Highland Whisky, Woodlands and Braveheart Country - 1 day tour
Highland Whisky, Woodlands and Braveheart Country
One day tour
Travel to Stirling to enjoy the views from the Wallace Monument. Make a short stop at the famous Gleneagles Hotel before heading to Crieff to visit Glenturret Distillery. Later enjoy a scenic drive through the Perthshire Glens to reach The Hermitage, for a waterfall walk, and enjoy free time in Dunkeld. Admire the panorama over the Firth of Forth before returning to Edinburgh.
Price range: £40-£45
Wallace Monument - discover the story of Sir William Wallace, the real Braveheart!
Gleneagles Hotel - view this World-famous hotel and its championship golf courses
Glenturret Distillery - discover how Scotch Whisky is made at Scotland’s oldest distillery
The Hermitage - take a walk to view Ossian’s Hall and the cascading waters of the Braan waterfall
Dunkeld - enjoy free time to explore this charming town and its ancient cathedral
Forth Bridges - capture amazing views of the three bridges that span the Firth of Forth
Movie locations - The Last King of Scotland, Chariots of Fire and The Descent
Full Tour Itinerary
Departing from Edinburgh we travel northwards to Stirling where our first visit of the day is to the impressive Wallace Monument. This Victorian tribute is to Sir William Wallace, Scotland’s great freedom fighter and the real "Braveheart”! The monument contains various exhibits, including his mighty 1.7 metre two-handed sword. If you are feeling fit why not climb to the viewing gallery for wonderful views towards Stirling Castle, the River Forth and the City of Stirling below.
Next we travel through Strathallan to reach Auchterarder, the location of the famous Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort. This was the venue of the 2014 Ryder Cup and there is a photo-opportunity to capture where the international golfing legends played.
The attractive spa town of Crieff sits in the foothills of the Grampian Mountains and is home to The Glenturret Malt Whisky Distillery, the home of the Famous Grouse. After a tour of the distillery there's an opportunity for a tasting and visit to the shop, a must for any whisky connoisseur! There are a number of trails if you’d like to enjoy a walk in the extensive distillery grounds. There will be time for lunch in the distillery’s popular restaurant.
After our visit we travel through the scenic “Sma Glen” to reach The Hermitage, where there is an opportunity to take a woodland walk along the banks of the River Braan to see the roaring Black Linn waterfall and Ossian’s Hall. Our last stop will be in the pleasant village of Dunkeld where you can visit ancient Dunkeld Cathedral situated by the banks of the River Tay.
After a relaxing stop we bid farewell to Perthshire and make our way back to Edinburgh through the ancient Kingdom of Fife.
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.
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.
I’ve missed my tour because I was late, can I get a refund?
We’re sorry but refunds or credits won’t be issued if you miss your tour because you are not at the departure point on time. In fairness to all our passengers coaches will not wait if you are late.
- 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: 08:45 hrs
Tour Departs: 09:00 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:00 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.
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Customer Reviews Overall Rating:
Rating:25 Sep 2017
The tour guide/driver was very informative and courteous. I do have a request though, please request the driver to announce to the group not to change their seatts once taken. This disrupts everyone.SALIL from BOLTON,
Rating:13 Sep 2015
At the end of tour some places were passed by, (Not Happy) Don't back your driver by saying we ran out of time.(yes we did have time, as we finished early). But will be back next trip anyway to do another tour, but will be making sure driver knows not to finish early and we see all that is on intinery. Thanks SuellyneSuellyne from London, United Kingdom
Rating:08 Jun 2015
My brother and I had a fantastic time. The drivers were very knowledgeable. In particular one of the Drivers(Graham )was particularly Brilliant and second to non. The only problem I have with the transport is that the buses have lap belts and not a combination of lap and shoulder seat belts to support one in the event of an accident (which God forbid never happens).Ulasini from Birmingham, United Kingdom