Sample the best drams of Scotland’s premier whisky region on this tour of the Speyside Whisky Trail.
Speyside Cooperage – Find out how casks are made at this essential attraction of the Speyside Whisky Trail.
Cardhu Distillery - This sweet whisky is one of the smoothest you’ll ever try.
Glenfiddich Distillery - Arguably, the distillery that created the global demand for single malt whisky.
Whether you're a whisky lover or a whisky learner, you're bound to get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside.
Home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries, there's almost too much to see and drink. So on this tour, we help you get the most out of the region by taking you to two distinct distilleries. It’s a chance to learn about the incredible history, process, and flavours of Scotland’s national drink.
Students and seniors over 60
You leave Aberdeen in the morning and delve straight into the home of whisky, the Speyside region. But don’t worry if you’ve not had breakfast, at your first stop in the Speyside Cooperage, you’re learning about whisky rather than drinking it.
After learning about the beautiful oak casks here, you head for lunch at one of our favourite local restaurants.
And now you have the chance to try some whisky. You head to one of the most famous distilleries in the world, Glenfiddich. The huge stills here and classic architecture are exactly what you’d imagine a Scottish distillery to be. But be careful in the shop, there’s always a temptation to buy a £300 whisky here…
Next, you head to your second distillery, Cardhu. This whisky is famously easy to drink for beginners but also has enough depth to impress the connoisseurs.
After this, you have a refreshment stop and arrive back in Aberdeen in the early evening. It’s now up to you whether you continue the whisky tasting into the night.
Please note that from 1st of April 2020 this tour will have a different itinerary
You leave Aberdeen in the morning and delve straight into the home of whisky, the Speyside region. But don’t worry if you’ve not had breakfast yet; because at your stop in the Speyside Cooperage you’re learning about whisky rather than drinking it.
After getting to know the history Scotland’s oak casks, you head for lunch at one of the most famous distilleries in the world, Glenfiddich. The huge stills and classic architecture are exactly what you’d imagine a Scottish distillery to be. But be careful in the shop, there’s always a temptation to buy a £300 bottle of whisky here…
Next, you head deep into the magnificent Cairngorms National Park as we travel from Tomintoul to Cockbridge. This legendary stretch of road regularly see’s the first of the snowy winter weather and crosses the mountain pass known locally as the Lecht. You’ll have plenty of time for photo opportunities on this unforgettable route.
You arrive in Royal Deeside, one of the favourite holiday locations of the British Royal Family. At the Cambus O’May forest, you can walk in the woods and re-energise in the pristine environment that makes this area such a draw for Queens, Princes, and Rabbie’s customers.
You follow the route of the River Dee and arrive back in Aberdeen in the early evening.
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The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
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Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
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