Speyside Whisky Tour

Join this tour and wake up in a whisky lover’s paradise. This tour takes you to Speyside, home of over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries.

Speyside Whisky Tour

Join this tour and wake up in a whisky lover’s paradise. This tour takes you to Speyside, home of over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Dunkeld and the Hermitage, Cairngorm National Park, The River Spey, Elgin, Speyside Cooperage (when touring begins on Wednesday only), four (4) whisky distilleries, and Royal Deeside.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

Speyside Whisky Trail Tour Includes

  • Four (4) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh and two (2) nights in Grantown on Spey.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Three (3) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

When touring begins on Friday (pre-night Edinburgh on Thursday) - days 01 and 03 of the itinerary will be reversed and the tour does not visit the Speyside Cooperage.

The itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season and may not be the same as described in the itinerary, however, there will always be a minimum of four (4) distillery visits during the tour. Note: tastings at the distilleries are not included and are paid directly.

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.


Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer (included) to your pre-booked accommodations (note: check-in time is generally from 2 pm). Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 02: Grantown on Spey

Departure point at 6 Waterloo Pl, guests are requested to check in at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 9 am. Our three-day Scotch Whiskey adventure starts with the journey north into the Highlands. The first stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld for a short walk through the forest to some atmospheric waterfalls. After lunch in Pitlochry, we will make our first distillery visit at Dalwhinnie - the highest distillery in the country and the closest to the source of the River Spey. From here, we follow the river north through the Cairngorm National Park to the small town of Grantown on Spey, our base for the next two nights.

Day 03: Touring continues!

Today will be a whole day exploring Scotland's most famous whiskey region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, our first stop of the day will be at the family owned Benromach Distillery for a personalized tour. From here, it is a short distance to Elgin - home to Gordon and Macphail - one of the world's leading specialist whiskey bottlers and suppliers. Then, we will travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage, where we will see another aspect of the whiskey making process (Wednesday departures only). After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour, we will visit Cardhu Distillery. Cardhu is the most important whiskey in Johnnie Walker Black Label. Then, we will make our way back to Grantown on Spey.

Day 04: End in Edinburgh

Travel through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning, you will explore Glenlivet - not just a distillery but also a beautiful glen with great walks and wonderful wildlife. Later, you will pass by the famous Balmoral Castle and stop in the village of Braemar, in the heart of the National Park. From here, the route south passes over Scotland's highest mountain pass, then through Perthshire, before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 pm. Your tour ends at Rabbies Cafe at 6 Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 05: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Speyside Whisky 3-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Speyside Whisky 3-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Children under 18 years are not allowed on this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start/end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) months from the date of departure.

Tour Date & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.