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Edinburgh Day Tours Exploring Scotland

Edinburgh Day Tours Exploring ScotlandScotland Tours. Explore Scotland from its famous historical capital of Edinburgh. If you only have a few days to tour Scotland you can easily base your holiday from this one location. With a variety of different types of accommodation to choose from in Edinburgh there is a hotel for every budget. Day tours from Edinburgh can be offered with scheduled group departures or with a professional driver guide. Edinburgh tour excursions range from trips to Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle, Oban, Highland Castles, the Scottish Borders and more tours. On this edition of Go Scotland Tours Newsletter discover the options available for Edinburgh Day Tours.

The Loch Ness Highland tour is by far the most popular day tour from Edinburgh. Often referred to as the Scotland in One Day Tour. An entire day dedicated to touring some of the most famous sights and landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. The main focus of the tour is Loch Ness, an iconic location in Scotland steeped in history and legends, and also home to the Loch Ness Monster. Here you will have time to visit Urquhart Castle and enjoy a 2 hour cruise of Loch Ness. On our journey up to Loch Ness the tour stops at the treacherous Glencoe and Fort William offering splendid views of Ben Nevis. After continuing the scenic drive along the shores of the Great Glen. The return journey takes you through Inverness; Capital of the Highlands, Perthshire and Pitlochry. Go to Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh.

When visiting Scotland another must see is Stirling Castle, one of Scotland most important castles. This tour from Edinburgh takes you to the Trossachs often called 'Scotland in miniature' because of its stunning scenery; and was home to the legendary outlaw, Rob Roy. Then enjoy a cruise of Loch Lomond which is the largest in Scotland with great view along the bonny, bonny banks. Stirling will be the last stop on this day tour where you will have the opportunity to visit the impressive castle sitting on a volcanic rock. The castle has played a role with such key historical figures as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, King James V and Mary, Queen of Scots. Go to Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh.

The West Highlands of Scotland are home to some of the most dramatic castles and scenery. On this tour from Edinburgh explore the pretty fishing village of Oban; sitting on a picturesque horseshoe bay port with a hill side backdrop and a replica of the Coliseum (McCaig's Folly) is predominately seen in the skyline. After a perfect photo opportunity of the majestic Kilchurn Castle sitting in the middle of Loch Awe with spectacular mountain backdrop. Further the tour goes to the white-washed Georgian town of Inveraray, located on the western shore of Loch Fyne. Inveraray Castle is a remarkable and unique piece of architecture incorporating Baroque, Palladian and Gothic. Go to Oban and West Highland Castles Tour from Edinburgh.

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If one goal of your vacation to Scotland is to experience a taste of its splendid whisky there are many tours to whisky distilleries. Take a day tour to The Famous Grouse whisky experience to visit Scotland's oldest distillery, Glenturret. A unique new wildlife tour with the RSPB is offered on Tuesday tours to see the black and red grouse. Also included on this tour are Dunfermline Abbey, Gleneagles, and a gentle woodland walk at The Hermitage.

Discover Highland Perthshire on a unique day tour unlocking the secret of our national drink, whilst appreciating some of Scotlandís finest scenery. The Victorian era village of Pitlochry is home to the Edradour distillery, one of the smallest and most traditional whisky distilleries in Scotland. Then take a break at the Queens View with breathtaking views of Loch Tummel. Have a wee dram at Aberfeldy distillery, home to Dewars World of Whisky. After taking the scenic back roads through Highland Perthshire to end the Scottish Highlands and Whisky Day Tour.

Heading south of Edinburgh take a tour to Rosslyn Chapel; a beautiful chapel in ruins sitting on top of the glen. Rosslyn has been associated with the Templar Knights and featured in the mega film/novel The Da Vinci Code. Taking a journey to the heart of the Scottish Borders visit Melrose Abbey; an historic monastery part of the Cistercian order, and the burial place of Robert the Bruceís heart. Then before returning to Edinburgh visit Glenkinchie Distillery which is one of few Lowland whisky distilleries in Scotland. Go to the Da Vinici Code, Borders and Glenkinchie Whisky Tour from Edinburgh.

Day Tour to St. Andrews and The Fishing Villages of Fife. A charming day tour with plenty of free time to enjoy and explore the ancient town of St. Andrews, Scotland's home of golf, as well as the surrounding fishing villages of the 'Kingdom of Fife'.

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Perhaps you would like to explore the city of Edinburgh. A Hop on Hop Off sightseeing bus tour is a great way to visit Edinburgh's most important monuments. With many stops around Edinburgh you can have a relaxing stress free day exploring the city. Many walking tours of the Royal Mile are available including Ghost Tours and tours of the Edinburgh Dungeon and Underground. In the summer time tours are offered to local Highland Games and if you are in Edinburgh for the Military Tattoo make sure you have a ticket to experience this spectacular show.

The above are some of the regular departure tours from Edinburgh which can also be tailor-made to private driver guide tours designed just for you. You can create your own package with a selection of hotels in Edinburgh. The Royal Mile is a perfect place to base yourself in such hotels as Radisson BLU and The Scotsman. Not far is moderately priced Jury's Inn and Thistle Hotel. High class hotels like The George, Balmoral Hotel, and Caledonian Hilton are also great places to stay.

For more advise on planning your trip to Edinburgh be sure to contact a Go Scotland Tours Specialist right away. We look forward to seeing you in Scotland soon.

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