Day trip

From Inverness: Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour

Day trip

From Inverness: Speyside Whisky & Moray Firth Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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Whether you're a whiskey lover or a whiskey learner, get a taste for it in the beautiful region of Speyside. On this tour, get the most out of the region by visiting two distinct distilleries.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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  • Marvel at Scotland's whiskey region, home to high-quality distilleries
  • Taste the national drink and learn about its history, process and flavors
  • Explore Elgin, with its gorgeous cathedral and incredible whiskey shop
  • Enjoy the chance to tour the Glen Moray Distillery and Tomatin Distillery
  • Take in the incredible whiskey casks and snap a photo at Speyside Cooperage
Full description

Depart Inverness at 9:15 AM and head to the first distillery of the day. At Glen Moray Distillery, opt to join a tour and discover the different areas of whiskey production and sample the golden-hued spirit itself. Next, move on to Elgin, where you can eat lunch, explore the ruins of a cathedral and look for whiskey gifts at a world-famous whiskey shop. After lunch, you arrive at Cardhu Distillery, which is the first distillery pioneered by a woman, Helen Cumming. Today, Cardhu is the most important whiskey in Johnnie Walker Black Label. You may take an extensive tour including a tasting of their delicious whiskies. On your final leg of the journey to Inverness, have a photo stop at Speyside Cooperage, one of the largest concentrations of whiskey casks. Finally, return to Inverness at approximately 6:45 PM.

  • Tour guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Glen Moray and Tomatin Distillery tour with tastings (from April 1, 2023)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

All Inverness tours will depart from the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral, Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Outdoor clothing

Know before you go

  • From April 1, 2023, admission tickets to Glen Moray and Tomatin Distillery will be included in the tour price. Before this date, visits to distilleries are optional. Tickets can be purchased during the tour
  • Keep in mind you are restricted to 14 kg (31 lbs) of luggage. This should be 1 piece of luggage (approximately 55x45x25 cm), plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

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based on 72 reviews

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Great Wiskey experience and trip around Scotland. Was exactly what we expected from it - excursion around two distilleries, wiskey tasting, a bit of sightseeing around part of Scotland we haven’t seen, photo stops in the nature and around few other distilleries. Was educational, interesting, fun and not overwhelming in the same time. Guide James was fantastic - his way of telling stories was so engaging and he took a lot of care about the group of us, was really interested himself in the tour and making sure we see as much as we could. I am not a wiskey drinker but I enjoyed it so much, it is not one of my best memories about Scotland!

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March 23, 2023

We had a very enjoyable and interesting day. Just one other couple and the driver/guide Stewart, who was extremely friendly and informative. Apart from the tours of the Glen Moray and Cardhu distilleries, we were taken to Nairn (the guide's home town), Elgin (including the apparently little known but beautiful Biblical garden), Aberlour (lunchtime stop) and Craigellachie Bridge. Rightly or wrongly, we had thought that on a whisky distillery tour, the admission price to each of the distilleries would have been included (otherwise what's the point of booking such a tour - surely nobody would then opt out of visiting the distilleries?!) but it wasn't, so having paid £46 each at the outset, we paid a further £24.50 each on the day (£7 for Glen Moray and £17.50 for Cardhu). Stewart was very uncomfortable about asking us for the extra money. If it was made known on the website and/or when booking, it must have been decidedly inconspicuous. Still, overall it was a great day out.

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March 23, 2023

Our guide was friendly and gave us a lot of information. The small family distillery we went to first was best place to purchase your single malt as it is not currently distributed in US as they go through a distributor change so is something you can feel special about. They also had a special single cask 230 bottle run only available at the distillery for only 60L but also had some super high end options in the 1200+ range if you want to go big. lol I passed on the Glenfiddich tour since had been there before and went up to the castle ruin a bit up the road from the distillery. The inside of the castle ruin is very interesting photo opp if you do not want to do the long tour. The lemon tea and lemon muffin in the cafe was good and you could still walk around and see the two old delivery vehicles and the older non-duty warehouses.

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March 23, 2023

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