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Day Tour of Speyside Whiskey and Elgin Visit

  • When does it run?
    Monday & Wednesday
  • Start time
    9:15am
  • Duration
    9.5 hours
Inclusions
  • Transport in a 16-seater Mercedes mini coach
  • Driver-guide

Key Highlights

  • Take the ultimate whisky lover’s tour of the best Speyside distilleries
  • Sample some of the finest drams of whiskey at Benromach Distillery and Glenfiddich Distillery
  • Explore 12th century ruins and the stunning cathedral at Elgin
  • Learn how casks are made at Speyside Cooperage

Overview

Explore the two best distilleries in the Speyside region – Benromach Distillery and Glenfiddich Distillery. Benromach boasts of whisky processed in a smoky style which is typical in Speyside tradition. Glenfiddich is arguably the distillery that has dominated a third of the single malt whisky market globally along with Glenlivet and Macallan. Visit the quaint town of Elgin and explore even more wee whisky treats in shops for friends and family. Discover the gorgeously grand cathedral that stands tall and proud on a lush green expanse. Make a trip to the Speyside Cooperage and see how whisky casks are made. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery and wander around the stunning ruins on this day trip from Inverness.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday & Wednesday

  • Duration

    9.5 hours

  • Start time

    9:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Itinerary

  • Board the comfortable Mercedes coach at Inverness Bus Station and begin your day trip to the Speyside.

    Get a taste of some quality malts in the beautiful region of Speyside. Begin the tour at Benromach Distillery, your first distillery of the day. Learn from your expert guide about the age old styles of whisky making and processing. Kickstart your day by savouring some fine malts at Benromach, where the whisky is done the old fashioned Speyside way – slowly, with a hint of smoke.

    You then head to explore the charming town of Elgin. Known for its wonderful and quaint restaurants brimming with local cuisines, Elgin is no stranger to serving all your gustatory needs. Eat lunch here, walk around the grand ruins of a gorgeous cathedral and explore an incredible wee whisky shop.

    After lunch you head to Glenfiddich Distillery which is home to the largest single malt whisky in the world. This distillery hasdominated a third of the market along with Glenlivet and Macallan. You have the option here to do a distillery tour or view the nearby Balvenie Castle.

    Enjoy a photo-stop at the picturesque sight of Speyside Cooperage, home to one of the largest concentration of whiskey cases! See how the casks for whisky are made and soak in the wonderfully earthy scents.

    After sampling drams of quality malts and soaking in the stunning sights of Speyside, drive back to Inverness where your tour comes to a close.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport in a 16-seater Mercedes mini coach
  • Driver-guide
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Please note

Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes. One 15 kilogram bag per person.

This tour is not suitable for persons under 18 years of age.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). AT this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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