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Haggis Adventures: Highland Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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Key Highlights

  • Discover Scotland in a sociable group on this great tour specially designed for young travelers and backpackers
  • Learn the process of making single malt Whiskey at the Glenturret distillery and get to sample some
  • Tours are led by the famous “Haggis Guides” are all highly trained, entertaining and passionate locals – your historians, comedians, storytellers, drivers and DJ’s all rolled into one
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Jun 16 - 30 Sep 16: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    01 Oct 16 - 31 Mar 17: Saturday

    Duration

    9 hours

    Start time

    08:15am

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from 60 High Street, the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    Tour returns to the original starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Set out on one of the famous "Haggis Adventures" specially designed for backpackers and young travelers.

    Head for the Highlands to take in some famous sights and get off the beaten track to discover some wonderful hidden gems. See the ancient fortress of Doune Castle (made famous by Monty Python) and one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland.

    Tour Scotland’s oldest distillery, Glenturret and the Famous Grouse Experience, and see how single malt whiskey is produced. Test your senses at the stylish nosing and tasting bar, and see for yourself if you have what it takes to become a ‘whiskey nose’! Be a part of a truly remarkable sensory experience at the Famous Grouse Experience.

    Itinerary

    A gorgeous 1 day tour of the highlands giving you the chance to sample some malt whiskey, visit a Castle and take a wee walk in the Highlands – The perfect day out if you’re looking for a taste of what the Scottish Highlands have to offer.

    We head for the Highlands via Stirling, the ancient Scottish capital, the skyline dominated by its castle and the iconic Wallace Monument. We stop to hear of Scotland’s most famous patriot and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence.

    We pay a visit to ‘Hamish, the Hairy Coo’ and drive further into the Highlands through the scenic beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. We pass the shimmering waters of Loch Earn before stopping for lunch at The Famous Grouse Experience, one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries. The Famous Grouse Experience, one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries. The optional guided tour will not only give you an insight into how ‘uisge beatha’ (‘water of life’) is made but also takes you on an interactive journey to discover the history behind one of Scotland’s most iconic whisky brands.

    Having revived ourselves with a wee dram we head to the Hermitage in the heart of Perthshire and take a woodland walk to see the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan. Our return journey visits the quaint village of Dunkeld, made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is also renowned for its stunning cathedral by the banks of the River Tay. Then it’s past the iconic Forth Bridges and home to Edinburgh.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Whiskey sampling
    • Free Audio-guide in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese (£30.00 refundable deposit to submitted when picking the guide)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Lunch
    • Cost for the famous grouse experience tour £7 - £10 (seasonality). (optional and payable locally).
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.It is important that the people that know the country show you around – the locals. The wild and sexy “Haggis Guides” are all highly trained, entertaining and passionate locals – your historians, comedians, storytellers, drivers and DJ’s all rolled into one. Over the last 15 years they have earned the reputation as the best in the business. They have a deep love for their country and want you to love it as much as them.
  • Reviews
    • Good Whiskey Tour

      It was a good tour but I got motion sickness from the curvey roads. I would recommend the tour if you have not ever seen a whiskey distillery....

      Karen Foster
    • It was a great day!

      It was a great trip. It could have been a bit longer though....

      Ellen Ennis