Whisky Galore!

Whisky Galore!

We have been asked several times to organise a Scottish tour visiting different whisky-producing regions and we hate to disappoint. This tour begins in Perthshire, heads into the Cairngorms, then through tranquil Speyside to the coast, returning to Perth along the stunning coastline. Steam, a mountain railway, Edinburgh, Balmoral - we haven't even mentioned the malt yet! Pour yourself a 'wee dram' and read on

8 Days From Only £995

 

DEPARTS

Monday 11 June 2018

Monday 18 June 2018

Monday 24 September 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Edinburgh, with a guided walking tour of the ‘Royal Mile’

  • Tour Glenturret Distillery, home of the ‘Famous Grouse’

  • Explore the Highland Line through the Cairngorms

  • Visit scenic Queens View

  • Tour charming Edradour Distillery

  • Steam on the Strathspey Steam Railway

  • Soar up Cairngorm on the Cairngorm Funicular

  • Visit Glenlivet and taste their malt

  • Travel through Speyside, visiting Strathisla Distillery

  • Excursion to Balmoral* & Royal Lochnagar

  • Scenic rail journey from Aberdeen along the North Sea coast

  • Visit St Andrews, the home of Golf

  • Tour & Tasting at Eden Mill Gin Distillery

  • *June groups visit Balmoral, however it is closed in September

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

 

 

 

DAY 1

We arrive in Perth and check into the Salutation Hotel for one night.

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DAY 2

Today's journey north heads by train to Pitlochry, where a coach awaits to whisk us to Queen's View, said to be Queen Victoria's favourite stop-off on her journey to her Scottish residence. This famous panorama looks due west along Loch Tummel towards Glencoe. Next stop is Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest distillery, which enjoys a beautiful setting and still produces hand-made malts. Continuing on the Highland Line to Aviemore, we then transfer to Nethybridge in the heart of Speyside for two nights at the Nethybridge Hotel.

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DAY 3

Today begins with a steam ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway on the former Highland Railway, before we ride to the summit on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway. After a day of steam and mountains we return to Speyside with a visit to Glenlivet Distillery.

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DAY 4

Transferring through Speyside, we visit Strathisla Distillery in Keith, the home of Chivas Regal. Before our train transports us across Speyside to the east coast for two nights at Aberdeen's Jury's Inn.

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DAY 5

A coach excursion takes us through beautiful Royal Deeside to the village of Crathie, so entwined with Royal history,and where our June groups also visit Balmoral (not open in September). After visiting Royal Lochnagar Distillery, we return to Aberdeen for some free time to explore this handsome 'Granite City'.

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DAY 6

Today's stunning rail journey hugs the coast, crossing the Tay Bridge from Dundee in spectacular fashion. Alighting in Leuchars we transfer first to St Andrews, the home of golf, before continuing to the excellent Eden Mill Brewery & Distillery. Whilst still brewing excellent craft beers and distilling whisky, Eden Mill is most famous for its innovative hand-crafted gins, so we will join their gin tour before continuing to the Salutation in Perth for two nights.

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DAY 7

A day of two excursions, as we first head into Edinburgh by train. After a guided walking tour of the famous 'Royal Mile' we enjoy free time in Scotland's proud capital. Back in Perth in the late afternoon, a coach transports us to the Scotland's oldest working distillery, Glenturret in Crieff for a tour and tasting of their single malt, as well as an explanation on the art of blending their famous Traditional Grouse.

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DAY 8

We bid farewell to Perth and our grand malt tour.

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*In the unlikely event of the steam train being unavailable we reserve the right to substitute a diesel train or undertake the journey by road coach.*

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Salutation Hotel Perth

Situated in the heart of the historic City of Perth, the Salutation is the oldest established hotel in Scotland, having welcomed guests through its doors since 1699, including Bonnie Prince Charlie who stayed here in 1745.

 

Nethybridge Hotel

This traditional Highland hotel is set amidst the peaceful and scenic splendour of the Cairngorm mountains and close to Aviemore and Speyside.

 

Jury’s Inn, Aberdeen

A new and modern hotel adjacent to the station in Aberdeen, the Jury’s Inn provides comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: KingsCross

£1,210

£1,115

-£20

Greater London

£1,255

£1,140

-£25

South of England

£1,255

£1,140

-£25

East Anglia

£1,270

£1,145

-£25

South West

£1,345

£1,190

-£30

Heart of England

£1,255

£1,140

-£25

Midlands

£1,230

£1,115

-£20

Yorkshire

£1,170

£1,095

-£15

North East

£1,130

£1,075

-£15

North West

£1,195

£1,095

-£15

South Wales

£1,285

£1,155

-£25

North Wales

£1,230

£1,120

-£20

Scotland

£1,070

£1,045

-£10



 

Tour Base Fare £995 (joining at hotel)

 

September Departure Supplement £30

 

Single Traveller Supplement £175

 

7 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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