Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky

Cultural Tour
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    Rabbie's

    We relieve you of your travel worries. Our friendly guides ensure you don’t miss-out on the fascinating facts. Our carefully-crafted routes take you to both the classic sights and lesser-known locations and our business model reduces your journey’s environmental impact.

    • 12 hours approx
    • Mini Coach Tour
    • Scotland

    The valleys conceal treasures, beasts, and myths. The lochs provided food, water, and transport. And whisky kept the ancient cultures warm throughout the winter.

    On this tour, you explore the history and beauty of these three Scottish icons. You get the chance to taste whisky in the area it’s distilled. You view lovely lochs, gorgeous glens, and magnificent mountains. And you learn the history of a magnificent ruined cathedral.

    It’s a tour that shows a diverse range of beautiful and iconic Scottish locations.

    Tour Details

    • StartsCheck-in closes at 08.45 (tour departs at 09:00) - Rabbie's Cafe Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
    • Finishes (approx.)18:30
    • LuggageYou’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
    • DiscountsStudents, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)
    • Important informationPack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes, For the safety reasons, visitors must not wear open-toed shoes. Please wear appropriate shoes because otherwise, you won't be allowed to do the tour at Dewar's

    Highlights

    • Lochs
    • Waterfalls
    • Distilleries
    • Forests

    Places you explore

    • DunkeldThis village is surrounded by luscious forest, and boasts an incredible ruined cathedral.
    • The HermitageVenture through dense woodland and enjoy gushing views of a gorgeous waterfall.
    • PitlochryThis town was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spots.
    • Queen’s View Enjoy an iconic view said to have been a favourite of queens.
    • Loch Tay and KenmoreLearn about the Bronze Age loch dwellers at shores of a beautiful loch.
    • Dewar's Aberfeldy DistilleryTaste the ‘water of life’ and learn to love it like a true Scot.

    Price Includes

    • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
    • Air conditioning as standard
    • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

    Price Excludes

    • Entry fees to visitor attractions

    Leave Edinburgh and travel over the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife.

    Travelling north the scenery changes from the rolling farmland of the lowlands to forested hills and mountains as you approach the highland fault line.

    On the banks of the River Tay you find the gorgeous cathedral town of Dunkeld. You stop here and have the chance to explore the architecturally fascinating cathedral and the quaint streets of this picturesque village.

    It’s a short drive from here to the Hermitage, where you can take a fantastic woodland walk leading up to the Black Linn Falls.

    Leaving the Hermitage you follow the wide valley of the River Tay towards the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry. You spend around one hour here, so you can visit the many great shops or have lunch.

    After lunch, you take a scenic drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, and take a short stop at the Queen’s View overlooking Loch Tummel. On a clear day the view here is awe-inspiring as it looks over to the unmistakable peak of Schiehallion and beyond to the mountains of Glencoe.

    Continuing alongside Loch Tummel, you head over the hills into the ancient lands of Breadalbane, or the ‘High Country’ surrounding Loch Tay. You make a stop at the waterside village of Kenmore.

    From here you travel the short distance to the town of Aberfeldy and Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, where you can discover the secret of how Scotland’s national drink is made.

    After enjoying a dram of our ‘water of life’, the tour returns you to the lowlands and back to Edinburgh.

    FAQs

    Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

    The UK and Ireland’s historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What’s more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

    Is there parking close to the departure point?

    We don’t recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

    When should I get to the departure point?

    Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can’t wait for you if you’re late.

    What happens if I’m late or miss the tour?

    If you’re late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

    What are your cancellation policies?

    We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we’ll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion.

    What is a guaranteed departure?

    It’s simple: you book, you go. This means we’ll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

    Can I pre-book a specific seat?

    Due to logistical reasons, we’re unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you’ll always get a good view.

    Are there toilets on the bus?

    Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you’ll have regular comfort breaks.

    How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

    We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

    Do you take children on your tours?

    We regret we don’t carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

    You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

    How much time do I get off the bus?

    We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

    Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

    We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

    Do we need to bring our own lunch?

    You don’t need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

    Should I tip the driver-guide?

    Let’s be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it’s up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

    What about travel insurance?

    We advise you take out travel insurance.

    What is ABTOT?

    You’re protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you’ve paid us if we become bankrupt. 

    I have more questions, who can help me?

    If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email [email protected]

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