Speyside Whisky Trail
Departs on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from Edinburgh
Monday - May 6 - Oct 14, 2019
Wednesday - Apr 3 - Nov 6, 2019 and Mar 4 - Mar 25, 2020
Friday - Apr 5 - Nov 1, 2019
A warm welcome awaits you in Speyside, home to more than half of Scotland's malt whisky distilleries. Your 3 day adventure 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.
Stay 2 nights in Grantown on Spey in the Cairngorm National Park.
DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH: Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrew Square, EH2 2AD, Stance J & K.
Please meet at 9:00am. The tour departs at 9:15am on Day 1 and returns at approx. 6:30pm on Day 3
Dunkeld & Pitlochry
For the Friday departures - days 1 and 3 of the itinerary will be reversed and the tour does not visit the Speyside Cooperage.
Please note – the itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season and may not be the same described below, However there will always be a minimum of 4 distillery visits during the tour.
Departing from Edinburgh, your three-day scotch whisky adventure starts with the journey north into the Highlands. The first stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld for a short walk through the forest to some atmospheric waterfalls.
After lunch in Pitlochry you will make your first distillery visit at Dalwhinnie – the highest distillery in the country and the closest to the source of the River Spey. From here you follow the river north through the Cairngorm National Park to the small town of Grantown on Spey – your base for the next two nights.
Speyside & Grantown on Spey
A whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive towards the coast, your first stop of the day will be at the family owned Benromach Distillery for a personalised tour. From here it is a short distance to Elgin – home to Gordon and Macphail – one of the world’s leading specialist whisky bottlers and suppliers.
From here you will travel back up the Spey to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage where you will see another aspect of the whisky making process*. After lunch you will visit Glenfiddich Distillery.
*Wednesday departures only.
Cairngorns & Braemar
You travel through the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains on route back to Edinburgh. In the morning you will explore Glenlivet – not just a distillery but also a beautiful glen with great walks and wonderful wildlife. Later you will pass by the famous Balmoral Castle and stop in the village of Braemar in the heart of the National Park.
From here the route south passes over Scotland’s highest mountain pass then through Perthshire before arriving back in Edinburgh.
Point of return: 18.30 at Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrew Square, EH2 2A
- Cairngorm National Park
- The River Spey
- Speyside Cooperage (Wed departures only)
- Four Whisky Distilleries
- Royal Deeside
- Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
- Services of a professional local driver/guide
- 2 nights ensuite accommodations
- Full Scottish breakfast daily