Drive the full length of Loch Ness, see Cairngorms National park and the stunning Glen Coe, and pass Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
- Adult ages 18+
- Senior Seniors(s) 60yrs+ / Students
Captivating Castles and Wonderful Whisky
On this one-day tour, learn about Scottish history by visiting some of Scotland’s finest castles or find out just how the true spirit of Scotland, single malt whisky, is made.
- Brodie Castle or Benromach Distillery
- Glenfiddich Distillery
- Speyside Cooperage
- Glenlivet Distillery
Depart Inverness and make your way to Forres…
Our day begins by departing Inverness and heading to Benromach Distillery*. This small, independently owned distillery was founded in 1898 and produces just half a million litres of spirit a year. Explore this distillery with an in-depth tour followed by contrasting drams to fully experience the spirit of Scotland. If you don’t fancy this distillery don’t worry, we’ve got you covered from all sides! Seize the occasion and explore the grand, 16th-century, Brodie Castle*, home to over 400 varieties of daffodil and the residence of the Brodie clan for over 400 years! Alternatively, have some free time and explore the ancient market town of Forres. It is one of the oldest towns in Scotland and the most beautiful, having won multiple Scotland in bloom competitions.
Heading south to Glenfiddich and The Speyside Cooperage…
Leaving Forres behind, we continue our way southward to the Spey. The river is integral to salmon fishing and whisky production – two of Scotland’s most popular exports. First, we’ll head to Glenfiddich, the first single malt to be actively promoted outside of Scotland. It is one of the few distilleries to still remain family-owned. We can enjoy a very tasty lunch here (own expense), particularly good is their haggis with whisky sauce. While here, why not try a dram or two at their lovely Malt Barn Bar? From Glenfiddich, it’s a short drive down to the Speyside Cooperage (the tour here is included in the cost of your tour!) for a chance to see the coopers at work. This is a must-see in Speyside; you’ll be amazed at how fast the men build a cask and then be able to try out yourself (with a model version…). Over 150,000 casks are produced or repaired here each year.
Visit the iconic Glenlivet Distillery…
Your final stop of the day before heading home will be Glenlivet Distillery*, the oldest legal distillery in the parish of Glenlivet. The distillery sits in a beautiful, remote glen. We’ll have time here to tour the distillery and enjoy a taste of some different drams. You’ll find out how they create the whisky known in Holland as ‘The single malt that started it all’, the whisky that in 2016 hit a new record of selling over 12 million bottles worldwide. A great way to end a day!
*** Please note, this tour is suitable for over 18’s only ***
- No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be “changeable”, to say the least. We suggest that you bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket (it has been known to rain in Scotland), sunglasses and plenty of layers.
- Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks, on rough or uneven terrain.
- Although most attractions & eating establishments we visit accept card payments, we would also recommend bringing cash with you.
- Don’t forget a camera to snap the fantastic memories you’ll make on tour with us!
- Please limit your luggage to 1 x small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), along with 1 x small handbag or daypack.