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Speyside Whisky Trail Day Tour from Aberdeen (*inc entrances from 1 April 2023)

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From US$56.40

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Whisky distilleries abound in Scotland and deciding where to go can be tricky, while driving between distilleries takes tastings off the table. That’s not a problem on this intimate small-group tour, as your driver-guide transports you to two specially selected distilleries in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. There, learn about the history and production of whisky, before sampling for yourself.
  • A great full-day tour for whisky fans and novices alike
  • Sample some of Scotland’s best whisky at two Speyside distilleries
  • Learn about the whisky-making process and history of the drink
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Modern, air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small Group Tour (16 people max)
  • Admission Fee - From 1st April 2023 tour price includes tour of Speyside Cooperage
  • Admission Fee - From 1st April 2023 tour price includes tour and tasting at Cardhu Distillery
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees - unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bus Station
    Bus Station, Guild St, Aberdeen AB11 6NA, UK

    (Stance 5) Aberdeen Bus Station, Guild Street, AB11 6NA

Start time

08:45 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • We do not carry passengers under the age of 18 years on this tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • 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.
  • *Cardhu Distillery and Speyside Cooperage Tour - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour. Included in tour price from the 1st April 2023.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • ** This itinerary differs for tours departing between January and the end of March 2023. You'll start your day with a visit to Cardhu Distillery, have lunch in a Speyside town before you continue to Strathisla Distillery. The tour will finish at 17.30.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the departure point for the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:The tour departs from the Aberdeen Bus Station on Guild Street.

Jun 2021

Q:Is parking available near the departure point for the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.

Jun 2021

Q:How early should I arrive for the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring luggage with me on the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:You may bring up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. 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) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

Jun 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for food, optional admission tickets, etc.

Jun 2021

Q:Are admission fees included in the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.

Jun 2021

Q:What type of vehicle is used during the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring a wheelchair on the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.

Jun 2021

Q:Are restrooms available on the bus during the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring my small child with me on the Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour?

A:All guests must be at least 18 years old to participate in this tour.

Jun 2021

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Great Tour!
Ashley_B, Feb 2023
We loved seeing the distilling process and our guide, Neil was very knowledgeable about the local area. We highly recommend this day trip out of the city!
Awesome experience, nice...
Sam_M, Jun 2022
Awesome experience, nice tour guide(Douge). Visited nice scenery around Aberdeenshire. Recommend for anyone that likes to see distillery and stories about whisky
Great way to see Scotland
Tom_L, Sept 2021
Excellent, got to see Scottish countryside and drove over large parts of Scotland with a great guide Doug. Visited some distilleries as well and learnt about the whiskey manufacturing process. You don't need to drink to enjoy this scenic tour and the people carrier was large and comfortable with hand sanitizer and masks. I recommend.
Weak Tour
Tacettin_A, Aug 2021
When you read title you think this is all about whisky. But till 2 o'clock we wasted time and get bored so much. What I can see that tour guide try to kill time till visit whisky distillery. Instead of preparing the programme like this why don't you put one distillery in the morning and the other one afternoon? In that case everybody could be happy. or pick people 11 or 12ish and take them directly to coopers. And finally tour guide wasn't well enough trained about whisky information.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
We're sorry that you didn't enjoy this tour. Though whisky is a focus of this trip, there is more to this region than whisky alone and the itinerary is planned with additional stops in Royal Deeside so that visitors get to appreciate the scenery and have a more varied experience. We wouldn't want anyone to sit on the bus for 3 straight hours, so adding the scenic stop in the morning is also a nice way of breaking the journey. The written itinerary does outline the plan for the day and it sounds as though the tour was delivered in line with that. It's normally very well received, but we're sorry it didn't work for you. Many thanks for your feedback, Aimee
Speyside Whiskey trail
Thomas_K, Sept 2019
Excellent tour. Visit to the cooperage really enhanced visit to distilleries. Neil was a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide

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