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3 Day Speyside Whisky Tour

Sample a wee dram or two and learn the history of whisky in Speyside’s finest malt whisky distilleries tour.  You’ll be in whisky lover’s heaven when you join us on this tour!

You’ll have the opportunity to taste the different flavours of whisky as you visit four different distilleries, each with their own blends.  Learn the history of Scotland’s favourite tipple and enjoy the glorious scenery and wonderful places along the way in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.




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Tour Highlights

  • The River Spey is set within the impressive and most remote landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and an important river for salmon farming.
  • Dunkeld is lovely village nestling besides the River Tay with its own Cathedral.
  • Discover Elgin with its beautiful Cathedral ruins.
  • Cairngorms National Park, a stunning location, twice the size of the Lake District.
  • (Wed departures only) – Visit Speyside Cooperage and discover the ancient art of coopering.
  • Royal Deeside – A divine part of Scotland and loved by the Royal Family.
  • Four Whisky Distilleries – Sample a dram and choose which whisky is your favourite on this tour of four whisky distilleries.
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Cairngorms National Park

Day 2

Speyside Cooperage, Gordon and Macphail

Day 3

Cairngorm Mountains and Glenlivet

Day 1

Your first destination on this tour is the historic village of Dunkeld, where you’ll stop for a short walk through the lush forest to visit impressive waterfalls set within the dramatic landscape.

Following on from a refreshing lunch in Pitlochry, you may sample the whisky of Scotland’s highest distillery at Dalwhinnie before journeying on through the glorious Cairngorms National Park, before reaching Grantown on Spey.

Enjoy a pleasant evening in Grantown on Spey, which will be your home for the next two nights.

Day 2

Setting off after breakfast you’ll take a lovely drive towards the coast. Your first destination of the day will be the Benromach Distillery, where you’ll have the chance to go on a personalised tour.

A short drive to Elgin comes next, with a visit to  a world leading specialist whisky bottler and supplier.

If you’re on a Wednesday tour, you’ll next journey back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage and get to learn about the special art of coopering.

You’ll lunch either here or in nearby Aberlour at Cardhu Distillery, the home of the famous Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky.

Finally, take your coach back to your accommodation in Grantown on Spey

Day 3

Your tour on day three begins by venturing through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains as you start your return journey back to Edinburgh.

Glenlivet is your first stop of the day, a distillery set within a wonderful glen with fabulous walks and a haven for wildlife.

Take in the delightful landscapes of Royal Deeside, passing by Balmoral Castle before resting in the lovely village of Braemar. You’ll head south from here via Scotland’s highest mountain pass before reaching your drop off point in the city of Edinburgh.

Please note that distillery and itinerary visits may be subject to change.

Important Information

Departs 09.am – Rabbie’s Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns 18.30pm approx.

  • Discounts Students, and seniors over 60
  • Unfortunately, we only carry passengers over 18 years old on this tour
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person

Tour inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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