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


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What You'll Do
  • 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
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!
What to Expect
A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. You’ll have a chance to sample the whisky and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm, Speyside and Royal Deeside.

Day 1: Into the Highlands

Our 3-day Scotch Whisky adventure begins with a drive north from Edinburgh into the Highlands. We’ll stop at the historic village of Dunkeld for a short forest walk to see the waterfalls. Afterwards, we’ll lead to Pitlochry for lunch and to our first distillery visit at Dalwhinnie. This is the highest distillery in Scotland and the closest to the source of the River Spey.

From Dalwhinnie we follow the river north through the Cairngorm National Park to the small town of Grantown on Spey, which is where our accommodation is located. This will be our base for the next 2 nights.

Day 2: Exploring Scotland’s Most Famous Whisky Region

We’ll spend the entire day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive toward the coast our first stop is the family-owned Benromach Distillery for a personalized tour. From here it is just a short distance to Elgin, the home of Gordon and Macphail – one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers.

From Elgin we’ll travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a vist to the Speyside Cooperage. Here you’ll see another aspect of the whisky-making process. We’ll have lunch either in Craigellachie or in nearby Aberlour. Then we’ll visit Cardhu Distillery, which produces the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. After visiting Cardhu we’ll head back to Grantown on Spey, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Glenlivet & Balmoral Castle

On this final day of the tour we’ll take you through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains as we may our way back to Edinburgh. In the morning we’ll explore Glenlivet, which is not just a distillery but also home to a beautiful glen that features great walks and abundant wildlife.

Later on we pass by famous Balmoral Castle and stop in the village of Braemar in the heart of the National Park. From here the route takes us south over Scotland’s highest mountain pass and then through Perthshire before our arrival Edinburgh at around 18:30.

Please note that the tour itinerary and distillery visits may vary throughout the season and differ from the description above. There will, however, always be a minimum of 4 distillery visits.

Accommodation is at a range of locally owned, friendly B&Bs and guest houses, all with ensuite facilities, in tranquil Grantown-on-Spey, located in the heart of the Speyside region.
What's Included
  • Accommodation (2 nights)
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned mini coach transportation
  • Local driver/guide
What's Not Included
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Refreshments
  • Entry fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Meeting Point

Rabbie's Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

What to Remember
Return time: approximately 18.30

Transportation is by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach for a more personal experience.

Because we believe in time off the bus so you have the opportunity to take nature walks, we recommend you 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.

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