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Heart We love what we do: We all love being able to show our guests around the incredible country we call home.

Location We take you off the beaten track: If you want to meet, eat and drink with the locals, a Scottish Routes tour is for you.

Star Outline Local knowledge and expertise: We are a small Scottish family-owned company with over 25 years’ experience, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Users Our guides: We believe our local guides are second to none. Our team is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Checkmark All tours and tastings are included: We’ve designed extra special and unique experiences at each of the distilleries we visit and it’s all included in the cost of your tour.

Wine It’s all taken care of: We’ve organized everything to be as low stress as possible. You can relax, enjoy the whisky and let us do the driving.



Here's to the next time!

I am a return customer to Scottish routes…I have just returned from a 5 day break which I really enjoyed. Mark the tour guide was great he made sure everyone had a good time... What can you say about Islay, peaceful quiet and stunningly beautiful. The weather gods looked down on us favourably. The whisky was great, the Bowmore guest house is terrific, all Covid-19 precautions were adhered to, the breakfast was as usual excellent and the room very comfortable. Everyone on the trip had a great time, here's to the next time

– Peter, UK TripAdvisor
I can't wait to visit again!

Just wanted to thank you and all the team for such a wonderful tour across beautiful Scotland and onto Islay. Despite the Covid restrictions, you managed to organise a really lovely trip of tours and tastings. Our expert driver and guide, Moray, gave us a fantastically interesting trip, with Scottish music and commentary, also frequent stops for a "wee dram" too. Our hotel too was excellent, with good sized rooms that were very clean and well-appointed. Alison and Andrew gave us all a warm welcome and looked after us very well during our stay. All in all, an extremely memorable trip to a lovely peaceful island. I can't wait to visit again. Thanks once again.

– Chris, UK
Fantastic tour, even better Tour Guide

We just finished the 4 day Islay tour. It was such a great experience! Great people on the tour to share our time with, very happy with the accommodations at the Bowmore Inn, and our tour guide Robert, well he just made the whole trip the absolute best!!! Learned so much about Scottish history and saw some really beautiful sights on the way to Islay and back. Very unique trip, definitely worth the cost and the trek to get there. Even if you're not a whisky drinker, but someone in your life is, highly recommend. Thank you Scottish Routes and especially Rob, for a wonderful experience.

– Tara R - TripAdvisor
Wonderful trip!

We have just completed this tour - to celebrate husband’s 60th birthday. The whole trip was a wonderful experience. It included an incredibly scenic journey to catch the ferry at Kennacraig. Our stay at Bowmore House included fortifying breakfasts which are best described as banquets! Apart from sampling some incredible whiskey, we were thoroughly entertained by our knowledgeable hosts at each distillery. Our group included travelers from Sweden and the USA and were all great company. Our tour guide and driver, Duncan, made the traveling unforgettable with his amazing knowledge, humor, and perfect accompanying soundtrack!

– Mary P - TripAdvisor
Fantastic way to start our Scottish vacation!

It’s been 3 weeks since our Whisky tour and I have to say, not a day goes by that I don’t think about our fantastic “history book and driver”, Jamie, and the wonderful group we were blessed to hang with! We started our 2 week Scotland vacation with Scottish Routes and that was the best decision we could have ever made!! It went above and beyond my expectations!! Andrew and Allison from the Bowmore House were awesome and made sure that we were prepared for the day!! Jamie was a wealth of knowledge and a great storyteller. I’m looking forward to coming back to Scotland!! Thank you! Kathy.

– TenenbaumKT - TripAdvisor
Lovely Islay trip!

I just finished the 4 day Islay whisky tour, and I loved it! The island is gorgeous, the people friendly, and the whisky delicious. Would love to go back another time. Our driver and tour guide, Jamie, was awesome, full of knowledge and facts, and a great driver. Especially considering the twisty unpredictable roads on Islay. No matter what, he handled it all. I hope that I'll get the pleasure of his expertise another time. Also a big shout out to The Bowmore House, the place was really nice, and the hosts Andrew and Alison extremely sweet and accommodating.

– xixit - TripAdvisor