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From Edinburgh: Experience the Highlands with Whisky Tasting

1. From Edinburgh: Experience the Highlands with Whisky Tasting

Discover the vast landscapes and serene lochs of the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Edinburgh. Explore quaint towns, follow a woodland trail, and savor the taste of authentic Scottish whisky. Depart Edinburgh on a scenic minibus ride over the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife. Watch the scenery change as you head north, from the rolling lowlands to forested hills and mountains as you approach the Highland Fault line. On the banks of the River Tay, make a stop at the charming cathedral town of Dunkeld. Hop off to explore its historic cathedral or wander through the quaint streets of this picturesque village. Continue to the hermitage and breathe in the fresh forest air on a woodland walk to the Black Linn Falls. Next, follow the wide valley of the River Tay towards the Victorian resort town of Pitlochry. Spend about one hour here to explore the many shops or grab a bite to eat. After lunch, drive through the mountains of Highland Perthshire, and take a short stop at the Queen's View overlooking Loch Tummel. On a clear day, witness the dramatic views of the peak of Schiehallion and the mountains of Glencoe. Next, head to the town of Aberfeldy and step inside Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery. Discover the secret of how Scotland's national drink is made and savor a well-deserved dram. Finally, board the minibus for a scenic return to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh: Ultimate Whisky Experience

2. Edinburgh: Ultimate Whisky Experience

Depart from Edinburgh and journey north to South Queensferry, where you will enjoy a photo stop of the Queensferry Bridges. Continue on to Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery for the first whisky-themed stop of the day. Spend 2 hours here for their Whisky and Chocolate tasting tour priced at £21.25 per person. Head on to Loch Lubnaig, and then to the Glenturret distillery. Located on the Turret River, just outside of Crieff, Glenturret Distillery is Scotland's oldest working distillery and still hand-crafts its whisky using the last remaining hand-operated mash tun in Scotland. Here, enjoy a tour and tasting at a cost of £15.

Aberfeldy: Rafting on the River Tay

3. Aberfeldy: Rafting on the River Tay

Feel the excitement of this adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting tour in the heart of one of the most picturesque countries in the world. This River Tay white water rafting tour is the most popular tour in Scotland, and is set on the largest river in the UK (by volume). Flowing through Aberfeldy to Grandtully where the tour ends. The river continues on its way to Perth and then Dundee. Suitable for everyone aged eight and upwards, each raft is fully and safely led by a trained trip leader, and safety is covered in a comprehensive brief prior to the tour. During the tour, you'll learn and practice safety drills well before the most intense spots, ensuring a fun, safe experience for everyone. From the end of the tour, you will be transported back to Aberfeldy.

Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

4. Perthshire: Tay White Water Rafting

If you’ve never experienced White Water Rafting before, then this is the trip for you! On this white water rafting trip, you will float, paddle & play your way down the 6-mile stretch from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. Experience white water rapids and beautiful Scottish scenery as you enjoy your River Tay White Water Rafting trip. During the summer months, when we are lucky enough to see the sunshine instead of the rain, the river does get rather low. Therefore although it is still a beautiful trip for beginners, others may wish to explore some of our more adventurous activities.

From Edinburgh: Best of Scotland Small-Group Day Tour

5. From Edinburgh: Best of Scotland Small-Group Day Tour

Explore the picturesque Highlands on a day out that encompasses some of Scotland's most remarkable, natural and historic sights. Along the shimmering Loch Leven, the minicoach cuts through the fair city of Perth on its way to the gorgeous village of Dunkeld. Alight here to stroll the quaint narrow streets and visit the beautiful Dunkeld Cathedral. Dedicated to Saint Columba, visiting this significant, riverside church makes for a delightful morning. Continue to Blair Castle, the renowned fortress that's 700-year history spanned the Jacobite rebellions, the disaster at Culloden, and the short-lived reign of Mary Queen of Scots. Here you'll learn about Queen Victoria's love of the region and her role in creating Europe's only legally-recognized private army – the Atholl Highlanders. The fascinating castle tour includes the surrounding gardens – the final resting place of “Bonnie” Dundee, one of Scotland's greatest heroes, as well as providing a habitat to highland cattle and red squirrels. After lunch at the castle restaurant, a scenic drive leads to the battlefield of Killiecrankie Gorge. Now a famous beauty spot, it was here that “Bonnie” Dundee's Jacobite army utilised their Highland Charge strategy to inflict defeat upon the British Redcoats. Then travel through some of the oldest inhabited areas of prehistoric Scotland on a beautiful drive amidst classic Highland Perthshire scenery. Here in the ‘Heart of Scotland’ there are wonderful photo opportunities as you travel though Tummel Bridge, traverse the mountain shoulder of Schiehallion, drive past Castle Menzies and cross the River Tay via the famous General Wade Bridge. Following the River Tay, the tour passes the Aberfeldy Malt Distillery to finish at The Hermitage, where a riverside walk rounds off a wonderful day, passing one of Britain's tallest trees and a stunning waterfall teeming with salmon.

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) in Aberfeldy

6. Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) in Aberfeldy

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an off shot of traditional surfing which originated in Hawaii. A fairly new sport that has blossomed over the last few years, which has seen the sport diverge from the sea to the river. There is a full fleet of boards, ready to take you down the river on a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) and enjoy the stunning scenery of this beautiful Perthshire valley from a whole new viewpoint. This is an area with a diverse wildlife, which is best seen from the river, perfect for exploring the river in smaller groups, you can control your own journey while the expert guides keep a watchful eye over you to ensure your safety.

Paintball in Aberfeldy

7. Paintball in Aberfeldy

There is nothing more exciting and exhilarating than paintball. Play paintball in the perfect atmosphere and location, it is a great team game and great for a team building exercise. This activity caters to all experience levels from beginners to veteran paintballers. There is  a range of exciting paintball games you can compete in, and a dedicated team of trained staff that will make sure your day is tailored to your specific requirements If you are looking to engage in tactical activities that requires teamwork and team building then paintball is perfect for you. Paintball is ideal for large groups, making this the perfect activity for your corporate team building days out, stag weekends, hen weekends or just a group of friends. The games are suitable for both adults and children, so they can enjoy the adventure without all the rough and tumble! Some of the paintball games offered are: No retreat - No surrender: Hold the position against the attacking horde! Fatal extraction: Your team must relieve your forward patrol before the enemy overruns them Hunter Killas:Your team has to sweep the scrub remove all hostile elements Ambush Ally: Return to your outpost and expect trouble! Take the plateau: Your team slogs it out in close combat to occupy the same objective Snipers: Take out the enemy using guile and cunning or just survive! Go wild in the wild: Get a head count

From Glasgow: Private Highland, Perthshire & Whisky Day Tour

8. From Glasgow: Private Highland, Perthshire & Whisky Day Tour

This tour is not only about the whisky: it’s also about the journey. As you leave your accommodation, you’ll get to experience many of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, scenic drives and historic landmarks. At every turn in the road, your guide will be ready to tell you a story or two about the things you’ll see, from the Falls of Dochart, you’ll pass by some of Scotland’s most spectacular sights. Through the picturesque towns of Callander, Kenmore and Crieff, and along the stunning shores of Loch Tay, before settling back to enjoy some of Scotland's finest whisky. There’s something for everybody in your group - even those who aren’t avid whisky lovers.

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What people are saying about Aberfeldy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 327 reviews

It was great! Gary made the trip super interesting and his commentary made the trip fly by. Loved visiting the two distilleries. Somewhat similar information at both but the whiskies were definitely unique. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh for more than a day!

Loved it…. Loved the scenic spots and the history discussed. Gail was amazing and very knowledgeable / passionate about the history of Scotland. Whiskey tour was also great…. For us, we loved the walks and the scenery and would highly recommend and do again.

Trip was great! Driver and guide Dave was really good! Many things to tell and a good driver. Queens view was breathtaking. The walk in the hermitage was also nice. Dewars was good, we love whisky.....Would book here again.

Duncan was a great host. Super knowledgeable about Scottish history. Nice transportation. Just prepare for cold, wet weather because there is a lot of time spent outdoors.

It was magnificent. I loved each stop and only wished it could have been a longer day.