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From Inverness: Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour

From Inverness: Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From US$ 43.33 per person

Whether you're a whiskey lover or a whiskey learner, get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside. On this tour, get the most out of the region by visiting two distinct distilleries.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Explore Scotland's whiskey region, home to around 50% of all Scottish whisky distilleries
  • Taste the national drink and learn about the incredible history, process and flavors
  • Explore Elgin with its gorgeous grand cathedral and incredible whisky shop
  • Travel in style in a luxury 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
Full description

Depart Inverness at 9:15 AM and head to the first distillery of the day. At Glen Moray Distillery, opt to join a tour and discover the different areas of whiskey production and sample the golden-hued spirit itself. Next, move on to Elgin, where you can eat lunch, explore the ruins of a cathedral and look for whiskey gifts at a world-famous whiskey shop. After lunch, you arrive at Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whiskey in Johnnie Walker Black Label. You may take an extensive tour including a tasting of their delicious whiskies. On your final leg of the journey to Inverness, have a photo stop at Speyside Cooperage, one of the largest concentrations of whiskey casks. Finally, return to Inverness at approximately 6:45 PM.

  • Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned 16–seat mini-coach
  • Services of an experienced, knowledgeable driver/ guide
  • Entrance to visitor attractions
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • Return time is approximately 6:45 PM
  • Time off the bus will give you opportunities to take nature walks, so it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • The minimum age to participate is 18 years old
  • Every guest is restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage plus a small bag for onboard personal items. This should be 1 piece of luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 71 reviews

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Great Wiskey experience and trip around Scotland. Was exactly what we expected from it - excursion around two distilleries, wiskey tasting, a bit of sightseeing around part of Scotland we haven’t seen, photo stops in the nature and around few other distilleries. Was educational, interesting, fun and not overwhelming in the same time. Guide James was fantastic - his way of telling stories was so engaging and he took a lot of care about the group of us, was really interested himself in the tour and making sure we see as much as we could. I am not a wiskey drinker but I enjoyed it so much, it is not one of my best memories about Scotland!

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August 9, 2022

We had a very enjoyable and interesting day. Just one other couple and the driver/guide Stewart, who was extremely friendly and informative. Apart from the tours of the Glen Moray and Cardhu distilleries, we were taken to Nairn (the guide's home town), Elgin (including the apparently little known but beautiful Biblical garden), Aberlour (lunchtime stop) and Craigellachie Bridge. Rightly or wrongly, we had thought that on a whisky distillery tour, the admission price to each of the distilleries would have been included (otherwise what's the point of booking such a tour - surely nobody would then opt out of visiting the distilleries?!) but it wasn't, so having paid £46 each at the outset, we paid a further £24.50 each on the day (£7 for Glen Moray and £17.50 for Cardhu). Stewart was very uncomfortable about asking us for the extra money. If it was made known on the website and/or when booking, it must have been decidedly inconspicuous. Still, overall it was a great day out.

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July 11, 2022

The guide (Willie) was very funny and entertained us with all sorts of stories about the region or individual points. Unfortunately, Strathisla wasn't available, so the guide spoke to us about whether we'd rather do a tour in Carshu for £17 or for £7 at the Whiskey Castle we can not only have more but also a larger variety of whisky. We chose the latter and it was great. You could have lunch in Aberlour, which is also a very nice town. Even if the tour was completely different from the description except for Glen Moray, we would definitely go again.

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May 12, 2022

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