Tour operators run small coach trips from Edinburgh and really know how to make the most of a day out from the city, and the friendly guides are always eager to share lots of insightful local information. Companies include Haggis Adventures, Timberbush Tours, Highland Experience, Rabbies, Gray Line Tours and Highland Explorer Tours.
Find a day tour from Edinburgh.
The Borders & Fife
Head south of the city to the spellbinding Rosslyn Chapel, featured in the blockbuster film, The Da Vinci Code, and then see the charming landscapes of the Scottish Borders. Or, you could book a guided tour to the historic town of St Andrews, lying north of Edinburgh in Fife, to take in its impressive beaches and the crumbling ruins of its cathedral.
The Highlands & The Trossachs
Guided tours go from Edinburgh to the Highlands, where you'll find jaw-dropping locations at the likes of Glencoe and Loch Ness. Or opt for a tour which takes in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and a stop to see the mighty Kelpies by Andy Scott, two huge horse-head sculptures. Should you be keen to try whisky at its source, choose a day tour which includes a visit to a distillery - slàinte mhath!