Day trip

Scottish Highlands & Whisky Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

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42 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
Day trip

Scottish Highlands & Whisky Full-Day Tour from Edinburgh

Activity provider: Highland Explorer Tours
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From US$ 61.35 per person

Likely to sell out

Taste superb Scotch whisky and see the stunning sights of the famous Highlands on a full-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit the Wallace Monument to learn about Scotland’s greatest patriot, and wander through the woods of the Hermitage.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
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Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese


  • Drive through the majestic Highlands of Scotland
  • Visit the Glenturret Distillery, Scotland oldest whisky distillery, for a "tour and a taste" (optional)
  • Enjoy the beautiful Scottish countryside
  • Enjoy a great narrative via audio guides in 6 languages
  • Visit the Wallace Monument to learn about Scotland's most famous patriot
Full description

Enjoy a fabulous day trip from Edinburgh to experience Scotland’s beautiful countryside just minutes from the capital. Drive to the stunning Highlands, and stop to sample a drop of the national drink to get a complete taste of Scotland. Leaving Edinburgh, the tour makes its way to the ancient capital of Stirling, where the skyline is dominated by its castle on the rock and the iconic Wallace Monument. Stop to hear of Scotland’s most famous patriot and his part in the medieval Wars of Independence. 

Say hello to “Hamish the hairy coo”, before driving through the scenic Trossachs National Park. Heading further into the Highlands, pass the shimmering waters of Loch Earn, before stopping for lunch at The Famous Grouse Experience, one of Scotland’s best-known whisky distilleries. Once revived, enjoy a “wee dram” of Scotch whisky and drink the “Water of Life.” Continue to the Hermitage in the heart of Perthshire for a short woodland walk to see the spectacular Black Linn Falls on the River Braan.

On the return journey, visit the quaint village of Dunkeld, an area associated with Macbeth, where the stunning cathedral sits on the banks of the River Tay. Pass the iconic Forth Bridge on the way back into Edinburgh, admiring the fantastic 19th-century feat of engineering.

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  • Guide
  • Downloadable Audio guide including earphones
  • Distillery tour (unless option selected)
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Tours depart from the given address, which is located on the Royal Mile near the intersection of the bridges and the Royal Mile. From April 1, 2023, tours will depart from Edinburgh Bus Station, 26 Elder Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions
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4.4 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Tour panoramico per le highlands con una guida disponibile, simpatica e preparata, peccato che fosse tutto in inglese, ti mandano un link per scaricare i contenuti in italiano ma non è guidata, ognuno si deve autogestire (e i contenuti non rigustano solo quello che si vedrà). Abbiamo visto monumento di Wallace, distilleria, cascate e paese Dunkled. Bello ma avrei aggiunto altro visto il prezzo.

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March 23, 2023

Deze tour is zeker een aanrader. We hebben veel gezien. Wij mochten met Tim mee. Hele sympathieke en aardige chauffeur. We zijn veel te weten gekomen over het verleden van Schotland. Hij vertelde leuk en met de nodige humor. Ook kregen we nog tips van hem wat we nog meer konden ondernemen deze week. Het is wel echt gericht op de whisky distilleerderij. Daar verbleven we zo’n 2 uurtjes. Bij de watervallen zo’n 20/30 min. Dus wil je puur voor de watervallen dan zou ik een andere tour aanraden. Wij ( m’n dochter en ik) hadden in eerste instantie de proeverij er niet bij geboekt (omdat wij dus echt voor de watervallen gingen☺️) maar uiteindelijk daar besloten hem toch maar wel te doen anders sta je daar 2 uur te wachten. Uiteindelijk was het toch leuk om mee te maken. De Whisky meneer was erg gepassioneerd over z’n vak en dat maakte de tour erg leuk. We waren ook met een leuke groep.

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March 23, 2023

Die Tour war einfach SUPER und Guilianne unsere Fahrerin war der Hit. Super nett und hat uns so viel von der Gegend und Geschichte erzählt. Wir haben nicht nur die Destille besucht, sondern einiges mehr. Ich würde die Tour jederzeit wieder machen. Bin immer noch ganz begeistert. Veronika D.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 27850