Whisky & Walking Tour in Scottish Highlands

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Whisky & Walking Tour in Scottish Highlands

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$3,275.00

This is the ideal adventure for those who love wilderness, walking and whisky! Scotland’s Highland region, covering the northern two-thirds of the country, holds much of the mainland’s most spectacular scenery and best whisky. The Scottish Highlands is an amazing concoction of culture, history, architecture and unparalleled scenery. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, friendly locals, superb food and whisky – it really doesn’t get any better if you want to escape and unwind. Unpredictable. Untameable. Unbelievable

During this tour you will have the opportunity to walk through the Scottish Highland’s beautiful terrain and interact with local whisky barrel coopers and whisky distillers along the way. Its vast peat bogs in the north are among the most extensive and unspoilt wilderness areas in Europe. With a local guide you’ll explore and soak in the Highlands’ classic combination of mountains, glens, lochs and rivers as golden eagles soar above.

CUSTOM DEPARTURES BETWEEN APR-SEPT – CONTACT US.

Description

Highlights Include:

  • Wandering through spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands
  • Walking in the footsteps of Scottish Whisky Smugglers
  • Sampling and learning about the Whisky making process from local distillers
  • Visiting artisanal as well as famous distillers such as Glenlivet
  • Learning about Scottish history and traditions from locals
  • Exploring amazing historical sites, national parks, lochs, and forests
DAY 1 – ARRIVE GLASGOW
Welcome to Scotland! You will be met by your driver/guide in Glasgow this morning/early afternoon and transfer North to the Cairngorms National Park to begin your Scottish Highlands Tour. On route we can stop for a river side walk and visit a popular country store that specializes in luxury clothing and Scottish produce.

Overnight Ravenscraig Guest House or similar

DAY 2 – GLEN FESHIE
Morning hike into stunning Glen Feshie. The glen is slowly being transformed as the current land owner is make a concerted effort to encourage the native forest to re-grow after decades of over-grazing.

Later in the day we arrive at a nearby whisky distillery which is generally closed to the public, here we have an exclusive tour with the distillery manager. The distillery is housed in an old water mill and after the tour we sample a few drams in the original wheelhouse.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, bag lunch.

Overnight Ravenscraig Guest House or similar

DAY 3 – FORESTS & LOCHS OF THE NATIONAL PARK
Today we discover the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest of the National Park, we can choose between 2 hikes – one of which takes us through a mountain pass and to the summit of a small peak Meall a’ Bhuachaille, the other is a low level hike around a beautiful loch, look out for the ruins of a castle on the loch’s own little island.

In the afternoon we visit a local brewery to sample some tasty craft beers.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, bag lunch.
Overnight Ravenscraig Guest House or similar

DAY 4 – ABERNETHY & BALLINDALLOCH
Transferring east we make our way further into the heart Speyside – malt whisky country. Our day starts with a hike in Abernethy Forest – the forest is managed by the RSPB who conserve the landscape in an effort to protect birds and other wildlife who make the forest their home. If we arrive at the right time of year we may catch a glimpse of the ospreys who nest here in the summer months.

Later we continue east and stop for a tour of Ballindalloch Castle – one of the finest surviving examples of Scottish Baronial architecture.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, cafe lunch.
Overnight Highland Spirit B&B or similar, Dufftown

DAY 5 – GLENLIVET & THE SMUGGLER’S TRAILS
Follow in the footsteps of the whisky smugglers from days gone by as we hike on to the moors of the Glenlivet estate on the Smuggler’s Trails. We then visit the Glenlivet whisky distillery for the ‘Inspiration’ tour – we get access to Warehouse No 1 where we sample a special dram drawn straight from the cask then finish up in the Malt Loft with a tutored tasting.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, bag lunch.
Overnight Highland Spirit B&B or similar, Dufftown

DAY 6 – SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE
Today we see how the traditionally skilled workers of the cooperage make and repair whisky barrels that are used in Scotland and all over the world. On this VIP experience
you will even have a go at producing your own mini whisky barrel. In the afternoon we enjoy a relaxed hike, perhaps along a section of the Speyside Way, a popular long distance trail that follows the River Spey from the mountains to the sea.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, cafe lunch.
Overnight Highland Spirit B&B or similar, Dufftown

DAY 7 – CAWDOR, CULLODEN & CLAVA
We transfer to the Highland capital today for our final night. On the way we stop for a tour of Cawdor Castle and grounds, Clava Cairns (ancient neolithic burial sites) and Culloden Battlefield where we have a private tour of the battlefield with an expert. On arrival in Inverness your guide departs and the evening is free to explore the city.

Meal inclusions: Breakfast, cafe lunch.
Overnight Kingsmills Hotel or similar, Inverness (4 star hotel)

DAY 8 – DEPART INVERNESS
A private transfer will take you to the airport or train station to make your onward connections.

WANT TO EXTEND YOUR TRIP? CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS!

Tour Inclusions:

      • 3 nights Ravenscraig Guest House or similar, Aviemore
      • 3 nights Highland Spirit B&B or similar, Dufftown
      • 1 night Kingsmills Hotel or similar, Inverness
      • Services of a private driver/guide days 1-7
      • Ground transportation days 1-7
      • Breakfast each morning
      • Lunches on days 2-7
      • All hikes as per the itinerary
      • Tour of ‘closed door’ distillery
      Cairngorm Brewery tour
      • Ballindalloch Castle visit
      Glenlivet Inspiration Tour
      • VIP Speyside Cooperage Tour
      • Cawdor Castle visit
      • Culloden Battlefield tour
      • Private airport transfer – Inverness

Tour Exclusions:

    • International flights (can be arranged through nicola@finisterra.ca)
    • Trains or other domestic flights
    • Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through nicola@finisterra.ca)
    • Activities and services not mentioned in itinerary
    • Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, etc.

Dates: AVAILABLE ON A CUSTOM BASIS FROM APR to SEPT

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