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.
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 pass the window before we return to Edinburgh Waverley Railway 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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