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Whisky Distillery Private Sightseeing Excursion - Highlands Distillery & The Trossachs

Start Location
Edinburgh
Duration
8 to 9 Hours
Start Time
09:00
Prices From
£660.00

Your Private Distillery Chauffeur tour takes in two of our famous Highland Whisky Distilleries, with a Door to Door service using a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle and a local chauffeur with years of Scottish experience. Remember its Your Tour, Your Way.

Your Distillery Tour starts from Edinburgh, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before departing.

Your first stop is at the World-Famous UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge, we stop in South Queens Ferry and allow you time to experience the awesome sight of the Forth Bridges. Once Photos are complete we then set off for the crossing of the Forth over the road Bridge towards the Highlands.

We them make our way to your Highland Distillery, you have a choice of distillery;

Blair Athol Distillery: Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. Set in open moorland south of the town, in the foothills of the Grampian mountains, Blair Athol’s ancient source of water – the Allt Dour – flows through the grounds from the slopes of Ben Vrackie, contributing to the whisky’s, mellow quality and smooth finish. With tours avialable throughout the day for everyone through to Whisky commoisseurs, experience the Water of Life in the Scottish Highlands.

Edradour Distillery: A Warm Welcome to Edradour, world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland and arguably the most unique. Dating back to 1825, Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today. Hidden in the very heart of Perthshire, this picturesque ‘little Model Village’ of Edradour is steeped in a history of intrigue to inspire the imagination. And, with matchless commitment to retaining authentic small scale production, Edradour uniquely boasts over 25 distinctive expressions of Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky with their wonderful characters and flavours. A visit to Edradour is an unforgettably stimulating experience. See whisky being made first hand amidst sights, sounds, smells and most importantly the exquisite tastes you will always remember. (As Edradour is a small distillery there is limited opening hours, please contact Aura if you wish to visit this distillery to ensure the tours are operating on your tour date)

Dewar’s Distillery: Located in Aberfeldy their pursuit of Scotch whisky perfection began in 1898, when their stills first produced the beautifully balanced single malt whisky at the heart of the Dewar’s blend. Tour our Perthshire whisky distillery and discover how we double age for extra smoothness, and explore an interactive exhibition. Relax in their welcoming cafe and Whisky Lounge and enjoy a whisky tasting from the John Dewar & Sons Fine Scotch Whisky Emporium. Whisky tours at Dewars take place throughout the day, and include options for whisky aficionados. All tours include access to our heritage exhibition and our warehouse experience.

After completing your first distillery you will make your way into the Trossachs, with stops available below remeber this is your tour your way so tell us what you want to experience and we will put together your itinerary;

Falls of Dochart: The beautiful Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Located at the western end of Loch Tay, the famous white waters of the Falls of Dochart can be viewed from the village’s bridge. Admire the misty spray rising in the air as the waters of the river crash into the rocks then flow around the Islands of Inchbuie, known as the traditional and ancient burial place of Clan Macnab.

Loch Earn: Loch Earn is a fresh water loch 17km west of Crieff in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The loch is the source of the River Earn which eventually joins the River Tay near the village of Bridge of Earn in Perthshire. Loch Earn is also home to the Loch Earn Watersports Centre who offer multiple watersports activities ranging from waterskiing and wakeboarding to kayaking and SUP hire. At 985 m, Ben Vorlich to the south of the loch is a popular climbing spot for visitors due to the spectacular views from the top of Loch Earn and the surrounding national park.

Loch Lubnaig: A small but stunningly located stretch of freshwater nestling between two striking mountains, Ben Ledi and Benvane to the south-west and Ben Vorlich to the north-east. A bird’s eye view of the loch (or take look on a map), reveals how it came by its name, for Lùbnaig means crooked in Gaelic. Unusually for the Highlands, Loch Lubnaig runs north to south, and is more sheltered when winds are blowing along the usual west to eastwards lochs. A stunning place for a walk along the banks and with plenty of opportunities for photos.

Next stop is the town of Callander which serves as the eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is regarded as the “Gateway to the Highlands”. Spend time walking around the town visiting the small shops and sampling local produce, there are plenty of places to have lunch from Tea Rooms to Local Inns there is something for all.

On Leaving Callander you make your way to the second distillery of the tour at Deanston Distillery, enroute we will stop at Doune Castle made famous through the recent Outlander TV Series and Game of Thrones for some photos.

Deanston Distillery is on the banks of the River Teith and started life back in 1785 as a cotton mill until 1966 where it transformed into today’s distillery, the only distillery in Scotland to be self-sufficient in electricity with its power coming from the River Teith. Join their experienced tour guides on a journey through time, taking you back to their past as a cotton mill and through the evolution of Deanston. With tours such as the Tasting Room Tour and the Warehouse Experience that lets you enjoy an exclusive whisky tasting, straight from our casks. Held in a converted old cooperage which now houses some of our maturing whiskies, this is a unique experience you won’t forget. With so many experiences to choose from please use our free itinerary planning service to ensure you have the very best Highland Whisky Experience.

The final journey of the tour is the drive back to Edinburgh, enroute you will see the National Wallace Monument and as we drive round Stirling you will see the famous Castle dominating the skyline. As we leave Stirling you will drive by The Kelpies located next to the Forth and Clyde Canal and are part of the Helix Project.

Your tour finishes with all passengers being Chauffeured back to their accommodation, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the tour without the worry of having too many drams or finding you way back at the end of the day.

Distillery Tour Details: (Please Click Below)

The Forth Bridges - Edinburgh Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry Edradour Distillery Tour Dewars Distillery in Aberfeldy Loch Lubnaig in the Trossachs National Park Deanston Distillery Tour Deanston Distillery Deanston Distillery Warehouse Tour Highland Whisky Tour at Deanston Distillery Wallace Monument The Kelpies

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Whisky Distillery Private Sightseeing Excursion - Highlands Distillery & The Trossachs Attractions

The itinerary above is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing excursion of your own making. The Excursion price does not include your entrance fees, lunches, dinners or the chauffeurs gratuity.

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