommend! I wish I had time to take another one before I leave.”
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
View a map of our departure point.
You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
The above rates are valid from April 2021.
Due to Covid-19, many visitor attractions throughout Scotland have asked us to book tickets in advance so they can manage their capacity safely.
For this reason, we must now ask our customers who would like to go to an attraction to kindly book their tickets through our online ticketing portal. The link for this will be on your confirmation email.
If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.30-19.00 daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
You'll find a digital translation of your tour through a link on your confirmation email.
Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
Please do bring a face covering with you. Hand sanitiser will be provided on board the coach, but we recommend bringing your own.
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell. You can always tell if the clan chief is in by the type of flag flying at the castle – if it’s the Duke’s Personal Standard flag then he is in residence.
There’s no guarantee you’ll see him, but sometimes he can be seen walking through grounds.
Yes! Doune Castle is the set for Castle Leoch in the Outlander TV series. Three other 1 day tours feature Outlander filming locations:
Inveraray Castle have amended their opening dates due to Covid-19. Their new opening days are as follows:
27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
Every Saturday, Sunday and Monday
JULY & AUGUST
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (Tuesdays and Wednesdays closed)