Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

Speyside Whisky Tour inc. Culloden Battlefield

A wonderful combination of history, scenery and whisky!

Our Speyside whisky and history tour begins from Inverness with a visit to the Bronze Age Clava Cairns and Standing Stones. Dating back over 4000 years, this grouping of burial cairns, rings and standing stones gives us a fascinating glimpse of the very ancient past of the Scottish Highlands.

Only a short distance from Clava Cairns is Culloden Battlefield where you explore the dramatic history of the Highland clans, Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and the Jacobite uprisings. The excellent interactive visitors centre sets the scene of this decisive battle and the Jacobite story before you embark on a poignant walk through Culloden field to the clan grave markers (including such famous clans as the Frasers, Macdonalds, Mackintoshes and Camerons).

Culloden Battlefield Culloden Battlefield Clava Cairns and Standing Stones Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

After an early lunch at the battlefield cafe we head east towards the grounds of Brodie Castle, home of the wonderful Rodney Pictish Stone. This class II Pictish stone (8-9th century, highly decorated stones with Pictish symbols and Christian imagery) includes a very striking Pictish beast illustration.

The afternoon takes us to Benromach where you enjoy a tutored tasting (no tour) of up to three Benromach malts. We then continue into Speyside to Glenlivet where you take a distillery tour that includes a dram from a cask in the warehouse followed by two more tastings in their dramming room.

   BENROMACH        Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)

   BENROMACH
Tastings from £3 per dram (no tour)

   GLENLIVET             £10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams

   GLENLIVET
£10 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 3 tasting drams

Benromach Speyside Whisky Distillery Benromach Speyside Whisky Distillery Glenlivet Speyside Whisky Distillery Benromach Speyside Whisky Distillery

Leaving Speyside we travel back through wonderful scenery and enjoy the stunning views of the East Highlands on our return to Inverness.

Tour Option
Visit Glenfiddich instead of Glenlivet - This option is available all year and as Glenlivet is closed from early November to early March, during this time we visit Glenfiddich as standard.

Tour Notes
During the summer months most distilleries have a silent season when there is no whisky production for a number of weeks. Distillery tours still operate but without production in the background.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for children (under 18s).

Private Tour Price

April to October:            £400

November to March:    £360

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(approx. 9½ hours)

June, July August              Monday to Sunday
April, May, September    Monday to Saturday
All other months              Monday to Friday

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes and a driver/guide but exclude entrance fees and meals.