Speyside Whisky Trail - 3 Tage Tour

Highlights:

~ Dunkeld and the Hermitage
~ Cairngorm National Park
~ The River Spey
~ Elgin
~ Speyside Cooperage
~ 4 Whisky Distilleries
~ Royal Deeside

Ein herzliches Willkommen erwartet Sie in der Speyside Region, Heimat von mehr als der Hälfte aller schottischen Whisky Destillerien. Auf dieser dreitägigen Reise können Sie sich entspannt zurücklehnen und uns das Fahren überlassen, während Sie einige der besten Whiskies kosten und die herrliche Landschaft von Speyside, Cairngorm Mountains und Royal Deeside genießen.

Sie übernachten für zwei Nächte in Granton on Spey, im Cairngorm Nationalpark.

Rufen Sie uns doch an, wenn Sie das gewünschte Reisedatum online nicht finden können - wir zaubern dann etwas für Sie.

Preis/Erwachsene: £129.00 - £159.00
Preis/Ermäßigung: £119.00 - £149.00
Abfahrt: 09.00
Rückkehr: 18.30 approx
Abfahrt: Mittwoch (März bis November), Freitag (Mai bis September)
Rabbies Accommodation Information

Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

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Reiseroute

Tag 1: Um 09.00h beginnt Ihr dreitägiges, schottisches Whisky Abenteuer. Sie verlassen Edinburgh in Richtung Norden und die Highlands. Sie besuchen das historische Dorf Dunkeld, ein kurzer Spaziergang führt Sie durch einen Wald zu einigen stimmungsvollen Wasserfällen. Nach dem Mittagessen in Pitlochry werden Sie Ihre erste Whisky Destillerie in Dalwhinnie besuchen – Dalwhinnie ist die höchstgelegene Brennerei des Landes, dicht an der Quelle des Flusses Spey. Von hier aus folgen Sie dem Fluss Richtung Norden durch den Cairngorm Nationalpark in die kleine Ortschaft Grantown-on-Spey, Ihren Übernachtungsort für die kommenden zwei Nächte.

Tag 2: Sie haben den ganzen Tag um die berühmteste Whisky-Region Schottland's zu erkunden. Nach einer Tour in Richtung Küste, halten wir an der Benromach Brennerei. Während einer Tour lernen Sie dieses Familienunternehmen kennen. Von hier aus ist es nur ein kurzer Weg nach Elgin, Heimat von Gordon & MacPhail – das Unternehmen zählt zu den weltweit führenden Whisky Abfüllern und Lieferanten. Kaum ein anderes Geschäft bietet eine größere Auswahl an schottischen Malt Whiskies. Nach dem Mittagessen in Elgin fahren wir an der Spey entland nach Aberlour, zu einem Besuch der lokalen Brennerei. Sollte es die Zeit erlauben, halten wir an der Speyside Cooperage im nahen Craigellachie an. Anschließend geht es zurück nach Grantown-on-Spey.

Tag 3: Der Weg zurück nach Edinburgh führt durch die wunderschöne Bergwelt der Cairngorm Gebirgkette. Am Morgen überqueren Sie die hügelische Grenze von Speyside zu Royal Deeside, um Royal Lochnagar Destillerie zu besuchen. Diese Destillerie wird "Royal" (königlich) genannt, weil sie sich gleich neben Balmoral Castle befindet - die Zuhause der Queen im schottischen Hochland. Dann halten Sie im Dorf Braemar im Herzen des Cairngorm Nationalparks. Über Schottland's höchsten Bergpass und durch Perthshire geht es zurück in die schottische Hauptstadt. Sie erreichen Edinburgh gegen 18.30h.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass der Programmablauf und der Besuch der einzelnen Whisky Brennereien im Laufe der Saison variieren können und eventuel nicht mit dem oben beschriebenen Programm übereinstimmen. Wir garantieren aber den Besuch von mindestens vier Brennereien auf jeder Tour.

**Auf den Freitagstouren werden die Tage 1 und 3 anders herum gefahren.

Treffpunkt
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Siehe Karte

Im Preis enthalten
~Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen für einen persönlicheren Service.
~Bus mit Klimaanlage
~Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's

Nicht inbegriffen
~Mittagessen und Erfrischungen
~Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktionen

Ermäβigungen
Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre und Kinder von 5 bis 16 Jahren

Wichtiger Hinweis
Da Sie nicht den ganzen Tag im Bus verbringen sollen und wir Ihnen Gelegenheiten zu Wanderungen in freier Natur geben werden, empfehlen wir Ihnen, geeignete Kleidung und Schuhe auf Ihre Schottlandreise mitzunehmen. In Schottland kann es sehr nass werden!

Unterkunft Im Reisepreis ist die Unterbringung nicht enthalten. Dafür haben Sie die Möglichkeit, eine Unterkunft nach Ihrem Reisebudget und Ihren Vorstellungen selbst auszuwählen. Die Buchung übernehmen wir dann für Sie. Hostel, Bed&Breakfast oder Hotel – alle Preise finden Sie auf dem Buchungsformular dieser Website. Sollten Sie Probleme beim Aufrufen unserer Webseiten oder spezielle Anforderungen haben, sollten Sie uns dies bei der Buchung mitteilen. *Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir nicht immer Unterkunft in den angegebenen Orten garantieren können. Dies kann vorkommen, wenn dort Events stattfinden, aufgrund derer Unterkunft nur schwer erhältlich und sehr teuer ist. In diesem Fall behalten wir uns vor, Ihre Unterkunft in anderen Ortschaften zu buchen. Wir werden Sie umgehend davon informieren, sollte dies notwendig sein.

Diese Angaben in deutscher Sprache dienen rein informativen Zwecken. Die Touren werden in englischer Sprache abgehalten und unsere Dienste werden ebenso ausschlieβlich in Englisch erbracht.

Kundenrezensionen

I wanted to combine a liking for whisky with revisiting old haunts from my past, and this tour definitely hit the spot for me and met my expectations. We had party Pete as a driver and guide. Very knowledgeable - commentary was a good mix of history, culture and places of interest, as well as whisky. Really enjoyed the way he ran the tour, fitting in extras where we had time to spare, giving us plenty of time to indulge at the distilleries and whisky shops. I booked at short notice, and organised my own accommodation in Grantown on Spey - Haus Alba - Rabbies should consider it as an option - only two rooms but a superb BB. Travelled with nice folks from all parts of the globe - thoroughly enjoyable - great value. Would definitely travel with Rabbies again.
John Wallace - 19/10/2016

Thanks for that wonderful Tour with our Guide and Driver Keith , he was very well informed about everything that did interest us.We saw so much besides the planned Tour.Great that the whole Tour was accompanied with the Musiv according to landscape , history or legends of that place.Very nice people on the bus and also in service at the Hotel and so on.Very nice accomodation on the tour.Phantastic pub in Granton on Spey.Thanks Keith and Rabbies.
Bent Ritter - 01/06/2016

The experience me and my family had during this trip was spectacular. Party Pete is absolutly wonderful as a guide. We loved every minute of our jurney. It made me want to vivite the highlands again.
Marie Åström - 27/07/2015

We had an amazing tour / holiday with Keith as our guide. Amazing history and sites were shared. Keith played an amazing array of Scottish music too. We had an amazing stay at the Ravenscourt in Downton on Spey. In addition we had a great couple of nights with great pies at Craigs as well as many laughs and pints. Im sad to not be doing additional days on this tour as we had so much fun. I would recommend this tour in a second. The sites, stories, and the whiskey were great. Thanks, Boyd and Heather.
Boyd penner - 25/05/2015

Great tour guide, made us remember everything almost like revision. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour although my liver may have a second opinion. Lovely group of people also.
Richard Howe - 19/05/2015

Great job Party Pete on the tour on 1/10/2014-3/10/2014
Andrew - 09/10/2014

Great three-day tour of Speyside departing from Edinburgh. Barney was our driver and guide and provided background on Scottish history and a friendly knowledge of whisky history and flavor, punctuated with just the right amount of contemporary Scottish and local Edindburgh politics (the drive-cursed trams were two weeks old at the time of our tour). Visited Benromach, Glenlivit and Dalwhinnie distilleries and the Speyside Cooperage as well as the Herimitage and Cairngorm National Park. The trip was paced to stop every hour or so and some of the best memories are from Barney's casual tales during those stops and visiting the small towns and even a sandy lakeside beach along the way. The trip is a big circle and we stayed at the Garth Hotel in Grantown on Spey each night (don't miss the best food and drink in town there). There were twelve of us on the tour. I'm not normally a tour-taker and so was happily surprised with Barney's company on trip and the comfort of the van on rural roads on some rather warm summer days.
Michael Phelps - 01/08/2014

We are beyond happy with our tour! Our guide Karen told us anything and everything about Scotland's history, whisky and culture. She made us all feel welcome and as if she truly enjoyed traveling with our group, and she managed to get more opportunities for 'wee tastings' than we could have hoped for. She was also flexible and adapted the routes to the group's wishes. Our B&B was nice and the bus very comfy. All in all: We will most def come back for another 'wee' tour! Best regards Tobias and Frida (AKA 'Anne Arkler') Sweden
Frida & Tobias - 06/07/2014

We were beyond thrilled with Karen. She was personable, professional, knowledgeable and genuinely cared about whether we had a good time. I learned more than I had expected about Scotland's history and it's people and accomplished my intention of developing an appreciation for Whiskey... As did my wife. I will come back to Rabbie's again. If Karen is any reflection of Rabbie's as a business then there is nowhere else I could imagine feeling more comfortable. Thank you. P.s. Our other guests seemed to feel the same.
Todd and Meg Kowalski - 06/07/2014

Our tour guide, Pete is a wonderful guide that makes our honeymoon memorable. He is very knowledgeable of whisky and he answered all our questions very well. Pete has a warm personality that helps us bond together as a group. We are part of the famous 5 group that enjoyed our trip thoroughly. Thank you Pete!
Alwyn and Faith - 26/05/2014

Kundenphotos

Here are the latest customer photographs from this tour - click an image for enlargement and slideshow.

 

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Speyside June 2016 by Glyn

Speyside June 2016 by Glyn

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Speyside by Bent Ritter

Speyside by Bent Ritter

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Guess who likes whisky? :-) by Alessia

Guess who likes whisky? :-) by Alessia

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Special Whisky Tour by David Gillett

Special Whisky Tour by David Gillett

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Speyside tour 29 Nov by Annie

Speyside tour 29 Nov by Annie

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Speyside 3 Day Sept 2014 by Keith Fraser

Speyside 3 Day Sept 2014 by Keith Fraser

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Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Departing from Edinburgh at 09.00 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 2 A whole day exploring Scotland’s most famous whisky region. After a scenic drive toward 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 (Wednesday departures only). 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 is back to Grantown on Spey

Day 3 Takes 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. You will then enjoy the majesty of Royal Deeside, passing by 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 through Perthshire before arriving back in Edinburgh. around 18.30

Please note – itinerary and distillery visits are subject to variation throughout the season and may not be the same described above, however there will always be a minimum of 4 distillery visits during the tour.

**For the Friday departures - days 1 and 3 of the itinerary will be reversed and the Speyside Cooperage is sadly not open.

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts