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Highland Lochs, Glens, and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 3257
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Explore the history, legends, and magical tales of the Scottish Highlands on a small group tour to the lochs and glens. Stop off and taste Scotland’s national drink at a whisky distillery, and drive through scenic Perthshire.
About this activity
Duration: 9.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to Dunkeld and see the waterfalls of the Hermitage
  • See Britain's tallest tree
  • Tour the Highland village of Pitlochry
  • Stop at The Queen's View at Loch Tummel
  • Taste a wee dram of Scotland's national drink at Dewar's World of Whisky
  • See stunning Loch Tay
Full description
Enjoy a full-day tour of the Scottish Heartlands departing Edinburgh and traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience. You will take a scenic drive through Perthshire, looking at the lochs and glens of the Highlands.

Cross the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland's great engineering wonders, and continue into the Kingdom of Fife. Pass Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

You will also pass Perth, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, on the banks of the River Tay, visit the cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Hermitage, to take a fantastic woodland walk up to the Black Linn Falls.

Stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, and visit the great shops and restaurants, or take a stroll down towards Loch Faskally. See the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion, and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe. Continue alongside Loch Tummel, and head past the spectacular 16th-Century Castle Menzies towards the town of Aberfeldy and Dewars Whisky Distillery.

After enjoying a dram of the "water of life", the tour returns to the lowlands and back to Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fee to Dewars World of Whisky

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

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Important information
Know before you go
• Dewars World Of Whisky is closed every Sunday from November through to April and occasionally at other times. The tour will divert to visit Glenturret or Blair Athol Distillery during this period
• Minimum age to participate is 5 years
• You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 153 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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THIS TOUR WAS EXCEPTIONAL! Reasonably priced. Highly recommend it. Our tour guide Jim Scott was great. Hilarious guy. Could've sat in the bus for 9,5h and do nothing and it still would've been great. He told us lots of interesting stories and facts, played music, gave tips and recommendations (where to eat, drink, what to visit) and they all were spot on. The day passed quickly, but we didn't feel rushed. Sights were beautiful. The nature there really is something to see. Whether it rains or shines, it's beautiful. Dewar's distillery was also really great experience. Interesting, informative and the tasting (especially from the cask) was eye-opening. Loved everything about the tour! Gladly would go again.

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March 14, 2020

Great tour

Our guide was the “wee” Pete, according to him. He was knowlegeble and with a great sense of humor. The tour included many destinations to show the beauty of the Highland. Unfortunately it did not consider the possibility of traffic which we encountered, thus shorten our time in some of the destinations. However, all the stops we went were beautiful and worth seeing. Again, Pete was great, he provided tons of information along the way and answered to some of our specific questions. I can tell he was doing his best to make our experience wonderful. Thank you Pete. I suggest that perhaps remove one of the stops in this tour to give other stops more time to improve the quality of the visit. I felt a bit rushed except the whisky tour.

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July 23, 2018

Great guide, fantastic views and fine whiskey

My girlfriend and I went on the tour on thursday the 20th of April. Our guide, Jodie, was an energetic, knowledgeable and funny guide. The views in the Highlands were fantastic and the villages we visited were cozy and filled with great local food and pastries. The Whiskey tour was interesting and we learned alot from the great guide Ross at Dewar's Aberfeldy distillery. Also the whisky was great!

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April 21, 2017

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Product ID: 3257