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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

Whisky and Highland Waterfalls Day Trip from Edinburgh

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

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!

Melanie H

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.

Rodney J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour. Our guide Heather was very enthusiastic about the history of Scotland and very knowledgeable. As a history major, I had gotten some of the general history about Scotland, but she was able go to into much greater depth than I got in Western Civ 241. And of course, there is the whisky. Great tour, highly recommended for those that want to go off the beaten path and see some of the countryside.

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was a fantastic tour. I was made especially great because of our great informative tour/ bus driver. She was great and an asset. We enjoyed every aspect of it.

William R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very well done tour

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