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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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Tours of Scotland for Family

Our family of 11 enjoyed several tours with Michael and he did a great job of getting us to our destination, providing lots of background and historical information, suggesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Linda S
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our family of 11 enjoyed several tours with Michael and he did a great job of getting us to our destination, providing lots of background and historical information, suggesting excellent places for lunches and in general took great care of us all. My father is 93 years old so there was a bit more involved in entering and exiting the... More 

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

Hi Linda S, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. I am glad that your family enjoyed their time in Scotland with us. Michael is a great guide and we are very lucky to have him working with us. I hope we can help to show you around a little more in the future. Best... More 

Flensburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

went on the islay whisky tour recently , everything was well organized and cared for, accomodation brilliant, driverguide did a graet job ! Looking forward to the next trip with scottishroutes 5stars !!!

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

Hi HGLFlensburg, Thank you for leaving a review of your tour to Islay with us. It was a pleasure to show you around and I know Michael enjoyed your company and being able to share some of Scotland with you. We are already looking forward to your next tour group. Thank you again, WS More 

Folsom, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I'm writing to let you know what a wonderful time we had on our Speyside whiskey tour this May. When we arrived at the coffee house at 7:45 to await our tour, we saw many groups and guides come and go. When James Donaldson came into Neros in EdinburghI heard one of the coffee ladies say, "Hi James!" and I... More 

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

Hi Laurene M, Thank you so much for leaving a review of your tour to Speyside with us. This is a new tour for us this year and it is great to hear you enjoyed it so much. I have passed your feedback onto James as well. He is certainly a font of knowledge when it comes to all things... More 

New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a great way to see the country, learn the history and partake of the culture. Scottish Routes went above and beyond. The entire experience was wonderful

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

Hi Rene S, Thank you reviewing your tour to Speyside with us. I am rely pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour and discovered our amazing history, culture and whisky along the way. Thank you again and I hope we can show you around again some other time. WS More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Superb! If you like whisky (or just want to learn a little more) then this is for you. Nothing is too much trouble and the tour reflects this in how well organised it is. Our guide, James, was friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. I'd recommend this company to anyone wanting to do something different on their trip to Scotland.

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

Hi Stan0509, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour to Speyside with us. It is really great to hear you enjoyed your trip so much. I will pass your feedback onto James as well and he has already told me how great it was to meet you all. Thanks again for choosing Scottish Routes and... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Even for an almost 'tee totaller' this trip v interesting and enjoyable. After recent serious illness, we realised to do things when you can, as tomorrow you may not be able to. So this was on our 'bucket list' Frankly, if everything else on bucket list is as enjoyable as this, then I'll die a happy woman. Duncan, our guide... More 

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

Hi AliceG, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your tour with us. It is great to hear you enjoyed your tour and I have passed your feedback onto Duncan as well. He is a great guide and we are very lucky to have him working with us. I am so happy we helped... More 

Visby, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I've never been so satisfied with a vacation in my entire life. everything went smoothly and Scottish Routes delivered an experience that I will never forget. Kind people, great food, flawless accommodation and amazing tours of the distilleries of Islay. If you love whisky, this trip is a must. If you just like whisky and have limited knowledge about it,... More 

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

Hi Cyanbadger, Wow. What a great review. Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes us all very happy to hear our guests are enjoying our tours so much. I will let James know as well. I hope we can show you around some more of Scotland one day in the future. Massive thanks again, WS More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I am so glad I chose to go in this trip! The tour included three nights in a first rate guest house and special visits to six of Islay's famous distilleries, (not forgetting also the idyllic Deanston Distillery en route to the island). We were driven by Duncan, an excellent guide who was an expert on local history, geography and... More 

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

Hi 768eleanorw, It is brilliant to hear you enjoyed your trip with us so much. We do our very best to make sure that guests travelling by themselves get to meet like-minded folks on the tour. It is always amazing to hear from our happy guests and I will let Duncan know your kind words as well. Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Despite my high level of excitement going into the 4-day Islay tour it still surpassed all my expectations. Our fantastic guide James kept our minds busy while our eyes took in incredible scenery. Our wonderful hosts at Bowmore House made us welcome and comfortable. Each distillery gave us a tour that highlighted their differences and a tasting that has ensured... More 

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

Hi NessieMelbourne, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. It is so good to hear you enjoyed it so much and will remember your trip every time you have a dram. We would be delighted to show you around Speyside on your next trip. Thank you for choosing to tour with Scottish Routes. Best wishes... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I joined Scottish Routes on their Islay Whisky Tour and I can't recommend it highly enough. James our guide was excellent and although we visited 6 distilleries each tour was unique and I'm sure we got VIP treatment thanks to Scottish Routes building a good relationship with all the distilleries and guides. This is a must bucket-list trip for any... More 

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

Hi Susanne A, Massive thanks for your review. We do our very best to ensure our guests are looked after well from start to finish and that we build good relationships with our partners around Scotland as well. It is really good to hear that you enjoyed your tour and we would love the chance to show you around some... More 

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Address: Address: Conference House, 152 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 347 8886
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.