Speyside Whisky Trail (3 day small coach tour)

Speyside WhiskeyscThis cosy, 3-day tour allows you to sit back and let us do the driving whilst you visit some of the finest whisky distilleries in Scotland –  and enjoy the magnificent scenery of Cairngorm, Speyside and Royal Deeside.

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Prices* per adult sharing

01 April – 31 May 2017 and 01 October 2017 – 31 March 2018

  • B & B: R5 100
  • Hotel 3 Star: R5 500

01 June 2017 – 30 September 2017 (Peak season)

  • B & B: R5 380
  • Hotel 3 Star: R5 780

*Prices are subject to continued availability and major currency fluctuation. A single supplement applies.

Tour highlights

  • Hermitage ForestDunkeld and the Hermitage (right)
  • Cairngorm National Park
  • The River Spey
  • Elgin
  • Speyside Cooperage (Wednesday departures only)
  • Whisky Distilleries
  • Royal Deeside

Distilleries 

  • Dalwhinnie
  • Benromach
  • Gordon & Macphail
  • Cardhu Distillery
  • Glenlivet
  • Speyside Cooperage (Wednesday departures only)

Itinerary

Day 1: Dunkeld – Pitlochry – Dalwhinnie Distillery – Cairngorm National Park – Grantown-on-Spey.

DalwhinnieVisit historic Dunkeld village and marvel at the stunning The Hermitage forest waterfalls. After lunch* in Pitlochry, you can sample the delights of Scotland’s highest distillery at Dalwhinnie (left), near the source of the River Spey.

Warmed by the amber nectar, you continue on your way through the spectacular scenery of Cairngorm National Park before reaching Grantown-on-Spey.

 

Day 2: Exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region

BenromachA scenic drive toward the coast sets the tone for a relaxed day. The first stop is a personalised tour at Benromach Distillery, where whisky has been made since 1898; the tour heads to Gordon & Macphail, Elgin, one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers.

From here the tour heads back up the Spey. Tours departing on Wednesdays will stop in Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage where you will see another aspect of the whisky making process.

After lunch here or in nearby Aberlour, we visit Cardhu Distillery where the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label is made. From here is back to Grantown-on-Spey.

Day 3: Glenlivet – Royal Deeside – Braemar – Edinburgh

GlenlivetThe tour passes through the rugged Cairngorm Mountains en route to Glenlivet – not just a distillery but also a beautiful glen with great walks and wonderful wildlife.

Enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside, pass by Balmoral Castle, and stop in the village of Braemar. From here the route south passes over Scotland’s highest mountain pass through Perthshire before arriving back in Edinburgh around 18.30.


Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Mercedes minicoach with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
  • Services of a professional Rabbie’s driver/guide.
  • All ferry and bridge crossings

Excludes

  • *Meals and refreshments
  • Entrance fee to all visitor attractions – allow approximately £25 – £30 for tours and tastings at distilleries

Tours depart from Rabbies’ Cafe in Waterloo Place, Edinburgh at 09h00 and return at approximately 18h30.


Please note: 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.