Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

Four-nights experiencing some of Scotland's finest Whisky

The epitome tour for any scotch whisky connoisseur, this luxury train journey aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman embarks on a four-night jaunt across Scotland visiting traditional distilleries and lavishing whisky tasting. The Scotch whisky will be in full flow at all times as you are treated to no less than three private distillery tours plus an exclusive visit to The Scotch Whisky Society for an exclusive tasting. More specialist single cask whisky tasting takes place across the four days as you immerse yourself in the finest Scotland has to offer.

After a day experiencing the very finest Scotch malt whisky, retire aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman to experience true unrivalled levels of luxury. Unwind aboard one of the many authentic carriages, dine on multiple courses of exquisite cuisine and relax with a glass of your favourite beverage as you watch the breath-taking Scottish landscape float by. By night, retire to your very own accommodation complete with en suite. Sink into a pure haven of polished woods and Scottish wool fabrics as you relax in pure comfort, ready for another day of Scotch malt whisky tasting and tours the next day.

Highlights of this Scottish luxury journey includes:

  • Four nights aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury train
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited complimentary alcoholic beverages
  • Private tours of the Tomatin, Glenlivet & Tullibardine distilleries
  • Specialist singe cask whisky tasting with your Whisky ambassador
  • A visit to Rothiemurchus Estate with a choice of pursuits
  • A tasting at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society headquarters
  • Membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society for one year
  • Traditional entertainment on board

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The Belmond Royal Scotsman at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Journeys through Scotland
Bamford Spa car
10 authentic carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
Groups & Charters
Groups & charters available


Day 1 – Edinburgh:

Your journey begins at the Balmoral Hotel where you will meet your whisky ambassador for a welcome dram before we depart. The Belmond Royal Scotsman departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station and heads north across the Firth of Forth over the stunning Forth Railway Bridge. Enjoy an afternoon tea as the scenery glides by as we continue along the coast before arriving in Keith. An informal dinner is served followed by traditional Scottish entertainment by local musicians.

Day 2 – Kyle of Lochalsh:

Today we head towards Inverness, the capital of the Highlands where we visit the new Macallan Distillery in the heart of Speyside whisky region. Disembark for a private tour, giving you insight into the process, production and the passion that make this Scotch so special. Rejoin the train for lunch as we travel on one of the most scenic railway routes in the UK, passing Loch Luichart and the Torridon Mountains. Take in the beautiful scenery as we arrive at the fishing village of Plockton. A formal dinner is served on board followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

Day 3 – Carrbridge:

Enjoy breakfast on board as we travel east to Carrbridge. Before arrival, join your whisky ambassador in the Observation Car for a special single cask tasting, followed by a lunch. We disembark in Aviemore to visit the historic Tomatin Distillery and learn about this magical single malt. After a guided tour, guests are treated to a tasting of three Tomatin single malts. Return to the train at the Boat of Garten for an informal dinner, after which you make your way to the Observation Car where local musicals play out the evening.

Day 4 – Rothiemurchus:

After a brief transfer by coach, we arrive at Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Guests are offered the choice of pursuits including clay pigeon shooting, fishing or a tour of the estate. Return to the train in Kinguissie for a leisurely lunch as we head south before disembarking at Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford village. Your private VIP tour includes nosing straight from the cask as well as a visit to the bonded warehouse and a tasting of three Tllibardine Highland single malts. We rejoin the train in Perth and prepare for a formal dinner as we head towards Dundee. Traditional Scottish music rounds-off the finale of your Whisky journey.

Day 5 – Edinburgh:

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and enjoy the scenery glide by before we return to Edinburgh Waverley Station. Guests are invited by our whisky ambassador to spend the morning at the Society’s headquarters in Edinburgh’s New Town.

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Belmond Royal Scotsman Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Beckoning you with plush Scottish fabrics and comfortable beds, a double cabin is the ideal place to escape to after a truly memorable day. Filled with Scottish charm, your double cabin welcomes you with luxury.
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Belmond Royal Scotsman Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Designed for your own private comfort with lower beds, a long full-length wardrobe, ceiling fans and your own controlled heating. Each twin cabin is generously spacious and finished to the highest standard.
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All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
American Express
Visa only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

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Spread the cost of your journey in a way that suits you. Beginning with a 10% deposit, you pay for the remaining balance however you wish, whether it be in instalments or a month before your journey departs.

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact

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The Royal Scotsman will resume operations July 2020.

All journeys from July 2020 and throughout 2021 are available to book. Learn more