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Scottish Routes Day Tours

Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EB, Scotland
+44 (0) 131 347 8886
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Ranked #36 of 157 activities in Edinburgh
Type: Tours
Owner description: Specialising in tailor-made and scheduled tours all over Scotland. Regular departures from Edinburgh. Tours include all the best parts of Scotland.... more » Owner description: Specialising in tailor-made and scheduled tours all over Scotland. Regular departures from Edinburgh. Tours include all the best parts of Scotland. Tours run all year round, and depart from the Royal Mile. Whisky Tours are a particular speciality. Explore Scotland Your Way. « less
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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A few weeks ago my husband and I decided on a last minute trip to Edinburgh from NYC. My husband is a big whisky fan and I wanted to surprise him with a visit to some distilleries, as well as a little exploration of Scotland. I reached out to Scottish Routes and luckily they were able to accommodate us with... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi nycadventurer, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent tour with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Scotland so much and that we were able to share our passion for all things Scottish (especially the whisky). Doune Castle is one of our favourites too. It is going to be... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I'll start with the background, not to highlight any negatives, but to emphasize how above and beyond the customer service with Will and his team at @ScottishRoutes truly is. I booked a short-notice private whisky tasting tour with Scottish Routes and paid in full up front (payment accepted). I was immediately contacted by Will, the managing director, apologizing that he... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Roman T, Thank you so much for the amazing in-depth review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so happy that we were able to show you around the wonderful Isle of Islay in such a short time. We pride ourselves on our customer service skills so it is fantastic to hear that we surpassed... More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Will of Scottish Routes was very accommodating to our request for a very long, one day trip to the Highlands. Marti, our guide was knowledgeable, service-oriented and fun. A great outing for our family of 5. Would recommend their services.

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi martinxxxx2013, Thank you so much for leaving a review of your day tour with us. I am really glad to hear that you and the family enjoyed your time exploring Scotland with us and I will pass on your feedback to Marti as well. We are very lucky to have such a great guide working with us. I wish... More

Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We booked Scottish Routes for two full day tours while we were in Edinburgh recently. We had a great guide!! He was cheerful and enthusiastic. He also pointed out great 'out of the way' things that I would never have known about. Things like Rowling's inspiration for Hogwart's in her series and the amazing train bridge over the Forth River.... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi BTDT115, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your two individual day tours. It is always great to hear how much our guests enjoyed their time in Scotland with us. Our guides (Simon in this case) always do their very best to ensure our guests have the best possible experience and I am... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

If you want a flexible, fun, spontaneous tour of Scotland with a knowledgable historian who knows where to stop for historical sites and gardens, pubs, distilleries, food and lodging...providing Scotish humor the whole way....this is your tour. However, avoid the haggis!

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jclark360, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is always amazing to hear our guests recommend our tours to other people. We aim to ensure that our guests get a sense of the real Scotland, from a local's perspective, and come away from Scotland with a good insight into what it is like to be Scottish. Sorry... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Scottish Routes was a gem of a find. 6 friends experienced a private tour of Eastern Scotland with a focus on Whiskey. Our tour guide, Will was fantastic. His knowledge of the history,folklore,geography & whiskey industry was extensive. It was wonderful to just sit back relax, no worries everything was taken care of for us. We all enjoyed ourselves so... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi elizabeth c, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent tour with Scottish Routes. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and show you around some of my favourite parts of Scotland. It is fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed your trip and I can't wait to show you around the west... More

Cortland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Words put to paper cannot describe our gratitude for a trip that went well beyond our expectations. Starting this conversation out in January to its eventual end this past Sunday was nothing short of exemplary. Your insight as to fulfilling my dream trip to Marti's vast knowledge of the history and geography of Scotland could not have been more rewarding.... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sue R, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour with us. It is great to hear that the tour exceeded you expectations and that you all had such a great time. Marti is a great guide and we are very lucky to have hime working with us. I hope that... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My family and I (seven adults and young adults, total) used Scottish Routes to tour around Scotland. Simon, our guide, was fantastic. It was definitely the highlight of our trip! We toured a few different places in the Highlands and a few distilleries. Can't say enough about how much Simon added to our cultural experience.

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi lindseyaj, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour with us. It is great to hear that you had such a good time and enjoyed Simon's guiding. Like all our guides, he really enjoys sharing the culture, landscape and history of his country with his guests. I hope we can show you... More

Mellerud, Västra Götaland, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Scottish Routes did it again. Tour guide James was splendid, with a huge portion humor as well as lots of interesting things to tell this made the days complete. His driving was efficient, and took us places with style. The accommodation at Bowmore House was a blast, with first class standard on both rooms and other things. So I definately... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi FredrikA, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour experience with us. Firstly, thank you for taking a second trip with us. It is always fantastic to see returning guests. James is indeed a great guide and I am really glad you enjoyed your tour with him. He certainly enjoys sharing his country with his guests. I... More

Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

The two things which surprised me immensely with scottish routes 1. I was expecting a bunch of old scotch snobs. Instead, the group was a bunch of young folks from Australia, Edinburgh and the US. At 38, I was the oldest (!) 2. I was expecting the scotch to be great, but was not sure about Islay. The island and... More

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ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ajit B, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour to Islay with us. One of the great things about our whisky tours is that they offer something for everyone, regardless of age or geographical location. The oldest person we have had on a tour was 87. Even if you are... More

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