3-Day Speyside Whisky Trail Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Soak up the spirit of Speyside on a 3-Day small-group whisky tour! Explore Scotland’s principle malt whisky producing region, which is noted for its elegant and subtle-tasting whiskies. Your small-group 3-day whisky tour will depart from Edinburgh with a maximum of 16 people and head to the north-east area of Scotland! The region of Speyside follows the path of the River Spey, stretching from the west of the Cairngorm National Park to the east coast. Boasting an impressive scene of winding lochs, green glens and dramatic peaks, the region has something for everyone. Enjoy visits to four of the region’s famous whisky distilleries, Dalwhinnie, Benromach, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet and enjoy tastings and samples galore. Speyside is home to another 42 operating distilleries, so there’s certainly plenty more to see if time permits! You will also visit Gordon and MacPhail’s legendary whisky shop in the Royal Burgh (town) of Elgin where you can shop for some of Speyside’s finest malts.
ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Grantown on SpeyStop At: Lindores Abbey Distillery, Newburgh, Fife, ScotlandThe oldest written reference to whisky mentions this location. Sample a dram at the modern distillery and drink in the history.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Dalwhinnie DistilleryTry not to get too light-headed as you sample whisky at Scotland’s highest distillery.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on SpeyDay 2: A whole day exploring Speyside, Scotland’s most famous whisky region.Stop At: Benromach DistilleryThey say all Speyside whiskies used to be smoky. This distillery brings the classic flavour back to life.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Speyside Cooperage Visitor CentreLearn about the lifecycle of a whisky cask.*Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, ScotlandA family-owned distillery that is known as the best-selling whisky in the world.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on SpeyDay 3: Grantown on Spey - EdinburghStop At: The Glenlivet Distillery, Glenlivet, Moray, ScotlandTucked away in a remote glen you’ll find one the most famous flavours of Scotland.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandThroughout history, the Royal Family have loved exploring this gorgeous region of Scotland.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Driver guide
  • Small Group Tour (16 people max)
  • 2 nights overnight accommodation including breakfast, with private facilities in either a B&B or 3-star hotel
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees for the distilleries
  • Entry/Admission - Lindores Abbey Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Benromach Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Glenfiddich Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - The Glenlivet Distillery

Highlights

  • Free drinks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Small group ensures personal service

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh - Grantown on Spey Stop At: Lindores Abbey Distillery, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland The oldest written reference to whisky mentions this location. Sample a dram at the modern distillery and drink in the history. Duration: 40 minutes Stop At: Dalwhinnie Distillery Try not to get too light-headed as you sample whisky at Scotland’s highest distillery. Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on Spey
Day 2: A whole day exploring Speyside, Scotland’s most famous whisky region. Stop At: Benromach Distillery They say all Speyside whiskies used to be smoky. This distillery brings the classic flavour back to life. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre Learn about the lifecycle of a whisky cask. *Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Scotland A family-owned distillery that is known as the best-selling whisky in the world. Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight in Grantown on Spey
Day 3: Grantown on Spey - Edinburgh Stop At: The Glenlivet Distillery, Glenlivet, Moray, Scotland Tucked away in a remote glen you’ll find one the most famous flavours of Scotland. Duration: 45 minutes Pass By: Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Throughout history, the Royal Family have loved exploring this gorgeous region of Scotland. No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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