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Heart of Scotland Tours

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Address: 29 Waterloo Place | Bus Stand ZE, Edinburgh EH1 3BQ, Scotland
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+44 131 228 2888
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially...

Small groups of 16 in the Wee Red Bus. Our guided tours have been specially designed to give you maximum variety by including famous sights as well as hidden gems that many tourists never see. We look forward to welcoming you onto our famous Wee Red Buses to experience and enjoy the essential Scotland together.

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A great trip if you're pushed for time

We only had three days in Scotland so did tour 2 which is a one day tour of Stirling castle, Loch Lomond, and a distillery tour. Was a wonderful day out and Alan was very... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only had three days in Scotland so did tour 2 which is a one day tour of Stirling castle, Loch Lomond, and a distillery tour. Was a wonderful day out and Alan was very informative and interesting and easy to listen to. The our provided lots of time out of the vehicle, and was a great day.

Thank Stapy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the tour to Stirling & Loch Lomond after reading the excellent reviews. It was definitely the right choice! From the beginning to the end, I really enjoyed our journey. Helen, our guide, had lots to share about the history of Scotland and other curious anecdotes. I am genuinely interested in historic facts, so I really appreciated it. The... More 

Thank cortiag
New Delhi, India
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is he still driving and clowning? I remember him from 2010. Still remember his stories. Origins of Black Mail. Duke of Athol. Macbeth and his slurping successor. The abandoned baby in the bus. The history of the abandoned railway tracks. Tartan and kilt tales. What is Mac and Fitz all about. Haggis.The Blackness of loch ness. River ness, inverness. Not... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a small tour to Hadrian's Wall. Paul was our guide. It was perfect. The van was comfortable. The guide was obviously proud of his heritage. He was informative and entertaining. The drive was beautiful with just the right amount of chatter and quiet time. Paul was very accommodating, stopping for pictures and taking back roads for incredible views.... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the stops are beautiful and historic. Our guide Paul did an excellent job of keeping us both informed and entertained. The 'Wee Bus' format was outstanding. I recommend this tour.

Thank John H
Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently finished up a 5 day tour of Scotland with Danny as our Guide. We could not have asked for a better bus, group, tour company, accommodations and especially Leader! Each day was filled with so much history, laughter and sightseeing that we were never bored. Danny was super knowledgable on the history of Scotland and made the country... More 

Thank Judy M
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery. Andy was a great driver/guide - funny, a good mix of interesting info, stories and music. The trip made good use of the time so that we felt we got good value, but weren't rushed. The 'Wee Red Bus' is very comfortable and clean and the perfect... More 

Thank Traveliterate
Emporia, Kansas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I took the three day tour of the Highlands and Skye and absolutely loved it! The company is top notch! They get an A+++ on my book. Our tour guide was Kevin Tolmie and was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed him, his considerable knowledge, sense of humor, and passion for all things Scottish!!!!! The next time we are... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had Scott Macintosh as our driver and he was awesome. He was patient, good humor, and knowledgeable about the tour. Our trip was up to Loch Ness and back.. and frankly, its a pretty typical tour that had good stops and having a smaller vehicle allowed us to skip some "tourist traps". HOWEVER... what made this trip so great... More 

Thank ChuckRoan
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Today we completed another Heart of Scotland Tour: The Viking Coast. We did two tours last year (Stirling and St Andrews) and enjoyed each one, so we thought we would take advantage of another option. Iain was our driver/guide, and he did a great job. He gave us a lot of background, and was also very clear about our stops... More 

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