Scotland is renowned for its craggy landscapes and peat bogs, glistening lakes, storied stone castles and – of course – its whisky. Journey through the scenic Highlands, gain insight into Scottish history and have a chance to sample fine whiskies on this comprehensive tour.
Leaving from Edinburgh, head north into the Highlands on a comfortable coach. Ride over the Forth Railway Bridge to the historic city of Stirling. Here you have the chance to spend some leisure time exploring the town’s imposing fortress – Stirling Castle – where you can take in views of the proud tower of the National Wallace Monument across the Forth Valley.
Journey through Trossach National Park – Scotland’s first – and admire the wealth of lakes, mountains and forests that fill the homeland of fabled outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Upon arrival on the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond – the largest freshwater expanse in Scotland – enjoy some free time to tour on your own. Try the national dish of haggis at a local pub for lunch, take a stroll along the lakefront or find a lookout point for stunning views of the loch and mountain of Ben Lomond.
Make a stop at Glengoyne Distillery, which has been producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands since 1833. If Scotch whisky strikes your fancy, you can choose to embark on a guided tour to uncover the secrets and sample Scotland’s favourite spirit straight from the cask, or opt to stroll around the tranquil grounds before your return ride to Edinburgh.