Whisky barrels in Speyside | Scotland | United Kingdom
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Scotland Whisky Trail - 3 days map

Experience some of the best whisky in the world on this 3-day whisky trail group tour beginning and ending in Edinburgh. Travel through Speyside, the heartland of Scotch whisky whilst visiting some of the most famous distilleries in Scotland. Take part in whisky tasting at Lindores Abbey, mentioned in the first ever reference in whisky, Cardhu, the first distillery pioneered by a woman, and explore the beautiful countryside in Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Lindores Abbey Distillery - Visit this historic site that is mentioned in the oldest written reference to whisky
Cardhu Distillery - Enjoy some of Scotland's finest whisky in the first distillery pioneered by a woman
Royal Deeside - Marvel at the castles, rivers, mountains and moors of this beautiful region that is a favourite of the Royal Family
Cairngorms National Park - Traverse this picturesque National Park and look up at the rounded peaks of surrounding mountains
Speyside - Explore the heartland of Scottish whisky with its rivers, hills, villages, and 50 distilleries

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Tour and tasting at Lindores Abbey Distillery
Flavour journey tour and tasting at Cardhu Distillery
Masterclass tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery
14kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
Exclusive Tasting Flight at Glen Moray Distillery
Tour of Speyside Cooperage
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Beginning of our Journey

Edinburgh - Cairngorms National Park - Grantown-on-Spey. We journey north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey, a modern distillery built on the site of Scotland's first recorded distillery in 1494. Discover the area's historic legacy blended with innovation and sustainability in their fine whisky. Continuing north into Cairngorms National Park, we enjoy a scenic drive and stop in Braemar for lunch and exploration.

Afterwards, we visit the Whisky Castle, a renowned whisky emporium offering over 600 malts. Sample three Speyside whiskies to experience the region's distinctive flavours. Following this tasting, we traverse Cairngorms National Park before arriving at Grantown-on-Spey, our base for two nights.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

Accommodation: Brooklynn Guest House, Garden Park, Ravenscourt or similar
Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey

Day 2

Scotland's Famous Whisky Region

Today, we dive into Scotland's renowned whisky region. Our first stop is Cardhu Distillery, founded by Helen Cumming, the first woman to pioneer a distillery. Today, Cardhu plays a pivotal role in Johnnie Walker Black Label. Following lunch in Aberlour, we journey along the Spey River to Craigellachie for a glimpse into the whisky-making process at the Speyside Cooperage. Continuing our scenic drive towards the coast, we visit Glen Moray, offering a taste of whisky aged in various casks. If time allows, we may pause at Sueno's Stone for a quick photo of this remarkable Pictish standing stone before returning to Grantown-on-Spey. Accommodation: Brooklynn Guest House, Garden Park, Ravenscourt or similar
Overnight: Grantown-on-Spey  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Back to Edinburgh

Grantown-on-Spey - Pitlochry - Edinburgh. In the morning, we indulge in whisky and chocolate tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery, nestled amidst stunning mountain scenery in the Cairngorms National Park. Afterwards, we depart the Highlands and travel south to Pitlochry, a charming town in the heart of Perthshire. Here, we have time to explore shops, restaurants, and cafes and enjoy some lunch.

Continuing our journey, we pause for a walk among majestic Douglas firs in the Hermitage, a picturesque forest with a cascading waterfall. Then, we visit the quaint village of Dunkeld before our final whisky experience. Our return journey takes us over the Firth of Forth, where we admire the magnificent South Queensferry bridges before reaching Edinburgh.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
24 Jun - 26 Jun 19% off
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£595
£875
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Single Room
05 Mar - 07 Mar 19% off
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Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
24 Jun - 26 Jun 19% off
£825
£668
£1,015
£822
26 Jun - 28 Jun 19% off
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£668
£1,015
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Twin Share
Single Room
05 Mar - 07 Mar 19% off
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£620
£955
£774
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£955
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays and Wednesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouses (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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