Speyside Whisky Trail 2021

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3 Days / 2 Nights (B 'n B)
Availability : March - October
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

Speyside Whisky Trail: 2 nts Grantown-on-Spey

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Join this tour and wake up in a whisky lover’s paradise. This tour takes you to Speyside, home of over half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries. You get the chance to explore four distilleries, learn how whisky is intertwined with Scottish culture, and venture through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Lindores Abbey Distillery – The oldest written reference to whisky mentions this location. Sample a dram at the modern distillery and drink in the history.

Dalwhinnie Distillery – Try not to get too light-headed as you sample whisky at Scotland’s highest distillery.

Cairngorms National Park – Gaze in awe at Scotland’s most beautifully rounded peaks.

Benromach Distillery – They say all Speyside whiskies used to be smoky. This distillery brings the classic flavour back to life.

Speyside Cooperage* – Learn about the lifecycle of a whisky cask.

Cardhu Distillery– The first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming

The River Spey – One of Scotland’s most important rivers for salmon farming and whisky distilling.

Glenlivet Distillery – Tucked away in a remote glen you’ll find one the most famous flavours of Scotland.

Elgin – Visit this spirited town and explore the best little whisky shop in the world.

Royal Deeside – Throughout history, the Royal Family have loved exploring this gorgeous region of Scotland.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Edinburgh  (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 9:00am (tour departs at 9:15am) – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh
6:30pm

Price Includes

  • 2 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 2 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attraction
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Edinburgh - Grantown-on-Spey

You head north through the Kingdom of Fife to Lindores Abbey Distillery. This modern Scottish distillery is built on the site of the first ever recorded distiller in the country.

After lunch in Pitlochry, you can sample the delights of Scotland’s highest distillery at Dalwhinnie, near the source of the River Spey. Once you’ve warmed with this dram of “the gentle spirit”, you continue through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Grantown-on-Spey, your base for two nights.

Day 2Grantown-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 is at the family-owned Benromach Distillery, where you can go on a personalised tour.

You travel back up the Spey River to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage*, where you see another aspect of the whisky making process.

After lunch in nearby Aberlour, you visit Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. From here you travel back to Grantown-on-Spey. (B)

*Speyside Cooperage is only visited on Monday and Wednesday departures.

Day 3Grantown-on-Spey - Edinburgh

In the morning you visit Glenlivet, which is both a distillery and a beautiful glen with serene walks and wonderful wildlife. You then enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside. You pass by 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, through Perthshire, and back to Edinburgh. (B)

**Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: March 3 to March 31 – Wednesday $490 $570
2021: April 2 to April 30 – Wednesday, Friday $590 $670
2021: May 3 to October 29 (except October 18 & 25) $590 $650

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

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Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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