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Haggis Adventures: Highland Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

  • When does it run?

    Apr - Aug: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    Sep :Thursday & Saturday
    Oct - Mar :Saturday

  • Start time
    08:30am
  • Duration
    9 hours
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)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Discover Scotland in a sociable group on this great tour specially designed for young travelers and backpackers
  • 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
  • Learn the process of making single malt Whiskey at the Glenturret distillery and get to sample some

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Apr - Aug: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
    Sep :Thursday & Saturday
    Oct - Mar :Saturday

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Start time

    08:30am

  • 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

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

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

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.

Customer Reviews

  • Good Whiskey Tour
    Karen Foster, United States 09/27/2013
  • It was a great day!
    Ellen Ennis, United Kingdom 10/27/2010

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