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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky- Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Highlights

  • See the best of Scotland’s natural attraction on this full day coach tour from Edinburgh
  • See Forth Rail Bridge, Kingdom of Fife, Loch Leven Castle, Perth, Dunkeldoch, Tummemel, Fortingall, Loch Tay, Braes of Balquhidder and more
  • Visit the Dewars Whisky distillery, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made
  • Award winning service and tour provider
  • Travel by luxury, top of the range , 16 seater Mercedes minibus
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor

Overview

This Scotland tour takes you on a journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Highlands. Admire the spectacular surroundings and marvel at the changing landscapes. Enjoy the best of Scotland’s natural attractions as you see the rolling farmland of the Lowlands give way to the forested hills and mountains of the Scottish Highlands. Be enchanted by the mysterious beauty of the Hermitage or marvel at the waterfalls in Birnam forest.

Taste some of the famous whisky of Scotland and understand why they are famous the world over.

Itinerary

You will be picked up and taken to the tour destinations in an air conditioned Mercedes minibus accompanied by a guide.

Depart Edinburgh and travel north over the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland's great engineering wonders - the Forth Rail Bridge. Continue north into the Kingdom of Fife and pass the Loch Leven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567 and forced to abdicate from the throne.

Further on drive past Perth, the medieval capital of Scotland, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line. This is the point where the landscape changes from the rolling farmland of the Lowlands to the forested hills and mountains of the Scottish Highlands.

On the banks of the River Tay is the Cathedral town of Dunkeld, the first stop of the day. Dunkeld was for many centuries the capital of the Christian Celtic Church and its 13th century cathedral reflects the once great importance of this quaint Highland village.

Drive to the Hermitage and enjoy a fantastic woodland walk leading up to the Black Linn Falls where the River Braan cascades into a narrow gorge. Surrounded by some of Scotland's tallest trees and changing spectacularly in appearance throughout the seasons, the Hermitage is a great place at any time of year.

After lunch, enjoy a scenic drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, first crossing over the Pass of Killicrankie before a short stop at the Queen's View overlooking Loch Tummel. On a clear day the view here is stunning and you can see the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe.

Continuing alongside Loch Tummel you then head over the hills and past the spectacular sixteenth century Castle Menzies towards the town of Aberfeldy and Dewars Whisky distillery*, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made. No visit to Scotland is complete without sampling a 'wee dram' and you will get the chance to taste some of the finished product. Known in the Gaelic as Uisge Beatha (or 'water of life') whisky has been produced for centuries in Scotland and the art is now close to perfection.

Travel to Loch Tay and then continue to the loch towards Killin. The small town is situated on the edge of the River Dochart. Admire the view of the fantastic Falls of Dochart flowing under the old bridge and past the ancient burial ground of the Clan MacNab.

Drive to Braes of Balquhidder, the resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor and then across to Callander for a short stop.

After this stop you will return to Edinburgh. The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh at around 1900h (7:00pm).

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Reviews

Overall I enjoyed the tour and well done for our guide Mr.Bruce... Rajeev R J

we had a very good day. the tour was great and the tour guide fantastic very friendly and helpful. her comentary on the coach was very detailed and interesting . i would def... miss gp esposito

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 10 hours

Start time

Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: Approx. 10 hours

Meeting point

The tour departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh

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Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • All bridge crossings
  • Discount card for money off restaurants, attractions and shopping
  • Transportation by top-of the range, 16-seat Mercedes minibus with air ventilation

Exclusions

  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Entrances to all visitor attractions

Please note

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

Dewars World Of Whisky is closed every Sunday Nov - April and additionally from. The tour will divert to visit Glenturret Distillery during this period.

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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.
  • As much time as possible is spent off the coach. Please bring suitable footwear and clothing.
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  • "Breathtaking views enjoyed :-)" Overall I enjoyed the tour and well done for our guide Mr.Bruce...
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