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The Ultimate Whisky Experience

Take a trip into Whisky paradise on our 1 day Ultimate Whisky Experience tour from Edinburgh. Visit two distilleries; Dewar's and Deanston; view stunning scenery across Loch Lubnaig and enjoy a relaxing stop in the village of Aberfeldy on this Scottish Whisky trail.

Tour Details

Duration:
9hrs 45 mins
From:
Edinburgh
Departures:
Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 
Leaves at:
08:45
Returns by:
18:30

What's included?

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)

Not included?

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and drink
  • Children under 5

 

 

A comprehensive whisky tour

Departing Edinburgh, our Ultimate Whisky tour begins with a journey north to Kinross and to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for our first whisky themed stop of the day. Dewar's world-renowned crafted Highland Single Malt Aberfeldy whisky has been produced at Aberfeldy Distillery since 1898. We spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour; comprising of a full guided tour of the distillery, warehouse and interactive heritage exhibition, and a tasting of Aberfeldy's 12 year old single malt whisky, the premium Dewar's 12 year old blended Scotch and super-premium Dewar's 18 year old blended Scotch, matched with chocolate sourced from a local chocolatier. The tour costs £23 for three whisky samples with paired chocolates.

  • The Guide was great as well and tried to demonstrate Scottish culture by narrating the bus rides with fun facts and stories and occasionally played Scottish music.

    - Sarah S, travelled April 2019

 

After a Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery tour, we continue to the village of Aberfeldy for lunch. Spend time here exploring its streets, enjoy the scenery with plenty of time to grab a bite to eat before our whisky tour continues to Loch Lubnaig, and then to Deanston Distillery.

Located on the River Teith, Deanston Distillery was a cotton mill for over 180 years and has been distilling whisky using traditional methods since the 1960s. We stop here to enjoy a whisky tasting at £13.

Our final stop of the day is a short photo break at Doune Castle (famous for its appearances in Outlander, Game of Thrones and Outlaw King) before we return to Edinburgh where our Ultimate Whisky tour ends.

 

Optional Extras

Please note the following is not included in the tour price and is payable on the day to the attraction:

  • Deanston Distillery: £13
  • Dewar's Whisky and Chocolate tasting: £23

 

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We offer a slightly different whisky experience from Glasgow, or stay towards the east coast with our tour of Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery.

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FAQs

One day Loch Ness tour from Edinburgh

Your Ultimate Whisky tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. 

View a map of our departure point.

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 price of your 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 drink 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 April 2019

  • Dewar's Aberfeldy Whisky and Chocolate Tasting Package: £23.00 adults, £4.50 children (12-17 years)
  • Deanston Distillery Whisky Tasting: £13.00 - £15.00
  • Doune Castle: £9.00 adults, £7.20 students, £5.40 children

We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.

These prices are valid from April 2019. 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 our tours are in English.

Your Ultimate Whisky Experience 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:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible, and you have the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable shoes, and take a 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.

 

  • Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
  • Deanston Distillery
  • Loch Lubnaig
  • Doune Castle

Tour Photographs

  • A view of the central Highland Loch Leven and the surrounding sceneryLoch Leven
    SupportITNI
  • Doune Castle in the sunshineDoune Castle
    Reservations Team Leader Ophelie
  • A tour group learning about whisky during their tasting experience at Deanston DistilleryDeanston Distillery Whisky Tasting
    Arms and Legs Creative Studio
  • Loch Lubnaig and the hills surrounding it covered in snowLoch Lubnaig
    Driver-Guide Marco