Discover Malt Whisky
1 day tour

  • Glengoyne Distillery
  • Deanston Distillery
  • Whisky tasting tours from Edinburgh
  • Loch Lomond National Park

Savour Scotland’s 'Water of Life' on this Whisky distillery tour from Edinburgh.

Tour map

Highlights

Distilleries
National Parks
Lochs
Mountains

Places you'll explore


Glengoyne Distillery - You couldn’t imagine a more idyllic distillery. It sits at the foot of a beautiful hill and houses wonderful copper stills.

Loch Lomond National Park - Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

Deanston Distillery - This impressive distillery is the only one in Scotland that produces it’s own electricity.


Your journey


Scotch whisky is ingrained within Scottish culture.

The Scots used it to heal common ailments and keep warm throughout the winter. The British taxed it to help fund their government. And now, Scottish whisky exports make up one quarter of the UK’s international food and drink trade.

It’s a fascinating part of Scottish heritage and on this tour you learn about it at two distinct distilleries. You visit Glengoyne, a tiny, quaint distillery located at the foot of a delightful hill. And you visit Deanston distillery, a large distillery with a fascinating industrial past.

What’s more, you blend these delicious flavours with a visit to the sublime Loch Lomond National Park.

So take this tour, sample a delectable range of whiskies, and learn about Scotland’s national drink.


Tour Details

Departs
09.30 - Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns
18.15 approx
Discounts

Students, and seniors over 60

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Unfortunately we don't carry anyone under 18 years old on this tour
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees and tastings at the distilleries

Itinerary

Your tour takes you west past Stirling to Glengoyne distillery.

The tour here introduces you 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 beers. After lunch we recommend 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 flavours of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.

Customer Reviews

Fantastic tour

Alan Liferow Posted on 22/05/2016

Went on the whiskey tour on Friday 20 May. A dream come true to visit two famous distilleries. Jeff the guide was amazing. Firstly hes two meters tall. Secondly hes so knowledgeable about Scotland and history and whisky. Was really an amazing tour with an amazing guide and I highly recommend it

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com, or check out our full FAQs.

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