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Scotland Whiskey Trail

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom

Get a taste of Scottish whiskey-making traditions, perfectly blended with glorious historic castles. This customizable program takes you around the best distilleries in Scotland which you explore with expert guides and enjoy degustations. Plus, visits to centuries-old sites such as the Stirling Castle or the natural wonders like Loch Ness & Cairngorms National Park are included.

Scotland Whiskey Trail

9 days4 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$2,695
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Get a taste of Scottish whiskey-making traditions, perfectly blended with glorious historic castles. This customizable program takes you around the best distilleries in Scotland which you explore with expert guides and enjoy degustations. Plus, visits to centuries-old sites such as the Stirling Castle or the natural wonders like Loch Ness & Cairngorms National Park are included.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

first destination

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh!

Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Edinburgh Royal Mile and Distillery Tour
City tour
City tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh!

Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th-century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

In the afternoon you take a short walk to the Holyrood Distillery and enjoy a 1-hour group tour. Here a local guide introduces you to the world of flavor, you learn about both malt whiskey and gin production, and enjoy spirit samples along the way.

  • Note: transportation for the tour is not included. The distillery is located within walking distance from the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh
4

Set in historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique guestrooms.

train
Edinburgh
Inverness
4 hrs

Enjoy the picturesque route from Edinburgh to Inverness while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, compartments for your belonging, power sockets and other amenities. 

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Inverness

second destination

Inverness is undoubtedly a must-visit while in the Scottish Highlands! Full of myths and legends, spectacular nature and man-made wonders, the city is home to the monumental Inverness Castle, as well as the famous Loch Ness.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a heritage country house hotel
Day 3
Arrival in Inverness
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in your hotel and check out the hotel in Edinburgh you meet the driver for a transfer to the train station.

Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel for check-in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Malt Whiskey Trail
Tasting
Tasting

In the morning you start a guided group tour to the beautiful region Speyside, home to famous whiskey distilleries.

You drive along the Moray Firth coastline and have the first stop at the small independently-owned Benromach Distillery where you are explained how they make whiskey and have a degustation. Then you continue to the town of Elgin. There you have some free time to explore the city, go shopping or try some local cuisine in a traditional restaurant after which you head to Dufftown, housing seven whiskey distilleries. While in the town, you visit the Glenfiddich Distillery, producing the biggest quantity of whiskey in the whole Scotland.

Afterward, you may spend time exploring the surroundings and take photos near the historic ruins of Balvenie Castle.

Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness.

  • Note: the tour is available for participants over 18 years old and is running on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Breakfast is included.

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Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
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If you are looking for a "home away from home" in Inverness, take a closer look at the elegant Kingsmills Hotel, located right in the heart of this beautiful Scottish city. The property prides itself on flawless service, great in-house amenities, and cozy well-fitted guestrooms, equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay.

car
Inverness
Fort William
2 hrs

Let our experienced driver take care of your journey from Inverness to Fort William, while you sit back and enjoy the surroundings and authentic towns on the way. 

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Fort William

third destination

Home to the highest peak in the United Kingdom, the imposing Ben Nevis, Fort William is a town loved by professional climbers and tourists likewise.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a heritage country house hotel
Day 5
Arrival in Fort William and Distillery Tour
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet you driver-guide for a transfer to Fort William.

In about 30 minutes after your departure from Inverness, you have a 1-hour cruise on the lake and continue to its southern part to Fort Augustus. Drive along Caledonian Canal and finally arrive at Fort Willam.

Before check-in at the hotel, you are taken to one of the smallest and at the same time finest distilleries of Scotland.

Here you have a guided tour and have a dram of Oban 14-year-old and a dram of Oban Little Bay.

After check-in in a hotel, the rest of the evening is at your own leisure.

  • Note: a cruise on the lake is available from April 16 till October 15.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
4

Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

train
Fort William
Glasgow
4 hrs

Enjoy picturesque views while comfortably traveling by train.

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Glasgow

fourth destination

The bustling port city of Glasgow is one of the most impressive amalgams of heritage and entertainment of Scotland. Home to unique sights such as the Glasgow Cathedral, this city is surely worth exploring.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Arrival to Glasgow
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in your hotel and check-out, you board the train to arrive in Glasgow.

Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
City and Whiskey Tour
Tasting
Tasting

Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and start a 4-hour walking tour. Together you explore the gems and the great historical importance of Glasgow.

This port city on the River Clyde, famous for its shipbuilding industry, is famed for its outstanding Victorian and art nouveau architecture, fine art museums and excellent shopping opportunities. Following the tour, you may visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

In the afternoon, after a break, we have planned for you a very special small group tour dedicated to whiskey. It combines great storytelling about the famous whiskey distilleries and the history of the drink itself. You meet your group guide and enter 4 finest whiskey venues in Glasgow to try at least 5 premium malt Scotch whiskeys. Moreover, during the tour, you also learn how to find a perfect match of whiskey and food as well as how to use this Scottish national drink for making amazing cocktails.

Following the tour you have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your Scotland adventure! In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and the driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

We hope you had a journey of a lifetime and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Breakfast is included.

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Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
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The Principal Grand Central Hotel was designed with traveler's comfort in mind. Guestrooms it offers are light, spacious, and well-furnished. The list of on-site facilities includes a cozy lounge area, a great restaurant, and a modern spa center. What is more, the property prides itself on a fantastic location right in the heart of Glasgow.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at downtown hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and heritage country house hotels in Inverness and Fort William;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English-speaking guide in Edinburgh and Glasgow;
  • First class train tickets Edinburgh - Inverness and Standard class train tickets Fort William - Glasgow;
  • Entrance tickets to Edinburgh Castle;
  • Cruise on Loch Ness;
  • Small group tour to whiskey distilleries in Inverness and Glasgow;
  • Tasting and tours at Holyrood and Oban distilleries;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.​

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest
  • Your own professional local guides
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Exciting whiskey tours with local experts
  • Visits to Edinburgh Castle
  • Cairngorms National Park tour
  • An exciting boat ride on Loch Ness Lake

What To Know

  • All transactions in the United Kingdom happen in British Pounds (often called Pound Sterlings). It's best to prepare some cash prior your trip.
  • Tips to guides and drivers in the United Kingdom are up to your discretion. In restaurants, typically you could just round up the bill to the nearest pound or include a standard 5-10% tip from the total amount.
  • Weather in the United Kingdom is unpredictable, make sure to pack an umbrella.
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