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Scotland Whisky Sampler

Special Interest Itinerary 

8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation from $5,850* 


The urban hubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Legends and lochs. Castles and country. This foray into Scotland covers the essentials-but still has time to stop for a 'wee dram' or two.

Your Private Chauffeur Vacation Includes:

  • Private transfer from the airport to your Edinburgh hotel
  • 1 night in Edinburgh at The Roxburghe
  • 2 nights in Inverness at The Kingsmill Hotel
  • 2 nights on the Isle of Skye at the Broadford Hotel
  • 1 night in Fort William at the luxurious Inverlochy Castle
  • 1 night in Edinburgh at The Roxburghe
  • Transportation in a private chauffeur driven Mercedes Benz; your Private Chauffeur is your Guide
  • Free WiFi at hotels (conditions apply) and in Private Car
  • Breakfast daily
  • All ground taxes

Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1 | ARRIVE EDINBURGH

 

On arrival at Edinburgh airport you will be met by your Scottish chauffeur.  This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the city showing off the main sights of Edinburgh. You will see the Georgian period New Town, the Old City, Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace. Then take a tour of Edinburgh Castle. Stroll through the Great Hall, take in the views from the Battery, and see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown jewels. The balance of your evening is at leisure.

Overnight: The Roxburghe

 

DAY 2 | EDINBURGH/DUNKELD/PITLOCHRY/INVERNESS

 

Depart Edinburgh this morning and begin your journey towards the Highlands. Stop in the historic village of Dunkeld. Dunkeld is set on the banks of the river Tay and is surrounded by hills and beautiful countryside and forests. Continue to the picturesque town of Pitlochry and visit Blair Atholl Distillery. A tour of Blair Atholl will give you an explanation of the traditional art of malt whisky distilling.  Next visit Dalwhinnie, the highest distillery in the country and closest to the source of the River Spey. Arrive in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. 

Overnight: Kingsmill Hotel

 

DAY 3 | SPEYSIDE WHISKY REGION

 

Spend a whole day exploring Speyside, Scotland's most famous whisky region. Drive along the scenic coastline and stop at the family owned Benromach Distillery. It is Speyside's smallest distillery with only two distillers working at creating Benromach using the finest Scottish barley and the spring water from the nearby Romach Hills.  Next visit Speyside Cooperage that produces the finest casks from the best American Oak.  The cooperage still uses the traditional methods and tools. See the highly skilled coopers at work as take you on a journey through the lifecycle of the cask. The final stop of the day is at Cardhu Distillery. Cardhu is the most important whisky in Johnnie Walker Black Label. Return to Inverness, where your evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Kingsmill Hotel

 

DAY 4 | INVERNESS/LOCH NESS/ISLE OF SKYE

 

This morning take the road to the Isles. As you travel, have your chauffeur make a stop at Loch Ness so you can look for the elusive monster, Nessie. On to visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic and well-recognized images of Scotland. The castle is situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet and is surrounded by majestic scenery. Cross Loch Alsh via the Skye Bridge and begin your island experience. Stop to visit Dunvegan Castle, standing on the shores of Loch Dunvegan. The oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, it has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for more than 800 years. Explore the castle and wander through its five acres of formal gardens. The balance of your evening is at leisure. 

Overnight: Broadford Hotel

 

DAY 5 | ISLE OF SKYE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

 

Take in the spectacular views of the Cuillin Mountains, lochs and cliffs, and see traces of prehistoric and medieval people as you head out today. Discover the history of the Highlands and Islands through the story of Clan Donald at Armadale Castle. You might also want to stroll through its woodland garden with lawns, terraced walks, ponds, and a colorful profusion of flowers. Next visit the Talisker Whisky Distillery, the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. Take a tour to see the copper pot stills and oak casks, then, after learning the process of whisky making, enjoy a wee dram of their award-winning single malt.

Overnight: Broadford Hotel

 

DAY 6 | ISLE OF SKYE/FORT WILLIAM

 

After a leisurely morning, drive to Armadale and take the ferry to Mallaig. This afternoon, board the Jacobite Steam Train, considered one of the greatest rail trips in the world due to the stunning scenery along the route. As you travel, watch for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, well known to Harry Potter fans familiar with the "Hogwarts Express." Disembark in Fort William. Relax and enjoy your evening in this little town set at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. 

Overnight: Inverlochy Castle

 

DAY 7 | FORT WILLIAM/LOCH LOMOND/GLENGOYNE/EDINBURGH

 

Travel through the beautiful valley of Glencoe, site of the infamous 1692 massacre when the MacDonalds were killed by the Campbells. On a much happier note, this is also where part of the filming of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" took place. Spend as much time as you wish enjoying the scenery, the on to sparkling Loch Lomond for a cruise. This afternoon visit Glengoyne distillery and gain an insight into whisky making and to sample a "wee dram". Continue to Edinburgh at your leisure. 

Overnight: The Roxburghe

 

DAY 8 | DEPART

 

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. 

 

 

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Contact your Travel Agent or call our experts at 800-687-1002

 

Terms & Conditions: *Sample pricing is per person, land only and based on double occupancy; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Subject to change. CST#2084503-20

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