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Scottish Routes - Day Tours

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Address: Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 347 8886
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Description: Specialising in tailor-made and scheduled tours all over Scotland. Regular...
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.
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Islay 4-day whisky tour was easily the highlight of our UK trip

If you're thinking about booking this tour, *do it*. Islay is beautiful, the tour guide and accommodation hosts were incredibly friendly, and the whisky is of course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
TimJ22015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you're thinking about booking this tour, *do it*. Islay is beautiful, the tour guide and accommodation hosts were incredibly friendly, and the whisky is of course incredible. As first time visitors to Scotland (and whisky lovers) my girlfriend and I were at first not sure whether we should do a whisky-focussed tour, a tourism-focussed tour, or even just hire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went on the Islay tour with Scottish Routes and can't reccommend the 4 day tour highly enough. James the guide was a joy, stunning scenery and some unique experiences at the distilleries. The accommodation at Bowmore House was top notch and the 'Seafood Extravanganza' as it became known was some of the best seafood I have ever had. A... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were part of Scottish Routes' first Islay whisky tour of 2015 and it was an amazing few days. Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Isla etc all visited and some great drams in each! James our guide was amazing. Super friendly and knowlegeable, he really knows his whisky. Everything about the tour was really well organised and the accommodation at the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Scottish Routes is a small tour business that made our trip a 5 Star experience. Being our first time to Scotland and wanting to tour the tastings of Scotch in the homeland, we seeked out a driver to make our experience a relaxing one and not to drive while we were drinking. Since we visited in the winter(January 2015), which... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had a very good time with Martin despite the bad weather. He was very professional and ensured that we were safe while allowing us to have fun at the same time. No complains from us at all!

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Scottish Highlands are arguably one of the most spectacular scenic places one can visit. Any amount of travel around the highlands will not tire you or bore you because each spot has its own beauty. The green, carpet-strewn grassy lands are certain to sooth your eyes and heart. You will lose count of the number of streams that flow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I just returned a few weeks ago from Scotland where a group of us celebrated a friend's 40th birthday (a little early ;>). In addition to a few days on our own in Edinburgh, we booked a 4 day tour with Scottish routes to Islay to sample the fine whiskies that they have to offer and more. Will was an... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked a private tour with Scottish Routes for eleven of us and had an absolutely fantastic time. Will made it spectacular and as a group we're all in agreement that he went above and beyond our expectations. We very much appreciated his insight and exuding passion for Scotland, Islay, and his clients. We are extremely happy with our selection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We booked Scottish route for a whisky you to Islay. Will was our driver, the whole experience was amazing, a great mix of distilleries tours, a very knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor! Can't wait to go back, I wouldn't use anyone else!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tour was exactly what the reviews promised. We left from Café Nero on the Royal mile promptly. George was our driver and he went over the itinerary for the day stressing the importance of getting back to the bus on time. He also explained that if people had a tight schedule that they might want to reconsider as the... More 

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