Whisky Tour (Self Drive)
8 Days Pre-booked Self Drive Tour (excluding rental car) suggested tour itinerary from Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! After you pick up your car, transfer to your accommodation. Spend the remainder of the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city. Discover the secrets of the "water of life" with a visit to the Scotch Whisky Experience on the Royal Mile. Explore some of Edinburgh’s many attractions such as famous Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland. Overnight in Edinburgh. (O)

Day 2: Perthshire
This morning leave Edinburgh via the Firth of Forth Bridge towards Perth, the former capital of Scotland. North of Perth lays Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots. Continue on to the small town of Crieff. Visit Scotland’s oldest working distillery Glenturret Distillery, home of the Famous Grouse, one of Scotland’s most famous whiskies. Overnight in Perthshire. (B,O)

Day 3: Pertshire - Royal Deeside
Travel north today to Pitlochry, a picturesque Highland town. Visit the smallest distillery in Scotland, Edradour, and stroll through the Victorian city before continuing north to Braemar via the scenic and dramatic road over the Spittal of Glenshee, one of the highest points in Scotland. Descend into Braemar which sits in the heart of Royal Deeside, the magnificent valley of the river Dee and home to the Royal Family’s Highland retreat Balmoral Castle. Overnight in Aberdeenshire. (B,O)

Day 4: Royal Deeside
Spend this day exploring the beautiful landscape of Royal Deeside which overlaps the Cairngorms National Park. Visit Balmoral Castle or Crathie Church where the Royal Family attends Sunday Service when in residence at Balmoral. One of the most important distilleries in this area is the Royal Lochnagar Distillery situated on the south side of the River Dee. Overnight in Aberdeenshire. (B,O)

Day 5: Scottish Malt Whisky Trail
Travel northwards towards Inverness. Follow the Malt Whisky Trail and visit some of the many famous distilleries in the area. Stop at Dufftown, the capital of Scottish Whisky and visit Glenfiddich Distillery just north of Dufftown. It is the home of Glenfiddich Single Malt, one of the world’s most famous Scotch Whiskies. Also worth visiting is the Speyside Cooperage in Craigellachie. Continue towards Inverness via Nairn, with its beautiful sandy beaches. End the day with a glass of Scottish whisky in one of the many pubs of Inverness. Overnight in Inverness or area. (B,O)

Day 6: Inverness - Oban
Leave Inverness and travel along the legendary Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle which dates back to the 12th century and is magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness. Follow the Caledonian Canal along Loch Lochy to Fort William, set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Continue on the west coast to the fishing town of Oban. Overnight in Oban or area. (B,O)

Day 7: Oban - Glasgow
Before leaving Oban visit Oban Distillery, one of the few distilleries to be built prior to the actual town which grew around the distillery. Travel through the beautiful landscape surrounding Loch Fyne to Inveraray and its charming castle. Home to the Duke of Argyll, the head of the Campbell Clan the castle testifies the power and wealth of the Campbells, one of the most powerful of the Highland Clans. Continue on to Loch Lomond, the largest lake in whole Great Britain and known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Overnight in Glasgow.
(B,O)

Day 8: Goodbye
Return your car to Edinburgh Airport and join your flight home. (B)

                                                                                                                                             

Rates Per Person sharing

3* Hotels 

  Twin Single Supplement

January - March 

$ 845.00

$ 550.00

April, May, October

$ 938.00

$ 550.00

June, September

$ 1010.00

$ 550.00

July, August

$ 1205.00

$ 550.00

November, December

$ 845.00

$ 550.00

*Mix of 3-star hotels, 2 nights in a manor house/castle and 2 nights in B&B/guest house. Triple rooms on request // 4-star hotels – please enquire.

Rates include: 7 nights accommodation sharing a twin / double room with ensuite facilities, 7 full Scottish breakfasts, service charges & VAT.


Please note rates are NOT inclusive of vehicle rental, ferry transfers and admissions to suggested attractions.

 

 

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                                                                                        abitsbeyt

 

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