Discover sublime lochs, smooth whiskies, and serene glens on this Highland tour from Edinburgh.
Dunkeld - This village is surrounded by luscious forest, and boasts an incredible ruined cathedral.
The Hermitage - Venture through the 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.
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery* - Taste the ‘water of life’ and learn to love it like a true Scot.
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.
It’s a tour that shows a diverse range of beautiful and iconic Scottish locations.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
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 or walk 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.
From here you travel 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.
*Please note that if your tour departs on Sunday from November 2022 to March 2023, you'll visit Glenturret Distillery instead.
**Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.
*** Dewar's Distillery will close their warehouse to the public from 21st November 2022 till Spring 2023. You'll still get a tour and see the blending and maturation process in another area of the visitor center.
****Dewar's Distillery are having their Silent Season from February 27th – March 25th 2023. During that time, they will offer a video and warehouse experience, in addition to an extra cocktail in addition to their tasting, at the same price as the Aberfeldy 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.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day 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.
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.
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.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
Travel the local way on small group tours of 16 people or fewer
You'll have a guaranteed experience, or your money back
Guaranteed departures: We’ll never cancel your tour because of minimum numbers
Our eco-friendly tours support local communities