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  • From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

    1. From Edinburgh: 3-Day Isle of Skye and The Highlands Tour

    Day 1: Departing Edinburgh, head north and pass Stirling Castle. Be inspired by tales from your guide of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Stop a few miles further north for a tour at Doune Castle. This 14th-century fortress is a filming location for Outlander (Castle Leoch), Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones amongst others. Continue north, into the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, admire the scenery as your tour guide explains the remarkable tribal clan history of the Highlands. Discover the beautiful Glencoe, the most famous valley in Scotland and hear of its tragic history. Admire the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct then head north and arrive on the southern banks of Loch Ness to get photos of the infamous monster Nessie! Stop for photos of Urquhart Castle before arriving in Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, where you'll stay for 2 nights, choo...

    Great tour, you get to see a lot of Scotland in a relatively short period of time. You do spend a lot of time on the bus but the scenery is wonderful. Stephen is a phenomenal guide and overall I had a really fun time.

  • Highland Lochs, Glens, and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    2. Highland Lochs, Glens, and Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    Enjoy a full-day tour of the Scottish Heartlands departing Edinburgh and traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience. You will take a scenic drive through Perthshire, looking at the lochs and glens of the Highlands. Cross the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland's great engineering wonders, and continue into the Kingdom of Fife. Pass Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. You will also pass Perth, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, on the banks of the River Tay, visit the cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Hermitage, to take a fantastic woodland walk up to the Black Linn Falls. Stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, and visit the great shops and restaurants, or take a stroll down towards Loch Faskally. See the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion, and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe. Conti...

    Brilliant day out! Ally was a great tour guide, so much fun and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, can’t recommend enough. There was a little bit of walking, but nothing too strenuous. Definitely still manageable for someone with reduced mobility.

  • From Inverness: Cairngorms and Speyside Whisky Tour

    3. From Inverness: Cairngorms and Speyside Whisky Tour

    You travel through Speyside to the majestic Cairngorms National Park. This is the largest National Park in the UK and home to mighty mountains and wonderful wildlife. The options are plentiful, and your guide will show you the best of the incredible scenery around Loch Morlich and Glenmore. Follow the famous river Spey past several distilleries to Glen Moray Distillery. Explore this historic, 120-year-old distillery boasting traditional copper stills. Opt to take a tour and sample the core range of Glen Moray's delicious whiskies. A short drive back to Inverness returns you in time for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a lively evening in the capital of the highlands.

    Great tour with friendly, informative guides. The distillary tour was also exceptional value for money and included a few shots of whisky to try.

  • Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    4. Edinburgh: Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

    Head north from Edinburgh and pass the imposing ramparts of Stirling Castle. Skirt the Trossachs Rob Roy country, and cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor before stopping at dramatic Glencoe; the scene of the infamous 1692 massacre.  Your journey takes you through Fort William. Pass Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, before entering the Great Glen. Arrive at the pretty Highland village of Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, and enjoy a lovely picnic with freshly made sandwiches, fresh fruit, shortbread and Scottish mineral water. If you fancy something more substantial, your guide will happily recommend some great local cafes.  Take an optional boat cruise on the loch, go for a scenic hike, or just relax by the Caledonian Canal. If you choose to sail along the waters of Loch Ness, it really is an unforgettable experience. Your boat is eqipped with the latest hi-tech color, sonar,...

    The bus tour was so awesome it bought a lump to my throat in places,thanks to an excellent driver in Dougie for driving us around,and thanks to Scotland for supplying the breathtaking scenery,heartfelt thanks from me and my family.John, clare and thomas.

  • From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    5. From Glasgow: Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky Tour

    Discover Scotland's glorious past on this exciting tour in the hearthland of Highland heroes such as Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Marvel at the natural beauty of the forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park. You will depart Glasgow at 9 AM and travel towards Stirling, along a route that has been used for thousands of years by invading armies. It was the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire, and was later used by the English King Edward I as he marched towards Stirling. As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and you make your way up towards the high volcanic rock where it imposes itself upon the surrounding land. To the north is the towering National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. To the South is Bannockburn castle where,...

    Guide was excellent but he seemed confused about what to do for part of the trip. Some of the participants didn’t want to do the whiskey tour so there was some confusion.

  • Stirling: Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting

    6. Stirling: Gin Distillery Tour with Tasting

    Join a guided tour of Stirling Distillery, home to Stirling Gin, and discover the history of the trendy spirit and the scientific process behind distilling gin. Learn how to make a perfectly crafted Gin & Tonic for you to then taste the iconic drink.  On arrival, you will be served a bespoke welcome cocktail. Start the guided tour with learning from your passionate guide about the history of gin, from its medical uses to today's Scottish gin craze. Walk through the still room to see the copper Portuguese stills as your guide explains the science behind gin distilling. Your guide will then continue the tour by showing you how the bottling, waxing and labelling system works. Once the tour has come to an end you will be shown to the unique tasting tables where you will learn how to create the perfect Gin and Tonic. If option selected, you will also be given two stunning gin liqueurs (Rasp...

  • Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour from Inverness

    7. Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour from Inverness

    Depart Inverness at 9:15 AM and head to the first distillery of the day. At Glen Moray Distillery, opt to join a tour and discover the different areas of whisky production and sample the golden-hued spirit itself. Next, move on to Elgin, where you can eat lunch, explore the ruins of a cathedral and look for whiskey gifts at a world-famous whiskey shop. After lunch, head off to Strathisla Distillery, the spiritual home of the world-famous Chivas Regal. Since 1786, this distillery has been producing Scotland's national beverage. You may take an extensive tour including a tasting of their delicious whiskies. On your final leg of the journey to Inverness, have a photo stop at Speyside Cooperage, one of the largest concentrations of whiskey casks. Finally, return to Inverness at approximately 6:45 PM.

    Had a great time, Paul was an excellent guide with plenty of information and humour, the tour was great!

  • Discovering Malt Whisky: Day-Tour from Edinburgh

    8. Discovering Malt Whisky: Day-Tour from Edinburgh

    Departing Edinburgh at 9:30 AM, your tour takes you west past Stirling to Glengoyne distillery. Here you will be introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. From here, you take a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond for a tasty pub lunch and the chance to sample some local beer. After lunch it is recommended to take a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before heading towards the second distillery of the day. Deanston Distillery is a converted cotton mill on the banks of the River Teith has many interesting features and produces some unique whisky flavours. After a relaxed afternoon visit here you return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavors of single malt whisky fresh in your mind. You will return to Edinburgh at approximately 6:15 PM.

    really nice day tour, two whiskey distilleries and a lovely lunch stop. Check the prices for tastings to avoid surprises, it will add to your bill. 1x 16£ and1x 8.50£ pp. Buying whisky at the distillery will give a 5£ discount. The lunch stop is short, so better order quickly. Tour gives a nice first impression of the highlands. We arrived 1 h earlier back in Edinburgh then originally planned, so we could have had plenty of time for a longer stroll at Loch Lomond to explore. Or maybe another place to visit.

  • Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    9. Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

    As you drive north from Edinburgh on this 9-hour excursion you’ll marvel at the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge. Then, as you travel through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace, dramatized in the film Braveheart, and explain his link to the area you're passing through. Your first stop is the city of Stirling, where you'll have ample time to visit the stunning castle (admission not included) or enjoy a walk along the atmospheric, ancient streets that surround it. You'll then have the opportunity to visit one of Scotland's best known distilleries, where you’ll learn how they make their whisky and get a dram of their Highland Single Malt Whisky (optional extra). The tour route takes you past Loch Lubnaig and then through the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, home of the Highland rogue Rob Roy. Stopping at some o...

    Loved the tour very much. Michael was very knowledgeable and fun. Despite the Covid-19 impact in most of the region, he managed to accommodate the route and added additional views as we were a very small group and were quick to visit and covef the castle. A note to all that are considering Scotland as staycation destination, it is somehow quiet but nonetheless most of the sight can be visited and enjoyed, possibly not at full splendour as in a regular August, but a great experience definitely.

  • Inverness: Full-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Tour

    10. Inverness: Full-Day Loch Ness and Outlander Tour

    Depart central Inverness and journey to the world-famous Loch Ness, where you will join a cruise to view the ruins of the 13th century, Urquhart Castle. Afterwards you'll have free time to enjoy lunch in one of the charming local cafés in beautiful Beauly and walk it off exploring Beauly Priory; used in the filming of Outlander. The next stop is an ancient pine forest where you can take a short stroll to view some stunning waterfalls. Listen to tales of the Jacobite rebellions and the brutal Battle of Culloden, on a visit to Culloden Battlefield. Outlander fans will love the mysterious burial chambers and standing stones at Clava Cairns. When you’ve heard the harrowing history behind the Outlander story, you might not want to travel back in time to meet Jamie Fraser after all. Return to Inverness in the early evening.

    Amazing day - still reeling trying to digest the days events and adventures - had the most amazing guide Andy who expertly guided us through a day of pure wonder, so many historic facts, so much fun.

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What people are saying about Scottish Highlands

Our 4-day tour with Mac (MacKenzie) was incredible! It is an “Outlander” tour, but the depth of Diana Gabaldon’s books came alive with Mac. His knowledge of Scottish history was exceptional. His interlacing of the books’ fictional aspects with actual events was remarkable. For Outlander fans, this was wonderful. But even more importantly, Mac’s history of Scotland, its people, trials, successes, defeats will all remain with us. Aye, we were transported to another time. Much like Claire was, only in our imaginations. Thank you so much Mac.

Brilliant day out! Ally was a great tour guide, so much fun and very knowledgeable. The scenery was amazing, can’t recommend enough. There was a little bit of walking, but nothing too strenuous. Definitely still manageable for someone with reduced mobility.

Great tour with friendly, informative guides. The distillary tour was also exceptional value for money and included a few shots of whisky to try.

Purely amazing and worth the money, trip felt bespoke and driver felt like more of a friend than a stranger.

Jim Scot was simply perfect. Having a Tour with him was such fun. Highly recommended.