Scottish Whisky and Culture – The Exclusive Tour

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    Inspiring Travel Scotland

    Inspiring Travel specialise in offering Private Tours of Scotland for just you and your party.  You can book directly on our website or give us a call to talk things through, we would love to hear from you to help you create & book your dream trip to Scotland.

    • 5 Days
    • Private Tour
    • Scotland

    This fantastic tour of Scotland combines luxury and relaxation with unique and exclusive experiences. You will be taken on a tour of Scotland and find out more about whisky – ‘the water of life’.  You will have VIP access to exclusive whisky clubs and behind the scenes tours of distilleries to watch how whisky is made and enjoy exclusive tastings with experts.

    This tour is not only for whisky lovers or those who are curious about Scotland’s biggest export, as you will be taken on a scenic journey around Scotland’s most beautiful countryside on a Private Tour for your party only. This unique whisky trail through Scotland will include your very own dedicated and expert Driver/Guide, on a journey to some of Scotland’s most culturally and historically important sites, your Driver/Guide will be on hand to help you soak up the history and culture of our country and to provide you with a deep understanding and connection with Scotland and her inhabitants.

    Highlights

    Exclusive Whisky Tasting Events

    Visit Holyrood Palace

    See the stunning Isle of Skye

    Stay in the historical home of a Laird (Lord)

    Private Chauffeur Transfers at beginning and end

    Visit Edinburgh Castle

    Loch Ness Boat Trip

    Steam Train over the ‘Harry Potter’ Bridge

    Exclusive Experiences for your Party only

    Loch Ness Boat Trip -Nessie Spotting

    Access to an exclusive Malt Whisky Club

    Glencoe & the stunning Great Glen Area

    Sail ‘Over the Sea to Skye’

    Visit to Culloden & Prehistoric Clava Cairns

    Highly qualified, experienced and friendly Driver/Guide

    1st class onboard the Jacobite Steam Train

    VIP Tours and Tastings at Several Distilleries

    Glenfinnan Viaduct & Loch Shiel

    Visit the spectacular Fairy Glen and the Fairy Pools

    Bannockburn – try your hand at marshalling Scotland’s forces against England

    Visit various Castles throughout Scotland

    Price Includes

    • Private Tour for your party only in A/C Vehicle with dedicated tour Driver/Guide
    • Scottish Tourism Badge Awarded Tour Guide Your Guide/Driver comes with a coveted badge award which means they have graduated from a multi-year assessment course and trained to a rigorous standard in terms of knowledge & guiding skills, we also aim to use guides with at least 6 years experience, which essentially means they have the ability to make Scotland come alive for you are going to add significant value to your holiday here
    • Entrance to all sites noted on trip Highlights and more
    • Itinerary Planning & a Detailed Tour Itinerarywith Inspiring Travel Essential Information for Scotland Guide
    • Any own expense optionsif any are mentioned in the tour description & will be clearly highlighted on your Detailed Tour Itinerary
    • Return Private Chauffeur Transfers
    • Accommodated in Luxury Hotels & Luxury Heritage accommodation for the duration of the tour, price based on accommodation stayed in and/or assessed by the Managing Director of Inspiring Travel
    • Meals as indicated
    • Explore Edinburgh independently at your own pace (guide can be arranged if required)
    • More nights can be added if needed we can deliver a bespoke itinerary for any dates – simply call

    What to Expect

    Your friendly Driver/Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the places you visit and the things you see. They will unlock all the secrets & myths behind the history and give you a level of immersion and a feeling of connection with Scotland that would otherwise be impossible.  It is the presence of your Driver/Guide that will create real value for your holiday. Another great thing about a Private Tour is the flexibility you have to the schedule on the ground.

    During the booking process we would hope to get to know you a little and this will help us pick the right Guide for the job.  You will be met at your hotel by your hand picked Driver/Guide.  Here at Inspiring Travel Scotland we only use the best guides, holders of Scottish Tourism badge awards, guides that are educated and vetted and adhere to a code of conduct, giving you the peace of mind that you are in the right hands and they will be able to answer any questions you have on the subjects throughout the tour.  At Inspiring Travel Scotland we have little doubt you will arrive a guest but go home as a friend.

    As this is a Private Tour, the time is yours, the flexibility of the schedule is part of the beauty.  Although we will have prepared a comprehensive tour that we hope you will enjoy, if one part isn’t floating your boat, feel free to tell your guide and move on to the next part, no dancing to anyone else’s tune.  Had enough sightseeing for today and want to chill out at the hotel, your guide will take you straight there, want to explore a little by yourself, go ahead, they will leave you to it.  We designed these tours to put you in charge.

    Itinerary

    Day 1Edinburgh

    You will be met at the airport of your choice in the arrivals hall by your chauffeur who will transfer you to your first hotel. You will then be transferred to your 5-star hotel in Edinburgh, The Waldorf Caledonian, the perfect start to a dream vacation, your room has a stunning view of Edinburgh Castle.

    Today you will be able to visit Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht and Holyrood Palace and we have also provided a ticket for transport between the sites.

    This evening you will be guests at an exclusive Whisky Tasting Event that is usually reserved for members only.

    • Private Chauffeur Transfer from any Scottish Airport to Edinburgh
    • Tickets for Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Yacht
    • Hop on Hop off bus
    • View Edinburgh Castle from your room in the Waldorf Caledonian
    • Exclusive Whisky tasting event or Cultural Dinner
    • or simply relax at your stunning luxury hotel

    Day 2Bannockburn - Glencoe

    Today after an early breakfast you will be met at your hotel by your friendly Driver/Guide.  After a warm welcome to Scotland and introductions your Private Guided Tour of our beautiful country begins in earnest.

    The first stop on your Private Tour around Scotland will be Bannockburn, where you will learn about a moment that is pivotal in Scotland’s ancient history.

    Next you will visit Glengoyne Distillery where you have a tour of the Distillery. After which, you will continue your journey through the scenically stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park where you will skirt the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, backdrop for many a scene from Outlander.

    Today you pass through the awe inspiring landscape of Glen Coe, scene of the infamous tale of clan rivalry and warfare between the Campbell Clan and MacDonald Clan where your Driver/Guide will immerse you in the myth and legend of the area. You will see 3 mountains known as the 3 sisters, not to mention countless other scenic wonders as you travel through this beautiful part of Scotland.

    After a lovely day of sightseeing you will be transferred by your Driver/Guide to your fantastic heritage property to your Suite that overlooks Loch Leven, previously the seat of a Scottish Laird, The Glencoe House.

    • Meet your friendly Expert Driver/Guide
    • View more stunning scenery around Glencoe
    • Overnight in a Suite in the historical home of a Laird (Lord)
    • Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
    • Distillery Tour
    • Learn all about the history and Culture of the West Highlands
    • Marshall Scotland’s forces at Bannockburn

    Day 3Fort William - Eilean Donan Castle

    Your scenic tour continues, you will be collected by your Driver/Guide. Today you will travel through Fort William and glimpse the highest peak in the UK – Ben Nevis.

    Your 1st class journey on a Steam Train will invoke a bygone era as you make your way across stunning scenery and glimpse the Lone Highlander. His statue at the foot of Loch Shiel that marks the site of the raising of the Stewart standard by Charles Edward Stewart, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and the beginning of the Jacobite rebellion.

    Next you will stop at the Talisker Whisky distillery to tour the distillery and sample its delights.  Skye truly is remarkable, we have no doubt you will be impressed.  You may wish to stop from time to time for photos and to get a better glimpse of the magnificent Cuillins or just continue the scenic drive around the island taking in all it has to offer.

    You will also have the chance to photograph the jaw dropping backdrop of the astounding Eilean Donan Castle on route to your next hotel near the banks of Loch Ness you will also stop at a wonderful viewpoint to take in the fantastic panoramic view.

    • Stunning scenery around Loch Shiel & Glenfinnan
    • 1st Class Steam Train
    • Lone Highlander
    • Isle of Skye
    • Talisker Distillery
    • Eilean Donan Castle
    • The Cuillins

    Day 4Loch Ness - Culloden

    Today you venture into Loch Ness, the home of the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie as she is affectionately known. Today you also visit the battlefield of Culloden. Site of the final land battle in Scotland and the UK.

    Stroll the battlefield and surrounding area with your Driver/Guide as he gives you an insight into the battle and the history & culture that few other visitors to Scotland will get to experience.

    The final part of the day will consist of visits to 2 Speyside distilleries, Glenfarclas which is a smaller family run distillery and the larger more famous Aberlour. Each fascinating tour will give you an insight into the whisky making process, each tour will last an hour to an hour and half and you will be able to nose some of the whiskys as well as get a few wee drams at the end.

    After today’s sightseeing you will be dropped off at your luxury 5-star hotel near the battle of Culloden, a place steeped in the history and culture and fabric of Scotland and was the HQ of Bonnie Prince Charlie on the eve of battle – The Culloden House.

    • Glenfacrlas & Aberlour
    • Culloden Battlefield
    • Bonnie Prince Charlie’s HQ
    • Loch Ness
    • Inverness
    • Overnight in a Luxury Heritage property
    • Clava Cairns

    Day 5Cairngorms National Park - Glasgow or Edinburgh

    Although Today brings your trip around Scotland to a close your scenic journey through more of Scotland’s spectacular scenery continues.

    You will be met by a chauffeur at your hotel, they will then transfer you to airport for your onward flight or to any city centre location by Private Chauffeur Transfer.

    The journey south to Glasgow or Edinburgh you will pass through more stunning scenery as you wind your way through the Cairngorms National Park and the picturesque villages dotted along the way like Dunkeld and Blairgowrie.

    • Private Chauffeur Transfer to any Scottish Airport or city centre
    • Cairngorms National Park
    • Dunkeld
    • View more of Scotland’s stunning scenery
    • More nights can be added if needed, we can arrange a completely bespoke itinerary just for you – simply call. 
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