Day trip

From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

From Edinburgh: Discovering Malt Whisky Distillery Day Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Savour Scotland’s 'Water of Life' on this whisky distillery day trip from Edinburgh. Sample a delectable range of whiskies, learn about Scotland’s national drink and visit Loch Lomond.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit Glengoyne, a quaint distillery located at the foot of a delightful hill
  • Admire views and take postcard-perfect photos at Loch Lomond National Park
  • Explore Deanston distillery, a large distillery with a fascinating industrial past
  • Buy a delicious lunch at a traditional pub near the shores of Loch Lomond
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Get better acquainted with Scottish whiskey on this day trip by van from Edinburgh. Explore the distilleries of Glengoyne and Deanston and go for a drive along the shores of the famed Loch Lomond.

Depart from Edinburgh in the morning aboard a climate-controlled van and relax on the drive west past Stirling castle. Arrive at Glengoyne distillery and be introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky.

Unwind with a scenic drive to the shores of Loch Lomond. Stop at a pub where you can purchase a hearty lunch and some local beer. After lunch, have the option to go for a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the loch before making your way to Deanston Distillery.

Explore the interesting features of this distillery that was converted from cotton mill on the banks of the river Teith. Find out how they produce some unique whisky flavors. Return to Edinburgh with the stories and flavors of single malt whisky fresh in your mind.

  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Story telling from a professional driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG.

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Important information

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  • Waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • You're restricted to 14 kg (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) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 77 reviews

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The first brewery was very nice to have a detailed explanation and a tour of the facility. Also, the Forth Bridge stop on the way was great. The driver's guide was also polite and pleasant. The second brewery was just a tasting and there was not much explanation, which was disappointing. It would have been better to have just one brewery and stop at Stirling Castle instead.

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August 6, 2022

Good organization and division of the day. The departure point is centrally located and can be easily reached by public transport. Roger was a careful driver and imparted a lot of interesting information. Unfortunately, we were only informed on the trip that the tastings now have to be paid extra - around €18 per person and tasting (2 pieces). You should communicate that beforehand. But otherwise - great!

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June 25, 2022

What can I say, the day was excellent from start to finish. The tours were so informative and the distillery’s were great. But for me, the day was made possible by the excellent Kevin, our tour guide and bus driver. His knowledge, humour, information, music knowledge and track list just made it fantastic. Rabbies tours are great and having Kevin as a tour guide is the icing on the cake. I will be back and I hope to have Kevin as my tour guide again. Thank you Kevin for an awesome experience, you are a great person.

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June 19, 2022

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