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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 18 August 2017

We had a hard challenge - Organize a bachelor whiskey tasting tour to Islay, from the USA. We contacted Sarah, who made the organization super easy and Bryan was our tour guide, who was simply amazing. The tour couldn't have been any better - even...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Sounds like a perfect tour to me! We're very happy that you had great experience with both Sarah and Brian, I will be sure to pass on your wonderful review to them. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The whole experience from pick-up to drop-off was phenomenal. Brian Sharp was such a great driver, gracious host and knowledgeable tour guide. Highly recommended! We were trying to plan an 8 person, 4 day trip for a friend's stag party ourselves initially and getting all...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with Scottish Routes. We're very happy to read that both Sarah and Brian looked after your group from start to finish. I will be sure to pass on the feedback to both of them. Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

A great 4 day trip to beautiful Islay. Our bus seated 15 very comfortably and the guide (Duncan) made it easy for everyone to bond. Went to wonderful distilleries including Laphroig and Lagavulin. The Bowmore house B&B was excellent with great host and delicious breakfasts,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Ms-ClareD, Guest Relations Manager at Scottish Routes, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Bert V, Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with Scottish Routes. We're delighted to read your positive feedback about Duncan, the wonderful Islay distilleries and Bowmore House! We look forward to seeing you soon on our Speyside tour! Kind Regards, Clare

Reviewed 20 July 2017

No worries! Get on the coach and prepare to be transported to the past and present whilst enjoying drams of whisky! Our guide Duncan was superb! Very knowledgeable and intuitive. Of course he knows all of the locals and has spot-on recommendations for options. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We've just finished a Scottish Routes 4 day tour to Islay. It was brilliant. Staying in Bowmore was just like being in the movie Local Hero right down to the motorcycle going up and down the road. The distillery visits were fabulous with the Lagavulin...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I did a previous tour to Islay with Scottish Routes in June 2016. I enjoyed that so much I booked the Highlands & Speyside tour. By coincidence Duncan Shepherd , the tour guide , was also the tour guide on the Islay trip. The quality...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a trip that we had been looking forward to for quite sometime. Our objective (group of 6) was for the guys to really learn about scotch whisky and really develop our tastes. The ladies in our group were not keen on whisky but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We spent 3 nights in Edinburgh before heading off on a 3 night trip to Islay with Scottish Routes at the end of April, 2017. I have a bit of a problem of over-planning trips. It was so wonderful to have it all taken care...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

A group of Danish whiskylovers had a fantastic trip to Islay. From to moment we met Duncan, our guide and driver, we were enjoying the trip. Duncan knows a lot about Scotland and very important to this trip: WHISKY We visited every destillery on Islay...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was our families first trip to Scotland and it was the best thanks for Scottish Routes. First they worked the details according to our budget, interest and time. There was no nonsense of trying to upsell us - just thoughtful service. Then they assigned...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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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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