FULL DAY, BLAIR ATHOLL CASTLE & GARDENS, 'VIP' HOUSE OF BRUAR SHOPPING, HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT WHISKY, CHARMING HIGHLAND TOWN VISIT, FORTH RAILWAY BRIDGE VISIT & PHOTOS, PRIVATE LUXURY LAND ROVER DEFENDER TRANSFERS & MORE
This morning you will be met at your Edinburgh hotel by a driver/guide who will be collecting you in a luxury Land Rover Defender 110 - the iconic British 4x4. On leaving Edinburgh you will head north via the historic city of Stirling where you will be able to see Stirling Castle (Scotland's second largest castle) from the road along with the Wallace Monument and much newer Kelpies (modern art horse sculptures).
Once past Stirling you enter the Scottish Highlands, you will notice the scenery change with mountains and heather-clad landscapes. Your driver guide will take the 'small roads' across the magical hills to show you the better scenery in this area. Ultimately you are heading for Highland Perthshire, here you will enjoy a visit to the world famous Dalwhinnie Distillery, a superb whisky and a distillery with one of the very best tours and tasting sessions to enjoy. After you have learnt all about the Scotch whisky making process and sampled a dram or two it will be time to head to 'the home of country clothing', the House of Bruar. On arrival you will be greeted with a glass of Champagne with a short introduction to the store from a duty manager. The House of Bruar offers a Scottish luxury shopping experience like no other. Browse departments specialising in all things Scottish, from tweed, tartan, Scottish produce, golf, shooting and fishing and much more. The House of Bruar also has a great restaurant and Scottish Foodhall, we recommend taking lunch here before your next destination.
Once you have found a suitable souvenir or two from the Highlands, we will depart for the historic and impressive Blair Atholl castle, home to the Duke's of Atholl for hundreds of years. Blair Atholl castle is steeped in rich history and is an amazing representation of Scottish culture. Enjoy walking through the stately rooms, marvelling at the grandeur of a bygone era.
Leaving Blair Atholl castle you will stop for a coffee and a wander around the charming highland town of Pitlochry. Pitlochry is a typical Victorian town with impressive architecture and a rich history from those glorious bygone days. Once you have visited a cafe and some of the local small gift shops you will be on your way back south towards Edinburgh. Just before you reach Edinburgh, you will stop off at the history fishing town of South Queensferry, here you will stand right under the iconic Forth Railway Bridge, one of the wonders of Victorian engineering. This is a bridge that is recognised the world over. Alongside the Victorian bridge now stands the more modern Forth Road Bridge and the recently opened Queensferry Crossing - three bridges from three centuries. You guide will make sure you have some great photos before dropping you off back at your hotel in Edinburgh.
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This morning you will be met at your Edinburgh hotel by a driver/guide who will be collecting you in a luxury Land Rover Defender 110 - the iconic British 4x4. On leaving Edinburgh you will head north via the historic city of Stirling where you will be able to see...