5 (or 6) Day Highland, Speyside and Islay Whisky Tour
Discover the wonderful whiskies of the Highlands, Speyside and the Isle of Islay with a five (or six) day tour from Edinburgh through the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Islay.
Day 1 - Departing from Edinburgh we travel north over the Firth of Forth towards the Central Highlands. Arriving at the Cairngorms National Park in the late-morning we visit Dalwhinnie Distillery for a tour and tastings. The afternoon takes us on short detour east to the Glenlivet Distillery for a tour and tastings before we make our way to Inverness for our overnight stop.
Day 2 - Departing from Inverness, we visit to Benromach Distillery which has just three distillers handcrafting their single malt whisky. After a distillery tour and tastings we visit Glenfiddich Distillery where you enjoy a light lunch at the distillery cafe including tastings from their Malt Bar. The mid-afternoon is reserved for a distillery tour and tastings at the famous Macallan Distillery before we return to Inverness for our overnight stop.
Day 3 - Departing from Inverness we follow the ancient geological fault line that cuts through the Highlands - the Great Glen - towards Fort William, with scenic stops on the way. After a refreshement break at Fort William we continue south to Oban where we visit the famous Oban Distillery. The late afternoon takes us south through Kilmartin Glen towards Kennacraig where we board the evening ferry for a 2¼ hour sailing across to the Isle of Islay and the first of our two overnight stays on the island.
Day 4 - We have one full day on the Isle of Islay and the itinerary can be adapted around your tastes and personal choices. Generally we aim to enjoy two standard distillery whisky tours along with a third distillery for tastings. Alternatively, you may wish to take an extended distillery tour of your favourite whisky - just let us know and we can design a specific itinerary to suit.
Choose from Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain and Caol Ila.
Day 5 - We leave the Isle of Islay on the morning sailing back to the mainland. It is then a scenic drive north towards Inverary where after a lunch break we visit the Loch Fyne Whisky Shop (home to a great selection of whiskies). The late afternoon is a beautiful journey by the Trossachs, through Callander and on towards Edinburgh where we end our five day whisky adventure.
Tour option - Add an extra day on the Isle of Islay
Should you wish more time to explore the Isle of Islay we can add an additional day to the tour to include more distillery visits along with some of the fantastic scenery and history on the island. With this option there would be an additional overnight stay on the Isle of Islay. Tour option surcharge – £500 per tour.
Private Tour Price (per tour)
5 Day - May to September: £2800
Depart Inverness 9am