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

What You Can Expect

Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

The Hermitage - Dunkeld

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.

Customer Reviews

Lauren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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

Larry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Jay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Alan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Brandi B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Scot was a lovely tour guide! Friendly, informative, and when he started his stories he finished them, unlike a tour guide we had the day before from another company. Take the whiskey tour, you won't be disappointed! It was such an enjoyable distillery too, and the food was great. The waterfall is breathtaking, and you get to walk around the wilderness a bit if you like as well, and that was fun too. Get out of the city for a day and treat yourself to some whiskey, food, waterfalls and some Herry Coos!

Joy India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent Trip, worth it!

Richard W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What made this excursion a 5 star rating was the driver/guide. Duffy was outstanding!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Martha A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Mahri was excellent as the driver and tour guide. Lots of interesting facts shared. We enjoyed thoroughly.

Bradd S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Heather was a fantastic guide, full of historical knowledge combined with humor and timing. Very pleasurable trip through the highlands. Highly recommended!

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