Exclusive Tour Interpreting Scotland Through Food and Drink

Exclusive Tour Interpreting Scotland Through Food and Drink

Sip, Savour and Taste Scotland

Tour type: Private , Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights

Product ID: 54433
Description

Experience delicious local food, spectacular scenery, and of course whisky, on this exclusive private tour.
 
Day 1:
You will be picked up from your accommodation, airport or port, by an experienced local guide and journey from historic Edinburgh across the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife and your first stop, the Farm Distillery. Here you will enjoy learning about the land and hearing the stories of one mans’ efforts and success in developing his own whisky.
The day will continue to the Royal Burgh of Falkland, Outlander filming territory, with its palace and charm where you will visit the nearby organic farm shop showcasing free range and organic products from the Kingdom of Fife, and driving across the beautiful scenery and rolling green countryside, you will have a chance to drop by and sample the delights of the seasonal market garden, and explore and discuss ideas of food production, culinary medicine, herbs, and ecology. 
By this point, you will have no doubt worked up an appetite so you will have lunch at the Organic farm shop near St Andrews.
St Andrews is a university town and historic home of golf, it has stunning views across the old...

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Experience delicious local food, spectacular scenery, and of course whisky, on this exclusive private tour.
 
Day 1:
You will be picked up from your accommodation, airport or port, by an experienced local guide and journey from historic Edinburgh across the Queensferry Crossing to the Kingdom of Fife and your first stop, the Farm Distillery. Here you will enjoy learning about the land and hearing the stories of one mans’ efforts and success in developing his own whisky.
The day will continue to the Royal Burgh of Falkland, Outlander filming territory, with its palace and charm where you will visit the nearby organic farm shop showcasing free range and organic products from the Kingdom of Fife, and driving across the beautiful scenery and rolling green countryside, you will have a chance to drop by and sample the delights of the seasonal market garden, and explore and discuss ideas of food production, culinary medicine, herbs, and ecology. 
By this point, you will have no doubt worked up an appetite so you will have lunch at the Organic farm shop near St Andrews.
St Andrews is a university town and historic home of golf, it has stunning views across the old course, wonderful seascapes, and an impressive medieval cathedral. Here you will enjoy a tour with tastings at a local gin, whisky or beer distillery within an old paper mill and then visit an award-winning cheese producer, sampling and exploring their range of tasty delights.
 
Day 2:
After breakfast, you will be met by your guide and enjoy a beautiful drive to Crieff to visit your first distillery which aims to protect whisky in Scotland through innovation.
Mid-morning you will head north to ancient Dunkeld and walk alongside its fortitude of imposing trees beside the 13th century Dunkeld Cathedral nestled by the river. After heading along the high street packed with quaint gift and coffee shops you will visit a family-run artisan smokehouse which began smoking 40 years ago. Each fish is individually cured by hand and slowly smoked in kilns and the business is totally committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing.
Following a light lunch of locally sourced products, you will visit Grandtully Scotland Highland Chocolatier to marvel at the practice of producing fine local chocolates.
After a fun packed day, you will journey onwards through Highland Perthshire and, time permitting, enjoy a short walk and free time to peruse an array of Scotland’s finest products, including an excellent range of specialist foods such as cured trout, cashmere, elderflower presse, and haggis bonbons, before your short journey to Pitlochry, the Victorian Resort Town in Highland Perthshire, where you will spend the evening.
 
Day 3:
The first stop today will be Glamis Castle to explore both it and its extensive grounds, followed by a coffee in the Victorian kitchen restaurant.
Lunch today will be a light lunch of locally sourced ingredients specialty farm shop café in the glen.
After lunch, your tour will head to the coastal town of Arbroath, famous for its Abbey, lighthouse and delicious Arbroath smokies. Arbroath smokies are line caught haddock, smoke-cured over smouldering oak chips and have been made since the 12th century. Nowadays you will find them in family-run smokehouses tucked in and around the huddled cottages of the harbour.
Before the day ends, take a leisurely walk around this quaint fishing town, visit a gallery or enjoy coffee and cake in one of Arbroath's relaxed teashops before returning to your accommodation if taking a multi-day tour.
 
Day 4:
Today your tour will head north into the heart of the Highlands and you will enjoy a fabulous drive through the Cairngorms National Park to Caorunn Botanicals Gin Distillery, home of a producer that practices carefully infusing five locally foraged gin botanicals.
Next, you will travel to the picturesque town of Aberlour to visit the Speyside Larder with its array of delectable cheese, butter, jams, chutneys, bread and wine, and enjoy a delicious lunch.
After lunch, you will head onwards to the Valley of the Deer and one of the oldest and most esteemed distilleries of Scotland, Glenfiddich. Here you will learn all about the Glenfiddich traditions and the importance of whisky in Scotland, as well as the insightful processes of the water to whisky transformation. Three or four fine drams in the tasting rooms will round off this excellent tour.
Finally, you will take a drive to a local independent bottler which stocks a wide array of whisky from across Scotland, and employs staff with a distinct and insurmountable specialist knowledge in fine whisky before returning to your accommodation.
 
Day 5:
This scenic driving day starts with a visit to a traditional family-owned, fully organic and sustainable business award-winning cheese producer, Scottish Organic Cheese. You can try before you buy and watch the cheese being made. 
Next, the tour will take you on a route through dramatic scenery with views of Loch Ness, the iconic Urquhart Castle, and Glencoe. This historic route has been journeyed along for centuries by drivers, producers, farmers, and crafters to get to the markets.
Mountains, the mist, the skyscapes, lochs and nature are perfect locations to take plenty of photographs. Today you will lunch locally around Glencoe Village, a place steeped in the history of the massacre of the McDonald Clan and an area of beauty that transcends its past. 
Mid-afternoon you will have options of exploring the gentle scenic walks from Inverawe café to the fabulous Loch Etive or visiting the farm shop with its local Argyll and Scottish fare.
Tonight your accommodation will be at Port Appin with beautiful views across to the Isle of Lismore and the Sound of Lorne.

Day 6:
After breakfast you can enjoy a walk to see a wishing tree near a deserted highland village or look for the hillside garden with the tallest tree in Scotland.
Next, you rtour will take you to the secluded setting of the loiresque Inveraray Castle with its gothic revival, baroque and palladian architecture, and a most fabulous old kitchen with its collection of ‘batterie de cuisine’. The kitchen was used up until the 1950’s by the current Dukes grandmother Duchess Louise.
 Lunch will be at a local specialty seafood restaurant beside Loch Fyne.
After lunch, you will visit a local ale brewery on a working farm in Argyll at the head of Loch Fyne. This area renowned for its excellent natural produce, and they stock local highland cattle products too. The team here are passionate about brewing outstanding and progressive craft ales.
Finally, you will return to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the airport or port.
 
For groups of four people booking together by 28th February 2019 you will receive a 70cl bottle of whisky recommended by Cadenheads Whisky Shop and Tasting Room, Edinburgh.

Please note: It is possible to enjoy this as a 1, 3 or 6-day tour. Please get in touch here to discuss options, availability and pricing.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Group size
2 - 4
Languages
English , We can provide a quote inclusive of a translator, where required
The meeting point
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Edinburgh Airport, Various Ports

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  • Distillery tours and visits as specified on the itinerary
  • Hotel/accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Private driver/guide for the whole period 
  • Transfers from the airport/accommodation on the first day of the tour
  •  Lunches and dinners
  •  Additional drinks 

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Cancellations received less than 28 days before the date your holiday commences, full payment will be forfeited.

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Product ID: 54433

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