Spectacular Speyside with a distillery dram (or two)!

Tour Number

Activity Level

602621


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: No. This tour is not really suitable for children bearing in mind there might be around 3+ hours driving in total and the stops may not be that interesting for them.

Friendly: Yes.
This tour could be adapted to cope with a wheelchair. Speyside Cooperage Centre is wheelchair-friendly. Some parts of the Glenfiddich Tour would not be accessible. There is no charge for wheelchair users. Not all areas of Balvenie Castle would be accessible. .
You would need to be able to get into and out of the car.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Swedish (basic)

A barrel load of fun arranged around a visit to a top distillery in spectacular Speyside.


This delightful day in the heart of Highland Single Malt territory will have something for every sense. A day I will design around your interests and can include some or all of my suggestions, depending on timings. The journey can start in Aberlour, Dufftown, Rothes, Grantown on Spey, Aviemore, Elgin, Forres or even from Inverness, where I am based.
We can enjoy a visit to the highly rated Speyside Cooperage Centre, take a tour at one of the world's most famous whiskies - Glenfiddich Distillery (or other Speyside distilleries!).
Maybe experience the dramatic ruins of beautiful Balvenie Castle, stop off at a historic working woollen mill? Visit beautiful Findhorn Bay and maybe sample some local seafood before driving through Carrbridge with its stunning old bridge.
Find out about the altruistic Grant that founded Grantown on Spey and drive through old Jacobite fighting territory.
Let's stop for a photo at Craigellachie Bridge and maybe visit Ballindalloch Castle. The day is yours!

Itinerary

Pick up at accommodation
Visit Knockando Woolmill, on the same site it has occupied for over 230 years. Fresh, contemporary designs are woven alongside traditional tweeds and classic woollen blankets - all produced with the same attention to detail and skilled craftsmanship that has been at the heart of the Woolmill since the beginning.
Glenfiddich Explorer Tour (1 1/2hrs) a journey through every part of the Glenfiddich tradition, to find out how the world's most awarded whiskies are created.
Balvenie Castle (ruins), striking, curtain-walled castle. Built in the 1200s as the seat of the powerful earls of Buchan, the heavily fortified stronghold became an elegant lodging in the 1500s.
Speyside Cooperage Centre and its amazing facts!
Chill out at beautiful Findhorn Bay
Carrbridge for photos and Grantown on Spey to discover its Grant history
Cromdale, scene of fighting at first Jacobite uprising
Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, one of the finest surviving examples of a Scottish Baronial Castle
Home!

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Inverness, Elgin, Forres, Aviemore or within 30 minutes driving), Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Aberlour, Rothes, Elgin, Forres, Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey or Inverness

Duration: 9 hours

About 3 1/4 hours driving through some wonderful scenery.

Transportation

Transport is in my modern, roomy, clean, air conditioned Ford Mondeo Estate. 3 passengers are comfortable. The middle seat would suit a child or teenager in a group of 4.

This tour is priced and designed for max 3 adults. If your group is from 4 to 8 persons I can accommodate that sized group, please contact me for a Customized tour that will be designed and priced with your group in mind.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Knockando Woollen Mill is free entry.
Entrance to Speyside Cooperage Centre is free.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 sterling - Refreshments. More if buying momentos.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Glenfiddich Distillery Explorer Tour (1.5 hours) costs £10 and includes 3 tastings.

Entrance to Balvenie Castle: adult £6, children 5-15 £3.60, under 5 Free & concession £4.80
Open from 1st April to 30th September, 9.30 to 5.30. Last entry 5pm.

Entrance to Ballindalloch Castle is from April to September from 10.00 until 17.00 and cost per adult is £12, concession £10, child 6-16 £6, under 5 free)

Speyside Cooperage Centre - entrance is free. 2 tours available. 45 minutes for £4 and 1 1/2 hours for £30

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    Tour Price

    697 USD(for up to 3 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    602621


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. This tour is not really suitable for children bearing in mind there might be around 3+ hours driving in total and the stops may not be that interesting for them.

    Friendly: Yes.
    This tour could be adapted to cope with a wheelchair. Speyside Cooperage Centre is wheelchair-friendly. Some parts of the Glenfiddich Tour would not be accessible. There is no charge for wheelchair users. Not all areas of Balvenie Castle would be accessible. .
    You would need to be able to get into and out of the car.

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Swedish (basic)

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