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At A Glance:
  • Upcoming Departures:
    April 2 - 10, 2017
    May 7 - 15, 2017
    Sept. 10 - 18, 2017
    Oct. 22 - 30, 2017

    Tour begins:
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Tour concludes:
    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Price from:
    $3,995/person (DO)
    $4,495/person (SO)

    Combines With:
    The Great Castles of Britain

     


  • This sojourn is truly an insider’s tour. Our expert leader, Ronnie Berri, gains us access to venues and locations not open to the typical visitor. His inimitable knowledge of and passion for Scotland and Scotch Whisky come alive in the stories he shares and the wisdom he passes on during our travels and visits. Ronnie begins each morning with a briefing, preparing us for the days’ events, which typically include distillery visits and (of course!) tastings. In total, we visit 15 distilleries in four, main whisky-producing regions – The Highlands, The Lowlands, Islay, and Speyside. This expansive tour allows us to take in the dramatic and varied Scottish landscape and truly appreciate the inextricable ties between the land and the Scotch produced from it.

    Daily Schedule: Thursday, April 16
    7:309:00 Breakfast at our hotel (individually)
    9:00 Check out and depart for Glen Moray Distillery
    9:3010:30 Private warehouse tasting at Glen Moray Distillery
    10:30 Depart for Loch Ness
    11:3012:30 Visit to Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness
    12:3013:30 Scholarly Sojourns’ signature picnic and Highland whisky dramming on Loch Ness
    13:30 Depart for Glencoe
    13:3016:00 Drive through Highlands and Glencoe to Oban
    16:0017:30 Oban Distillery tour and tasting
    17:30 Hotel check-in and free evening in Oban

    Although this sojourn offers an abundance of guided experiences, participants also have time to sightsee and to explore on their own. The combination of these experiences, interwoven with the sheer beauty of the Scottish landscape and the hospitality of the Scottish people, make each day anything but typical!

    Whisky-and-Food Pairing Dinners
    Appreciating Scotch is also an enriching social experience and is best explored in good company. That is exactly why we include a number of opportunities to enjoy the spirit as a group during both meals and engaging presentations. Our whisky-and-food pairing dinners offer the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind. During these special meals we continue our discovery through discussion while enjoying local and regional foods specially paired with Scotch Whisky in mind. One dinner even includes a special presentation on cooking with Scotch.

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