Travel on a malt whisky tour in Scotland
Are you a whisky enthusiast? Why not experience Scotland’s national drink at the source on a specialised Scotch tour? As local travel experts based in Edinburgh, Nordic Visitor offers whisky tours in Scotland for travellers of all knowledge levels, from single malt aficionados to those who are still developing their whisky palate.
Guided whisky tour packages in Scotland
The best way to enjoy Scotland’s world-famous distilleries is on a tour with an experienced local behind the wheel. On a Nordic Visitor guided small group tour in Scotland, you’ll enjoy the local expertise (and witty stories) of a professional driver-guide, plus you're sure of a safe, comfortable ride. And with tour groups kept to a maximum of 16 travellers, you'll feel genuine engagement with your guide and your fellow explorers. Sharing your tasting adventures with like-minded whisky lovers from around the world adds a new level to your whole experience.
All guided small group tours in Scotland by Nordic Visitor include:
- Overnights 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 own 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.
Tasting tours at some of Scotland’s best distilleries
With a route crafted by our own local experts, you’ll travel from Edinburgh to some of Scotland’s top whisky regions, such as Islay and Speyside, and visit the homes of well known, award-winning whiskies like Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Glenlivet. On guided distillery tours, follow in the footsteps of 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 before and after your guided tour in Edinburgh, where you can stroll the Royal Mile and check out highlights like the Scotch Whisky Experience.
Private guided whisky tours in Scotland
Nordic Visitor specialises in custom-made travel experiences in Scotland, so it’s possible to book a privately-guided tour 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 own 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.
Keep browsing below for trip ideas and inspiration for your Scotland whisky tour.
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- Flexible & customisable tour options
- Value for your money
- Professional service from local experts