Savour Scotland’s 'Water of Life' on this Whisky distillery tour from Edinburgh.
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 generates its own hydroelectric power and produces delightfully sweet and smooth whisky.
"Today's rain is tomorrow's whisky."
Scotch whisky is ingrained within Scottish culture.
The ancient Scots used it to heal common ailments and keep warm throughout the winter. 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 explore Deanston distillery, a large producer with a fascinating industrial past.
What’s more is you blend these delicious flavours with a visit to one of the most famous lochs in Scotland at the Loch Lomond National Park.
So, take this tour, sample a delectable range of whiskies, and learn about Scotland’s national drink.
Students, and seniors over 60
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 that has many interesting features and produces some unique whisky flavours.
After a relaxed afternoon here you return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavours of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.
*Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.
*Please note that Glengoyne Distillery will be observing their Silent Season between 28 June 2023 and 10 August 2023. During this period, visitors will instead do the 'Glenside Tour and Tasting at Glengoyne Distillery - Silent Season alternative' experience. The duration and cost remains the same, however the tour will be a guided walk around the grounds of the distillery instead.
You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:
Other attractions may be booked and paid locally during the tour.
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.
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.
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Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
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.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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