Scotland Day Trips from Edinburgh

Rabbies Scotland — Scheduled Small Group Tours of Scotland and Northern England from Edinburgh

Guaranteed Small Groups – Maximum of 16 passengers — Touring with no more than 16 passengers gives you more. More personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an all-round memorable experience. Rabbie’s is committed to delivering unique and enriching tours, with stories to share and memories that will last you a lifetime.

Guaranteed Departures – You book, you go! — Simple and straightforward! That’s how we like things and you tell us, that’s how you like things too! So, when you choose to book with us, you’re going – no minimum numbers. Guaranteed!

Guaranteed Experience – Or your money back! —If you feel you’ve not had the experience you deserved, and we’re at fault, we’ll give you your money back ~ NO QUESTION!  We believe we have to live up to our word and the promises we make and we are only happy when you are too. That’s why we introduced this ethical guarantee so that if we do ever get things wrong you have the peace of mind that we will refund your tour for the inconvenience we’ve caused you.

Special Group Tours is an agent for Rabbies and you can check availability for the tour of your choice by getting in touch with us!



Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle daily, 09:15 – approx 18:00    A day spent in the land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, taking in the magnificent splendour of the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and the beautiful nature and forests of Scotland’s first National Park of Loch Lomond.  This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, historic castles and a healthy walk in beautiful natural scenery with breathtaking views.

Rosslyn Chapel & The Borders    Mon, Tues, Thur, Sat, Sun, 09:30 – approx 16:15      Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci code, the Knights Templar and the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. A great short tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & Melrose Abbey. If you’re looking for a shorter day, full of mystical history and ancient abbeys, the stunning architecture of Rosslyn and the unsung beautiful rolling hills

West Highland Lochs & Castles Daily, 08:30 – approx 18:30 A fantastic day out in the heart of the scenic Western Highlands taking in the superb ruins of Kilchurn Castle, stunningly situated at the head of Loch Awe and the historic 18th century town of Inveraray, home to the Duke of Argyll. If you love old ruined castles, tales of old clan rivalries, west coast lochs, baronial mansions and brilliant mountain scenery then you’ll find this tour difficult to beat. *This tour visits Doune Castle, used as a film location for the “Outlander” series – based on the books by Diana Gabaldon.

Highland Lochs, Glens, Whisky Daily, 09:00 – approx 18:30   A journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Highlands taking in the waterfalls in Birnam forest, Pitlochry, the Queen’s View and the splendour of Loch Tay, an area steeped in ancient history. You also visit a whisky distillery for a tour and tasting. This tour is great for those who enjoy forest walks, waterfalls, dramatic mountain views and learning about the art of making whisky, and you can try it too!

St Andrews & Fife Daily, 09:30 – approx 18:00  A day out with lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews, home of golf, and the picturesque old fishing villages in the East Neuk (corner) of the Kingdom of Fife. We recommend this tour for those who love coastal scenery, golden sandy beaches and all the royal history of St. Andrews, home of Golf and Scotland’s oldest University.

Loch Ness, Glencoe, Highlands daily, 08:00 – approx 20:00    Our “Scotland in a day tour” covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Highland Perthshire. We recommend this tour for those who are short of time and want to get a great sample of the Highlands. Steep yourself in the history of dramatic Glencoe and the chance to see Nessie!

Alnwick Castle, Berwick & Borders Daily, 09:30 – approx 19:00       Your day includes time in the Border town of Kelso and the best of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Cross the border at Coldstream and enjoy lunch and the afternoon at Alnwick Castle and Gardens, scene of Hogwarts Castle in Harry Potter’s first 2 movies, before returning to Edinburgh along the dramatic east coast of Berwickshire and East Lothian, passing through the ancient walled town of Berwick upon Tweed

Discover Malt Whisky Tues, Thurs, Sat, 09:30 – approx 18:00 Come and experience Scotland’s “Water of Life”  – single malt Scotch whisky  – with visits to two  fascinating distilleries situated right on the edge of the Highlands. In between these visits enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Loch Lomond National Park. This tour is for lovers of Scotch single malt whisky and for those who would like to know more about our national drink.

Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Britain & Scottish Borders     Sat & Sun, 08:30 – approx 19:00    A day spent discovering the highlights of Roman Britain and Hadrian’s Wall. Let us guide you through the heart of the Scottish Borders and 2000 years of history to the wild last frontier of the mighty Roman Empire. This tour is ideal for those who would like to experience the wild remoteness of this ancient Roman outpost and the rolling hills and borderlands of Southern Scotland.