A Whisky Journey: Drams & Distilleries
1 day tour

  • Elgin Cathedral
  • Speyside Whisky tours from Inverness
  • Tomatin Distillery
  • Speyside
  • Rabbie's driver guide

Take a whisky lover’s ultimate tour of the best Speyside distilleries on this tour from Inverness.

Tour map

Tour Highlights

Distilleries
Cathedrals

Elgin Cathedral - Step back in time to 1224 when this gorgeous cathedral was built. 

Glen Moray Distillery - Light, smooth, and fruity: savour a classic Speyside whisky at a 120-year old distillery.

Tomatin Distillery - Their single malt and blended Scotch whisky will stay with you long after you depart. 

Strathspey - Pine trees line the rolling hills of this beautiful region of Scotland.

Speyside With 50 whisky distilleries, this region is the heartland of Scotch whisky production. It also enchants with tranquil rivers, rolling hillsides and wee villages where hospitality is as warm as a dram by the hearth.

 

Your journey

 

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.

 

* This tour will finish after 31st March 2025. If you're looking for a whisky tour from Inverness, have a look at our new 2025 whisky tour here.

Tour Details

Starts
Check-in closes at 09:00 (tour departs at 09:15) - Inverness Pick Up, Bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS
Finishes (approx.)
18:00 - Inverness Drop Off, Bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS
Luggage
You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items. You can find details about luggage storage options here.
Discounts

Students and seniors over 60

Important information
  • Unfortunately we don't carry anyone under 18 years old on this tour
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • Access to distillery production areas may not be possible
  • Some distilleries offer tutored tastings instead of tours
  • Distilleries may be substituted
  • Some attraction tickets can be purchased in advance when you book your tour. You’ll have the option to add at check-out. Other attractions will not be available to book beforehand, instead you can purchase those while on tour. 
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Attraction entry tickets

Itinerary

Get ready to explore the Speyside region and Scotland’s most delectable industry.

You depart Inverness and travel through the beautiful Scottish country until you reach Tomatin Distillery. Their single malt and blended Scotch whisky has been around since 1897 and is a rich and wonderful way to start the day. 

Next up you journey into the beautiful region of Speyside, the whisky-hub of Scotland. You'll stop in at one of the little towns for a delicious lunch, to recharge and refuel for the rest of your day. And as you pass through the area, your driver-guide will take you to some beautiful spots we know you and your camera will love.

Your next stop will take you back in time to 1224 when it was built. Elgin Cathedral may be a ruin now but it was built dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Get your camera ready, it's well worth a shot. 

Now it's time for your afternoon treat. You are welcomed at Glen Moray Distillery, who have been producing their single malt Scotch whisky for over 120 years in the heart of Speyside. Here, you may join a tour and discover the different areas of whisky production and sample the golden-hued spirit itself.

Now it's time to head back to Inverness with new stories to tell and new whiskies to love. 

Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

Please note that this tour will be finishing on 31st March 2025. From 1st April 2025, there will be a new whisky tour of this region called The Spirit of Speyside Whisky (from Inverness).

Attractions

Tour Attractions

You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:

  • Tomatin Distillery 
  • Glen Moray Distillery

Other attractions may be booked and paid locally during the tour.

FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

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.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

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.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.

What are your cancellation policies?

Your cancellation terms depend on which tour you've booked.

For one-day tours: You'll receive a full refund if you cancel 24 hours or more before the tour departure

For tours of between two and nine days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 15 or more days before the tour departure

For tours of 10 or more days: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 21 or more days before the tour departure

For all European packaged tours: You'll receive a 90% refund if you cancel 42 days before the tour departure.

If you cancel inside these notice periods, full charges will apply and no refunds will be issued.

To cancel your booking, email tours@rabbies.com as soon as possible. The effective date of cancellation will be the date we receive written confirmation from you.

Click here to view terms and conditions

Can Itineraries change?

Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. Your driver-guide will keep you up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

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.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

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.

How much time do I get off the bus?

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.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

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.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

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.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

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.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .


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