Our one day tour from Edinburgh explores the Wallace Monument, Perthshire’s beautiful scenic glens, Gleneagles Hotel Estate - home of the 2014 Ryder Cup and Scotland’s oldest distillery, The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret (Est. 1775). Visit the impressive interactive Taste Experience Bar and enjoy a dram of the Black Grouse Alpha edition.
Leaving Edinburgh we travel west where our first stop is the Wallace Monument* in Stirling; a towering stone testimonial to the Scottish legend William Wallace. Inside you will find fascinating exhibits leading you through the life of the real Braveheart, and most impressive of all, Wallace’s legendary 5ft 6in(1.7m) tall broadsword.
We then travel north to Gleneagles Hotel Estate – one of Scotland’s world class golf courses and site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. Enjoy a photo opportunity here and see where the international legends of golf play.
We continue our journey through the pretty countryside of Perthshire to our next stop in Crieff, where we visit The Famous Grouse Experience* at Glenturret Distillery. Learn about the traditional whisky-making process, see how you measure up to the world’s largest bottle of whisky and sample some of ‘The Water of Life’ itself at the fantastic Taste Experience bar. Enjoy a range of tasty lunch options in the Glenturret Café or take a stroll in the distillery grounds.
After lunch we travel through the picturesque scenery of the “Sma’Glen” to Dunkeld where we stop to admire its Cathedral, then we move on to The Hermitage for a short woodland walk.
We leave Perthshire and continue to the charming village of South Queensferry, where we make a brief stop for coffee and to admire magnificent views of the Forth Bridges before returning to Edinburgh.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Dunfermline Abbey, Gleneagles Estate, The Famous Grouse Experience, The Sma Glen, Dunkeld Cathedral, The Hermitage, South Queensferry, Forth Bridges.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: The Famous Grouse Experience Distillery
For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...
The Famous Grouse Experience Whisky Tour from Edinburgh
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
2018 Departs: 09:00 | Returns: 18:00 approx
2019 Departs: 08:45 | Returns: 18:30 approx
Departure Point: Tours depart from (outside Ensign Ewart) 521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE
2018 Departs: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday - All year round
Note: This tour stops running April 2019. Click here to see our new whisky tour
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £38 to £42 (GBP)
Senior (60+)/Student from £36 to £40 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) from £36 to £40 (GBP)
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**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
The Tour Includes:
- The tour includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury Mercedes Benz coaches.
note: these tours normally run at a medium group size, air-conditioned Mercedes Benz vehicles, ranging in size from 16 to 43 seats .
- All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.
Optional extras for your tour are as follows:
Glenturret Distillery: £7.00
Wallace Monument: £8.55 adults, £6.84 concessions
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
The above rate is valid until March 2017. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
What to bring
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.
Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!