Tours

Full-Day Highland Lochs and Whisky: Small Group Tour Verified

4.54 / 5

Explore the history, legends, and magical tales of the Scottish Highlands on a small group tour to the lochs and glens. Stop off and taste Scotland’s national drink at a whisky distillery, and drive through scenic Perthshire.

  • Go to Dunkeld and see the waterfalls of the Hermitage
  • See Britain’s tallest tree
  • Tour the Highland village of Pitlochry
  • Stop at The Queen’s View at Loch Tummel
  • Taste a wee dram of Scotland’s national drink at Dewar’s World of Whisky
  • See stunning Loch Tay
  • Drive through Killin and the Falls of Dochart
  • Explore Rob Roy Country

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Scottish Heartlands departing Edinburgh and traveling in small groups for a more intimate experience. You will take a scenic drive through Perthshire, looking at the lochs and glens of the Highlands.

Cross the Forth Road Bridge, passing one of Scotland’s great engineering wonders, and continue into the Kingdom of Fife. Pass Loch Leven Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

You will also pass Perth, before crossing the Highland Boundary Fault line. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, on the banks of the River Tay, visit the cathedral town of Dunkeld and the Hermitage, to take a fantastic woodland walk up to the Black Linn Falls.

Stop at the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, and visit the great shops and restaurants, or take a stroll down towards Loch Faskally. See the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion, and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe. Continue alongside Loch Tummel, and head past the spectacular 16th-Century Castle Menzies towards the town of Aberfeldy and Dewars Whisky Distillery.

Then, travel west into the ancient lands of Breadalbane and Killin. The small town is situated on the edge of the River Dochart and has the fantastic Falls of Dochart at its heart. Drive over the Braes of Balquhidder, last resting place of Highland outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor, before passing Stirling Castle and Linlithgow Palace on your return journey to Edinburgh.

Know before you go

Dewars World Of Whisky is closed every Sunday from November through April and occasionally at other times. The tour will divert to visit Glenturret or Blair Athol Distillery during this period.

What’s Included
  • Transportation
  • Driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fee to Dewars World of Whisky
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  • Simona – Romania

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    Rating: 4 / 5

    Perfect 1day trip

    The trip allows you to get to know Scotland outside of Edinburgh, even If you have only a day reserved for a visit. Our tour guide John W. was amazing, keeping us entertained with historical stories, legends and scotish music. As a solo tourist I appreciated the fact that he offered to take photos on the journey. The Queen’s view, the town of Pitlochry and the Dewar’s distilery were amazing stops. At the distilery i recommend to choose the two tasting ticket, as you’re in for a surprize. This day trip is a fun way to relax and enjoy the Highlands.

  • BERNARD – PARIS, France

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    Rating: 4 / 5

    wonderful lansdscapes

    an audio guide in French would be perfect

  • Tiina – Finland

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Totally can recommend

    Our guide was Fran and she was absolutely perfect. She really put her soul into our tour. Even little traffic/flood jam didn’t mess her up.

  • Ed and Barb – Pelican Waters, Australia

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    Rating: 1 / 5

    The tour was ALL about the Dewar’s whiskey tour, NOT seeing the highlands

    Our expectations were not met, as the whole focus of our tour was to be at Dewar’s by 3pm for their tour. As for the “highlands” bit, we saw better coming across from Lakes District via the High Pennines and felt your tour was a waste for us. Will not be recommending your tour, unless someone wants to know about a common whiskey brand.

  • Aditya – Bangkok, Thailand

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Great tour

    Our tour guide, John, was fantastic. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking.

  • Claire – United Kingdom

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Fabulous day!

    My son and I had a wonderful day on the “Whisky and Lochs Tour”. John, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and the history of Scotland. The whole tour was a lot of fun with plenty of laughs with Mick the driver, John and the rest of the passengers. I’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

  • Nanna – Denmark

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Wonderful trip, great guide

    The trip was an amazing peek at the highlands of Scotland and an interesting taste of how a whisky distillery works. And the guide was great – his name is Dave and he’s a great storyteller and a very pleasant human being in general 🙂 Definitely worth a go !

  • Colin – United Kingdom

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Very enjoyable

    Really nice day The tour guide and driver was very good knew lots of information And made it very enjoyable Thank you

  • Customer – Abu Dhabi, United Arab

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Awesome

    It was an excellent trip to the highlands. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of scotland and the via places. Queens view was the top notch attraction of the tour and not to forget the beautiful country side of scotland. Small group made the tour more convenient and hassle free.

  • Nikolaos – Greece

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Excellent tour,Great guide (Steve)!!!!!!!Must do trip!!!

    The tour was fantastic.Our guide had deep knowlegde of scotland’s history!Will come again for a 4 day tour soon!!!

  • David – Netherlands

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    beuatiful sides, great tour

    To be driven around Scottish highlands by a singing, kilt wearing Scotsman is a unique experience. Seeing nice spots on a beautiful sunday perhaps even better. We were very lucky. Thanks!

  • Patrick – United Kingdom

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Fantastic

    Great tour, Our guide Arran was a gentleman with a vast knowledge of Scotland. Made the tour highly comical and informative.

  • Customer – Denmark

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    Rating: 5 / 5

    Great guide, fantastic views and fine whiskey

    My girlfriend and I went on the tour on thursday the 20th of April. Our guide, Jodie, was an energetic, knowledgeable and funny guide. The views in the Highlands were fantastic and the villages we visited were cozy and filled with great local food and pastries. The Whiskey tour was interesting and we learned alot from the great guide Ross at Dewar’s Aberfeldy distillery. Also the whisky was great!

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