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.