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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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Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

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
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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

2400GBP

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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

2400GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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

3300GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

3300GBP

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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.

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.

Book With Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scotland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scotland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our local phone is  is
+44(0)131-344-4630
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

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

Mary, United States

The Outlander Trail, September 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor. Information given was thorough, accommodations were very comfortable (very friendly hosts) and tourist sights suggestions were incredibly helpful. Agne did a wonderful job! I highly would recommend her to anyone. If anyone has any doubts about booking with Nordic Visitor I would simply suggest reading the reviews...You'll find that the positive reviews are accurate!

 

Lisa, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2018

Had the best time and experience

We had the best time and experience, the self-drive tour was easy to follow and gave us enough structure to see a lot in a small amount of time but still gave us the freedom to explore at our own pace. The restaurant recommendations were really helpful and the places we stayed were so memorable and inviting. It was also great that we had the flexibility to add another day to Edinburgh at the beginning of the trip to explore. I'll highly recommend the tour agency.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

Sharon, United States

Highlights of Scotland, August 2018

Thank you again for great memories

We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Nordic Visitor. You were wonderful setting up our requests and I cannot thank you enough for switching our tour dates when we were unable to go as originally planned in May. The hotels and food were brilliant. Brian was magnificent. We could not ask for more of a guide. Even the special trip to see Highland coos. This was our second Nordic Visitor trip and we are now looking into our 3rd for next year. Thank you again for great memories. I am glad we were able to meet you on our first night.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

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