Islay Ardbeg distillery in Scotland

Best of Scotland’s Distilleries Tour and Island Hopping

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Isle of Mull...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

From the soft smokiness of a Highland single malt to the salty bite of the whiskies of Islay, from the peak of Ben Nevis to the meadows of the Lowlands, Scotland is a country filled with contrasts and complexity. This is the tour of Scotland that will show you all of it and introduce you to the magic of the majestic land.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit some of Scotland’s oldest and most important archaeological sites as well as the monuments to Scottish heroes that dot the country from the Firth of Forth to the Outer Hebrides
  • Take in the scenery and the landmarks of the spectacular Isle of Skye, from the Old Man of Storr to the rugged country known as The Trotternish
  • Explore the great former fortresses of Scotland, like Torosay, Duart, and Dunvegan Castle
  • Tour some of the country’s best known distilleries, from the tiny farmhouse distillery of Edradour to the world-famous Macallan distillery, and from Talisker to Tobermory

Detailed Description

While oenophiles might make their way to Burgundy or Bordeaux and beer lovers head to Belgium and Germany, there is no place for whisky connoisseurs like Scotland, the center of the single malt world. This eight-day best of Scotland's distilleries and island hopping tour will take you through Scotland’s whisky-producing regions, from the eastern Highlands to the western islands, while showing off some of the most magnificent scenery in the entire country.

Start at Scotland’s east coast, traveling north from Edinburgh and visiting the Highland distilleries at Edradour, Dalwhinnie and Macallan, as well as the gorgeous Highland interior. Next, turn west to Scotland’s rugged seaside coast, from the magnificent islands of the Inner Hebrides and the Small Isles, filled with some of the most interesting and diverse distilleries in the country, like Talisker on the Isle of Skye. Conclude your incredible island hopping tour at famous Islay and the Kintyre Peninsula, where some of the most flavorful malts in the country are created and where the wild scenery is as bold as the region’s whiskies.

This is a vacation for nature buffs and bon vivants, for lovers of fine food and scintillating scenery, and for any who are looking for a truly unique exploration of one of the most fascinating countries on Earth. If you’ve ever wanted to discover the many offerings of Scotland, from the waters of Loch Ness to the water of life, then we have just the vacation for you.

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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