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Speyside Whisky Trail: 3-Day Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 22648
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Sit back and let us do the driving while you visit some of the finest distilleries in Speyside, sample the whisky and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Highlands. Over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries are found along the Speyside Whisky Trail!
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel with a small, friendly group in a luxury mini-coach
  • Visit 4 of Scotland’s single malt whisky distilleries
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Scottish Highlands
Full description
A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whiskey distilleries. You’ll have a chance to sample the whiskey and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm, Speyside and Royal Deeside.

Day 1:
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 distillery in the country. After lunch in Pitlochry, sample the delights of Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Once you’ve warmed with this dram of “the gentle spirit”, continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown on Spey - your base for 2 nights.

Day 2:
Enjoy a whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whiskey region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, make your first stop of the day at the family-owned Benromach Distillery. Travel back up the Spey River to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage*, where you see another aspect of the whiskey-making process. After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour, visit Glenfiddich Distillery, home to the world’s most popular single malt. Tradition and passion have shaped the distinctive flavors of this Speyside favorite since the Grant family first started distilling in this area more than 130 years ago. From here, travel back to Grantown on Spey.

*Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures.

Day 3:
In the morning visit Glenlivet, which is both a distillery and a beautiful glen with serene walks and wonderful wildlife. Then, enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside. Pass by 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, through Perthshire, and back to Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Accommodation (2 nights)
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned mini coach transportation
  • Local driver/guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Return time: approximately 6:30 PM
• Transportation is by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for a more personal experience
• Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour; Scotland can be a wet place
• Accommodation: We use a selection of small, locally owned, guest houses and B&Bs in the town of Grantown-on-Spey. All rooms are ensuite. The guesthouses may be up to 20-minutes walk from the town center. For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people traveling together, please choose the twin room shared option
• Minimum age to participate is 18 years old
• You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tour. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews
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based on 29 reviews
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Value for money
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Safety
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Product ID: 22648