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$322.70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Speyside Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

Day 1: You head north to the historic village of Dunkeld for a short walk through the forest to some dramatic waterfalls. After lunch in Pitlochry, you can sample the delights of Scotland's highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Once you’ve warmed with a little dram of whisky, you continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown on Spey, your base for two nights. Day 2: 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 the family owned Benromach Distillery, where you can go on a personalised tour. From here it’s a short distance to Elgin. Here you can visit Gordon and Macphail, one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers. You travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage, where you see another aspect of the whisky making process (Wednesday departures only). After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour, you visit Glenfiddich Distillery. From here you travel back to Grantown on Spey. Day 3: You travel through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning you visit Glenlivet, which is both a distillery and a beautiful glen with serene walks and wonderful wildlife. You then enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside. You pass by Balmoral Castle, and 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, and back to Edinburgh. **Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

$98.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh

This tour is likely to sell-out! The Scottish Highland Games Day Trip from Edinburgh has limited availability, so book ahead to avoid disappointment!Dating back more than 900 years, when the Clans gathered to show off their athletic skills, the Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar.Highlights of this fantastic spectacle include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber. The Games are held in different regions throughout the year, with the most famous held in Braemar in late summer.All tours spend the morning exploring the Highlands en-route to the village where the games are being held and at least 2-3 hours at the games themselves.The 2019 Highland Games we will visit are as follows -  • Blair Atholl Gathering - Sunday 26th May 2019 • Glamis Gathering - Sunday 9th June 2019 • Luss Gathering - Saturday 6th July 2019 • Bridge of Allan Gathering - Sunday 4th August 2019 • Crieff Gathering - Sunday 18th August 2019 • Braemar Gathering - Saturday 7th September 2019 • Pitlochry Gathering - Saturday 14th September 2019

$45.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dunnottar Castle and Royal Deeside Small-Group Tour from Aberdeen

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dunnottar CastleThis clifftop fortress has seen the greats of Scotland’s history pass through its gates. Perched on an impregnable clifftop overlooking the North Sea, it’s an unmissable sight. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Falls of FeughStretch your legs and breathe in the invigorating Highland air at these magnificent waterfalls. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Braemar GatheringIt’s now time for lunch in Braemar, a lovely little village in the Cairngorms National Park with royal connections and plenty of local delicacies to try. Braemar has a strong association with the British royal family and the annual Highland Gathering. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesPass By: Cairngorms National ParkGaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks. Stop At: Muir of Dinnet National Nature ReserveThis landscape has been shaped by ice, wind and water. It truly is one of Scotland’s most impressive National Nature Reserves. Duration: 45 minutes

$343.44 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 day North East 250 - small group tour

Day 1We'll depart Edinburgh and begin our journey north past the impressive Forth Railway Bridge. You'll visit Scone Palace and learn of its colourful and exciting past. As we continue north through the Spittal of Glenshee and the Cairngorms National Park you'll really feel like you've entered the Highlands. We'll stop for lunch in the pretty village of Braemar before a quick stop at Crathie Kirk, the royal family's regular place of worship. Our day ends by visiting the incredible Dunnottar Castle, this dramatic ruined cliff top fortress will take your breath away! Our first overnight stop is in the pretty harbour town of Stonehaven. Day 2Leaving Stonehaven we continue north up the east coast. Pitmedden Garden an absolutely stunning re-created Scottish Renaissance walled garden. We'll continue up the coast stopping at sandy beaches and friendly villages. You'll also be able to see Elgin's ruined cathedral before we journey through whisky making country. Speyside distilleries carry out 2 thirds of malt production, producing over 226 million litres of malt whisky every year! The village of Grantown-on-Spey is your overnight stop.Day 3After a restful night in Grantown-on-Spey we will begin our journey south, stopping enroute to try some delicious single malt whisky*. We will also visit the Highland Folk Museum, an incredible place where you can journey back in time from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s.

$46.66 Day Trips & Excursions

Braemar Highland Games from Edinburgh

You will be collected from your hotel/guest house and taken on the scenic route through the heart of Scotland looking out for wildlife and enjoying the beautiful landscape.On arrival at Braemar you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the games. The Scottish Highland Games are an unmissable event on the European calendar and date back to more than 900 years ago. Highlights of this fantastic event include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber. Tour Price is for transportation/guide only. Entrance fees are payable on arrival.

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