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Overview

Appreciate the splendor of Scotland on an 8.5-hour whisky and waterfalls trip from Edinburgh. Wind through the Scottish Highlands and marvel at the majesty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, then visit the Famous Grouse Distillery for a tour, whisky sampling and lunch (all payable on site). Discover the centuries-old tradition of Scottish whisky production, then cap off your tour with the natural wonder of 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
Your trip begins early in central Edinburgh, where you'll embark en coach for scenic drive to the ancient capital of Stirling. Enjoy spectacular morning views as the sun lights up Stirling Castle, former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Snap some photos and learn about the site’s colorful history riddled with battles such as the Battle of Stirling Bridge, led by William Wallace. Then stop at the William Wallace monument to learn more about the rebel warrior.  

As your coach travels through the Highlands, admire the natural and cultural sights, from ‘wee hairy coos’ (cattle) roaming free, to geological wonders like Loch Earn and Loch Lomond. Your expert guide will narrate the journey through Trossachs National Park, giving historical context to the present-day surroundings.

Stop next at The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s oldest working whisky distillery. Enjoy lunch, take an optional distillery tour and sample a dram of whisky straight from the cask (own expense)! As you view the space, learn about the traditional methods used to produce Glenturret Highland single malt. If you choose not to tour, this is a great time to relax and independently explore. 

Your trip continues to the Hermitage, a whimsical natural wonderland where you’ll stroll through fir-lined paths along the River Braan to Ossian’s Hall and the majestic Black Linn Falls. After your nature walk, head to the charming village of Dunkeld to visit the stunning Dunkeld Cathedral along the River Tay and learn about the town famously mentioned in Macbeth. Then relax for the return ride to Edinburgh, where your full-day trip ends back at the starting point by early evening.

Reviews

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e
, Sep 2018

Great trip, although the walk through the woods could have been eliminated...pretty though...Trip to the Glenturret was great. LIked our tour guide a lot..

k
, Apr 2018

Waterfall. Not waterfalls. There was only one. Spent around 30 mins there, not more. Had more free time in the various gifts shops than at the waterfall. Free whiskey was appreciated and so as the stop to pet and feed the hairy cows.

L
, Mar 2018

Awesome day! I don't know which stop was my favorite part. Would recommend to anyone!

C
, Dec 2017

Wonderful tour. Beautiful countryside. Whisky tour was worth it. The guide's knowledge was a little questionable.

L
, Nov 2017

The tour of the Famous Grouse distillery was great. The sampling room was my favorite! The Black Linn Falls, Dunkeld, Hermitage, Sterling Castle and the William Wallace monument. ALL great visits.

J
, Oct 2017

Very good trip. The hike and waterfall is extremely beautiful and great to get some nature in. the whisky tour is well done and interesting and the distillery is a beautiful place as well with great lunch options. I would totally do it again.

S
, Aug 2017

Guide, Yvonne, great. Very enthusiastic. Didn't really see the castle/not enough time in Sterling.

A
, Aug 2017

This was a great trip. The guide was very knowledgable and entertaining. The tour of the distillery is very educational. The best presentation of how they make whiskey that I had in Scotland. At each stop we were given a good mix of information and time on our own to walk around and look at things. Good trip for kids too.

Y
, Jun 2017

Wonderful tour . Our guide Sergio was entertaining ...never a dull moment ..very informative . Stopped at some very beautiful stops . We were glad that we took this tour .

M
, Jun 2017

Distillery tour is ok. The main problem I felt is less time at attractions. As soon as we reached at the distillery, the tour started. After the tour we literally rushed to the restaurant to grab something to eat and use restrooms. By the time we were done, it was time to leave. The bus was parked a little far away. So couldn't even take a few photographs from outside. And photography is not allowed inside. But the inside tour was really good. Another time problem was at Wallace Monument. The tour guide had given us 30 mins. It takes about 10 mins to walk to the monument from where the bus was parked. There is a mini bus service, but looking at the frequency, it takes about the same time. When we reached the monument, we found out that there is 10 ticket to go inside which our tour guide never mentioned. There was no point in buying a ticket because there was absolutely no time. So just clicked 3-4 photographs from outside and rushed back because we all needed to use restroom and this was our first halt before continuing our journey. Though there is a lot of history around it, visiting Wallace monument was a flop show.
Before we started the tour, we paid for distillery tour at the center. Distillery tour is not included in the tour price and we were already aware of it. The lady gave us the receipt but did not give us the tickets and we did not know that we are supposed to have it. When we were in the bus we noticed that everybody has something which looked like a visiting card and then we inquired and we found out that those were actually the tickets. And it was just before we started so we were able to collect it but it would have been good if the tour guide had asked us when he was giving us instructions.


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