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Scottish Highlands & Whisky Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

4.4 / 5

24 reviews

Scottish Highlands & Whisky Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
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From US$ 56.20 per person

Taste superb Scotch whisky and see the stunning sights of the famous Highlands on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit the Wallace Monument to learn about Scotland’s greatest patriot, and wander through the woods of the Hermitage.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive through the majestic Highlands of Scotland
  • Visit the Glenturret Distillery, Scotland oldest whisky distillery, for a "tour and a taste" (optional)
  • Keep the kids entertained with a free Scotland Activity Pack for the journey
  • Enjoy a great narrative via audio guides in 6 languages
  • Visit the Wallace Monument to learn about Scotland's most famous patriot
  • Stroll through the woods of the Hermitage to view beautiful Black Linn Falls
  • See the stunning Forth Bridge and the castle at Stirling
Full description
Enjoy a fabulous day trip from Edinburgh to experience Scotland’s beautiful countryside just minutes from the capital. Drive to the stunning Highlands, and stop to sample a drop of the national drink to get a complete taste of Scotland. Leaving Edinburgh, the tour makes its way to the ancient capital of Stirling, where the skyline is dominated by its castle on the rock, and the iconic Wallace Monument. Stop to hear of Scotland’s most famous patriot, and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence. Say hello to “Hamish the hairy coo,” before driving through the scenic Trossachs National Park. Heading further into the Highlands, pass the shimmering waters of Loch Earn, before stopping for lunch at The Famous Grouse Experience, one of Scotland’s best known whisky distilleries. Once revived, enjoy a “wee dram” of Scotch whisky and drink the “Water of Life.” Continue to the Hermitage in the heart of Perthshire for a short woodland walk to see the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. On the return journey, visit the quaint village of Dunkeld, an area associated with Macbeth, where the stunning cathedral sits on the banks of the River Tay. Pass the iconic Forth Bridge on the way back into Edinburgh, admiring the amazing 19th century feat of engineering.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Audio guide MP3 player (subject to availability) including earphones
  • Distillery tour (unless option selected)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Tours depart from 60 High Street, Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, not far from the intersection of the Bridges and the Royal Mile.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This tour is definitely recommended. We have seen a lot. We were allowed to go with Tim. Very sympathetic and nice driver. We learned a lot about Scotland's past. He told nicely and with the necessary humor. He also gave us tips on what else we could do this week. It is really aimed at the whiskey distillery. We stayed there for about 2 hours. At the waterfalls about 20/30 min. So if you want purely for the waterfalls, I would recommend another tour. We (my daughter and I) initially did not book the tasting (because we really went for the waterfalls ☺️) but in the end there decided to do it anyway otherwise you will be waiting there for 2 hours. In the end it was fun to be a part of. The Whiskey gentleman was very passionate about his craft and that made the tour a lot of fun. We were also with a nice group.

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May 15, 2022

Entertaining excursion with many beautiful and interesting stops.

The excursion was very nice. However, people with little knowledge of English missed a lot of information and stories from the bus driver. The multilingual audio files could hardly be understood because the audio players were far too quiet and the bus loudspeakers were far too loud. The tour of the whiskey distillery was also only in English.

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April 18, 2014

Great

Very Informative. Excellent tour guide!

June 23, 2019

Product ID: 27850