If you want to experience the majesty Highlands of Scotland, but only have a limited amount of time to spare, then try our 'Touch of the Highlands' Tour. This is a beautiful, relaxed tour, perfect for those who want to take it easy, stroll through the Scottish countryside and get a feel for the grandeur of our high country.
Head for the Highlands…
We begin our journey into the Highlands by travelling across the Forth Road Bridge, from which you can see the famous Forth Railway Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing, as you head into the Kingdom of Fife. Arriving in the picturesque village of Dunkeld, you’ll have time to see the cathedral or to stroll along the River Tay. You will then continue onto the quaint Highland town of Pitlochry - a favourite destination of Queen Victoria and Victorian-era sightseers - where you can purchase lunch or browse the village shops.
A view fit for a queen...
When Queen Victoria visited Perthshire in 1866, she assumed the spectacular sweeping view of Queen’s View was named after her. This view is more likely named after the first wife of Robert the Bruce, but regardless, it is certainly fit for a queen! Take a moment and enjoy the magnificent vista across Loch Tummel and the Schiehallion mountain.
Through the Sma' Glen to Glen Turret Distillery...
As we enter the Sma’ Glen, the Highlands truly take over, with imposing mountains towering over you as you travel towards Glenturret Distillery. Founded in 1775, Glenturret Distillery is hidden in a beautiful glen - making it an attractive location to both artists and whisky smugglers! Arriving at the home of the Famous Grouse brand, you will have the unique opportunity to sample whisky from the cask in a tutored tasting*, in a real whisky warehouse!
*Optional extra subject to availability.
Relax and take in the Highland views as we turn towards Edinburgh, passing through Stirlingshire and the beautiful Stirling Castle on the way home.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Departing from Edinburgh
Rich heritage in a stunning setting.
Views of Loch Tummel, fit for a queen.
Gorgeous Scottish scenery.
Glen Turret Distillery
See how whisky is made at Scotland's oldest working distillery.
End of tour
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departure Days: Tours run every Thursday, April to October
Departure Details: Place: Edinburgh / Time: 10.00am
Return Details: Place: Edinburgh / Time: 6.00pm
Adults from £42
Concessions from £39
Sorry this tour does not accept children age 3 and under
Price Notes: The tour price includes the services of a highly qualified driver guide that is passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country. Note that entrance fees and meals are not included.
The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a scheduled 1 day tour tour the following charges apply:
- Within 24 hours of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- Within 2 to 3 days before the tour date 50% of the tour price will be payable unless the seat can be re-sold in which case the passenger will receive a full refund..