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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

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

Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Get off the beaten path on a day trip from Edinburgh
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
See parts of northern Scotland that most first-time visitors miss during a day trip to Loch Lomond, Kelpies, and Stirling Castle from Edinburgh. Letting someone else drive allows you to spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the scenery, while the insider knowledge of a guide promises to enhance your experience of rural Scotland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit sights where fewer crowds are guaranteed
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time to explore
  • Avoid the stress of car hire and navigation
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit sights where fewer crowds are guaranteed
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time to explore
  • Avoid the stress of car hire and navigation
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 225006
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stirling Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
  • Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees to attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stirling Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Jun 2022
A note from Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
Government guidelines strongly recommended that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. Masks are available onboard our mini-coaches should you wish to wear one. Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    The Kelpies & The Helix
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Stirling Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Loch Lomond
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JenMazz
Hamilton, Canada149 contributions
Great day with just the right amount of bus travel time and sightseeing. Be 15 mins early for the bus or they get antsy and will leave without you! Kelpies were great. Our driver & guide, Ewan, was awesome. So funny, playing great Scottish themed music and full of historical facts and interesting stories. The whole bus was singing "The Proclaimers" song, "500 Miles" on the way home and it was a blast. Loch Lomand was beautiful and lunch hike with Ewan was spectacular. Having a bite at The Oak Tree was a great idea; food was so tasty and reasonable priced. Stirling Castle was a highlight and we ended up just joining a free guided tour then doing some quick exploring on our own before meeting up for the bus ride back to Edinburgh. You don't stay in your group for Stirling Castle which was nice. Ewan pulled over to show us the famous Firth of Forth bridges for photo ops. He was excellent and this was a great trip. So glad we did it! Gets you to see parts of Scotland in a convenient way. My kids are 27 & 25 and they both loved it.
Written 23 July 2022
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Emma Bailey
3 contributions
We had a full day tour, the meeting point was easy to find and the staff were knowledgeable when booking in. Point of contact for and our guide for the day was Mac, he was excellent. Firstly headed out to the Kelpies which was great. Wish we had a bit longer but actually apart from the Kelpies and a little gift shop and cafe there’s not much else there. Next on to Loch Lomond, on the way Mac gave us stories and facts mixed in with music which really set the scene. Loch Lomond was gorgeous and the area we saw was lovely a quiet with only a few tourists. The walk up to the ridge was uneven so wear walking shoes or sturdy trainers, but absolutely worth it. Mac got out his bagpipes and gave a lovely tune while we enjoyed the view, with offers to take pics for us.
Lunch down at the cafe/hotel/restaurant was really good and affordable, however plenty of picnic places to eat if you take your own food. Next back on the bus and a great tour around the local lochs, lots of time to take photos. More music, stories and chat whilst on to sterling castle. Here you have free roam with time to go around and take photos. Finally a trip back to the starting point in Edinburgh.
Long review but I can’t give the team more praise, really fantastic from start to finish and really affordable.
Written 14 May 2022
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Puppa44420
Girard, OH24 contributions
We loved this tour so much and Al our guide and Dave our driver made it extra special. We had ample time to spend at each site and Al gave us much information as well as his Scottish humor and Scottish music along the way! They both made sure everyone on the small bus was comfortable and felt included. The Kelpies are just amazing to see. Loch Lomond was very beautiful and we had time for lunch in lovely Balmaha Bay. Finally, Stirling Castle is an absolute "must see" in Scotland, the largest and most strategic fortress in the land. The view from there is vast and beautiful and it is easy to see why this castle and fortress were so important to Scotland's history.
Written 24 July 2022
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Donna S
Charleston, SC38 contributions
Mark, our travel guide went way beyond our expectations. His running commentary and musical interludes were perfectly paced to keep our tour interesting, informative and highly entertaining. Although I thought I understood the basic history, Mark's information enhanced my education by miles!
The tour itself was just right, with stops for comfort and food well spaced. Mark also stopped along the way for photo ops, which was appreciated. The highlight at the end - Stirliing Castle - was well worth the cost of the trip. We were given plenty of time to explore and the staff at the site were helpful and professional.
I'd highly recommend this tour company, Mark especially, and this trip to anyone visiting Scotland.
Hint: online tipping is not available. I wish I had a few bank notes, because Mark definitely earned an extra gratuity.
Written 2 June 2022
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pranita
California2 contributions
Family
Sterling Castle was very nice our guid Stewart was very nice man great sense of humor and good story teller. It was lovely ride seeing the open pace and country side, the stops are very short.
I would suggest bringing sandwiches with the stop before Sterling Castle is Long enough to eat lunch the problem is most of the restaurants provide super slow service and just the small little country town so you can’t get your food in time to eat do you have to get it to go or cancel your order, there’s no time to stroll in the stores are by souvenirs you’re spending most of your time waiting for your food in a restaurant. Our guide has recommended to the restaurant owner several times to speed up the service unfortunately that hasn’t changed.
Written 24 June 2022
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IslandLifeDiva
London, UK18 contributions
I booked this tour in advance online for me and my sister. When we went to Rabbies Cafe to join the tour there was good signage to direct us to the bus stop a little further down the road to pick up the bus.

Our driver was Jim Divine and there were 6 of us on the tour with a useful map of Scotland in the front of the mini bus. The day was explained and all safety information provided before we set off. Jim provided lots of history and information about Scotland and I learned the basis of the term 'daylight robbery'! Very informative and helped the day go by including ensuring that the times to meet were clear at each point where we stopped.

The Kelpies were fantastic! Loved them and the myth/folklore that accompanies it. Beautifully set out place. Loch Lomond was pretty and Jim did a little additional stop for us to see the wonderful views of the lowlands and highlands whch was lovely as the other guests all respected the meeting times to return to the bus to move on.

Stirling Castle was full of things to see, be prepared to walk up and down steep inclines and steps. The staff there dress up and give talks about the history of the place and the particular area that you are in at the time. Well worth visiting with stunning views of the countryside. During the day there was a break in a village for lunch and a comfort break. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable day and would definitely recommend the tour and the guide we had.
Written 31 October 2021
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Nina T
New Malden, UK23 contributions
At a time when tour companies are cancelling tours at the last minute due to not meeting passenger numbers, Rabbies gave me the guarantee that the tour would go ahead with just us. We got on the tour and meet this amazing young man Roland our driver / tour guide who made the trip a fantastic memory . His sense of humour was out of this world gave us & the rest of the passengers a personal service. Me personally would recommend Loch Lomond over Loch Ness
Written 6 June 2021
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Camille G
D.C.30 contributions
It was a nice tour. We did not want to drive in Scotland, because we're not used to driving on the other side of the street, and this tour enabled us to easily visit several sites, including lovely Loch Lomond, where we walked on a trail for about one hour (on our own). Stirling Castle was quite interesting too. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Well worth the time and money, and the pick-up site is easy to locate and close to Waverly Station.
Written 11 August 2022
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midnightsun01
Oslo, Norway70 contributions
This is a great way to see the surrounding country-side around Edinburgh. The horses are amazing and is a "must see". We enjoyed the Stirling castle as well. It was definitely worth the money for the entrance fee. There was more to experience inside than at the Edinburgh castle and they had guides, dressed up in the costumes from the era that were a wealth of knowledge. Loch Lomond isn´t a very exciting place since it is just a lake, but there is a nice Inn there that we grabbed a drink at called the Oak tree inn.
Our guide had a lot of good stories to tell, but the load speaker in the bus made it hard to hear and his dialect was also difficult to decipher.
Written 8 May 2022
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NorthStar742827
1 contribution
This was by far the best day tour I've taken in the UK. our guide, Stuart, was very entertaining with his stories, jokes, and musical selections. The driver, Dave, was courteous, friendly, and also shared a joke or two. In the previous tours, the driver was also the tour guide. While economical for the tour operators, it seems the driver/guide person was not as effective as a tour guide.
Written 27 May 2022
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INCREDIBLE experience with our knowledgeable guide!
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Highlands, Glens and Whiskey good way to spend the day
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An exceptional touch of Scotland
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Amazing day
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Great trip with a great tour guide i.e. Andy.
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