Speyside Whisky and Moray Firth Coast Small-Group Day Tour from Inverness
Get ready to explore the Speyside region and Scotlandâ€™s most delectable industry.
You depart Inverness, travel east into the region of Moray, and follow the Moray Firth coastline. After a short drive, you arrive at the Benromach Distillery*, situated north of the town of Forres.
This small-scale independently-owned distillery is our first distillery of the day. The friendly staff at the distillery explain how they make whisky and show you the different areas of production before giving you a wee sample of the golden-hued spirit itself.
If thereâ€™s time, you head to the quaint coastal village of Findhorn. Itâ€™s a great spot to breathe in the fresh sea air and capture glorious views over the Moray Firth.
You travel to Elgin, where you have free time to sightsee, shop, or savour some local cuisine. If you fancy seeing some gorgeous ruins, you can visit Elgin Cathedral. And if you want to shop, you can find some fantastic souvenirs in the Gordon and Macphail food and drink shop. This is an excellent emporium of independently bottled whiskies, Scottish Gins, local beers.
From Elgin, you venture south towards the river Spey and pass several distilleries that prove how much the industry has dominated the area for generations. You cross the river, and if thereâ€™s time you may stop for a photograph of the water and a historic bridge.
You arrive at Glenfiddich Distillery in the famous town of Dufftown, home to seven whisky distilleries. This distillery produces the largest quantity of whisky in Scotland. But itâ€™s far from a sterile factory, this is a historic distillery created by a famous whisky pioneering family, and the traditions and age of the site are evident. Your guide here gives you an extensive tour including a tasting of the core range of Glenfiddichâ€™s delicious whiskies.
Near to the Distillery are the historic ruins of Balvenie Castle. There may be time to get a photo of the castle before you leave. Or if youâ€™ve had enough whisky for the day, you can skip the Glenfiddich tour and venture into the ruins.
Your journey back to Inverness follows the river Fiddich to Craigellachie, where we should be able to stop for a photo of the Speyside Cooperage.
The last leg of the journey takes you through the lovely scenery of Strathspey with views of the Cairngorm mountains.Â
Day 1 : Elgin
Explore this town and discover an incredible wee whisky shop and a gorgeously grand cathedral.Benromach Distillery
This distillery does whisky the old fashioned Speyside way. Slowly with a little bit of smoke.Glenfiddich Distillery
Arguably, the distillery that created the global demand for single malt whisky.Strathspey
Pine trees line the rolling hills of this beautiful region of Scotland.
- Professional and friendly driver guide
- Transport by 16-seat air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
- Small group tour (16 people max) for a more personal experience
Minimum age is 18 years
Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
Weâ€™re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure.Â
This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
Youâ€™re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches
Youâ€™ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point
Thereâ€™s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive
Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules
Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches
When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19
Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But donâ€™t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.
Things have changed a little.Â
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places may have restrictions in place. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment.Â
Benromach Distillery and Glenfiddich Distillery â€“ due to Covid19 restrictions, we may need to visit alternative distilleries on this tour. No need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to visit the alternative distilleries whilst on your tour.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 72 hours or less before event