Blair Castle and Highland Perthshire - 1 day tour
Blair Castle and Highland Perthshire
One day tour
Cross the Firth of Forth to the rural delights of Perthshire and enjoy a morning coffee in Dunkeld. Then onwards to Blair Atholl for lunch before touring the white turrets of Blair Castle. Past the wild peak of Schiehallion, we stop at Loch Tay, the Falls of Dochart and Loch Lubnaig, with a final break in Callander before the drive home past Doune Castle.
Price range: £36 - £42
Forth Bridges - admire the view of the three bridges that gracefully span the Firth of Forth
Dunkeld - enjoy free time in this delightful town by the River Tay
Blair Castle - visit one of Scotland’s most historic castles, home to the Dukes of Atholl
Queen’s View - stop to take in the delightful view over Loch Tummel that enchanted Queen Victoria
Rob Roy Country - Tour through the heartland of Scotland’s own Robin Hood and hear the story of this engaging rogue
Falls of Dochart - watch the cascading white waters as the River Dochart flows through the pretty town of Killin
Movie locations – Rob Roy, Victoria (TV) and The 39 Steps
Full Tour Itinerary
The Forth Bridge forms a dramatic backdrop as we bid farewell to Edinburgh, crossing the Firth of Forth and heading north to the glorious glens and lochs of Perthshire.
Stopping first in Dunkeld, wander the ancient streets, packed with curios and antiques, or stroll beside the River Tay to its glorious Cathedral. On some tours, you can even take a leafy walk to the famed Black Linn Falls and The Hermitage.
Later, we continue to Blair Atholl for lunch, where glimpses of the white-turreted Blair Castle peep above the trees. Home to the Duke of Atholl, you’ll have time to explore its fine art and relics and wander the immaculate grounds.
More treasures await on the next leg of our Highand odyssey, as we enjoy breathtaking views of Loch Tummel and the imposing 3,553ft Schiehallion munro. Then we wind our way through Tay Forest Park until we reach Killin and the wonderful Falls of Dochart.
Now firmly in the heart of Rob Roy MacGregor country, we make a brief pause at Loch Lubnaig before threading our way through the Pass of Leny back into the Lowlands. Callander sees our final stop of the day before we head home via Doune Castle, currently appearing in TV show Outlander.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect on this Signature Day Tour?
Travelling on a Signature one-day tour is a great way to discover the best of Scotland from your city centre base of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness. During your day of discovery we’ll introduce you to many aspects of our country: spectacular scenery, history, folklore, nature and much, much more. Luxury travel is provided by air-conditioned mini or midi coaches and each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide a live commentary in English. There are stops planned at the key sights as well as for meals and comfort breaks. Please note that tours to some destinations, particularly to Loch Ness, can be faster paced so the number and duration of stops may be limited.
What options are available on this tour and what is the cost?
To give you maximum flexibility the cost of admission fees and other optional extras are not included in the tour price. This gives you complete freedom to choose as the mood takes you. On this tour the optional visits are:
Following the links above will give you more information on each attraction including current admission prices. At some locations a special discount is offered to tour participants, your driver/guide will give you more information if this applies. Credit/debit cards are not always accepted so you should plan to have sufficient cash with you should you wish to make any visits.
Will there be a tour commentary?
Each tour is led by an experienced driver/guide who will provide an informative and entertaining commentary in English. You’ll hear tales of the Clans, bloody battles and the famous characters that have shaped the history of Scotland. You will learn too of the landscape that surrounds you and of the nature that makes Scotland so special. Be ready to have a laugh as well - you’re bound to be told some really corny jokes!
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available in Scotland.
Can I book seats on the coach?
The seating on the coach is not allocated so you are free to sit in any vacant seat. We recommend that groups arrive at the boarding point together so that you can be seated in the same part of the coach.
- Transport by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
- Live commentary in English.
- Services of an experienced driver/guide
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver/guide
From The Ensign Ewart
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2PE
Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:30 hrs
Concession discounts apply to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 5 to 15 years inclusive.
We’re really sorry but children aged under 5 years cannot travel on this tour.
Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement.
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour.
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.