5 Day Whisky Galore Tour
The price for this tour is per group of up to 6 travellers.
Experience the beauty of Scotland as well enjoying a dram at different distilleries across the country. Over the five days you will be able to experience the different tastes from famous distilleries such as Dalwhinne, Glenlivet, Macallan and Highland Park while soaking in the stunningly remote Cairngorms and the beautiful Orkney Islands.
We strive on making your tour as memorable as possible so any day can be adapted to your interests and needs. Let us know and we can put together a bespoke itinerary.
We are following government guidelines for Covid-19 and have protocols in place to protect both clients and staff. Masks are to be worn in the car and the interior of the yacht. Hand sanitisers are to be used before entering and on leaving the vehicles. Wherever possible social distancing will be adhered to.
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Activity Level Moderate
Day 1 – Edinburgh to Speyside
Pick up at 08:30 from: Edinburgh
Firstly we’ll visit Glenkinchie Distillery just to the south east of Edinburgh to let you sample Lowland whisky. From here we’ll head north through South Queensferry and over the spectacular Queensferry Crossing bridge and start making our way up north through the wilderness via Braemar, where you will stop for a bite to eat at The Fife Arms. Following lunch you will visit the Royal Lochnagar distillery – a Highland whisky – where we would recommend doing the tasting tour. Afterwards, we will head over to Balmoral Castle for an explore and then head through the Cairngorm National Park to your hotel.
Accommodation in Aberlour
Day 2 – Speyside distilleries
First stop today will be Balvenie Castle. This is a 12th century ruin with a long and interesting history. A pleasant wander around the ruins allows you to get a real feel for life in the Highlands in medieval times.
This will be followed by a visit to the nearby Glenfiddich Distillery. You will spend about 90 minutes here sampling some wonderful drams. This will be followed by lunch at the distillery. Following lunch you’ll head for the ultra modern and remarkable Macallan Distillery. A production tour here is a must as it is so different from anywhere else. They also have a lovely bar where you can sample their wares.
Accommodation again in Aberlour
Day 3 – Speyside to Orkney
Today will begin with a beautiful drive to Inverness before heading north to sample another famous dram – Glenmorangie. From here we will continue north to catch a ferry from the mainland to the remarkable Orkney Islands. We will end the day with a tasting tour of of Highland Park Distillery – Your first Island whisky and Scotland’s most northerly.
Tonight’s accommodation will be in Lerwick
Day 4 – Orkney to Tounge
Today will begin with a visit to two of the remarkable 5000 year old Bronze Age sites in Orkney – The Maeshowe Burial Chamber and the village of Skara Brae. We will then head to Stromness to catch the ferry back to the mainland. We disembark at Scrabster and will continue our journey along the top of Scotland with its wonderful cliffs and beaches to the Tounge Hotel.
Day 5 Tongue to Edinburgh
Today will be a magnificent scenery day. Travelling south along narrow roads, through wild remote country surrounded by soaring mountains, castles, lochs and wonderful views. We will make our way back to ‘civilisation’. A trip you will never forget.
- Exclusive use of Landrover Discovery 5 vehicle and tour guide for up to 6 passengers.
- All ferry costs
- Chilled Scottish still or sparkling water
- Use of binoculars and umbrella
- Admission charges to visited attractions
- Accommodation costs
- lunch & dinner costs