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Royal Deeside, Whisky and St Andrews Tour
Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
This tour starts from: Edinburgh
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
This is a Private Tour
This tour takes in some of the most famous Scottish icons known the world over - mountains, whisky and golf. The area of Speyside will allow you to sample some of Scotland’s famous malt whiskies before arriving at the historic town of St Andrews. This beautiful coastal town is the home of golf and Scotland’s oldest University. We also explore the Cairngorms National Park with its stunning mountain ranges and diverse wildlife.
DAY ONE: We leave Scotland's Capital and head for Dunkeld in the heart of Perthshire with its impressive cathedral. Continuing north, we enter the Cairngorms National Park for the afternoon. We have time to enjoy the bustling town of Aviemore, surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the mountain scenery, before we overnight in the heart of the National Park. (Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey)
DAY TWO: We head to Spey Bay and the Scottish Dolphin Centre. The Moray Firth is world renowned for bottlenose dolphins and Spey Bay is the best land-based vantage point in the UK to see these amazing creatures. The afternoon is spent exploring Speyside, world famous for producing single malt whisky. We’ll take the chance to visit one of the many distilleries and try the 'water of life'. (Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey)
DAY THREE: This morning we take in Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle in Royal Deeside, an area where Her Majesty the Queen traditionally spends annual holiday time. Then we head to the east coast to view the impressive Dunnottar Castle perched on a cliff top. Our journey turns southward as we head to St Andrews, home of golf, before passing the Forth Bridge and arriving back in Edinburgh.
Speyside, one of Scotland's famous whisky regions
The Speyside region consists of more than half of all the whisky distilleries in Scotland. The malt whiskies from this area are favoured by many and renowned for their light colour and gentle flavours.
3 Day - Royal Deeside, Whisky & St Andrews
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