Whisky and Waterfalls - 1 day tour
Whisky and Waterfalls
One day tour
This gentle day tour will take you first to Stirling where you’ll hear the tale of Sir William Wallace, the real Braveheart. Next take in Scotland’s scenic beauty as you tour towards Crieff to visit Scotland’s oldest Whisky distillery, Glenturret. Later enjoy a woodland walk and time in Dunkeld before returning to Edinburgh.
Price range: £42 - £49
William Wallace - hear the story of Scotland’s famous freedom fighter and see the impressive Wallace Monument
Highland Perthshire - enjoy a scenic tour through the glens of “big tree country”
Glenturret Distillery - visit the home of “The Famous Grouse” to discover how Scotch whisky is lovingly produced
The Hermitage - take a woodland walk to see the cascading waters of the Black Linn Falls
Dunkeld - discover this pretty village and explore its famous Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay
Forth Bridges - admire the panorama over the Firth of Forth and see the amazing Forth Rail Bridge
Movie locations - Aarzoo, Chariots of Fire and The 39 Steps
Full Tour Itinerary
We bid goodbye to Edinburgh and head towards Stirling, Scotland’s ancient capital, where we are treated to hilltop views of the imposing castle and the impressive Wallace Monument. We stop here and listen to accounts of Scotland’s most well-known patriot, William Wallace, and the part he played in the medieval Wars of Scottish Independence.
Driving through the quiet roads deeper into the Highlands, we are surrounded by the beautiful scenery that Scotland is world famous for, passing lush forests, sparkling rivers and picturesque glens, before we arrive in the little town of Crieff. Here we will make a lunch stop at one of the most famous distilleries in Scotland - Glenturret, home of The Famous Grouse.
After lunch enjoy a tour of the distillery and maybe a wee dram of uisge beatha, which means the ‘water of life’ in Gaelic. Later travel through the delightful Perthshire scenery to reach The Hermitage, where we follow the short woodland trail to the magnificent Black Linn Falls, at the most dramatic section of the River Braan.
On our journey home we pass through charming Dunkeld, a picturesque village in Macbeth country, and admire splendid Dunkeld Cathedral which sits on the north bank of the river Tay. On our way back to Edinburgh we pass the Forth Bridge, accorded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Scotlands’s most iconic images, before arriving back in Edinburgh.
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?
To give you complete choice admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. The tour itinerary has been designed to provide sufficient time for you to visit these attractions:
If you click on the links above they will provide you with more information on each attraction including current admission prices. In some cases a special discount is offered to tour passengers, your driver/guide will provide details if this applies.
Please note that credit/debit cards are not always accepted so it is recommended that you carry sufficient cash with you should you want to make 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.
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.
- Transportation 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 60 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1TB
Check-in: 08:30 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:45 hrs
Tour Returns: 17:30 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.