Discover sublime lochs, smooth whiskies, and serene glens on this Highland tour from Edinburgh.
The valleys conceal treasures, beasts, and myths. The lochs provided food, water, and transport. And whisky kept the ancient cultures warm throughout the winter.
On this tour, you explore the history and beauty of these three Scottish icons. You get the chance to taste whisky in the area it's distilled. You view lovely lochs, gorgeous glens, and magnificent mountains. And you learn the history of a magnificent ruined cathedral.
It’s a tour that shows a diverse range of beautiful and iconic Scottish locations.
09.00 am - Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
- Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
- For the safety reasons, visitors must not wear open-toed shoes. Please wear appropriate shoes because otherwise, you won't be allowed to do the tour at Dewar's
What is included in the tour
- Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
- Air conditioning as standard
- The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
What is NOT included in the tour
- Entry fees to visitor attractions
Places you explore
Dunkeld - This village is surrounded by luscious forest, and boasts an incredible ruined cathedral.
The Hermitage - Venture through dense woodland and enjoy gushing views of a gorgeous waterfall.
Pitlochry - This town was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spots.
Queen’s View - Enjoy an iconic view said to have been a favourite of queens.
Loch Tay and Kenmore - Learn about the Bronze Age loch dwellers at shores of a beautiful loch.
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery* - Taste the ‘water of life’ and learn to love it like a true Scotsman.
Leave Edinburgh and travel over the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife.
Travelling north the scenery changes from the rolling farmland of the lowlands to forested hills and mountains as you approach the highland fault line.
On the banks of the River Tay you find the gorgeous cathedral town of Dunkeld. You stop here and have the chance to explore the architecturally fascinating cathedral and the quaint streets of this picturesque village.
It's a short drive from here to the Hermitage, where you can take a fantastic woodland walk leading up to the Black Linn Falls.
Leaving the Hermitage you follow the wide valley of the River Tay towards the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry. You spend around one hour here, so you can visit the many great shops or have lunch.
After lunch, you take a scenic drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, and take a short stop at the Queen's View overlooking Loch Tummel. On a clear day the view here is awe-inspiring as it looks over to the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe.
Continuing alongside Loch Tummel, you head over the hills into the ancient lands of Breadalbane, or the ‘High Country’ surrounding Loch Tay. You make a stop at the waterside village of Kenmore.
From here you travel the short distance to the town of Aberfeldy and Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made.
After enjoying a dram of our ‘water of life’, the tour returns you to the lowlands and back to Edinburgh.
* Starting from November, Dewar's distillery is closed on Sundays throughout the winter. On these days you will be visiting Glenturret distillery instead. Please note that you will also visit Glenturret on these dates:
- 21st, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 31st of December
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of January
- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of February
- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of March