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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

  • Distilleries, National Parks, Mountains, Lochs and Forests. This tour brings you the best of Scotland
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers*

    (*maximum of 8 participants can be booked on any one departure with Celtic Tours. If more than 8, the tour must be private and the price will be affected).

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.
  • Includes* tour and tasting at Lindores Abbey Distillery, Expressions Tour and Tasting at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, Exclusive Tasting Flight at Glen Moray Distillery, Flavor Journey tour and tasting at Cardhu Distillery, Tour of the Speyside Cooperage, Masterclass tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes*

*Glen Moray operates different opening hours in winter; therefore, we will visit an alternative Speyside distillery. Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.


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 Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrews Square, Edinburgh, guests are requested to check in at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 8:45 am. You head north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey Distillery. This modern Scottish distillery is built on the site of the first-ever recorded distiller in the country. After lunch in Braemar, you can sample the delights of the Royal Lochnagar distillery*. The outstanding flavor of its whisky was appreciated by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of many visits to their summer residence, Balmoral Castle. Once you’ve warmed with this dram of “the gentle spirit”, you continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown-on-Spey, your base for two nights.

Day 03: Touring continues!

A whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, your first stop of the day is at Glen Moray*, where you can try whisky matured in a wide selection of casks. You travel back up the Spey River to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage**, where you see another aspect of the whisky-making process. After lunch in nearby Aberlour, you visit Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. From here you travel back to Grantown-on-Spey. *Glen Moray operates different opening hours in winter; therefore, we will visit an alternative Speyside distillery. **Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures.

Day 04: End in Edinburgh

In the morning you visit Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. You then leave the Highlands and journey south to Perthshire. Pitlochry is your lunch stop and later you drive to the Hermitage to get close to nature. Here you can take a fantastic woodland walk amongst the tallest trees in Britain and admire the Black Linn Falls. From here the route south takes you to Dunkeld, where you've got some time to explore, and then over the Firth of Forth, before arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 6:30 pm. Your tour ends at the bus station, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel. **Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change

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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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

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. Triple rooms are on request and cannot be guaranteed.

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 not noted on itinerary.

Airfare

Airfare can be booked in conjunction with this tour. Airfare is instant purchase and non-refundable. 

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.