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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Small-group tour of the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh
  • Experience the lochs, glens and whisky of the Highlands
  • Enjoy a lunch stop in Pitlochry and a drive around Loch Tay
Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky Small-Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
Experience Scotland's rugged countryside on a 10-hour Highlands and whisky tour from Edinburgh. In a small-group, visit Scotland’s hilly Lowlands and forested Highlands, where you’ll spot waterfalls and migrating salmon in the River Braan. Stop in quaint towns for refreshments and optional whisky tastings, and soak up the stunning landscape — a mosaic of verdant glens, loch and rivers. Along the way, learn the often dark history of this wild region.
What to Expect
Your full-day excursion sets off from Edinburgh in the morning. Meet your guide in the city center and take a comfortable seat in the van. Enjoy morning views of the city as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, one of the world's longest cantilever bridges.

Cruise through the Lowlands into the Highlands, where farmland gives way to mountains and thick forests, the setting for many historic tales such as ‘Birnam Wood’ in Macbeth. Your first stop is the Hermitage, a natural wonderland where you’ll stroll through fir-lined paths along the River Braan.

After your nature walk, climb back in the coach for a drive through the River Tay valley. Admire the winding river — the longest in Scotland — as you make your way to the charming town of Pitlochry. Here, you’ll have some free time to explore this popular vacation destination. Admire the architecture as you stroll past small shops and eateries, then grab lunch (own expense) and pop into a local whisky distillery. 

Next, enjoy natural vistas at Killiecrankie and Queen’s View, where you can often see beyond Loch Tummel and Schiehallion to Glencoe, a glen that boasts high mountain peaks and a legendary history. Continue to Loch Tay, Loch Killin and the dramatic Braes of Balquhidder, where 18th Scottish patriot and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor is buried. After a day of sightseeing, relax for the ride back to Edinburgh, arriving at Waterloo Place in the evening.
Reviews (203)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Can't imagine a better day trip

Only have a day to explore Scotland? I can't recommend this trip enough, particularly because of our funny and extremely knowledgeable guide Catty. Our first stop was Dunkeld, a cute town on the way up to the Highlands. We also visited Lochs Tummel and Tay...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Wonderfull introduction to the highlands and Scottish tradition

The trip goes to the highlands with beautiful lochs, picturesque villages and vieuws. Our guide Jim Scott was a beautiful storyteller with a sense of humor. He tells a lot about the history and the Scottish traditions. But be aware, Scotland does have 3 to...More

Thank Wim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent Tour - Ask for Jim Scott

I was debating between a number of different tours and tour companies and settled on this one because of 1) the great reviews, 2) the times and 3) the smaller tour group size. Also since I was booking the night before literally every tour company's...More

Thank Zach L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful day

Very pleasant excursion . We were lucky with The weather last wesnesday . It Was our second Time with Rabbies tour and The drivers are always very interesting ,pleasant and friendly . Thanks very much to our driver Dave Who made this trip unforgettable !...More

Thank Flore X
Reviewed 1 week ago
Rabbies Itineraries & Guides Are Excellent

The 1 day Highland Lochs, Glens, & Whisky tour from Edinburgh was a great adventure. And our tour guide, Jim Scott, was outstanding! I've enjoyed several Rabbies tours - excellent options to visit off-the-beaten-track UK gem locations. Carol M., Canada

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11 September 2018|
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How about a Gin Distillery?