Edinburgh & Speyside Whisky Trail

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This vacation package includes a 2-night escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  No visit to Scotland is complete without a little Scotch to warm your insides! You'll start and end your adventure in Edinburgh, Scotland's hilly capital. In between your time explori...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Edinburgh City Sightseeing Grand Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (24 hours)
    • Lunch with Whisky Pairing at Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar

What's this trip about?

    This vacation package includes a 2-night escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation.  No visit to Scotland is complete without a little Scotch to warm your insides! You'll start and end your adventure in Edinburgh, Scotland's hilly capital. In between your time exploring the city, you'll enjoy a 3-day guided tour of Speyside's Whisky Trail, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. Your 3-day adventure allows you to sit back and let someone else do the driving while you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland, and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm National Park, Speyside and Royal Deeside.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityEdinburgh
End CityScotland

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Hiking & Walking
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats

Destinations

  • Georgia
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland

Attractions

  • Edinburgh

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Winetasting

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Edinburgh (EDI)
    • Private round-trip airport transfers
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel, or similar
    • Edinburgh City Sightseeing Grand Hop-On/Hop-Off Pass (24-hours)
    • Lunch with Whisky Pairing at Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar
    • Speyside Whisky Trail 2-night Small-Group Guided Tour, including:* 2 nights in Grantown-on-Spey at the Craiglynne Hotel, or similar
    • Four whisky distillery visits
    • Transportation by luxury private 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
    • Services of a professional driver/guide
    • Service charges & VAT tax 1 night in Edinburgh at the InterContinental Edinburgh The George Hotel, or similar
    • Breakfast Daily *Please note: Entry and tasting fees at the distilleries are not included in the price, to give you more choices and options of extra tastings, on the spot. Please allow approximately an extra 25-30 GBP for the tours and tastings.
    • The itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season, and may be different than those described in the itinerary. However, there will always be a minimum of four distillery visits during the tour.
    • On Friday departures, days 1 and 3 will be done in reverse, and the tour will not visit the Speyside Cooperage (another site will be substituted).
    • Lunches are not included. However the tour will either stop in small villages with a choice of lunch options, or at a local family establishment where there is a choice to suit all budgets. These places are always chosen for their charm and character - to give you the taste of local hospitality.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Edinburgh!

Arrive at Edinburgh Airport and enjoy a private transfer to your first accommodation. After getting settled in, start taking advantage of your included Hop-On/Hop-Off bus pass.

In the evening, consider heading over to Scotland's oldest pub, the Sheep Heid Inn, to celebrate your first night in Scotland!

Day 2 Edinburgh

Today, enjoy an unforgettable lunch and whisky pairing at Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar!

Day 3 Edinburgh - Grantown-on-Spey

Please arrive by 8:30am for a 9:00am departure, from the Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG.

Departing from Edinburgh, your three-day Scotch Whisky adventure starts as you head north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey Distillery. ...

Day 4 Grantown-on-Spey

Spend a whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, your first stop of the day is at Glen Moray*, where you can try whisky matured in a wide selection of casks. You travel back up the Spey River to Craigella...

Day 5 Grantown-on-Spey - Edinburgh

In the morning you visit Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. 

You then leave the Highlands and journey south to Perthshire. Pitlochry is your lunch stop and later you d...

Day 6 Depart Scotland

In accordance with your departure flight, enjoy one final private transfer to Edinburgh Airport. 

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Additional Information
Please note: Entry and tasting fees at the distilleries are not included in the price, to give you more choices and options of extra tastings, on the spot. Please allow approximately an extra 25-30 GBP for the tours and tastings. The itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season, and may be different than those described in the itinerary. However, there will always be a minimum of four distillery visits during the tour. On Friday departures, days 1 and 3 will be done in reverse, and the tour will not visit the Speyside Cooperage (another site will be substituted). Lunches are not included. However the tour will either stop in small villages with a choice of lunch options, or at a local family establishment where there is a choice to suit all budgets. These places are always chosen for their charm and character - to give you the taste of local hospitality.
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