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 Benz 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 driver & 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.
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 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 2108. 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.
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.
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?
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
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 356.97 miles
- Time 7 h 34 min
- Speed 47 mph
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- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
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ALL OF OUR TOURS COME COMPLETE WITH…
KILT WEARING TOUR GUIDE
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RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
The guide, Alexander, is one outstanding tour guide. He is very intelligent and eager to show the best part of Scotland with his pride.
Yojiro U, September 2020
You will be able to see the highlights of Edinburgh in a day and it’s excellent way of travelling especially now because of COVID-19. He was very knowledgable and had good sense of humour.
Sukhjit D, August 2020
Brilliant day ! Very friendly, full of knowledge! Best way in my opinion to do a tour !!
Harry S, August 2020
Although our trip was quite short we packed so much into the time we had. We will definitely do another tour on our next trip to Edinburgh.