The Speyside Whisky day tour from Edinburgh is the perfect opportunity to experience three of Scotland’s most iconic whisky distilleries in undoubtably the most famous whisky region in the world.

Departing from Edinburgh this tour not only takes in some stunning distilleries, but also some beautiful scenery and historic locations along the road.

Your driver and private tour guide will explain the story of these places with stories and folklore as you travel between whisky distilleries.

Each one of our private tours is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the road north to Speyside and the narrow back roads of this beautiful region of Scotland.

Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.

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TOUR DURATION
11 hours (typically 9am - 8pm)

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KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…

Each tour we operate is completely customisable to your interests. Below are three of our favourite whisky distilleries to visit but if you have a particular Speyside whisky distillery that you want to see, we can make that happen in the day from Edinburgh.

The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan Distillery is a major step away from the traditional image of a whisky distillery. The distillery traces its routes back to 1824, however a new and striking visitor centre opened its doors in 2018. The building is a unique blend of steel, glass and nature, brought together to create an awe-inspiring destination in Speyside.

We visit the Elchies Brasserie for lunch. The Brasserie offers inspired Scottish dishes matched to the Speyside setting. After lunch we visit the Macallan bar to discover their fine whisky range.

Strathisla Distillery

Established in 1786, Strathisla is the oldest working distillery in the Highlands. Located in the quaint town of Keith it was the first distillery owned by the Chivas Brothers of Chivas Regal fame and Strathisla produces both a fantastic Single Malt and is the soul of each and every Chivas Regal bottle.

The Glenlivet Distillery

Founded in 1824, Glenlivet is the largest producer of single Malt Whisky in Scotland. On the 75 minute tasting tour you will learn how the distillery works and of course have a dram or two of this iconic distilleries whisky. If you prefer not to take the guided distillery tour at this location you can instead experience a whisky ‘flight’ (tasting).

Along the road

As well as visiting these world-renowned distilleries there is plenty of scenery and history along the route. We will pass famous landmarks including The Forth Bridges, Pitlochry for comfort stop, Ruthven Barracks and travel through the stunning Cairngorm National Park.

This long-day tour includes quite a lot of travelling but is a very rewarding day. However, if you have more time and prefer to experience speyside at a more relaxed pace, perhaps our two day Speyside whisky tour is better suited to your needs?

Distilleries are subject to availability and where one of our suggested distilleries is not available a suitable alternative will be provided based on your preferences

SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…

Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route, but we can add in and remove anything you want

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  • Distance 356.97 miles
  • Time 7 h 34 min
  • Speed 47 mph
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ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE

We are passionate, professional and full of personality. Let us share our knowledge of Scotland

HOTEL / CRUISE BERTH PICK UP

We’ll collect & return you at the start and end of the tour

BOTTLED SCOTTISH WATER

Premium still and sparkling Scottish water is provided in glass bottles

PREMIUM MERCEDES MINIVAN

Our minivans offer luxury interiors and excellent legroom for up to 7 people and their bags

ONBOARD WIFI

Stay connected to friends and family on tour with unlimited super-fast wifi

RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
5 star review

We were not disappointed! I requested a customization to a tour and Alexander was happy to accommodate. Extremely knowledgeable about Scottish history and the Outlander film locations. Highly recommend!

Marisa F, September 2021

5 star review

We covered a lot of ground within a day and it quickly became clear how personable, accommodating and knowledgeable Alexander is. Make sure you tap into his vast knowledge of Scottish history!

Catherine L, September 2021

5 star review

Time very well spent with great company and a good few laughs thrown in. All the hidden treasures, that were such a nice surprise! Thank you so so much Sandy! Slainte x

Tracy H, August 2021

5 star review

Alexander has a fantastic knowledge of his own city. His van is immaculate and spotless. I can thoroughly recommend his tour to anyone who wants to see the city from the comfort of an armchair.

Andrew M, August 2021

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