Whisky and the Flavour of Scotland

7 Days / 6 Nights

Scotland

Features
Edinburgh Glasgow Loch Lomond Glencoe Ben Nevis Fort William Isle of Skye Eilean Donan Castle Loch Ness Urquhart Castle Whisky Trail Spey Valley Balmoral Glenturret Distillery Stirling Castle

Sample Scotland’s most famous export in different beautiful locations – and become a whisky expert!  There are some culinary highlights on this tour too, all amidst Scotland’s wonderful history and scenery.

Send us an enquiry

Itinerary


DAY 1

On arrival at the airport you will be met by your driver guide who will take you to your hotel. If your arrival time permits you will then enjoy a short orientation sightseeing tour with your driver guide in Edinburgh, famous for its Castle, Princes’ Street  and its shops and for St Giles’ Cathedral with its famed crown spire as well as many fine Scottish pubs and restaurants. This evening you may wish to sample dinner at The Witchery by the Castle, located in a sixteenth-century building by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, a spectacular dining venue. Specialities include Scottish lobster, rock oysters, hot smoked salmon and Angus beef fillet.   Overnight central Edinburgh.

DAY 2

Travel west for a short visit to Glasgow with the opportunity of lunch at The Two Fat Ladies restaurant – featuring a seafood menu showcasing the best of local produce. Then head north along  Loch Lomond  and  through stunningly beautiful Glencoe and the Nevis mountain range, home to the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis. Dinner will be at Ballachulish House, a 17th-century loch-side country house where great views, good taste & a sense of relaxation combine with a luxuriously comfortable feel.  Overnight Fort William area.

DAY 3

This morning travel to Mallaig  for the ferry to the Isle of Skye. We’ll explore all that this unique mountainous island has to offer. Not least there will be a visit to the Talisker Whisky Distillery and a meal at the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant. Travel back passing by Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in the world and a truly wonderful sight.  Dinner will be at the outstanding Inverlochy Castle. Overnight Invergarry area.

DAY 4

Journey along the banks of Loch Ness, with a visit to Urquhart Castle and a boat cruise on the Loch. Then head east through the Spey Valley, so famous for its ‘Whisky Trail’, to enjoy visits to two well known distilleries – Glen Moray and Glen Grant. Join the locals this evening with dinner in a pub/restaurant, the best way of understanding the authentic regional flavour.   Overnight Grampian area.

DAY 5

Continue on the ‘Whisky Trail’, visiting the Speyside Cooperage,where for over 60 years the Taylor family has been producing fine oak casks used to mature the whisky. Drive on  through the majesty of the Eastern Highlands to the Royal Lochnagar distillery. This distillery started as in illicit producer, but later supplied the Queen with a dram or two, hence the Royal in its name!  Next there’s a visit to Balmoral Castle. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since. Then arrive in Perthshire for a VIP tour around the oldest of Scottish distilleries – Glenturret, producers of The Famous Grouse.  Dinner can be arranged at Yann’s at Glenearn House with a family atmosphere or at Gleneagles, one of the most famous 5* Scottish hotels.   Overnight Crieff area.

DAY 6

In the morning, visit  Stirling Castle – one of Scotland’s grandest castles with its impressive architecture towering over some of the most important battlefields in Scotland, including Stirling Bridge, the site of ‘Braveheart’ William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297.  This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Edinburgh to see the most famous sights of the city – The Castle, Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, closely associated with Scotland’s turbulent past and now the official residence of the Royal Family when in Scotland. For your farewell dinner we invite you to Loch Fyne Oysters and Seafood Restaurant, located on Newhaven harbour in the old fish market dating back to the 1890s. There is still an active fishing community on the doorstep.   Overnight central Edinburgh.

DAY 7

Depending on your departure time, enjoy a last look at the delights of Edinburgh and perhaps shop for some Scottish Delicacies or traditional tartan clothing before transfer to the airport for your return journey.

 

 

Some of the images used on this page are courtesy of FreeFoto.com

Fantastic Customer Service

Hi Agi, I received the following gratitude email yesterday from our London group: “Thank you very much for your help with the travel to UK. Everything was completely fine”.

I would also like to thank you for your many-many help and work as you had a big part in this success. Next time I will turn to you again if we have another request to UK.


AS, Hungary

Read More Customer Feedback

You will also like...

Castles & Gardens of Scotland

Harry Potter’s Enchanting England

Switzerland’s Christmas Markets

Premier League Football Breaks

Bond Style!

Our promise to you

Meet Our Team
Find out more

Our Services
Find out more

Our History
Find out more

Our Strengths
Find out more

A to Z Personal Service

Tailor Made Itineraries