Spirit Journeys team are experts in Scotland tours. There’s no place like home and our home is Scotland. We are located in Inverness, the heart of Highlands and act as a DMC (Destination Management Company) for services in Scotland. For this reason, nobody knows the charms of Scotland better than us. This is the reason why our Scotland tours are the best. We can show you the most attractive and famous spots, hidden corners, in short, the true colours of this amazing country. If you want to scratch beneath the surface, give us your trust and the rest is up to our well experienced team. According to your ideas and wishes, we can offer you tailor-made tours, both for individual and group travel, Outlander tours, cruise port excursions, adventure, golf and whisky trail tours, Scottish weddings, event planning and many others. Whether you need a break, cultural tour or some special occasion tour, we know how to create and organize your perfect match. We know that you will not regret by booking one, maybe, even more, tours to Scotland.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||Accommodation as per tailor itinerary|
Meal Plan as per tailored itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Excursions as per tailored itinerary
Transfers as per tailored itinerary
Transport as per tailored itinerary.
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;|
Meals other than those specified in the package
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
1. INVERNESS – HALF DAY PRIVATE TOUR
Our guide will meet you at Invergordon Port or Inverness tour centre. If you wish, we can arrange meeting on the other place. Start your adventure with a drive to Dochgarroch in order to take an exciting Loch Ness cruise, Inverness’ most attractive neighbour. Enjoy this 1-hour memorable cruise from Dochgarroch up Loch Ness to Glen Urquhart Castle. En route, admire the breathtaking scenery around you and calm water of the world famous Loch Ness. You can’t say you’ve seen the best of Highlands if you don’t meet Loch Ness. And you never know, maybe there’s a chance to spot the mysterious Nessie! Upon arrival to Glen Urquhart Castle, wander around these magnificent ruins, learn about its historical background. The place is monumental, perfect for taking photos or even for a picnic! After these exciting spots, dive into the charms of Highlands’ capital – Inverness. Take a walk through this charming city, explore its hidden corners, admire its architecture and loads of cultural and historical sites.
Duration: 4 hours
2. INVERNESS – FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR
Our guide will meet you at Invergordon Port or Inverness tour centre. If you wish, we can arrange meeting on the other place. Start your adventure with a drive to Dochgarroch in order to take an exciting Loch Ness cruise, Inverness’ most attractive neighbour. Enjoy this 1-hour memorable cruise from Dochgarroch up Loch Ness to Glen Urquhart Castle. En route, admire the breathtaking scenery around you and calm water of the world famous Loch Ness. You can’t say you’ve seen the best of Highlands if you don’t meet Loch Ness. And you never know, maybe there’s a chance to spot the mysterious Nessie!
Upon arrival to Glen Urquhart Castle, wander around these magnificent ruins, learn about its historical background. The place is monumental, perfect for taking photos or even for a picnic! If you’re a history lover, then you’ll enjoy the visit to the glorious Culloden Battlefield. At this historical site of the last battle on UK soil, learn about the end of Jacobite rising and religious civil war in Britain. After these exciting historical spots, dive into the charms of Highlands’ capital – Inverness. Take a walk through this charming city, explore its hidden corners, admire its architecture and loads of cultural and historical sites.
Duration: 8 hours
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Reservations duringLocationpeak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. Please contact us for trips over this period
Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
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Day 1: Arrive Inverness (-/-/-)
Arrive at Inverness airport, private transfer to preferred hotel. Check into the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Optional: Sightseeing of Nairn or Inverness at your leisure. Nairn is a charming seaside town, known as the sunniest place in Scotland. It is considered to be the perfect starting point for exploring the Scottish Highlands since it’s close to many sightseeing attractions such as Culloden Battlefield, Inverness, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and others.
Overnight: preferred hotel
Day 2: Nairn Golf Course (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take one round of golf at distinguished Nairn Golf Course. This Traditional Scottish Golf Links Course was created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather, and tests the talents of professional and amateur alike. Late in the afternoon, return to the hotel.
Spend evening at leisure.
Overnight: preferred hotel
Day 3: Castle Stuart Golf Course (B/-/-)
After breakfast, drive to Castle Stuart Golf Course to play one round of golf. This attractive golf course, surrounded by picturesque nature is known as one of the top new international courses. Late in the afternoon, return to your hotel.
Spend free time at leisure.
Overnight: preferred hotel
Day 4: Royal Dornoch Golf Club (B/-/-)
Today, after breakfast, transfer to Royal Dornoch Golf Club to play one round of golf. Dornoch Golf Course attracts not only the passionate golfers. This magnificent place is also known as a place where Madonna got married to Guy Ritchie! In the afternoon, return to the hotel.
Rest of the day, spend at leisure. Optionally, you may explore Dornoch.
Overnight: preferred hotel
Day 5: Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your leisure. After breakfast, join our organized transfer to the airport.
NOTE: At your request, we can arrange a rent-a-car service.
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Day 1 – Arrive Inverness, Evening Whisky Experience Event (-/-/-)
On arrival at Inverness airport, we will transfer you to your hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.
An evening of tasting Scotland’s famous “Uisge Beatha – ‘water of life’”.
Our venue for the evening has over 120 Malt Whiskies to choose from in their Library Bar, some of which are rare and cannot be found anywhere else.
Day 2 – Glenmorangie Distillery, Dalmore Distillery (B/-/-)
Today is reserved for visiting two distilleries. By the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields of Ross-shire, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Here you will find a warm Highland welcome from the legendary Men of Tain, the skilled craftsmen who ensure that Glenmorangie is made in the same unhurried and uncompromising way it has always been through its long and distinguished history.With the help of our expert guides you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Within Still House (we call it our Highland Cathedral) stand the tallest stills in Scotland. Their long copper necks are the same height as a fully grown giraffe!
Our next stop is Dalmore Distillery, located on an isolated area on the banks of the Cromarty Firth, laid bare to the harsh winds of the North Sea. The buildings and warehouses have stood there since 1839 designed by the scratches of its founder Alexander Matheson. The chance to explore The Dalmore Distillery is almost as special as the single malt whisky we create there. The whole experience will be a rare insight into the skill, expertise and craft that goes into each precious drop of The Dalmore. After tasting and enjoying beautiful nature surrounding of distilleries we are returning to our hotel.
Day 3 – Glenlivet Distillery, Gleniddich Distillery (B/-/-)
After breakfast we continue to explore the Highland distilleries. First today stop will be Glenlivet distillery, situated on the edge of Cairngorms National park.
The wild and remote setting of Glenlivet has been the home of the single malt that inspired a region. From this beautiful glen comes the raw elements of rich mineral Spring waters of Josie’s Well, crisp fresh mountain air and an uncompromising terrain that combined create the foundation of a whisky of infinite elegance. Over two hundred years ago, whisky was closely bound up in the lives of every family in the glen of the Livet. It was local farmer George Smith who was renowned for his fine ‘illicit’ whisky, in 1824 seized upon the opportunity to obtain the first license to produce whisky ‘legally’ in the parish of Glenlivet. He knew exactly where to build his new distillery and went on to produce a spirit that would define the Speyside style of whisky which became the heartland of Scotch malt whisky production.The Glenlivet is in the heartland of malt whisky country and a visit to this grand distillery will take you on a fascinating journey to the source of one of the greatest names in Scotch whisky.
Back in 19th century William Grant and his family built their Distillery by hand, stone by stone and called it Glenfiddich, Gaelic for Valley of the Deer. William’s passion, determination and pioneering spirit continues to guide us today. Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt* Scotch Whisky, a true reflection of our founder’s innovative nature, passed down through the generations.
Day 4 – Talisker Distillery (B/-/-)
Today we travel to the magnificent Isle of Skye to visit the oldest and only working distillery – Talisker Distillery. Set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins, Talisker is an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt that’s so easy to enjoy, and like Skye itself, so hard to leave. Talisker is the only Single Malt Whisky made on the Isle of Skye, one of the most remote, rugged, yet beautiful landscapes in Scotland. Few whisky’s tell the story of their origins better than those crafted at this distillery. We will try different types of whisky.
Overnight is on Isle of Skye.
Day 5 – Ben Nevis Distillery (B/-/-)
Following breakfast we leave the Isle of Skye and travel to Ben Nevis Distillery, one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. Established in 1825 and situated at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, Ben Nevis distillery is an impressive and historic place. Incorporated within Ben Nevis Distillery is The Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis Visitor Centre built into an old distillery warehouse. In a specially commissioned audiovisual presentation, you will meet Hector McDram, a mythical giant who will reveal the secret Legend of the Dew of Ben Nevis. Following this, you will receive a conducted tour of the production areas by a trained guide and a complementary tasting.
Overnight is at Fort William.
Day 6 – Glengoyne distillery (B/-/-)
After breakfast we leave Fort William and travel to Glasgow. On our route we will visit famous Glengoyne distillery. The distillery sits at the foot of Dumgoyne Hill near Loch Lomond. In 1833, the local farmer, George Connell was granted the license to legally produce whisky in the area. He founded the Burnfoot Distillery, which became Glenguin Distillery in 1861, then, in 1906, became Glengoyne. In 1984, Lang Brothers received a Royal Warrant, having supplied whisky to the Queen Mother. Now it is owned by Ian MacLeod who bought it from Edrington group. Glengoyne enjoys the slowest rate of distillation in Scotland (the spirit comes from the Still at around 4-5 litres per minute) which encourages the formation of ‘esters’ giving Glengoyne its characteristically sweet, smooth taste. The spirit is then matured in oak casks from Spain, which have previously contained Sherry. Ian Macleod Distillers look after this whole process. We will have opportunity to see whole process of producing whisky and to taste samples from the cask and help Glengoyne select Distillery Exclusive Single Cask release. And there’s more. You’ll create your own Glengoyne Highland Single Malt
After visiting distillery we travel on to Glasgow where we will stay overnight.
Day 7 (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for departure.