A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. Your 3 day adventure allows you to sit back and let us do the driving whilst you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm, Speyside and Royal Deeside.
DAY 1: EDINBURGH - DUNKELD - PITLOCHRY (DALWHINNIE DISTILLERY) - CAIRNGORM NATIONAL PARK - GRANTOWN ON SPEY
Departing from Edinburgh at 09.00 your three-day Scotch Whisky 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 you will make your first distillery visit at Dalwhinnie – the highest distillery in the country and the closest to the source of the River Spey. From here you follow the river north through the Cairngorm National Park to the small town of Grantown on Spey - your base for the next two nights.
DAY 2: GRANTOWN - BENROMACH DISTILLERY - ELGIN - ABERLOUR -SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE - GRANTOWN
A whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive toward the coast your first stop of the day will be at the family owned Benromach Distillery for a personalised tour. From here it is a short distance to Elgin (home to Gordon and Macphail) one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers. From here you will travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage where you will see another aspect of the whisky making process. After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour you will visit Cardhu Distillery. Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. From here is back to Grantown on Spey
DAY 3: GRANTOWN - GLENLIVET DISTILLERY - BALMORAL CASTLE - BRAEMAR - PERTHSHIRE - EDINBURGH
Takes you through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning you will cross the hills from Speyside to Royal Deeside for a visit to Royal Lochnagar Distillery. The "Royal" title is because it is right beside the Queen's highland home at Balmoral Castle. The tour will then make a 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 the rolling farmland of Perthshire before arriving back in Edinburgh around 18.30.
Please note - itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season and may not be the same described above, however there will always be a minimum of 4 distillery visits during the tour.
For the Friday departures - days 1 and 3 of the itinerary will be reversed and the tour does not visit the Speyside Cooperage.
For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...
Discover the famous Whisky Trail of Speyside!!
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 09:15 | Returns: 18:30 approx
2018: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
2019: Edinburgh Bus Station (Gate J and Gate K), St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX
Wednesday and Friday - April
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - May to September
Wednesday and Friday - Late September to November
Wednesday only - March 2020
Prices Per Person (including accommodation)
B&B Double/Twin Room Price From £249 to £299 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price £289 to £339 (GBP)
Hotel Double/Twin Room Price £295 to £339 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price £319 to £369 (GBP)
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**children are not accepted. See below for more price notes
The Tour Includes:
- Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience.
- Forced air ventilation as standard.
- accommodation in B&B or Hotels (options on booking form)
- Services of a professional driver/guide
- All ferry crossings except optional trip to Staffa.
- Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
- Lunch, Dinner and refreshments.
- All Visitor Attractions and distilleries
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!! If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking.