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Scotland Whisky Explorer: Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 21446
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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.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Legendary guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.

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Important information
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Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding travel. There are no refunds for cancellation within 14 days of the departure.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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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

Entertaining tour creates an overview of Highland.

When I book a whiskey tour, I don't want to get drunk, but I assume that I will find out something about whiskey and that a visit to a distillery including tasting is included. The audio guide is also a nuisance here, it would be better to have a German speaking guide.

November 4, 2013

flawless, relaxed tour, great guide

This trip was the highlight of our 5-day stay in Edinburgh. Relaxed start at the meeting point. Secure ride on a small bus through the city and countryside. Lovely landscapes and stops. The distillery tour was perfect, with a very nice tour and a funny surprise. However the best was our guide Patrick (Paddy)- thanks to his stories and really entertaining methods the day flew by. The only small downside was that the German-language audio guides that we had rented didn't work properly. But we didn't need them, since Patrick spoke English in a very straightforward way and we preferred to listen to him speak anyway.

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July 11, 2013

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Product ID: 21446