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Scotland Whiskey Trail

Private tour
2
8 days
4 cities
2nights

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    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.

    Day 2: Edinburgh Royal Mile and Distillery Tour
    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.

    Day 3: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel and check out you meet the driver for a transfer to the train station.

  • Included in your trip
    Market Street Hotel
    4-star hotel
    Market Street Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast Included
    The Market Street Hotel is located in a historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique rooms, decorated with natural materials with soft woolen accents, and handcrafted pieces.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
    • Holyrood Distillery Group Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Edinburgh - Inverness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 h
Inverness, United Kingdom
2nights

Inverness, United Kingdom

The capital of the renown Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the northernmost city of the United Kingdom. Connected to the famous legend about the Loch Ness Monster (Lake Ness is less than 6 miles away), Inverness is an attraction in its own right, boasting numerous castles, churches, and bearing great historical value....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Inverness
    Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel for check in and the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 4: Malt Whiskey Trail
    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 whisky distilleries. While in the town, you visit the Glenfiddich Distillery, producing the biggest quantity of whisky in 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.

    Day 5: Departure from Inverness
    In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet you driver-guide for a transfer to Fort William. 

    On the way you have a stop on the famous Loch Ness for a 1-hour scenic cruise.

  • Included in your trip
    Kingsmills Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GB, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
    Kingsmills Hotel
    Classic Room Breakfast Included
    Housed in an 18th-century mansion, this hotel is a 15-minute walk away from Inverness Castle. Contemporary rooms offer flat-screen TVs, complementary Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms feature balconies. Other amenities include a pool, a sauna, a steam room, as well as a fitness center. ... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Group Whiskey Malt Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Inverness - Fort William
Private Transfer with Loch Ness Tour
Together with your guide-driver you have a half day tour on way 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 the hotel of Fort Willam. *Note: a cruise on the lake is available from April 16 till October 15.
Inverness hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom
4 h
Fort Willam hotel
Fort William, United Kingdom
1night

Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William town, located in the Scottish Highlands, is a must during your trip. The beautiful gem of nature is sitting right on the shores of Loch Linnhe and has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler, but of course, nature-lovers would be spoiled here. The name of the city comes from William the Orange, who was the King of England, Ireland, and Scotland for thirteen years in the 17th century. The town is best known for being a start point to Great Glen Way (long distance hike) and other fantastic outdoor activities. When you are there make sure to make your way to visit Steal Waterfall or hop on the 'Hogwarts Express' from Harry Potter - the Jacobite train running since 1901....
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    Day 5: Arrival in Fort William and Distillery Tour
    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.

    Upon arrival in Fort William, you have a check-in and the rest of the evening is at your own leisure.

    Day 6: Departure to Glasgow
    Following breakfast in your hotel and check-out, you board the train to arrive in Glasgow.

  • Included in your trip
    The Garrison
    4-star hotel
    GB, High Street, Fort William, PH33 6EE
    The Garrison
    King Double Room Breakfast Included
    In the bustling town centre, this hip boutique hotel in a former police station is a 4-minute walk from the West Highland Museum and a 5-minute walk from Fort William Ferry Landing.... show more
    1 room / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Oban Distillery Tour and Tasting with Driver
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    Included Transfers
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Connection | Fort William - Glasgow
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Fort William, United Kingdom
4 h
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2nights

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's biggest city has a lot to offer! Whether you are up for museum visits, cultural strolls or enjoying a pint at a local pub. Glasgow has developed to be one of Britain's most interesting metropolises but has still maintained many evident traces upon history. Glasgow is famous for its many authentic pubs and live music, as well as its medieval traits and industrial working-class background. The River Clyde flows right through the center of the city and has been an important factor in the development. Today it is the perfect setting for some of the many cultural sights of this exciting bustling city....
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    Day 6: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.


    Day 7: City and Whiskey Tour
    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 a 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.

    Day 8: Departure
    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!

  • Included in your trip
    The Principal Grand Central Hotel
    4-star hotel
    GB, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow, G1 3SF
    The Principal Grand Central Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    The hotel offers a comfortable stay at the city center of Glasgow. Your room is fitted with a spacious bed, private bathroom, and wifi connection. The hotel also boasts a restaurant and a bar inside this beautiful historic building.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
    • Half Day Group City Center Whiskey Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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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.

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


Note:

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

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

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