Scotland Whisky Trail - 3 days

Scotland Whisky Trail - 3 days

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Scotland Whisky Trail - 3 days

3 Days Starting in Edinburgh and ending in Grantown-on-Spey

Visiting: Scotland, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:5yrs with an adultChild discount available for 5-15 yrs sharing with 2 adults

Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Experience some of the best whisky in the world on this 3-day whisky trail group tour beginning and ending in Edinburgh. Travel through Speyside, the heartland of Scotch whisky whilst visiting some of the most famous distilleries in Scotland. Take part in whisky tasting at Lindores Abbey, mentioned in the first ever reference in whisky, Cardhu, the first distillery pioneered by a woman, and explore the beautiful countryside in Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside.

Highlights

  • Lindores Abbey Distillery - Visit this historic site that is mentioned in the oldest written reference to whisky

  • Cairngorms National Park - Traverse this picturesque National Park and look up at the rounded peaks of surrounding mountains

  • Cardhu Distillery - Enjoy some of Scotland's finest whisky in the first distillery pioneered by a woman

  • Speyside - Explore the heartland of Scottish whisky with its rivers, hills, villages, and 50 distilleries

  • Royal Deeside - Marvel at the castles, rivers, mountains and moors of this beautiful region that is a favourite of the Royal Family

Itinerary

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Day 1: Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Cairngorms National Park - Grantown-on-Spey. We journey north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey, a modern distillery built on the site of Scotland's first recorded distillery in 1494. Discover the area's historic legacy blended with innovation and sustainability in their fine whisky. Continuing north into Cairngorms National Park, we enjoy a scenic drive and stop in Braemar for lunch and exploration.



Afterwards, we visit the Whisky Castle, a renowned whisky emporium offering over 600 malts. Sample three Speyside whiskies to experience the region's distinctive flavours. Following this tasting, we traverse Cairngorms National Park before arriving at Grantown-on-Spey, our base for two nights.



Please note: Check-in closes at 08:30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.



Accommodation: Brooklynn Guest House, Garden Park, Ravenscourt
or similar

Day 2: Grantown-On-Spey

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, we dive into Scotland's renowned whisky region. Our first stop is Cardhu Distillery, founded by Helen Cumming, the first woman to pioneer a distillery. Today, Cardhu plays a pivotal role in Johnnie Walker Black Label. Following lunch in Aberlour, we journey along the Spey River to Craigellachie for a glimpse into the whisky-making process at the Speyside Cooperage. Continuing our scenic drive towards the coast, we visit Glen Moray, offering a taste of whisky aged in various casks. If time allows, we may pause at Sueno's Stone for a quick photo of this remarkable Pictish standing stone before returning to Grantown-on-Spey.
Accommodation: Brooklynn Guest House, Garden Park, Ravenscourt
or similar

Day 3: Grantown-On-Spey

Meals Included: Breakfast

Grantown-on-Spey - Pitlochry - Edinburgh. In the morning, we indulge in whisky and chocolate tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery, nestled amidst stunning mountain scenery in the Cairngorms National Park. Afterwards, we depart the Highlands and travel south to Pitlochry, a charming town in the heart of Perthshire. Here, we have time to explore shops, restaurants, and cafes and enjoy some lunch.



Continuing our journey, we pause for a walk among majestic Douglas firs in the Hermitage, a picturesque forest with a cascading waterfall. Then, we visit the quaint village of Dunkeld before our final whisky experience. Our return journey takes us over the Firth of Forth, where we admire the magnificent South Queensferry bridges before reaching Edinburgh.



Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Simple guesthouses (hotel upgrade available)

  • 2 breakfasts

  • 2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)

  • Escorted by a local driver-guide

  • Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning

  • Tour and tasting at Lindores Abbey Distillery

  • Exclusive Tasting Flight at Glen Moray Distillery

  • Flavour Journey tour and Tasting at Cardhu Distillery

  • Tour of Speyside Cooperage

  • Masterclass tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery

  • All road tolls

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What's Not Included

  • International flights & visas

  • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Entry fees unless specified

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

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  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

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