Lush hills roll across the highlands and into the mountains. Emboldened forestry spreads through the landscape as streams cut through the trees. You sip on honey colored single malt scotch whisky and look at the impressive walls of a medieval castle watching over the land. This whisky & scotch tour of Scotland will take you through the highlands and lowlands to experience the most famous and the most secret Scotch whisky distilleries in the country. Indulge in the unique and the bold while...
Edinburgh is filled with tempting nooks that urge you forward to explore the depths of the city. The narrow lanes feel like a labyrinth until they wind back to a familiar avenue. Old storefronts are filled with modern shops and world-class restaurants. The cobblestone streets provide cacophonous echoes that bounce off old walls made of stone. The urban village of Cramond sits near the mouth of the River Almond and creates a bright picture perfect area that combines landscape, charm, and history; from the Romans in the 2nd Century AD to a Bronze Age settlement dating back to 8,500 BC. The nearby riverfront is decorated with ruined mills and roman relics. Your private guide meets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel located in central Edinburgh. The aroma of smoky wood and malt is never far away and settles you into the luxuries of the city and the soon to come flavors of Scotland.
The First of Many Flavors
Castles and Royal Appointments
Coastland to Highland
The Greatest Heights
Another Taste of Scotland
- Visit a collection of world famous and locally famous whisky distilleries throughout Scotland
- Enjoy private tours and guided tastings of whiskies that you have never sampled
- Explore imposing castles and charming villages that decorate the countryside
- Travel around the fabled waters of Loch Ness
- Traverse the treasured grounds of Rothiemurchus Forest
- Indulge in scenic drives and the magnificent views offered by secluded distilleries
- Cruise on the water off of the stunning Moray Coast in search of dolphins and whales
The wonders of Scotland can be experienced in so many ways. Whisky here is more than a drink; it's a birthright. This 9-day Scotland tour is meant for Scotch connoisseurs and whisky enthusiasts, landscape lovers and castle seekers, and the just plain curious and spirited. Each distillery offers an assortment of flavors and history bottled and packaged, meant to be enjoyed. You will find elegance in palaces and exuberance around Loch Ness. You will be guided through cities, the wilderness, villages and a wealth of tastes that you never knew existed.
Your journey begins with your arrival in Edinburgh. The city is home to an historic castle and ancient villages, cobblestone streets and hidden alleyways. Explore the city and find the beauty of its old façade filled with modern culture. Spend time in the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre to begin your journey of the different flavors of the five whisky producing regions of Scotland. Outside of the city, you will come to Perthshire and the palace of the Stuart Kings.
Visit a local distillery known for producing its single malt by hand. The lakeside view provides peaceful glistening water and flowing grassland. Follow the road to Royal Deeside to visit Queen Victoria’s royal palace and the distillery located right next door - just another reason why it’s good to be the queen. The nearby Cairngorms Mountains fill the horizon. The large city of Aberdeen has a silvery glow. Explore the secluded distilleries of the county, which include Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, and Macallan.
Take time to view the exceptional Moray Coast. Step aboard a local boat and enjoy the sea air as you search for dolphins and whales. Grantown on Spey leads you into a collection of woodland walks that wind through Rothiemurchus Forest. Brave the distance and altitude to visit one of Scotland’s highest distilleries. On your way back to Edinburgh you can explore the Trossachs woodland area and tour the lavish Stirling Castle. After your return to Edinburgh, your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight home.
$3,505 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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