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 tour and tasting. Take a woodland walk at The Hermitage and enjoy a brief visit to the picturesque town of South Queensferry with the chance to enjoy spectacular views of the Forth Bridges.
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.
“The views and sights were spectacular and the commentary along the way was interesting and entertaining.”
- Robyn L, travelled January 2016
“The trip was nothing short of a fairytale. Straight out of a picture book.”
- Heather M, travelled September 2015
“The whole trip is a great experience and you will not regret it!”
- Cecil T, travelled September 2015
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” until we reach the beautiful Hermitage for a short woodland walk (time permitting). Afterwards, we continue on to the town of Dunkeld, where we break for refreshments and a visit to ancient Dunkeld Cathedral. We then leave Perthshire and journey to the charming town of South Queensferry, where we make a brief stop to admire magnificent views of the Forth Bridges before returning to Edinburgh.
Glenturret Distillery, Wallace Monument
Please note: Wallace Monument is closed on 9th & 10th January and from 18th February - 31st March 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Tel: +44 (0) 131 226 6066
Our tours depart from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport
Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.
The one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.
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:
From March 2018
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
The above rate is valid from March 2018. Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.
All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.
Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 7am-10pm daily.
Yes, all of our tours are in English.
Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.
If you require a written translation of your tour, just let us know at the time of booking and we'll arrange one for you. Written translations are available for this tour in the following languages:
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!
Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
We welcome children over 5 years old on our tours, and children aged between 5-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 5.
However, only children over 8 years of age are allowed to take the distillery tour, please take this into consideration when booking your tour.
No, quite the opposite! Glenturret Distillery is Scotland's oldest distillery and was officially established in 1775.
Prior to this, the distillery was under the control of illicit distillers, who made their whisky illegally in order to avoid paying taxes to England.