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Scottish Routes - Day Tours

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Address: Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH6 5NP, 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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I've used Scottish Routes twice already for whisky tours to Islay. They make it so much more than a whisky tour. I've learned so much about the history of Highlands and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've used Scottish Routes twice already for whisky tours to Islay. They make it so much more than a whisky tour. I've learned so much about the history of Highlands and the isles from Will, James and Duncan and they make it fun. Already planning to use them next year. If you like your whisky look no further. It's the... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Simply put, Will From Scottish Routes put together the best trip ever! We traveled to the Highlands, Speyside, and Islay, stopping along the way to visit castles, take scenic walks, and appreciate the many Scottish wonders like Neolithic Pictish Stones and cathedrals. Not only is Will extremely knowledgeable of all things Scottish, his love for Scotland was contagious and it... More 

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

Hi Amy H, Wow indeed. Thank you so much for the amazing review of your tour with us. It was great to meet you all (and see your folks again) and I am so happy you enjoyed your time so much in sunny Scotland. We all love to share our passion for our country with our guests and feel very... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had a great time on our recent whisky tour. James was perfect as our guide - very friendly, informative and entertaining. The itinerary was well thought-out so that we packed in a lot but at a very relaxed pace. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about whisky at the same time as seeing some of the beautiful... More 

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

Hi GJGardner, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour to Speyside with us. This is a new tour for this year so it is great to hear how much you enjoyed it. I have passed your feedback onto James as well. We do our best to squeeze as much as possible into... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just had to say thank you to Scottish Routes and our guide in particular, James for an outstanding 4 day tour of distilleries on Islay. We would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about the smoky and peaty alchemy of whisky making, it was very informative. To Scottish Routes I say to you in James you have... More 

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

Hi Chris W, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour to islay with us. Islay is a wonderful place and it is fantastic to hear how much you enjoyed discovering more about it's peaty whiskies. We are indeed very privileged to have a guide as good as James working with us. I... More 

Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If Islay whiskys are your favorite then this it the tour you should take. We visited 7 of the 8 distilleries on the island and had 4 or 5 tastings at each distillery. Nothing like a "little dram" at 10:30 in the morning to get your day off to a good start! We spent 2 full days on Islay and... More 

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

Hi Ward416, Thank you from all of us at Scottish Routes for your great review. I have passed your feedback onto James directly as well. He is a great guide and we are very pleased he has decided to work with us. We try to get as much into the 4 days as possible without having to much our guests... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I decided to book Scottish Routes for 5 day tour of Skye with some of the Highlands for family. Four of us fitted very comfortably into the vehicle, and we were picked up from airport/hotel and dropped off at the hotel at the end. Very convenient. We were extremely happy with the tour; I think it went beyond our highest... More 

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

Hi Leslie M, Thank you for leaving a review of your tour to Skye with Marti. It is brilliant that you were so happy with all of our services. Wherever possible we try to allow for as much flexibility in our itineraries as possible. I am really glad this enabled you to see the sights you mentioned above, Thank you... More 

Calgary
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

First timers to Islay and Scotland and we were concerned on which tour to take for the whiskey tasting and distillery tours. Scottish Routes were one of the tour groups providing 4 day tours from Edinburgh / Glasgow to Islay for their peat / smoke flavoured scotch whiskeys. We (2 couples) took the Scottish Routes tour and they met and... More 

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

Hi Dave F, On behalf of all of us here at Scottish Routes, thank you for leaving a review of your recent tour to Islay with us. It is really good to hear you enjoyed your time and that you feel you chose the right tour option for you. I have passed your feedback onto Duncan and the owners of... More 

Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and great fun. The whiskey tasting at all the distilleries was informative and there was plenty to taste! We stayed at The Bowmore Hotel where Andrew and Alison looked after us very well indeed. I rarely comment on Trip Advisor but I really cannot recommend this tour... More 

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

Hi LesD, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour with us. It is fantastic to hear that you had such a good time and thank you for recommending us so highly to other TripAdvisor users. I hope we can show you around some more of Scotland at some point in the future, Thank... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Myself and father in law did the Islay Whiskey tour in June. We had an absolute blast. From Edinburgh to Islay and everywhere in between we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Guide James was outstanding. His wealth of knowledge and witty humor made the trip that much better. Would highly recommend this trip.

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

Hi Jacob T, Massive thanks for reviewing your tour to Islay with us. It is wonderful to hear that you and your father enjoyed the trip so much. We do our best to ensure our guests get to experience as much as possible during their time with us and show you that there is more to Islay and Scotland than... More 

California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

An A+ in every sense. James was terrific--funny, interesting, a perfect guide. The Bowmore House was very comfortable, clean and welcoming--and the breakfasts were bountiful and delicious. Andrew and Allison were very friendly and excellent hosts. I can't say enough for the tour. It was a delight. So complete and well organized but never with a feeling of being rushed.... More 

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

Hi LaurelCalifornia, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent tour to Islay with us. We do our best to ensure our guests get to see and experience as much as possible on our tours, but without feeling rushed. We have taken guest feedback over many years and have tailored and adapted the... More 

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