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Scotland Whisky Explorer: Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.4 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

Scotland Whisky Explorer: Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

From US$ 60.63 per person

Explore the Scottish Highlands and take in some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and sights. You’ll have a chance to try a “nip” of the national drink and take the optional “Famous Grouse Experience” tour at one of oldest whisky distilleries.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese


  • Visit ancient Stirling and see the extraordinary monument to Braveheart
  • Tour the Glenturrett Distillery and take the optional Famous Grouse Experience
  • Walk through the forest at the Hermitage to the stunning Black Linn Falls
  • Explore Dunkeld, a picturesque village famous for its beautiful cathedral ruins
Full description
Depart from Edinburgh in the morning, heading for the Scottish Highlands via Stirling, the country’s ancient capital. Stirling’s skyline is dominated by its castle and the iconic Wallace Monument. After paying a visit to “Hamish, the Hairy Coo”, continue your drive into the Highlands, taking in the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Along the way, pass by the shimmering waters of Loch Earn before stopping for lunch at The Famous Grouse Experience, one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries. There is an optional guided tour available that provides an insight into how “uisge beatha” (the water of life) is made and takes you on an interactive journey of the history behind one of the best-known brands of Scotch whisky. Having revived yourself with a wee dram, head to the heart of Perthshire to visit the Hermitage and enjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. The return journey takes us to the quaint village of Dunkeld, made famous in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Dunkeld is also known for its stunning cathedral, situated on the banks of the River Tay. Finally, drive past the Forth Bridges and return to Edinburgh.
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  • Downloadable audio guides
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  • Meals

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. For tours departing after 1st April 2023, our departure point will be: Edinburgh Bus Station 26 Elder Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX

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4.4 /5

based on 32 reviews

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It has been the best trip we have been on. Our guide Connor was pleasant and there was an alternation between history, jokes and music. The whiskey distillery was a great experience, a really good guided tour. The walk to the waterfall was a little wet today, but still a very beautiful walk. It is just before that the walk through the forest, between the enormous right trees, is more beautiful than the waterfall.

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October 2, 2022

nice scenery

The rhythm is too fast, and the time spent in each place is very short. I even returned to the city at 5 o'clock. I didn't even go to see Stirling Castle. I just went to the Wallace Monument, which is quite different from the introduction. . The professionalism of the driver and tour guide is very general, and the content of the introduction is basically scripted. When walking to see the waterfall, I basically don't care if the people behind are keeping up.

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October 11, 2019

Not just for whiskey lovers.

Since the tour was divided into three parts (William Wallace monument, Scottish whiskey and waterfalls) there was really something for everyone. I found my way through the audio guide. In the still the tour was English, but you got a German translation on paper. At the waterfalls we were even lucky that the salmon jumped. Great tour. We recommend. The driver also told many additional stories and made us aware of other sights.

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October 15, 2018

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