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

By: Rabbie's
  • 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
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
From USD 55.06
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.
Reviews (213)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect day trip to the Highlands

All of these glowing reviews are for a reason. Robbie's knows what they are doing. The 16 person bus was the perfect size group for us. Our guide was James. He knew his history, told stories in an engaging way, played great scottish music, kept...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank KathyT440
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun and informative

Our driver, James, was tremendous. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very funny. The scenery was gorgeous and and we got to make several stops for pictures, some beautiful walks and a nice small village for lunch.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EdwardT1151
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Edward, This is a lovely itinerary - great Highland scenery but not too much driving and plenty of time for nice walks - and whisky, of course! We're glad that James added so much to the experience and that you had such a lovely...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018
lovely day tour, beautiful scenery

My friend and I went on this day tour which I highly recommend, beautiful scenery and comfortable mini van. Our driver Chris was very knowledgable, helpful and a great sense of humour too. The distillery was also very interesting. Thanks for a wonderful day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank theresacrem
Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for joining us, we're glad that the tour lived up to your expectations and that you were well informed and entertained by your guide, Chris. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Wonderful Day Trip and Overview of the Scottish Countryside

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was a great intro to the Scottish countryside, intro because it leaves you wanting to come back for an extended visit. Our guide, Grant, was very knowledgeable and entertaining, totally passionate in his presentation of history and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maria s
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Hi Maria, We're pleased that you enjoyed this wee taste of the Highlands and hope you'll have the chance to come back and explore more, soon. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Stunning views of Scottish Highlands

We did this tour with a group of friends and we really enjoyed the scenic views and the great whisky. Our tour guide, Dave, was great. One member of our party got motion sickness and the guide let her sit up front and gave her...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jcmmaxwell
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