The Ultimate Whisky Tour
One day tour
Savour the real taste of Scotland with an unforgettable tour of two of the most famous names in whisky. Sample a dram with royal heritage at Tullibardine Distillery before enjoying the finest hospitality at Deanston. As well as whisky, the delights of Doune Castle or Loch Lomond await, along with a hearty lunch in the welcoming town of Dunblane.
Price range: £38-£42
Tullibardine Distillery - discover its Royal history and enjoy a whisky and chocolate tasting tour
Dunblane- explore the attractive hometown of Scottish tennis star, Andy Murray
Dunblane Cathedral - visit one of Scotland’s finest medieval churches
Deanston Distillery - learn how Scotch whisky is made using traditional methods
Doune Castle - see this magnificent fortress which stars in the hit Outlander TV series
Loch Lomond - enjoy free time by the “bonnie, bonnie banks”
Movie locations - The 39 Steps, The Angel’s Share and The Eagle
Full Tour Itinerary
Leaving Glasgow behind, we head north to rural Perthshire and our first stop – the 600-year-old Tullibardine Distillery. Here, we learn the royal history of this venerable family-owned institution and sample four divine single malts, each one expertly accompanied by an equally delicious chocolate truffle.
From here, it’s a short hop to the charming town of Dunblane for lunch. Well known as the birthplace of tennis star Andy Murray, you’ll have time to explore its ancient streets at your leisure and admire its beautiful 13th century cathedral.
Our search for the perfect dram continues in the afternoon, as we make our way west to Deanston Distillery on the banks of the River Teith. For 180 years, this imposing building was alive with cotton spinners, but now it crafts Highland malt the traditional way. No visit is complete without a taste, so you’ll enjoy a golden drop or two, along with some refreshments in the cosy café.
Our final destination depends on Scotland’s famously unpredictable weather. Our first option is Doune Castle – now famous thanks to Game of Thrones and Outlander. Alternatively, we will pause awhile in the village of Balmaha, on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, before winding our way home.
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 are the optional extras on this tour and how much do they cost?
The tour fare includes transportation by luxury mini or midicoach and the services of a professional driver/guide. Admission to the attractions featured on this tour is optional so you can choose to visit or not depending on your interests. The tour itinerary will allow time for you to enjoy visits to:
The links above will give you more information on these attractions as well as current prices. On some tours discounted prices are available to tour passengers - your driver/guide will provide more information if this applies. Not all attractions accept payment by credit or debit card so you should carry sufficient cash should you be planning a visit.
Tell me what the visit to a whisky distillery will be like?
A visit to a traditional whisky distillery is a feast for all the senses. After a warm welcome you’ll normally have a short audio/visual presentation on the the history of the distillery and the traditional methods used in the distilling process. Next is a tour of the distillery where you you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Your tour will end with a tutored tasting of a malt whisky and the opportunity to buy a souvenir of your visit in the distillery shop.
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.
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotland’s best scenery as quickly as possible .
- 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 Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
266 George Street
Glasgow G1 1QX
Check-in: 08:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:15 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.