Scottish Highlands Tour from Edinburgh with Whisky-Tasting

Day Trips & Excursions in Stirling

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Enjoy a day of whisky and waterfalls on a day trip from Edinburgh, led by a friendly local guide! After a stop in the stately town of Stirling to see the Wallace Monument, travel through the Scottish Highlands, passing alongside Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Stop at the Famous Grouse whisky distillery for lunch and a tour (both payable at own expense) and, after sampling a wee dram of whisky, continue to the Hermitage, a natural beauty spot that’s home to the impressive Black Linn Falls.
Leave central Edinburgh and travel north through the countryside to the country’s ancient capital of Stirling, a town steeped in history. Gaze out of your window at the town, with it's historic jewel of a castle perched high on a craggy hill overlooking the town, and then stop for photos at the Wallace Monument while learning about William Wallace and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence. We then take the back roads and drive through Scotland's scenic beauty and further into the Highlands. Glens, forests and rivers aplenty, we'll take you through the heart of this picturesque region before stopping for lunch at one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries. In the early afternoon, stop for a light lunch at one of Scotland’s most famous whisky distilleries – The Famous Grouse. If you are keen to learn more about whisky and its production, enjoy a tour of the distillery to see how the malts are dried and matured (own expense). After exploring the site, meet back up with any members of the group who opted not to do the tour and sample a small dram of whisky to revive your spirits. Continue into the heart of Perthshire and stop for a walk at the Hermitage, a popular beauty spot where groves of trees frame the waterfalls and gushing waters of the River Braan. Amble through the woodland to the Hermitage’s spectacular Black Linn Falls, and after resting and taking photos, start your journey back toward Edinburgh. Enjoy one last stop at the quaint village of Dunkeld, mentioned by Shakespeare in Macbeth, and visit the stunning Dunkeld Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. Pass the impressive Forth Bridges just outside Edinburgh, and then finish your tour back in the city centre.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Distillery tour
  • Dram of local whisky
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Get inside tips from a local
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