This is the Scottish experience ‘distilled’. It gives you a taste of three classic Scottish ingredients — castles, lochs and whisky. Departing from Edinburgh and done at a relaxed pace, it’s perfect for anyone who really wants to savour the true flavour of Scotland.
Concession prices are for full time students and seniors 65+.
All under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (18+).
Children under 3 are not allowed on the coach.
Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks, on rough or uneven terrain and suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket (it has been known to rain in Scotland), sunglasses and plenty of layers.
You can cancel 48 hours prior to tour, without incurring any charge.
You can bring one cabin sized piece of luggage, 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, which cannot exceed 15kg, along with 1 x small handbag or daypack.
Entry to Stirling Castle and Auchentoshan Distillery is NOT included.*
*Optional Extra Subject to Availability. Distillery may change depending on availability.
Operates : Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun
Departure Location: Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Departure: 9am (check in 8.45am)
Return Time: 6.45pm approx.
Closed 25th & 26th Dec, 1st & 2nd Jan
As you drive north-east out of Edinburgh you can marvel at the engineering feat that are The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures. Then, as you travel through Stirlingshire, our guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace - dramatised in the film Braveheart - and explain his link to the countryside you're passing through. We'll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling for about two hours. This gives you ample time to explore the stunning castle* or stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that surround it.
You will experience dramatic views of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, home of the Highland rogue Rob Roy. We visit the beautiful loch side village of Balmaha where you can take a short but steep hike up to Craigie Fort to enjoy stunning views of the loch, or you can enjoy the bonnie banks on flat ground.
Our final stop is one of Scotland’s fantastic distilleries, Auchentoshan*. Here you can learn the process of how they create the perfect dram, and you can taste a couple too! Before we return back to Edinburgh.