A Scottish family-run tour company, specialising in tailor-made luxury, exclusive private guided tours. The best way to see Scotland is with a private driver guide, where you can discover the nooks and crannies, hidden gems, travelling on single track roads and cobbled streets, where your traditional tour buses cannot go, or certainly would have difficulty.
Join us on one of our spectacular 2 day tours from Edinburgh departing from your accommodation. You can choose from our fabulous selection of pre scheduled tours from Edinburgh, or we can devise a bespoke trip tailored to suit you and your group. Whichever you decide on, we are confident you will have a memorable experience on your 2 day tour with us.
The Fife Coastal Route : East Neuk, St Andrews, Pitlochry, Loch Tay, The Trossachs Trail, Callander, Edradour Whisky Distillery and Blackness Castle.
Come with us on a journey to one of Scotland’s most stunning parts of the country, encompassing all that Scotland is renowned for worldwide. This trip will take you on a discovery of quaint, fishing villages, exploring old towns, scenic lochs and mountains, enjoying a wee dram, and of course no Scottish tour is complete without the opportunity of visiting an historical castle.
Departing from the capital city of Edinburgh, we travel over the Queensferry Crossing, opened in 2017 by Queen Elizabeth, 53 years after she opened its predecessor the Forth Road Bridge. We journey on to the delightful area of East Neuk, in the old Kingdom of Fife, (neuk being an old Scots word for nook). This stunning area comprises of some of the most picturesque villages and fishing ports in Scotland. We will visit the villages of Elie then on to St Monans, that boasts historical buildings, including a 14th century church. Travelling along the breathtaking route offering both countryside and sea views, we stop off for a short visit to Pitenweem. This is the most active of the fishing ports in the East Neuk region, and has a fish market every morning. After a leisurely stroll around this quaint village, we head onward to Anstruther and Crail. Both of these small towns are renowned in Scotland for their fantastic fish (and famous fish suppers). If you’re lucky you might get the chance to sample the delicious fresh lobster or shellfish from Crail (a former Royal Burgh).
We then continue our journey onto the iconic historic seaside town of St Andrews. This beautiful town boasting not only many golf courses, including the Old Course and British Golf Museum, but also homes Scotland’s oldest university, St Andrew’s University, founded in 1413 (where Prince William met his future wife Kate Middleton). We shall stop at this beautiful town for you to enjoy some lunch, before heading off to our overnight accommodation in Pitlochry. This stunning town is a popular beauty spot for tourists as it is steeped in history, enviable scenery, fabulous forest walks, and much much more. Once we arrive here, you and your party will have some free time to explore the town, enjoying a meal at the many excellent eateries and maybe enjoy a wee dram or two at the welcoming local pubs.
After enjoying a full Scottish breakfast, we continue the second leg of our 2 day tour, with a visit to the nearby Edradour Whisky Distillery, one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries, dating back to 1852. Here you may wish to enjoy a guided tour, and sample some of its finest single malts, golden nectar. We then travel on by the fourth largest loch in Scotland Loch Tay, and on to the Trossachs Trail, have your camera at the ready as you feast your eyes on the stunning scenery surrounding you.
From here we journey on the the spectacular Falls of Dochart, Killin, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After being mesmerised by the beauty of these misty falls, we proceed on to our recommended Mhor 84 bar/restaurant for lunch. Having enjoyed some Scottish fayre, we travel on the breathtaking scenic journey, maybe spotting a heilan’ coo or two, to the quaint hamlet of Kilmahog, where there can be found the remains of Roman ramparts. Just a short drive away, we arrive at Callander, a popular tourist site and easy to see why. It is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Highlands’. It boasts some outstanding scenery, with the backdrop of Ben Ledlover looking over this town steeped in history as well as natural beauty. It has also been made popular as a filming site for ‘Dr Finlay’s Casebook’ in the 1960s. Having marvelled at some of what Callander and the Trossach Trail has to offer, we head onwards to the picturesque town of Doune. Those who are interested in genealogy will find within the parish names such as; Campbell, Stewart, Ferguson, Morrison, McAlpine, McLaren, MacDonald,Mathieson and Cameron.
Our final destination before returning to Edinburgh, is to the stupendous Blackness Castle, also referred to as ‘The ship that never sailed’ due to its boat like shape. It is in fact a 15th century fortress, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. In 1870 it became Scotland’s central ammunition depot. It has served as many purposes throughout the centuries and you can discover the fantastic history of this fine fortress on your visit. A note of interest, is that this was also the filming location for Hamlet, The Bruce, Doomsday, Ivanhoe and more recently and notably, The Outlander series. Having had a full day of exploring and discovering only a portion of what Scotland has to offer, we make the return journey back to your drop off place in Edinburgh, with photographs and hopefully memories aplenty of your fabulous 2 day tour with us.
Remember of course this is just an example of one of our 2 day tours from Edinburgh, we have on offer, and would be happy to discuss other options with you if you wish to customise your tour your way. We also would like to remind you that your tour guide/driver will be in full highland dress every day throughout your tour, and will play a selection of Scottish bagpipe tunes on various locations gratis.
We are confident you will go home with wonderful memories and want you to have the best tours possible when you are visiting our beautiful country of Scotland, and that your experience here, will ‘haste ye back’.