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Lochs, Glens, Wallace Monument & Whisky Day Tour
 
 

Lochs, Glens, Wallace Monument & Whisky Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Wallace Monument
~ Dewar’s World of Whisky Distillery
~ Loch Tay
~ Ben Lawers
~ Killin and Glen Dochart
~ Loch Lomond National Park
~ Rob Roy country

A journey through the Celtic heartlands of the central Highlands, taking in the Wallace Monument, the Aberfeldy Highland whisky distillery; the splendour of Loch Tay - an area abundant with ancient stone circles, Killin, the Falls of Dochart and Loch Lomond National Park.

We recommend this tour for those who love tales of William Wallace and beautiful Highland forests, lochs and glens, and learning about the art of making single malt whisky – you can try it too!

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.
Departs: 09.30       Returns: 19.00
Adult Prices:  £ - £
Discount Prices:  £ - £
Departing: Departing: Friday & Sunday (All Year). Wednesday, Friday & Sunday (from April 2012)

 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

You travel to Stirling and visit the imposing Wallace Monument in memory of Scotland’s Braveheart, before continuing north into the Highlands for lunch and a tour of Dewar’s Whisky Distillery in Aberfeldy. The afternoon continues along the length of majestic Loch Tay, beneath the dramatic Ben Lawers, to Killin in romantic Glen Dochart. Then you pass through Rob Roy country before travelling south along the "bonny, bonny banks" of Loch Lomond in the National Park. You stop at the conservation village of Luss, situated on the shores of Loch lomond, on your return to Glasgow.

Departure Point
Outside Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow (next to Greggs). Click here to see map.

 

Inclusions
Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Air Conditioning as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide

 

Exclusions
Lunch and refreshments. 
Entrance to Dewar's World of Whisky and Wallace Monument.

* Please note that due to safety legislation open-toed or high-heeled shoes are not permitted within the Whisky Distillery. 
* Dewars World Of Whisky is closed every Sunday Nov - April. Tour will divert to visit Glenturret Distillery every Sunday during this period. Dewars World Of Whisky is also closed for Christmas holiday from 24th December until Thursday 5th January 2012. The tour will divert to Glenturret Distillery on Friday 30th December.

Discount Price

Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)

Important Information
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!

Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
The highlight of the tour was Glencoe visiting with the deer.
Posted by Patricia Holmes on 14/01/2013


The highlight of the tour seeing the beautiful architecture in the small villages
Posted by Patricia Holmes on 14/01/2013


Had the pleasure of being the only one on the tour that day and Michael was fantastic! He altered the tour to allow me to see Stirling Castle and even pulled over to the side of the road so I could take a picture of the sheep. He was lots of fun and we had a lot of laughs!
Posted by Tracilyn George on 22/07/2012


Could you tell me what you mean by " Consession" I see an extra price, but do not know what this means
Posted by Camille Rendal on 16/06/2012


The history and information provided by Juliette our tour guide was great. The little detours when time allowed to enable us to see different, little seen areas of Scotland.
Posted by Cheryl Ludwik on 24/09/2011


It was my first short trip to Edinburgh because of the Tattoo. But the day with Sarah as tourguide was very good. I'll comme back!!!
Posted by Wolfgang Woelke on 18/08/2011


Our wonderful tour guide Ross took us on a great tour through the beautiful landscape around Glasgow. We even got to see Stirling castle while we waited for the monument to open. He told us lots of interesting things about Scotland and was a very nice and cool person to be around. Thank you once more! /The gang from Sweden
Posted by Agnes Mellroth Holm on 29/12/2010


We were lucky enought to have Julliet all to ourselves and the tour provided one of the highlights of our trip. We certainly appreciated that Rabbies did not cancel the tour due to low turnout.Julliet was very accommodating and friendly.
Posted by Wendy L Caron on 02/11/2010


The fact that we were able to make lots of short stops for photos and John provided lots of history about these places as well. He was very accommodating to all passengers requests.
Posted by carol murdoch on 16/08/2010


We just like to thank john (the driver) and ruth for a great day out around scotland.as a frequent visitor to scotland and used many other tour operators we found rabbie's trail burners to be the best in scotland. they go to places no others go to! so thanks again john and ruth and if you are ever in the sw of england we would like to show you around our part of the country. many thanks Pete collins
Posted by Pete Collins on 18/06/2010


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Depart Glasgow at 09.30 and travel towards Stirling. Your route north is one 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 proudly towards Stirling (only to be sent homewards to think again!). As you approach Stirling the magnificent castle dominates your view and itself upon the surrounding land. Known as the ‘Key to Scotland’, for centuries this was the most important castle in Scotland. To the north is the 220ft high tower of the National Wallace Monument commemorating Scotland’s great hero William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart. From the top you can look down over the scene of Wallace’s greatest triumph, the battle of Stirling Bridge, where he defeated the English army in 1297. Further to the South is Bannockburn where, in 1314, the great Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce defeated the English army of Edward II. The battle was fought for possession of Stirling Castle but eventually led to a far greater prize for Scotland – the restoration of independence. Then we travel onto Crieff, a lively resort town which was once the main centre for the cattle trade in Scotland. Drovers used to drive huge numbers of cattle from the Highlands down into the Crieff Tryst giving the town a very cosmopolitan air. The town was burned down for harbouring Bonnie Prince Charlie during his 1745 Jacobite rebellion, and was rebuilt by the local landlord, the Duke of Perth. We continue north over the Highland line, through the beautiful Sma' Glen and onto Aberfeldy. You will notice the immediate change in scenery from rolling farmland to mountain and moor as we cross over the fault line separating Lowland Scotland from the Highlands. On this route we will follow very closely the road built by General Wade in the 1720s to connect Stirling with Inverness. At Aberfeldy, Wade's road crosses the wide River Tay, and the magnificent bridge is still there to see. Nearby is Dewar’s Whisky distillery, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made. No visit to Scotland is complete without sampling a 'wee dram' and you will get the chance to taste some of the finished product. Known in the Gaelic as Uisge Beatha (or 'water of life') whisky has been produced for centuries in Scotland and the art is now close to perfection. Later you travel west into the ancient lands of Breadalbane, or the ‘High Country’ surrounding Loch Tay and make your way along the loch towards Killin. The small town is situated beside the River Dochart and has the fantastic Falls of Dochart at its heart, flowing under the old bridge and past the ancient burial ground of the Clan MacNab. After Killin you take a drive through the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park where we will make a stop at the gorgeous conservation village of Luss, situated on the Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. This is Scotland's largest loch and it takes its name from the mountain Ben Lomond on the eastern shore. From here you return to Glasgow at approx 19.00.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts