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Scotch Whisky & Distillery Tour Packages

Go on a private whisky tour in Scotland to taste “the water of life” and sample single malts from Islay and other top whisky regions. Travel with a local driver-guide on a package that includes scotch tastings and tours of famous distilleries.

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Travel on a malt whisky tour in Scotland

Experience Scotland’s national drink at the source on a specialised Scotch whisky tour. Nordic Visitor offers tour packages for travellers of all knowledge levels, from single malt aficionados to those who are still developing their whisky palate.

Keep browsing below for trip ideas and inspiration for your Scotland whisky tour.

 

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Explore Scotch whisky on a privately guided tour

Enjoy Scottish cultural insights and single malts on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in a comfortable car.

Scotland
Privately Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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5 days / 4 nights
Mar - Oct

Speyside Whisky Journey

1878GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Mar - Oct

Islay Whisky Journey

2523GBP

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Scotland
Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

From Heather to Peat

3085GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Mar - Oct

Scottish Whisky Journey

3085GBP

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Try a guided small group tour with distillery visit

When you want a gentle introduction to Scotch whisky, consider travelling with a local guide on a small group tour including a distillery tour with tastings. Departures are guaranteed and group sizes are kept cosy with just 15 people at most.

Scotland
15% OFF IN 2021
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

2400GBP

2040GBP

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15% OFF IN 2021
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

2040GBP

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Scotland
15% OFF IN 2021
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Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3300GBP

2805GBP

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15% OFF IN 2021
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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

2805GBP

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Experience Scotland your way

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

Whisky tours with a private guide

Nordic Visitor specialises in custom-made travel experiences, so we created a range of private tours in Scotland with a focus on whisky tasting. For the best possible experience, you’ll be touring the land in a comfortable vehicle, with a licensed professional who we have personally selected based on our high standards of service.

As our privately guided tours in Scotland are created to be flexible, you have the option of adding optional activities before your arrival or, depending on the itinerary, on location during your stay.

Tasting tours at some of Scotland’s best distilleries

With a route crafted by our local travel experts, based in Edinburgh, you’ll travel from the capital city to some of Scotland’s top whisky regions, such as Islay and Speyside. Along the way you'll visit the homes of well known, award-winning whiskies like Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Glenlivet.

On guided distillery tours, find out how Scotch whisky is made and discover how unique local elements, like the presence of peat in the area, create distinctive flavours. Smell the aroma of malted barley and oak casks, and sample the finished product with tasting notes provided by Scottish whisky connoisseurs. It’s an experience for all the senses!

Get authentic tastes of Scottish foods and traditions

It’s no surprise that Scotland’s esteemed distilleries are surrounded by other traditional artisans who take great pride in their craft. On a Nordic Visitor whisky tour, you can also see where Scotland’s famous tweeds and woollen goods have been made for generations, in addition to tasting some gourmet local delicacies.

Sink your teeth into some delicious Scottish venison, Angus steak or wild trout after your whisky tastings. Or try Scotland’s national dish, haggis, for a traditional Scottish culinary experience. With restaurant picks from Nordic Visitor's travel experts, you’ll sample the best of Scottish cuisine along the way.

Visit Scotland’s top attractions between tastings

A journey to Scottish whisky regions comes with a great deal of natural beauty, and on your tour, you’ll get to explore some of Scotland’s top attractions. Admire the scenery of the Scottish Highlands and west coast and explore sights like castles, ancient standing stones and famous lochs. Enjoy free time in Edinburgh before and after your private guided tour. There, you can stroll the Royal Mile and check out highlights like the Scotch Whisky Experience.

Want an introduction to whisky? Consider a small group tour

When you're curious about whisky but would like to focus on Scotland’s other charms, consider a guided small group tour by Nordic Visitor.

You'll still visit a world-famous distillery with an experienced local behind the wheel. And you’ll still enjoy the local expertise and witty stories of a professional driver-guide, who will make sure you have a safe, comfortable ride.

These packages are similar to private tours, but rather than travelling with family and friends, you will explore in a small group of like-minded travellers. And with tour groups kept to a maximum of 15 travellers, you'll feel genuine engagement with your guide and your fellow explorers.

Perfect for solo travellers, our small group tours are a good way to share tasting adventures with like-minded whisky lovers from around the world. 

All guided small group tours in Scotland by Nordic Visitor include:

  • Overnight stays in quality hotels handpicked by our local travel experts
  • Transportation in a premium mini-coach
  • Daily breakfast and some lunches and dinners
  • Personalised travel documents and a travel guide written by our staff
  • Your own detailed itinerary and a map of Scotland

What’s more, you can add optional services to Nordic Visitor’s tailor-made Scotland tour packages, such as extra nights or day tours in Edinburgh.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

David S Hilder

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, June 2019

A positive experience, beginning to end!

This tour was a positive experience for us, beginning to end. The planning by Nordic Visitor was complete, thoughtful, and worked flawlessly. Scotland was stunning and most interesting - we just wish we had more time. To Nordic Visitor: Great Job! We'll be back!

John and Kathryn Byrne

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2019

Everything ran as smoothly as clockwork!

My husband and I wanted to hire a car and travel extensively throughout northern Scotland which included the Orkney Islands, and the other beautiful islands in far northern Scotland. From the day we contacted Agne Dobrovolskyte at Nordic Visitor, everything ran as smoothly as clockwork! Agne knew exactly what we wanted;  all the Bed & Breakfast places she booked on our behalf right throughout Scotland were absolutely perfect, centrally located near all facilities, managed by wonderful, friendly hosts and included delicious, plentiful breakfasts. The car Agne booked for us was reliable and the perfect (compact) size to negotiate the narrow, single lane roads you frequently experience in northern Scotland (especially on the northern Scottish islands). Agne gave us the benefit of her experience of Scotland with wonderful suggestions on what to see and do - suggestions and advice that we were glad we followed. Everything Agne did and organised, made our road trip throughout the beautiful country of Scotland a wonderful and memorable experience. For anyone wanting to deal with a high-achieving travel company that is absolutely professional and efficient, we highly recommend Nordic Visitor and, in particular, Agne Dobrovolskyte, who proved to be a very competent, friendly and knowledgeable travel agent. Thank you, Agne!"

Jennifer Sears

Express Scotland, July 2019

Nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor!

We were thrilled with all of our accommodations. All hosts/hostesses were very friendly and we felt very welcomed. The rental car service was also very good and thorough. And we felt as though everyone had a good working relationship as the businesses had nothing but great words to say about Nordic Visitor so we felt good that everyone was working together to make our visit a great one!

Lynette Meade

Grand Tour of Scotland, August 2019

Excellent information and documents!

Having used another tour company for Ireland and England just before this section of our trip I can say with one hundred percent truth that your information and documents were excellent! When we saw a paper map was included and daily ideas for the itinerary we were so happy. We didn't need electricity or wifi, we could just look at the map! An overall view like that was so much easier to use.

Jeremy Cummings

Express Scotland, May 2019

Explore family ancestry

We went to explore family ancestry, I inquired with several different companies and Sarah was the only one to reply with information, and stops in the itinerary on the Clan Comyns. She did her homework to plan our trip.

Kim Walz

Scottish Highlands & West Coast, October 2019

Wonderful accommodations!

The accommodations mapped out for us were wonderful. All were 3star or higher rated B&Bs and they were all centrally located to attractions and historic landmarks we wanted to see. That fact alone made it really easy for us to walk or drive A short distance to sites or activities we were interested in doing on the trip, which made the experience very enjoyable. Both taxi services hired to pick us up and drop us off from the airport we're amazing as well. The taxi driver picking us up was especially helpful and even gave us a brief driving tour of Edinburgh the first day we arrived.

Jim Wohlander

Scottish Highlands, May 2019

Worry-free travel experience!

Our agent, Agne, did a wonderful job dealing with us. All questions were answered and her trip planning resulted in one of our most enjoyable and worry free travel experiences.

Kirsty Purdy

The Castle Trail & Scottish Highlands, June 2019

Professional, organised and helpful!

Our entire trip included two weeks in Scotland and two weeks in Europe. During our travels we raved about Nordic Visitor and how professional, organised and helpful you are. It was so well organised and every little detail was covered so we could relax and enjoy our holiday without any concerns. I am really really impressed and would recommend your company (and Annie) without hesitation!

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Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

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Whether you’re looking to add a night in Edinburgh, want restaurant recommendations or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help so get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries

 

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