Duration: 1 - 5 days
Price point: Mid-range
High quality, scheduled and tailor-made whisky tours all over Scotland.
A small Scottish family-owned company with over 25 years’ experience.
Distillery visits include unique tastings and experiences that no other supplier offers.
More than just whisky tasting. Experience stunning scenery, hear tales of Scotland’s history and culture, and sample culinary specialities.
Passionate, personable, reliable and experienced guides.
Hand-picked B&B accommodation included
At a glance
Location: Islay, Speyside & Scottish Highlands. Tours start from Edinburgh or Inverness.
Group sizes: Up to 16 people.
Trip type: Small groups and customised private tours.
Season: March - October
Getting there: Plane, train or car.
Pick-ups: No, but transfers can be organised if required.
Parking: Not available.
Age restrictions: Minimum age 18
Long-standing partnerships with the whisky distilleries visited means you will enjoy unique, specially-designed experiences and tastings that are not available with other suppliers. Long-standing relationships with the accommodation providers ensure an incredibly warm welcome.
The guides are integral to the experience. All the whisky tour guides are graduates of the Scotch Whisky School, run by the Scotch Whisky Experience on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Some of the guides are also fully qualified Blue Badge members of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA). It’s vitally important that not only do they know their stuff, but they are great people as well. They are personable, helpful, well-travelled, polite, fun, and just generally nice people that you would want to go for a beer (or whisky) with.
In addition to small group tours, private customised tours are possible, which are perfect for groups of friends, families, whisky clubs. The team will get to know your group’s preferences and pair you with the most appropriate guide to ensure you get the most out of your time in Scotland.
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Sustainability and values
This supplier takes sustainable tourism seriously. Wherever possible they aim to engage with the local community; ensure guests have the opportunity to interact with local people and encourage them to shop locally and in shops owned by local people.
Guests are made aware of the impact their visits can have on the natural environments of Scotland. Wherever possible, recycling services are used out on the tours; “green award” attractions and accommodations are used; countryside codes are adhered to; local wildlife and ecosystems are explained and visited and guests are encouraged to look after Scotland for future generations.
"Uncover the secrets of Scotland's national drink."
The behind the scenes team is small. Clare looks after the whisky tour offering and continues the company’s ethos of providing quality, unique tours.
4 day Islay whisky tour
Whisky tours in Scotland
Discover some of Scotland's finest whisky distilleries
Islay is home to stunning scenery, ancient history and traditional culture
With only around 3000 people and nine world-class distilleries, the chances of finding a ‘wee dram’ on Islay are pretty good
All transport, driver-guide, 3 nights on B&B ensuite accommodation, all tours & tastings included
Can I have amplified sound?
Amplified sound is permitted in the Celebration Garden. A permit and sound monitoring by Park Patrol is required. Additional fees apply. Amplified sound must conclude by 10pm.
What is the latest my event can go?
10 Hour events in the Celebration Garden must conclude by 12MN, including cleanup. All other events and ceremonies must conclude by 5pm.
Will my event location be private/closed to the public?
With the exception of the Celebration Garden, we limit access into the gardens but do not guarantee complete privacy.
Do you have WiFi?
There is no dedicated WiFi within the Garden. Depending on your phone carrier, cell service is accessible in most of the Garden.
Is there access to electricity?
A generator will be required for electricity. There is no access within the Garden.
Do you have parking?
Limited street parking is available on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and surrounding streets. The Music Concourse Parking Garage is within walking distance of the Garden. For the hours and for additional information http://goldengateparking.com/. Valet service can be utilized with prior approval and permitting through SF Rec and Parks.
Can I tent in the Garden?
The Celebration Garden is available for tenting. Depending on the tent and layout, up to 400 people can be seated on the main lawn. Additional setup and breakdown days may be required.
Does the rental fee include admission for my guests?
Your rental includes admission to the Garden for you, your guests and your vendors. They may enjoy the Garden during the hours that it is open to the public.