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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • Small-group tour of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
  • Experience the lochs, glens and whisky of the Highlands
  • Enjoy a lunch stop in Pitlochry and a drive around Loch Tay
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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
USD 54.50
Overview
Experience Scotland's rugged countryside on a 10-hour Highlands and whisky tour from Edinburgh. In a small-group, visit Scotland’s hilly Lowlands and forested Highlands, where you’ll spot waterfalls and migrating salmon in the River Braan. Stop in quaint towns for refreshments and optional whisky tastings, and soak up the stunning landscape — a mosaic of verdant glens, loch and rivers. Along the way, learn the often dark history of this wild region.
What to Expect
Your full-day excursion sets off from Edinburgh in the morning. Meet your guide in the city center and take a comfortable seat in the van. Enjoy morning views of the city as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, one of the world's longest cantilever bridges.

Cruise through the Lowlands into the Highlands, where farmland gives way to mountains and thick forests, the setting for many historic tales such as ‘Birnam Wood’ in Macbeth. Your first stop is the Hermitage, a natural wonderland where you’ll stroll through fir-lined paths along the River Braan.

After your nature walk, climb back in the coach for a drive through the River Tay valley. Admire the winding river — the longest in Scotland — as you make your way to the charming town of Pitlochry. Here, you’ll have some free time to explore this popular vacation destination. Admire the architecture as you stroll past small shops and eateries, then grab lunch (own expense) and pop into a local whisky distillery. 

Next, enjoy natural vistas at Killiecrankie and Queen’s View, where you can often see beyond Loch Tummel and Schiehallion to Glencoe, a glen that boasts high mountain peaks and a legendary history. Continue to Loch Tay, Loch Killin and the dramatic Braes of Balquhidder, where 18th Scottish patriot and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor is buried. After a day of sightseeing, relax for the ride back to Edinburgh, arriving at Waterloo Place in the evening.
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Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful story telling from Ciaran just added to an excellent day!

We booked tours with Rabbie's online and were thrilled with all our tours. Ciaran, our tour guide, was amazing. He tells the history of all we were seeing and visiting with such knowledge and enthusiasm. He kept us very well informed as to every site...More

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing scenery! Ewan B was great!

We dinnae get to see nae highland coo, but this wee Bonnie lass and her brrraaaaa tour guide Ewan B (+ 15 others) toured the gorgeous highlands and partook of a dram of Dewar's! (Ok, not a dram, but a few tastes - and Ewan...More

1  Thank veldel89
Reviewed 5 days ago
Beautiful landscapes and nice stories with Dave in a bus trip

At first: Most of the time you spend traveling through Scotland. This is important if you mght expect something else. During the stops, timing is important for getting back to the bus, because the tour is well structured. All in all a very nice trip...More

Thank Alexander R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great Highlands day with Billy !

Thanks to Billy the bus ride was very interesting ! He loves his country and shares with us a lot of stories about Scotland's history and actuality. We recommend this trip because it was very diverse between loch, abbey, standing stones, distillery and small town....More

Thank Victor G
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Victor, We completely agree that this is a lovely, varied, route and we're so pleased that you enjoyed it! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
WHISKEY TOUR

Positive: Tour driver told vivid stories about Mary Queen of Scotland and was knowledgeable (although a handful of people slept through most of what he said). Scenery was soothing. Negative: There was no actual whisky making in the distilleries to witness which was a disappointment...More

Thank Danny D
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Danny , Thanks for your feedback, we're glad that you were impressed with our guide and enjoyed the scenery. All distilleries observe a silent season at some point each year, where they cease production to carry out important maintenance works. It's an important part...More

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