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From Edinburgh: Speyside Whisky Trail 3-Day Group Tour

From Edinburgh: Speyside Whisky Trail 3-Day Group Tour

Day 1 You head north through the Kingdom of Fife, to your first distillery; Lindores Abbey. This is a modern Scottish distillery built on the site of the first-ever recorded distiller in the country in 1494. Visit this site to discover the historic legacy of the area blended with innovation and sustainable practices all captured in their fine whisky. Continue north towards the UK's largest National Park, Cairngorms National Park. This will be a stunning drive, so keep your cameras ready. You stop in Braemar and have some time for lunch and a little explore. A bite to eat is a good idea though because your next stop is the Whisky Castle. This whisky emporium has been selling the finest malt whiskies for over 120 years and is stocking over 600 malts. Savour three Speyside whiskies to get familiar with a distinctive taste of this region. 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 2 Today you spend the whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. Your first stop is 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. After lunch in nearby Aberlour, you travel along the Spey River to Craigellachie for a visit to the Speyside Cooperage**, where you see another aspect of the whisky making process. After a scenic drive towards the coast, you head to Glen Moray, where you can try whisky matured in a wide selection of casks. Time permitting, your driver-guide might stop in at Sueno's Stone for a quick photo, where you can admire this incredible Pictish standing stone. From here you travel back to Grantown-on-Spey. Day 3 In the morning get ready for a whisky and chocolate tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery, set in splendid mountain scenery at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. You then leave the Highlands and journey south to Perthshire. Lying in the heart of Scotland, Pitlochry is a beautiful little town with plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes. The time is yours to explore and have some lunch. Next, you stop for a walk among towering Douglas firs in the Hermitage, a lovely forest with a roaring waterfall. From here the route south takes you to the stunning wee village of Dunkeld, where you've got some time to explore before heading to your final whisky experience of the tour. You then over the Firth of Forth, take in the magnificent South Queensferry bridges, and head back into Edinburgh. *Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

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I was hesitant to book a pricey tour but very much wanted to learn more about whisky. Turns out it was worth every bit of the money! The tours were fabulous and the whisky tastings taught me what I like and dislike. It lead to lots of purchases but it's a big year for my family and we'll be celebrating with some of the best Scottish whisky. Our guide Chris was fabulous! So entertaining and he really went out of his way showing us sites aside from the distilleries. I've taken several tours with Rabbie's and the quality is always outstanding. If you're on the fence, rest assured this one is worth it!

We were delighted with the well-organized tour. There was a lot of interesting information, which was explained in a very entertaining way by our tour guide Chris. The tours of the distilleries and the tastings were very varied and well selected. There were also a few stops in nature and at beautiful places, and the length of stay was always appropriate here. We always felt comfortable with Chis, which meant there was a good atmosphere on the bus too. The stay in our accommodation, the "Garden Park Guest House" in Grantown-on-Spey, was particularly pleasant.

The trip in general was fantastic, the driver’s was out of this world, and strangely obsessed whit bridges. The tours around different distilleries couldn’t have been better from stories till recommendations. However our hotel for the over night stays was dreadful, dirty room, non twin room as booked, no air condition or opportunity to open a window.

We had an excellent tour. We learnt a lot about whiskey but also due to our very knowledgeable driver (Bruce) we also learnt heaps about Scottish history. He took us on scenic roads and the countryside was stunning. All in all it was a great experience.

Very good selection of distilleries. The journey between each was just right