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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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Reviewed 20 March 2018

In August 2017, a friend and I took a four day tour of whisky distilleries guided by Marti, a congenial and knowledgeable guide. We visited a dozen distilleries, several important historic sights and enjoyed Scotland's scenery. The tour was just what we were hoping it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jennifer C
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hello Jennifer C, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us. We're delighted to hear you had a great time with Marti and enjoyed the distillery visits, especially Balvenie! We hope to see you in Scotland again soon! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 2 November 2017

My wife and I joined Duncan, our tour guide, and 14 other whisky enthusiasts in Edinburgh for a 4 day tour of Islay. After stopping at Deanston and Oban distilleries we boarded the ferry and arrived at Bowmore House that evening. Our hosts Andrew and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Peter J, Thank you for your lovely comments, we are very happy to hear you had a great time exploring Islay with Duncan - we will pass on your kind feedback. Thanks again, Clare

Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a wonderful time thanks to Brian, our excellent tour guide, the comfortable bus, first rate whiskeys, beautiful scenery and fabulous B&B in Bowmore. This tour is for the whiskey enthusiast and even those not so initiated in whiskey drinking. You will taste a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Velotraveler
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hello! Thanks for choosing to travel to Islay with Scottish Routes. We're delighted to read you had a great time on tour with Brian and enjoyed your stay at the Bowmore B&B. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This was one of my best tours ever. Starting with Duncan, an excellent tour guide and driver. Confortable van and a great selection of places to visit. I was travelling alone and had luck with the rest of the group. The destilleries in Islay deserve...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chinov881
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello Chino V, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're delighted our tour to Islay was one of your best tours ever. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We highly recommend this tour group for a wonderful tour of Islay distilleries. Our guide Sarah was very knowledgeable about whisky and the countryside of Islay. The accommodations arranged in Bowmore were very comfortable. Although the tour begins in Edinburgh, they are willing to pick...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank redhills585
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hello, Thanks for joining us on tour. We're delighted you had a great time exploring Scotland and tasting whisky with our wonderful driver-guide Sarah. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This trip was way beyond my expectation. Duncan was excellent and made the trip so much more than a whisky tasting tour. Thank you Duncan. If you want to see Scotland, be entertained and enjoy some great whisky this is the only way to go....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Steve A
Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Steve A, Thanks for joining us on a whisky tour to Islay. We're very happy you had such a wonderful time with Duncan and enjoyed your stay at Bowmore House. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

If you JUST WANT a tour of the distilleries don't book with Scottish Routes (SR). (S.R.) offers so much more...... Exposure to... Folk lore, local and specific general history, jokes and a whisky knowledge second to none. The tour blew my mind, how can one...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, We're delighted to read your wonderful feedback, thank you for choosing Scottish Routes, we're delighted we exceeded all your expectations! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I had a great time with Duncan and Scottish Routes on their Islay tour. Scottish routes was easy to work with, and super responsive when I emailed with questions. They have done a good job of putting together enough variety when visiting distillery after distillery...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Chelsey, We're very happy to read your review and hear you had a wonderful time on tour with Duncan and stay at Bowmore House B&B. I will be sure to pass on your great comments. Best Regards, Clare

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our group of 13 did the Highlands and Islay tours earlier this Summer and all are still raving about it! We worked with Sarah planning the trip and she was so helpful and knowledgeable. Everything was perfect! Our driver and guide, Duncan, knows whisky, Scottish...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Sherry O, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We're delighted to hear you had a great experience planning the trip with Sarah then exploring with Duncan! We hope to see you in Scotland again soon. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I think we got incredibly lucky on this trip as we had nothing but sunny skies, amazing distillery tastings, and wonderful memories. But even with luck like that a tour guide can easily make or break a trip. Luckily we ended up with Brian Sharp...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hello Edsel F, Thanks for your wonderful review. We're delighted to hear that Scotland graced you with beautiful weather for your trip. I will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to Brian. Thanks for recommending us. Best Regards, Clare

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