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Scottish Routes

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We all love being able to show our guests around the incredible country we call home. Everyone that works at Scottish Routes realises how lucky and privileged we are to be able to share Scotland with you.
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1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

What a fantastic trip, which I received as a birthday gift from my wife who also joined and enjoyed the experience. Starting with everyone joining in Edinburgh being on time, a pattern repeated throughout the entire tour. Our guide/driver Brian entertained us all four days...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

During our private 9-day tour around Scotland, organised by Scottish Routes our group of 10 were looked after two drivers: Andrew Jones and then Brandon Davann. Both proved to be not only skilful drivers, but also very competent guides. They shared with us a wealth...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

After reading other reviews on this page, I can only say that, for the purpose of not being repetitive and boring, I concur with all of the raves about this tour. There's not much more to add and it's an experience of a lifetime. However,...More

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I booked the Whisky Tour with Scottish Routes as a special birthday present for my husband. As I am not a real whisky drinker but more of a gin person, I initially got a voucher just for him. After some consideration the prospect of visiting...More

Thank Magda0792
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Our 4 day trip to Islay with Scottish Routes was absolutely amazing. It was very well organized so there was nothing to worry about except trying to figure out which one of the many whiskies we sampled was my favourite! Brian our tour guide was...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We just recently returned from an epic adventure, beautifully choreographed by Scottish Routes Sarah and Clare, and flawlessly directed by Marti. We decided on two days on our own in Glasgow, followed by an 11-day guided tour, and finally wrapped it all up with two...More

Thank Barry S
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello Barry, Pam, Mike and Alla, Thank you for your incredible review - delighted to hear you had a great time on tour with Marti, and enjoyed your stays at the organised accommodation. Can't wait to hear from you soon to start planning your next...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We joined a Scottish Routes tour in order to visit Islay - and its distilleries! - as part of our trip to Scotland. I’m so, so glad we did! Brian was an incredible, knowledgeable, entertaining guide; the lodging at Bowmore House was spacious and well-run;...More

Thank charrock
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hello! Thanks for choosing Scottish Routes, we're delighted to hear you had a great time on tour with us and enjoyed your time with our tour guide Brian, your stay at Bowmore House and of course the wonderful Islay distilleries! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 19 July 2018

It doesn't matter what your career is - true greatness comes from a passionate love of what you do. Wether its the head distillers from the creators of the best spirits in the world, the brilliant and informative tour guide Brian, or the beyond generous...More

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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello Tanner, Thank you so much for this incredible review, it perfectly sums up what we're trying to share with people who come on our tours. Delighted you had such a great time! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Wow!! This tour was simply amazing and unforgettable. Brian was a wonderful tour guide and went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgeable about Islay, Scottland and the history. Book this tour and you will not be disappointed, trust me. Brian, if you read this...More

Thank Edward J
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear Edward J, Thanks for joining us on tour, delighted to hear you had a great time exploring Islay with Brian. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Hard to sum it up in a short review, but overall, wow! This was an amazing trip, one of my best vacations ever. Our tour guide Brian was knowledgeable, passionate, and super friendly. The distilleries and whisky were amazing, the scenery was gorgeous, and the...More

Thank Kat B
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hello Kat B, Thank you for choosing to tour with Scottish Routes. I think you possibly had the best weather all year on Islay, Brian's photos from your tour looked incredible! Unfortunately, it was not quite warm enough when I was there for a swim,...More

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
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