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Trips to Scotland by Coach: Unforgettable Scottish Daytripper!

Enjoy amazing Scottish food on a Trip to Scotland by coach

Explore stunning landscapes, whisky and historic castles on a trip to Scotland by coach. This beautiful country offers a unique adventure for every type of traveller, whether with family or alone; this 6-day itinerary will provide something extraordinary for everybody. Discover Edinburgh’s beauty and Glasgow’s hidden lanes. Visit the Isle of Arran for scenic magnificence and wildlife. Join “The Scottish Daytripper”, an expedition that offers a genuine immersion into the Scottish culture and traditions. Let expert local guides handle all the details, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable journey.

By booking this tour, you will also support our work, as we will execute the whisky experience in Glasgow on Day 1 of the itinerary. Click here to learn more!

Why should you join a trip to Scotland by Coach?

Firstly, coach trips offer a convenient and stress-free means of transportation. You need not worry about navigating unfamiliar roads, finding a parking spot, or dealing with public transportation. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery while your experienced guide takes you to the most exciting destinations.

Secondly, coach trips provide a unique social experience that may not be available with other forms of travel. You get to meet fellow travellers, share your experiences, and form long-lasting friendships. It’s an excellent way to connect with people who share your interests and create unforgettable memories together.

Lastly, coach trips often offer the services of expert local guides who are knowledgeable about Scotland’s history, culture, and hidden treasures. They can enrich your experience by sharing stories and insider knowledge you won’t find in guidebooks. With their guidance, you can better understand and appreciate the places you visit.

Scottish Daytripper Coach Tour: What can you expect?

Glasgow will be your home base during the entire trip. You’ll travel through Scottish history, culture, and stunning landscapes on a well-equipped and comfortable coach. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Glasgow and discover the breathtaking landscapes of the Isle of Arran, Loch Lomond, Stirling, the Scottish Borders, and the historic Scottish capital, Edinburgh.

Dates and Itinerary Highlights

  • April 28th, 2024
  • May 12th, 2024
  • June 16th, 2024
  • August 18th, 2024
  • September 8th, 2024
  • September 22nd, 2024
  • October 6th and 13th, 2024
  • November 3rd, 2024
  • December 8th, 2024

Day 1: Glasgow – Immerse in Whisky Culture

A group of friends enjoying a whisky tour in Scotland

Photo: Glasgow Whisky Tour – Credit: Ale Bela

Kick off your journey from the heart of Glasgow’s West End. The tour departs from the iconic Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel at 2:00 PM. Prepare to be enchanted as you embark on a panoramic exploration of the city’s highlights. Then, dive into the world of whisky with Once Upon a Whisky on a walking whisky tour through the hidden lanes of Glasgow’s West End. Visit two of the city’s top whisky venues and uncover the secrets of Scotland’s national drink while tasting and learning about the craft of single malts. After a busy day, unwind with a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Isle of Arran – Discover Brodick Castle

Visit Brodick Castle on a Trip to Scotland by coach

Photo: Brodick Castle – Credit: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins

On day two, sail for the stunning Isle of Arran, a haven of breathtaking landscapes and ancient treasures—Board the ferry at Ardrossan port and travel to this scenic island. Explore the Brodick Castle and Gardens, where historic furniture, silverware, and paintings await your discovery. Delight your senses in Brodick’s charming harbour town, dotted with artisanal food shops offering mouthwatering bites. After a day of exploration, return to Glasgow and enjoy an evening at leisure in this vibrant city.

Day 3: Scottish Borders – Journey through History

Visit the Abbotsford House on a Trip to Scotland by coach

Photo: Abbotsford House – Credit: VisitScotland/PRImaging

Spend a day in the Scottish Borders, a region located on the border between Scotland and England. Begin by visiting Abbotsford House, the home of the famous poet Sir Walter Scott. Take a guided tour to see the house as it was in 1833, the year Scott passed away. After that, have lunch with your group before travelling to Galashiels, a nearby market town. There, you can see the Great Tapestry of Scotland, a unique work of art that tells the story of Scotland in 160 fabric panels. Over 1,000 volunteers created the tapestry in one of the world’s largest community art projects on permanent display in a purpose-built gallery. Finally, return to Glasgow, where you can spend the rest of your day as you wish.

Day 4: Edinburgh – Unveil the Capital’s Splendor

Ross Fountain with Edinburgh Castle in the background

Photo: Ross Fountain with Edinburgh Castle – Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Venture on a panoramic tour and explore Edinburgh’s charm. Wander through the medieval Old Town and the New Town’s Victorian style to witness the city’s architectural beauty. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which sits high above the town on a bed of volcanic rock. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the area on your own. Later, reconvene with the group for a whisky tasting at the Johnnie Walker Experience.

Day 5: Loch Lomond – Stirling Castle

Visit Stirling Castle on a Trip to Scotland by coach

Photo: Stirling Castle – Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

Embark on a scenic journey to the shores of Loch Lomond, where you’ll witness the raw and untamed beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Cruise along the peaceful waters of the loch to enjoy the stunning views formed by its numerous islands and the surrounding hills. Continue to Stirling Castle, an architectural gem steeped in royal history. Explore its grand halls and towering ramparts and discover the stories of Scotland’s past. Finally, head back to Glasgow and enjoy a farewell dinner with the group at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Farewell to Glasgow

Visit Ashton Lane in Glasgow on a Trip to Scotland by coach

Photo: Ashton Lane, Glasgow – Credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to Glasgow as the journey ends. Depart with treasured memories and a newfound appreciation for Scotland’s beauty, culture and whisky.

You can book this tour and learn more about it here.

Need more reasons to join the Scottish Daytripper?

This 6-day trip offers several benefits, making them an ideal choice for travellers. Here are some additional advantages:

  • Convenience and Comfort: One of the significant benefits of a trip to Scotland by coach is the convenience and comfort they offer. You don’t have to worry about driving, navigating, or finding parking. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey while someone else takes care of all the details. Coaches are equipped with comfortable seats, controlled temperature, and onboard facilities, guaranteeing a pleasant travel experience.
  • Expert Local Guides: The Scottish Daytripper offers the services of experienced local guides (including us) who can enrich your whole experience by sharing their insider knowledge and valuable insights. They are enthusiastic about Scotland and showcase their love for the country through fascinating stories and interesting facts. They are always ready to respond to your queries, recommend hidden gems, and guarantee you get the most out of your trip.
  • Itinerary Planning: Planning an itinerary for a trip to a foreign country can be overwhelming. This is where coach trips can be helpful. On a trip to Scotland by coach, the entire itinerary is already planned out for you, taking into account the best destinations, attractions, and experiences. You don’t have to worry about missing out on must-see landmarks or spending too much time in one place. The itinerary is designed to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive experience of Scotland, ensuring you get to see all of the route’s highlights.

Tips for a Memorable Trip to Scotland by Coach

To make the most of your coach trip in Scotland, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  1. Pack for All-weather: Scotland is known for its unpredictable weather, so it’s essential to pack for all conditions. Bring layers that you can easily add or remove depending on the temperature. Packaging a waterproof jacket and sturdy walking shoes for outdoor activities is also recommended. These items will keep you comfortable and prepared for anything the Scottish weather may bring.
  2. Embrace the Local Culture: Embrace the local customs, try traditional Scottish cuisine, and engage with the locals. Scotland is known for its warm hospitality, so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with a stranger and learn more about the country from those who know it best.
  3. Be Open to New Experiences: The Scottish Daytripper offers several activities. Being open to trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone is essential. You never know what hidden gems you may discover or what unforgettable memories you may create.


Scotland is a magnificent country that offers a perfect destination for unforgettable experiences. Its beauty and culture make it a unique place to explore. Whether you wander around the hidden lanes of Glasgow, discover the secrets of Edinburgh, explore the breathtaking landscapes of Arran, or enjoy a peaceful cruise on Loch Lomond, Scotland has something to offer for everyone.

The Scottish Daytripper offers convenience, comfort, and expertise. A coach trip through this marvellous land is the perfect way to discover the beauty that awaits you at every turn. Create lasting memories as you take in the stunning scenery and explore the Scottish culture at its best.

If you’re interested in this tour, you can book it and find more information by clicking this link.