Day 1 begins with a leisurely visit to Rosslyn Chapel made famous by Dan Brown's book ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Later we head into the capital to visit the Malt Whisky Experience and enjoy a walk down the Royal Milewith its medieval architecture.
Day 2 allows for a tour of Auchentoshan distillery before exploring the mountains, glens, lochs and rivers of Scotland’s first National Park, the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond and the lochside village of Inveraray and its famous castle which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.
Day 3 we travel via ferry to Islay with over seven distilleries to choose from. With their heavy peat-smoked flavour, the Islay malts really are in a class of their own and our day visit will allow time for two distilleries and a lunch stop or just sight-seeing if you desire.
Day 4 explores the west coast with a wonderful tour through Kilmartin Glen and onwards to visit to Oban with a distillery tour of one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland. Later we view the beautiful landscape of Glencoe.
Day 5 takes us aboard the Jacobite steam train, now famous as the Harry Potter “Hogwarts Express”, which forms part of the West Highland Railway intended to help open up this remote part of the Scottish coast. After a lovely lunch in Mallaig we take the ferry “Over the Sea to Skye”.
Day 6 is a tour of the Isle of Skye, passing through Broadford and on to the main settlement on the Island; Portree. Heading north we take in the wonderful seascapes and visit Talisker Distillery with other options a possibility.
Day 7 we view Eilean Donan and head for Speyside via beautiful Achnasheen and Strathpeffer. We visit the only remaining single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle, Glen Ord. We tour through Inverness and end the day in the country’s best-known whisky region, Speyside.
Day 8 we enjoy Scotland’sfamous Malt Whisky Trail - the only trail of its kind in the world, with a trip to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, the Balvenie Distillery in Rothes and then to Keith to take a tour of the oldest operating distillery in the Highlands, Strathisla.
Day 9 we travel south along the main whisky smuggling route from the highlands to the Lowlands through the Cairngorms National Park. Here we will visit the highest distillery in Scotland at 1,073 feet, Dalwhinnie, before heading further south to the Victorian town of Pitlochry.
Day 10 begins with an enjoyable walk around the highland village of Dunkeld and then Tullibardine distillery before we move on to explore Stirling Castle with a full tour to take in the castle's long and turbulent history. We now head for the famous Forth Rail Bridge and on to Edinburgh.
|Price:||£2995.00 per person|
|Start Date:||Sun 14th May 2017|
|End Date:||Tue 23rd May 2017|