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Royal deeside & malt whisky trail

Availability: Fridays
Duration: 9 hours, 15 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Explore the beautiful Cawdor Castle and its gardens
  • Enjoy a tasting tour of a whisky distillery
  • Walk around the charming Highland village of Ballater
  • Visit Crathie Kirk, the Royal Family’s place of worship
  • Travel aboard a luxury mini-coach
What to expect

As you leave Inverness, you will journey to the nearby Cawdor Castle. With a series of incredible gardens, a nature trail and putting green, there is something for everyone! You will then make your way to Royal Lochagar, where you can learn the lengthy process of creating the perfect dram. The tour offers whisky lovers the chance to taste their world-renowned single malts. There’s also a fantastic restaurant there, that serves delicious dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

Your next stop will be in the Victorian village of Ballater, nestled amongst the beautiful Cairngorm National Park offering visitor an insight into Highland life. Next, the tour will take you to visit the parish church Crathie Kirk, best known for being the regular place of worship of the Royal Family and for being set in some of the most spectacular scenery of the North East. You’ll journey through some dramatic mountain ranges as we return to Inverness via one of Scotland’s highest roads.

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What's included
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Transportation on a mini-coach with air-conditioning
What's not included
  • Entrance fee to Cawdor Castle
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  • Children aged 3-15 years
  • Adults over 60 years
  • Students (with ID)

Inverness Bus Station
Margaret Street
Inverness IV1 1LT

Meeting point:

Stance 7

What to remember
  • Entrance to Cawdor Castle can be purchased on site. Please check the official website for opening hours.
    • Adult (16 - 59 yrs): £11.20
    • Concession (60 yrs+): £10.20
    • Children (5-15 yrs): £7.00
    • Children under 5 years old: free
    • Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 5 children aged 5 to 15): £32.00
  • As you will travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. You can bring one cabin sized piece of luggage, 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, which cannot exceed 15kg, to be stored in the boot of the bus and one small handbag or rucksack to have on the bus with you
  • This tour does not accept children under the age of 3
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  • Every Friday from 11th May to 28th September
  • Departs from meeting point at 09.15am (check in 09.00am)
  • Return to meeting point around 06.30pm
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