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Scottish Highlands, Lochs, Glens and Whisky – Day Tour

Sample a ‘wee dram’ on this wonderful tour that not only embraces Scotland’s national drink but also the stunning landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

This tour not only gives you the chance to experience the craftsmanship of how Scotland’s national drink is made but also mother nature’s own work of art, in Scotland’s awe inspiring landscape.

Walk in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and see for yourself why she loved the wonderful views in this area and take in the history of Dunkeld’s glorious ruined Cathedral.

This is a tour that embraces two of Scotland’s most iconic treasures, whisky and divine scenery!




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Tour Highlights

  • Pitlochry is the largest town in Highland Perthshire and nestled beside the beautiful River Tummel.
  • Visit Dunkeld, a small picturesque village with a majestic ruined Cathedral.
  • Queen’s View is name after Queen Victoria, following her visit to this wonderful area in 1866.
  • Loch Tay and Kenmore – The largest Loch in Perthshire at 15 miles long, set among the most impressive scenery.
  • Venture through The Hermitage with picturesque follies and photograph stunning waterfalls in this wonderfully dense and lush woodland.
  • Discover how they make Aberfeldy Single Malt Whisky at this award-winning Dewar Whisky Distillery.
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Tour Schedule

Setting off from Edinburgh, you’ll travel over the Forth Road Bridge, taking in the wonderful view of one of Scotland’s greatest man-made landmarks.

You’ll continue to the historic county of Fife, admiring the forested hills and mountains, mixed with rolling countryside, until you reach the charming Cathedral town of Dunkeld.

Dunkeld is largely whitewashed shops, cottages and hotels with a delightful cathedral and a superb bridge crossing the pretty River Tay. You’ll have the opportunity to stop here and explore the fascinating collection of shops as well as its wonderful Cathedral.

Taking a short drive from Dunkeld, you’ll arrive at the Hermitage, where you can wander through the pretty woodland walk which leads up to the Black Linn Falls.

Setting off from the Hermitage you follow the wide valley of the River Tay leading the charming town of Pitlochry, much loved by Queen Victoria. You’ll enjoy around an hour here, having a chance to pop in to the lovely shops and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Following on from lunch, you’ll drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, and stop for a photo opportunity at the Queen’s View overlooking Loch Tummel. This beautiful landscape stretches far beyond on a sunny day.

Continuing your journey beside Loch Tummel, you’ll travel over the winding hills into the ancient lands of Breadalbane, where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. At Loch Tay, you can stop at the beautiful village of Kenmore if you wish.

A short journey from Kenmore takes you to the town of Aberfeldy and the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, an award-winning Perthshire Whisky Distillery. Here you can enjoy a ‘dram’ whilst learning the history and discovering how Scotland’s national drink is made.

After an interesting and glorious day exploring, you’ll take a comfortable ride back to the vibrant city of Edinburgh.



Important Information

  • Discounts for Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old).
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.

Departure details

Depart 09.00 – Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns 18.30.

Tour inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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