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.
• 3 days
Enjoy a Loch Ness Day Tour from Aberdeen, with an optional Loch Ness cruise or a visit to Urquhart Castle with some Lunch
• 11 hours
Established in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin has been based on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin for over 220 years.Our mill in Elgin is the only textile mill in Scotland to transform raw cashmere in to finished articles. Take a guided Mill Tour of the manufactuing process including the dyeing, carding, spinning and weaving of raw fibres. Explore Johnstons of Elgin’s history in our Visitor Centre which situated in the beautiful Courtyard building, adjacent to the Mill Shop, and where you will also discover our coveted home interiors and fabric ranges. Browse our collection of cashmere knitwear and accessories, fine woollens and tweeds for men, women and children which you can purchase direct from our 5 star visitor attraction. Across the two floors of our main mill shop you will find our products sitting seamlessly alongside pieces from Barbour, Hackett, Two Danes, Masai, Joules, Aigle, Meyer, Nomads, Creenstone, Mayoral, Pigeon Organics & Fairfax & Favor.
• 1 hour
Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside, in the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach.The area is home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, so there's almost too much to see and drink. Let your experienced driver-guide help you get the most out of the region by taking you to two distinct distilleries. It's a chance to learn about the incredible history, process, and flavors of Scotland's national drink. And if you're not a whisky lover, there's gorgeous scenery and a chance to explore the ruins of a stunning 12th century castle.There will be time for lunch on this full-day tour, however it is not included in the price. Please note that entrance fees for the distilleries are also not included.
• 9.5 hours
'Like the rest of the world, the world of wine also has its hidden gems or 'undiscovered secrets '. These could be a secluded vineyard with stunning scenery and five star wines, or a winery that is experimenting with new cellar techniques. It could also be a garden restaurant with shady trees and a mouth watering menu. We come across them from time to time but they are usually far apart, as are repeat visits. As if to consolidate all of the above, Elgin, with it's undeniably cool climate, offers a collective 'gem' of fine wines. This is a bespoke tour and your guide will discuss your wine preferences prior to commencing the tour in order to put together the itinerary. As your tour progresses you and your guide can also modify the itinerary. There are no constraints. You may set out on a Wine Tour and end the day watching the Whales in Gordons Bay just over the Sir Lowery's Pass a few km from Elgin.
• 7 hours
Scotland is world renowned for its production of the finest single malt whisky. Each single malt whisky boasts its unique taste and characteristics, influenced by the wonderful natural spring water so abundant throughout the country. The production methods for each single malt has been meticulously preserved through tradition and guarded by the distillery. Their traditional production methods and fine ingredients creates the subtle differences and intricate flavours which differentiates one malt whisky from the next. Happy Tours will take you to visit some of the most wonderful Speyside whisky distilleries so you can learn their secrets, and taste their wares.
• 8 hours