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Scottish Routes - Day Tours

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Address: 1 Parliament Square | Cafe Nero, Edinburgh EH6 5NP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 347 8886
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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 whisky tour

In a word, "fantastic". Our tour guide, Will, was enormously knowledgeable about whisky, Islay, and Scotland in general. That, and he was very personable and enjoyable to travel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Howard L

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

In a word, "fantastic". Our tour guide, Will, was enormously knowledgeable about whisky, Islay, and Scotland in general. That, and he was very personable and enjoyable to travel with. He arranged the tasting tour in exactly the right order and the tastings - especially the warehouse tastings at Bunnahabhain and Lagavulin, and the Laphroaig premium tasting - were memorable. Highly,... More 

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Thank Howard L
ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Howard L, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour with us. As a small company, word of mouth is so important and we all really appreciate you sharing your experiences. Good to hear you were happy with the tastings and tours we arranged as well. We always try to tailor this to... More 

Coventry
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

My friend, Howard and I were not available until the end of October and so could not take one of the scheduled trips that Scottish Routes take to Islay. However, SR were able to tailor a personal tour, which covered all the venues covered in the scheduled tours. We were picked up by Will from our hotel in Edinburgh and... More 

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Thank David H
ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi David H, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an in depth review. We really appreciate it. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so glad I was able to show you around personally. Along with all of our guides, I realise how privileged I am to be able to share... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A pair of us took the Oct 1-4 Islay whisky tour with James. The core of the trip is a series of distillery tours, first at Deanston on the drive out and then six of the eight on Islay itself (we also had the option to drop in at Caol Ila and Bowmore's tasting rooms). Seven distillery tours can get... More 

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Thank Adam W
ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Adam W, Thank you so much for your incredibly in-depth review. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with us and thank you for recommending us to future guests too. James is a fantastic guide and we are very lucky to have him with us. It is also great to hear we get the balance... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I recently had the privilege of participating to the last four-day Islay whisky tour of the season organised by Scottish Routes, which started on October 1st. The entire organization was smooth, timely, precise yet relaxed and flawless. Apart from the fast, informative and friendly communication with Will, exceptional feedback needs to be provided to the absolutely phenomenal tour guide that... More 

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

Hi Konstantinos V, Thank you so much for the amazing review of your recent tour to Islay with us. It is phenomenal to hear how much you enjoyed your trip. James is an excellent guide and absolutely loves being able to share our amazing country and drams with our guests. I hope that we can be of service to you... More 

Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I had such an amazing time on this trip which was largely planned for my whisky loving husband but I was delighted to have enjoyed such an amazing trip myself without any desire to try the whisky on any of the extensive tours over our four day tour of Islay. The main contributors for this excellent tour was the tour... More 

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

Hi ciara10, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour with us. It is great to hear that, even though you are not a whisky fan, you still had a great time. We would be absolutely delighted to help show you around some more of sunny Scotland in the future. Massive thanks again, WS More 

Florianopolis, Brazil
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Traveling with my wife and two adult daughters, I want to register our satisfaction with our whisky tour. Our expectations were completely fulfilled and we've had a wonderful time. Our guide/driver Marti, besides being very efficient, anticipating our needs in every way, is a very fine person and a good travel companion. Beside the matters related to whisky, we have... More 

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

Hi Eduardo W, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour with Marti. It is really good to hear how much you enjoyed your time in Scotland with us. Marti, along with all our guides, loves being able to show our guests around his country and share his passion for the history, culture and... More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of completing 2 whisky related tours of Scotland with Scottish Routes.....an Islay tour and a Speyside tour. Combining these 2 tours was for me a trip of a lifetime. Both were hosted by James, an absolutely fascinating, extremely knowledgeable, witty and friendly guide/driver whose love of his country and its culture shined through. Scottish Routes... More 

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

Hi AngieandSean, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in-depth review of your two torus with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed them both so much and thank you for recommending us. We aim to offer our guests the best possible experience on all of our tours and love being able to arrange special experiences... More 

Moss, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I can only recomend thios tour to all who love Whisky. The tour was a great experience, and everything was planned with time top spare. Though it wasn't in the plan, our guide (Duncan) managed to ghet a small tasting at Caol Ila as well as the rest of the tastings. As a note to tyhe company - when I... More 

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

Hi Jonalka, Thank you for writing your review. As a small company, it is really appreciated by the entire team. Duncan is a great guide and we are very lucky to have him working with us. It is good to hear that our flexible approach allowed you to make an extra unscheduled distillery stop as well. Customer service is at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Well, just back from A trip of a lifetime! Duncan, our tour guide was a good mate to show us the way to and around Islay to explore all things Scottish and Whisky. This company was well organized, and informed.The accommodations they had arranged at the quaint town of Bowmore were above and beyond expectations (including a little Kippers and... More 

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Thank Mark C
ScottishRoutes, Manager at Scottish Routes - Day Tours, responded to this review

Mark C, Thank you for reviewing your recent tour to Islay with Duncan. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and that everything was well organised for you. We aim to ensure all of our guests get the best possible treatment at every stage of their experience with us and I am glad to hear you got this.... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Will created the perfect trip for us, balancing visits to distilleries, historical sites, and terrific hikes. This was our third trip with Scottish Routes. They never disappoint.

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

Hi agottlie, Thank you so much for your review and for coming back to tour with us again. It is always a pleasure to show you around and it was great to meet the family on this occasion. I am already planning where we are going to go on the next trip. Until next time, best wishes from sunny Scotland.... More 

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