Scotland by rail
Scotland's Finest Drams
Scotland by rail
Scotland's Finest Drams
Whisky in Scotland is a way of life and should be experienced in comfort and without driving. Travelling through Scotland by train is exactly the right combination of romance and comfort and leaves plenty of room to experience the stunning nature. Experience Scotland and the Scots up close and refine your trip with your personal whisky pleasure!
Day 1: Arrival in Edinburgh
Arrival in Edinburgh, transfer to the hotel of your chosen category. City tour with the Hop-on/ Hop-off bus. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 2: Edinburgh
Arrival in Edinburgh, transfer to the hotel of your chosen category. Use the afternoon for a city tour, sightseeing (the Castle, museums, galleries, Carlton Hill) or a hike to the top of Edinburgh’s extinct Volcano, Arthur’s Seat. Why not visit the Scotch Whisky Experience in the heart of the Old Town to find out more about Scotland’s national drink. In the evening, round off your day with one of the city’s renowned ghost tours, visit a jazz club or enjoy a traditional Scottish evening’s entertainment (supplement applies). Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 3: Glasgow – Oban
The luxury Highland Whisky Tour begins. Take the train to the modern city of Glasgow. Stop to discover the city or transfer directly to the West Highland Railway Line to the beautiful port town of Oban. You can start your whisky education with a distillery tour followed by a tasting at the Oban Single Malt Distillery. Overnight in Oban.
Day 4: Oban
Today you have plenty time to unwind and stroll around the picture-perfect West coast town of Oban. A visit to one of the harbour’s fish restaurants or the stands along the pier for fresh sea-food is a must. Why not take a boat trip to the Isle of Mull and discover the island’s capital of Tobermorry with its famous single malt distillery. Or maybe carry on by boat to Iona, known as the cradle of Christendom. (Supplements apply). Overnight in Oban.
Day 5: The Great Glen
The West Highland Railway, passes over the wild and romantic Rannoch Moor, arriving in Fort William, at the banks of Loch Linnhe. Stop off here to enjoy a visit to the Ben Nevis distillery.
Carry on by bus along the Great Glen and the shores of Loch Ness, of course most famed for its own monster Nessie. Overnight in Elgin.
Day 6: Speyside
Start your experience of the world famous Malt Whisky Trail in Elgin. The Speyside distilleries await you, starting with Glen Moray. Along the way make a stop in Johnston’s of Elgin, the renowned Cashmere weaving mill. The ruins of the Cathedral and the museum, one of the oldest in the UK, are also worth a visit. If you have more energy we recommend a visit to a traditional cooperage. Three distilleries lie within walking distance: Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Macallan. Overnight in Elgin.
Day 7: Central Highlands
Today the train will take you through the stunning Central Highlands, with impressive mountains, roaring waterfalls and deep lochs, towards the little town of Pitlochry. Visit the historic Dallas Dhu Distillery or Dalwhinnie Distillery along the way. Our tip: a relaxing stop in one of the cute highland towns along the train line. In Pitlochry you can enjoy a peaceful hike along Loch Faskally, to the picturesque River Tummel and the Pass of Killiecrankie. After dinner enjoy a Single Malt in one of the cosy local pubs in a comfy armchair by the open fire. Overnight in Pitlochry.
Day 8: Central Highlands
Visit the Blair Atholl Distillery or the smallest distillery in Scotland, Edradour. Afterwards you can sample local beers and traditional food at the nearby Moulin Microbrewery. Discover the imposing Blair Castle, home of the Dukes of Atholl, and its beautiful gardens. We recommend a traditional cream tea in the castle restaurant to end your visit. Overnight in Pitlochry.
Day 9: Departure from Edinburgh
Train ride to Edinburgh. Depending on your flight you may still have time for some last minute souvenir shopping. Airport transfer and flight home or connecting programme.
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YOUR WHISKEY EXPERIENCE COULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Visit of the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Visit of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (check with us for possible dates)
Distilleries: Oban Single Malt, Tobermory Single Malt, Glenfiddich, Balvenie Single Malt, Speyside, Dalwhinnie Single Malt, Edradour, Blair Atholl Single Malt,…
How does it work?
The given itinerary is only a rough outline for your round trip through Scotland. More detailed information on programme options, exact descriptions for visits, hikes, train schedules or hotels will be given after booking in our extensive “Travel Manual”.
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Please note: Mentioned excursions might not always be feasible due to events beyond our control.
When preparing your travel documents, we are dependent on information from various service providers. We can't guarantee the accuracy of all information.
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