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    3 Days + 4 Distilleries - Whisky Heaven From £259

    Discover Speyside Whiskies & Mountains of the Cairngorms.

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Speyside 3 Day Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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 whilst you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorms, Speyside and Royal Deeside. Wednesdays & Fridays.


Highlights

Dunkeld and the Hermitage ~ Cairngorm National Park ~ The River Spey ~ Elgin ~ Speyside Cooperage ~ 4 Whisky Distilleries ~ Royal Deeside

This tour operates on: Wednesday, Friday

Day 1 takes you north to the historic village of Dunkeld and the stunning Hermitage forest waterfalls. After lunch in Pitlochry you can sample the delights of Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Warmed by the amber nectar you continue on your way through the Cairngorm National Park before reaching Grantown on Spey, your base for 2 nights.

Day 2

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. After lunch in Elgin you will travel back up the Spey to Aberlour for a visit to the distillery there and time permitting make a stop at the Speyside Cooperage in nearby Craigellachie. From here it's back to Grantown on Spey.

Day 3

Day 3 takes you through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning you will explore Glenlivet – not just a distillery but also a beautiful glen with great walks and wonderful wildlife.

You will then enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside, passing by Balmoral Castle, and 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 through Perthshire before arriving back in Edinburgh.

N.B. – the 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  Friday departures days 1 and 3 of the itinerary will be reversed.

Inclusions

Accommodation as per rate

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. 
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service and remain the only 5 Star operator to offer this personal guarantee. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life. 

Air Conditioning as standard. Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide 
All ferry and bridge crossings. 

Exclusions

Meals and refreshments.
All Visitor Attractions. 

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 18+
  • Min Age: NA
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG
  • Departure Time: Departs 09:00 Please check-in 15 minutes earlier.
  • Expected return Time: Returns 18:30 approx (day 3)
  • Duration of Tour: 3 Days

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Rates & Dates

June to September

  • in B&B: £259.00 per person sharing twin/double (290 as single room)
  • In hotel: £279 (£310 as single)

April/May/October

  • B&B 249.00 (Single £279)
  • Hotel: £269 (single £299)

Departs Wednesdays (16th March to 9th November), and Fridays  (6th May to 30th September)

Booking Notes

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Some Places We Will Visit

  • Dunkeld

    The travel guide on Dunkled in Perthshire offers information travellers needed to know on Dunkled, which includes tourist information about Dunkled and Birnam, attractions and Self- Catering Cottages in Dunkled.

  • Pitlochry

    Small Highland tour that is a frequent stopping place for coaches travelling along the A9. Somewhat a one road town of shops and cafes.

  • Grantown on Spey

    This genteel Georgian holiday town is 15 miles northeast of Aviemore and attracts the more mature tourist by the coach-load. 

  • Elgin

    Visitor guide to Elgin in the North East coast of Scotland. Includes info on transport, accommodation, self catering cottages, eating and even info on Lossiemouth to Burghead.

  • Glenlivet Village

    Glenlivet's history reflects Scotland's religious upheavals from the 16th century to the 19th century. In 1594 the Battle of Glenlivet saw the last stand of the Roman Catholics. The defeat led to their leaders being forced to flee the country afterwards.

  • Braemar

    Nine miles west of Balmoral, is Braemar, the final town on Deeside, lying at the foot of the awesome, brooding Cairngorm massif, which dominates the Eastern Highlands.

  • Perth

    The heritage of Perth is easy to trace owing to the number of interesting historical sites within walking distance of each other.

  • Forres

    Four miles south of Findhorn is one of Scotland's oldest agricultural towns, and of special interest is the pretty flower-filled parks and the twenty-foot Sueno's Stone. Visitor guide to Forres in the North East coast of Scotland. Includes details on local accommodation.