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Scotland Whiskey Discovery
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Scotland Whiskey Discovery
Private tour
2 travelers
9 days
5 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
    Today following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland. In the morning meet with a guide in a lobby to start a tour of the Royal Mile.

    You tour includes a visit of the Edinburgh Castle to explore this famous fortification and enjoy great panoramic views of the city. After the tour (around 4 hours) you return to your 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-guide to continue the trip. 

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    Market Street Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Market Street Hotel is located in a historical Edinburgh Old Town,...
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    • Half Day Guided City Tour
    • Holyrood Distillery Group Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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28 Jul
Car
Connection | Edinburgh - Pitlochry
Private Transfer Sedan with Tour in Stirling and Dunkeld
Your day starts with a visit to the city of Stirling, Scotland's heritage capital which is the home to the finest collection of historic buildings in Scotland. Here you visit the Royal Palace, the jewel of Stirling Castle’s crown and view the King and Queen’s apartments. You also see the original, famous Stirling Heads and the wonderful Royal Kitchens. Then you continue your journey to the lovely village of Dunkeld on the banks of the River Tay. Here you find the Hermitage - a protected site featuring a stretch of magical Perthshire forest. Also known as part of the Perthshire Big Tree Country the Hermitage is home to the giant Douglas firs that you can admire while you make your way to the Black Linn waterfall. Today your journey ends in Pitlochry, a cozy resort town located amongst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire.
Edinburgh hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
8 h
Pitlochry hotel
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
1night
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
Visit Pitlochry, a charming holiday destination in the heart of Scotland. Relax with warm-hearted hospitality and explore the beautiful area. Among the many activity offers are, e.g. golf courses, castles, distilleries, and beautiful nature with lakes. You can admire the interesting architecture, picturesque landscape and if you are into hillwalking, this is the right place for a base. When you are visiting Pitlochry, make sure to check out for events at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, where you will often find unique cultural offers....
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    Day 3: Arrival in Pitlochry
    Right after Dunkeld you have a stop at the Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery* to discover the beautifully balanced single malt whiskey and enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour inside. Here you visit the warehouse, see the heritage exhibition, and have a single tasting from the range of fine Scotch whiskeys. 

    Upon arrival to a cozy resort town located amongst the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at your own leisure

    *Note: visitors must wear sensible footwear on the distillery tour (no high heels or open-toed shoes permitted). From November to March the distillery is closed on Sunday.

    Day 4: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and continue the journey.

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    Craigatin House
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
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29 Jul
Car
Connection | Pitlochry - Inverness
Private Transfer Sedan with Cairngorms National Park Tour
You start the day with a tour of the Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and home to Europe's last remaining private regiment, the Atholl Highlanders and discover the unique story of this castle. As you drive north into the Cairngorms National Park you take in the amazing scenery, learn some more about the wonderful wilderness of Scotland: five of the six highest mountains of United Kingdom are located within the park, huge forests of ancient native trees are found here as well as cascading waterfalls and rich wildlife. You then continue to Culloden Moor - the site of the final Jacobite Rising where the Jacobites were finally defeated by government soldiers in 1746. Explore the Culloden Visitor Centre, located beside the battlefield, that features artifacts of the battle and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. Your last stop for today is a visit to the 4000-year-old Bronze Age cemetery complex - Clava Cairns. This exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site casts a light upon the distant history of Highland Scotland. Finally you are taken to Inverness.
Pitlochry hotel
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
8 h
Inverness hotel
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 4: Arrival in Inverness
    Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 5: Malt Whiskey Trail
    Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet with your private driver-guide and embark on a relaxed trip to discover whiskey distilleries of the Highlands. 

    Your first stop today is at the Glen Moray Distillery Elgin and here you have a tasting of 4 drams from traditional single malt range. Continue with the Glenfiddich Distillery Dufftown which is one of the last independent distilleries in Scotland, maintaining the tradition of innovation with a pioneering spirit. 

    In the Dufftown, you also have a short walk to discover remaining of the curtain-walled Balvenie Castle. It was built in the 1200s and still have fine Renaissance details inside.

    After Dufftown, you can either choose to travel to the lovely town of  Keith, the home of one of the oldest distilleries in Moray Speyside,  Strathisla, or head to the Glenlivet Distillery, operating almost continuously since it was founded in 1824.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel in Inverness. 

    Day 6: Departure from Inverness
    In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel and the next stop is the famous Loch Ness.

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    Kingsmills Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Housed in an 18th-century mansion, this hotel is a 15-minute walk away...
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Private Scotland Malt Whiskey Trail
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31 Jul
Car
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 6: 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 7: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you meet your driver-guide to arrive in Glasgow.

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    Cruachan Hotel
    3-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
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    • Oban Distillery Tour and Tasting with Driver
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01 Aug
Car
Connection | Fort William - Glasgow
Private Transfer Sedan with Tour of Inveraray Castle
Enjoy a scenic drive to Glasgow via Glen Coe and Inveraray Castle which is considered as one of the most spectacular drive in Scotland. This narrow valley of Glen Coe is where the bloody massacre of the MacDonalds took place in 1692. Glen Coe with its mountain peaks carved out by the glaciers and volcanic explosions is also an iconic film location: it is featured in the James Bond's Skyfall and Harry Potter movies. Here you have a chance to visit the Glencoe Visitor Center and Exhibition (entrance tickets not included). One of the main highlights today is the amazing Inveraray Castle featuring in Downtown Abbey. You will visit the romantic Castle & Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne and discover one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The way to Glasgow from the castle goes along the Loch Lomond and the western part of Trossachs National Park.
Fort William hotel
Fort William, United Kingdom
6 h
Glasgow hotel
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 7: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 8: 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, and the Burrell Collection.

    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 9: 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!

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    The Principal Grand Central Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The hotel offers a comfortable stay at the city center of Glasgow. You...
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    • Half Day Guided City Tour
    • Half Day Group City Center Whiskey Tour
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at downtown hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and heritage country house hotels in Pitlochry,  Inverness and Fort William;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private transportation with guide-driver between cities;
  • Cruise on Loch Ness;
  • Entrance tickets to Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Blair Castle, Inveraray Castle;
  • Group guided tours and tasting at distilleries: Holyrood, Dewar’s Aberfeldy, Glen Moray, Glenfiddich, Oban;
  • Tastings at distilleries:  Moray Speyside or Glenlivet Distillery;
  • Small group whiskey tour in Glasgow;
  • 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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