Essential Tour Information
Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.
Children aged under 7 years are not allowed to enter the distillery and must remain in the Reception Centre supervised by an adult.
Tour Type: Escorted Tour
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Dates of Operation
Mondays and Fridays
Except 24 & 31 December and 3 January
• Transport by luxury air-conditioned touring coach
• Live commentary in English.
• Services of an experienced tour host
• Service charges and taxes
What's NOT included
• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature.
• Gratuity to your tour host
Product Code: SL00760
Full tour operator information including local contact telephone numbers and departure details will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.
The Malt Whisky Experience
Highlights: Scenic East Lothian tour and Glenkinchie Malt Whisky Distillery (optional)
Malt Whisky or Uisge Beatha (meaning "the water of life", in Gaelic) is one of the icon’s of Scotland and no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to a whisky distillery.
Not far from Edinburgh, where the Lammermuir Hills begin to roll down towards the banks of the Firth of Forth lies the farming county of East Lothian. Known as the "Garden of Scotland” the gentle rolling countryside has fields that are fed by water softy rolling down from the hills. Our famous poet, Robert Burns
, described this land as "the most glorious corn country I have ever seen”. The tradition of farming these lands continues to this day, as we shall see.
is one of only two working Lowland malt whisky distilleries and produces the Glenkinchie Malt Whisky, one of the famous Classic Malts
. Discover the secrets behind this famous whisky with a unique behind-the-scenes all-senses tour. Enjoy a wee dram of Glenkinchie Single Malt to remind you of your tour then visit an exhibition of malt whisky in the museum. There's an extensive shop full of souvenirs for the whisky enthusiast too.
Afterwards we drive through the beautiful East Lothian countryside passing Haddington and St. Mary's Church dating from the 14th century. We continue to North Berwick to view the massive Bass Rock
which sits in the Firth of Forth, home to thousands of seabirds.
After a lunch stop our journey takes us past ruined Dirleton Castle
famous for its walled gardens and 17th
Century bowling green. We then pass Muirfield championship golf course
and follow the coastal route to Musselburgh, a small fishing town with superb views of the Firth of Forth before arriving in Edinburgh.