Escursione di 3 giorni: Il sentiero del whisky di Speyside
~ Dunkeld e the Hermitage
~ Cairngorm National Park
~ Il fiume Spey
~ Speyside Cooperage
~ 4 distillerie di whisky
~ Royal Deeside
Nello Speyside, dove si trovano più della metà delle distillerie di whisky di malto della Scozia, vi attende un caldo benvenuto. La vostra avventura di 3 giorni vi permette di sedervi e rilassarvi e lasciar guidare a noi, mentre voi visitate alcune delle migliori distillerie di whisky della Scozia e di godervi il magnifico scenario di Cairngorm, Speyside e Royal Deeside.
Alloggiate 2 notti a Grantown on Spey nel Cairngorm National Park.
Preghiamo di contattarci telefonicamente se la data nella quale desidera viaggiare non è prenotabile on-line.
Prezzo/Concessione: £119.00 - £149.00
Ritorno: 18.30 approx
Partenza: Mercoledì (da marzo a novembre) , Venerdì (da maggio a settembre)
Important Information about your Accommodation on TourYour 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.
Informazioni e itinerario
Giorno 1 si viaggia a nord, fino allo storico villaggio di Dunkeld e alle magnifiche cascate della foresta di Hermitage. Dopo aver pranzato a Pitlochry potete assaggiare le delizie della migliore distilleria della Scozia a Dalwhinnie, nei pressi della sorgente del fiume Spey. Riscaldati dal nettare ambrato, continuerete a viaggiare verso il Cairngorm National Park prima di raggiungere Grantown on Spey, la vostra base per 2 notti.
Giorno 2 Un'intera giornata passata esplorando la regione del whisky più famosa della Scozia. Dopo un viaggio panoramico lungo la costa, la vostra prima fermata della giornata sarà alla distilleria a conduzione familiare Benromach per una visita personalizzata. Da qui a Elgin, dove si trova Gordon e Macphail, uno dei più grandi imbottigliatori e fornitori di whisky del mondo, la distanza è breve. Dopo il pranzo a Elgin ritornerete nello Spey a Aberlour per una visita alla distilleria e, clima permettendo, vi fermerete allo Speyside Cooperage nella vicina Craigellachie. Da qui tornerete a Grantown on Spey.
Giorno 3 viaggerete attraverso le Cairngorm Mountains durante il viaggio di ritorno a Edimburgo. Durante la mattina visiterete Glenlivet – non solo una distilleria ma anche un bellissimo glen con magnifiche passeggiate e bellissima fauna locale. Godrete anche della bellezza del Royal Deeside, passando per il castello di Balmoral e vi fermerete nel villaggio di Braemar nel cuore del Parco Nazionale. Da questo punto, viaggiando verso sud si passa per la montagna più alta della Scozia, attraverso il Perthshire per arrivare finalmente a Edimburgo. N.B. – l'itinerario e le visite alla distilleria sono soggetti a variazioni attraverso la stagione e potrebbero non essere come descritte sopra, tuttavia ci saranno sempre un minimo di 4 visite a distillerie durante l'escursione.
**Per le partenze del venerdì - i giorni 1 e 3 dell'itinerario saranno invertiti
Punto di partenza
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edimburgo. Clicca qui per aprire la mappa.
Incluso nel prezzo
~Trasporto su minibus Mercedes di classe superiore, per un servizio più personale.
~Aria Condizionata come norma.
~Servizi di un guidatore/guida professionista di Rabbie’s
~La Carta Sconto di Rabbie’s. Con questa potete ottenere degli sconti in ristoranti, negozi e attrazioni locali.
Non incluso nel prezzo
~Pranzo e bevande.
~Tutte le attrazioni per visitatori.
Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 16 anni.
Alloggio – l’alloggio non è compreso nel prezzo della gita. Questo vi permette di scegliere il tipo di alloggio che preferite: ostello, bed & breakfast oppure albergo. Voi scegliete e noi ve lo prenotiamo. Per i prezzi, vi preghiamo di andare al modulo di prenotazione su questo sito web. Se necessitate di accesso facilitato o se avete esigenze speciali, vi preghiamo di comunicarcelo al momento della prenotazione.
*NB Nelle occasioni in cui i villaggi nei quali alloggiamo celebrano degli eventi, la disponibilità degli alloggi può essere scarsa o molto cara. In tali circostanze potremmo utilizzare altre ubicazioni per il vostro alloggio durante la gita. Se ciò dovesse accadere, ne sarete sempre informati.
Informazione importante Poichè diamo molta importanza al tempo che passate fuori dal minibus e vi diamo l’opportunità di passeggiare tra la natura, vi raccomandiamo di indossare vestiti e calzature adatti alla vostra gita. La Scozia può essere molto umida!!
Queste informazioni in lingua italiana vengono offerte unicamente a titlolo informativo. Le gite sono in inglese e i nostri servizi vengono forniti unicamente in inglese.
Commenti del cliente
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!
Tobias and Frida (AKA 'Anne Arkler')
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.
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
Foto del viaggiatore
Here are the latest customer photographs from this tour - click an image for enlargement and slideshow.
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