The 5 Best Tours and Excursions From Edinburgh

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is only an hour’s drive from the capital
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is only an hour’s drive from the capital | © robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Molly Codyre
2 September 2020

Edinburgh has an enviable number of spots worthy of a day trip, from ethereal lochs to sprawling moors. If you’re looking to escape the city, let someone else do the work for you with a guided tour, where your only worry is sitting back and soaking in the magnificent scenery (or indulging in a dram of whisky).

ToursSt Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife Day Trip
From $60 per person
8 hours 45 minutes
4.6 (36)

Perfect for those wanting to explore this coastal area of the country, this day tour will take you from Edinburgh to St Andrews, crossing the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and passing the coastal villages of East Neuk. Once you’ve arrived in St Andrews, you’ll see Scotland’s oldest university (and one that has educated a royal or two) along with St Andrew’s Castle and the city’s cathedral ruins. The day trip also includes a visit to the coastal village of Anstruther, where your guide will lead you around the picturesque harbour. To end the day, you’ll travel through the Lomond Hills and past Loch Leven on route back to Edinburgh.

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