Scotland Whisky Tour
Scotland Whisky Tour Overview
Take a motorhome tour through Speyside and the magnificent Highlands and Islands of Scotland and visit some famous distilleries along the way. Start your tour in Edinburgh at the Scotch Whisky Experience and then travel into Speyside and the home of Scotland’s malt whisky industry.
Continue on to theIsle of Skye, visiting legendary whisky distilleries, enjoying some of Scotland’s finest scenery.
- Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and The Scotch Whisky Experience
- Visit one of Edinburgh’s traditional Whisky Pubs
- The Malt Whisky Trail including visits to Glenfiddich and the Macallan Distilleries
- The Isle of Skye and Talisker Distillery
Day 1 – Arrive Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh and take in the city sights on an open top bus tour and visit historic Edinburgh Castle. Later you can enjoy a tour and tasting session at the Scotch Whisky Experience where you will learn the origins of malt whisky distilling.
Day 2 – Edinburgh to Speyside
Travel north to Speyside into the heart of malt whisky country. Your journey will take you into the Scottish Highlands and past Dewars World of Whisky and picturesque Edradour – Scotland’s smallest distillery. Further north pass Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest distillery in Scotland.
Day 3 – Speyside and The Malt Whisky Trail
As you wind your way through the charming towns and villages of Speyside there are many distilleries to stop at along the way. We’d recommend the Glenfiddich Connoisseurs Tour at Dufftown and the wonderful Visitors Centre at Glenlivet. The Speyside Cooperage at Craigellachie is a vital part of whisky production and the village is home to the Macallan Distillery.
Day 4 – Speyside Sightseeing
After sampling the ‘water of life’ in the area, visit Ballindalloch Castle in the magnificent Spey Valley. The River Spey forms a focus for the area and is famous for its fishing and the pretty riverside villages of Aberlour and Carron. There are numerous activities in the area with many mountains to climb, forests to explore and sparkling lochs to kayak and canoe on.
Day 5 – Speyside to the Isle of Skye
Travel on to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, where you will follow the shores of mysterious Loch Ness before passing Eilean Donan Castle. From here you will travel to the Isle of Skye.
Day 6 – Isle of Skye Sightseeing
Whilst on the Isle of Skye, you can visit Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport, producing a wonderfully robust and award-winning island malt whisky. Visit romantic Dunvegan Castle, explore the landscape of The Quiraing, or climb aboard a fabulous boat cruise into the heart of the magnificent Cuillin Mountains.
Day 7 – Isle of Skye to The Trossachs
Depart Skye and travel to Fort William, where The Ben Nevis Distillery lies at the foot of the UK’s highest mountain. Your journey takes you through Glencoe and across wild Rannoch Moor before arriving at your final destination in the picturesque Scottish Lakeland.
Day 8 – Back to Edinburgh
Travel back to Edinburgh.