3D/2N - 2020 Speyside Whisky Trail small group tour

3D/2N - 2020 Speyside Whisky Trail small group tour

    Speyside Whisky Trail       small group tour                                                         

    3days/2nights, Edinburgh/Edinburgh

    2020 depart Mon:   27 Apr - 12 Oct  Wed: 01 Apr – 16Dec, Fri: 03 Apr – 30 Oct

    Cost from:             B&B from: $525 pp twin share (s/sup $80)

                                    Hotel from: $665pp twin share (s/sup $80)

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day 01 Edinburgh-Dunkeld-Dalwhinnie-Grantown on Spey

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.

day 02 Grantown on Spey-Elgin-Craigellachie-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 here or in nearby Aberlour you will visit Cardhu Distillery. Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. From here it is back to Grantown on Spey. *Wednesday departures only.

day 03 Grantown on Spey-Glenlivet-Braemer-Edinburgh

Today, we take you 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.

Inclusions: twin share 3* hotel, breakfast daily, accommodation with private facilities, mini-coach transportation with maximum capacity of 16 seats, professional Irish driver-guide, local taxes and service charges.

Note: 4* accommodation supplement available on request only. For the Friday departures - days 1 and 3 of the itinerary will be reversed. 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. No children under the age of 18 are allowed on this tour.

Note: itinerary is subject to change

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