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  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
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.


  • Day trip to the Famous Grouse whisky distillery and the waterfalls of the Highlands from Edinburgh
  • Stop in Stirling to see the Wallace Monument and travel past Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
  • Visit the Famous Grouse whisky distillery and enjoy a walking tour of the site, if you wish
  • Sample a dram of the local whisky and learn about its flavors from a guide
  • Walk through the Hermitage, a natural beauty spot with incredible waterfalls such as Black Linn Falls
  • Enjoy a stop in Dunkeld, a village written about in Shakespeare’s MacBeth

What You Can Expect

Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

Visit the Famous Grouse whisky distillery on your tour!

Leave central Edinburgh and travel north through the countryside to the country’s ancient capital of Stirling, a town stepped in history. Gaze out of your window at the majestic sight of Stirling 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.

After a break to stretch your legs, return to your coach and continue north through the Highlands, enjoying sights of the beautiful cattle (or ‘wee hairy coos’ as the Scots may say) that roam the wild and windswept countryside. Travel past Loch Earn, admiring its scenic beauty, and ogle the rich colors of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park as you pass through the open parkland.

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 Bridge just outside Edinburgh, and then finish your tour at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a lovely day in the Highlands. Our tour guide Joe was fun and knowledgeable and made every effort to ensure we all had the best time possible.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very well organized, very professional guide. Should not miss.

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