At the beginning of January in Scotland, we yearn for the bright nights and hopefully some sunshine to boot. We are looking forward to getting “Morag” our beautiful, silvery 2017 Morgan, from her hibernation to hit the roads and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer. You too can hire her for a Morgan experience.
She can be hired from a half day to a full 7 days. Here are some suggestions to enjoy her to the fullest:
-wedding photos hire
-wedding “going away” car
-Aberdeenshire castle trail
-Borders relaxation spa road trip
-East Highland discovery
-film production requiring classic cars
The list is endless! Why not treat yourself or someone you love? You will not regret it. Terms and Conditions are available on the “Morgan Car Hire” page. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-car-hire-scotland/
Contact us to get everything arranged. Summer and the open road is nearly upon us!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
2019 is here and we are preparing for a new year with Spring just around the corner. Already we have some eager travellers booked up for their Spring and Summer tours.
Why not jump on board for your own private Scottish tour? We offer prescribed tours or bespoke tours in Scotland which are tailored to suit your requirements and wishes! We can put together a great trip, specialising in small groups up to 6 people. We offer so many tours to suit everyone’s interests, including:
-whisky/ distillery tours
-Highland whisky tours or whiskey tours
-Scottish food and drink tours
-Scottish gin distillery tours
-Scottish castle tours
-Golf tours in Scotland
-Scottish whisky Day trips
-Scottish villages tours
-Scottish island hopping tours
-Speyside distillery tours
You name it and we can consider it and design a tour around your loves!
Out tours can simply be popped into a basked and paid for or you can contact us through our Bespoke Tours section and tell us all about your ideal tour. We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to Spring and Summer!
A big Thank You! to Ken and Marion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada who found me and got a whisky tour in the beautiful East Highlands and Speyside. What is there not to like to go round Scotch distilleries on a frosty, crisp, winter’s morning in North Scotland? We made visits to the fruity, sherry-deliciousness of GlenDronach followed by a drive over to Speyside in the winter sun. We then stopped off for some great Cullen Skink (smoked haddock chowder) and followed that up with a comprehensive tour of the Aberlour Distillery and the space-age, Macallan. Marion had never had whisky before and Ken thought we may have created a monster as she loved the warming, malty goodness the distilleries were giving out. They loved the difference between the distilleries from small to medium to large! All in, we had a great day and their custom was greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again soon! Safe journey home!
A great, if damp, few days with Wayne from Taiwan who was keen to discover the secret malts of Aberdeenshire. Wayne had been on business in London and visiting his friend in Edinburgh and at the last minute he thought he would search for a Scottish whisky tour and he found High Spirits Tours. He booked our private tour “Aberdeenshire Secret Malts – Whisky Tour” and off we went in the misty, dreich day! On such a day, what should you do? Well pop in to:
Glen Garioch Distillery
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
and a visit to Brewdog Brewery for good measure!
Just shows that even though the days are shorter and winter is setting in there is always time to find hopping on a whisky tour! 😉
At High Spirits Tours, we can offer a fabulous Christmas gift this year! We have vouchers available for the loved ones in your life who might be interested in a whisky tour, Scottish golf tour, a bespoke/ tailored tour of Scotland or even a Morgan classic car hire. The gift vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £20, £50, £100, £200 and £500. All you have to do is fire us off an email with your request and we will send you an order and the vouchers once payment is cleared. They will last for 12 months from the date of issue. Make someone’s Christmas with this special gift, the gift of travel and discovery.
Many Thanks to Aleksander and his partner and their parents for choosing us for their alcoholic tour of Aberdeenshire. Rather than a straightforward whisky tour Aleksander wanted a more bespoke tour. He wanted gin, whisky and beer! We jumped at the chance and booked them on some brilliant tours in Balmenach Distillery (Caorunn Gin), GlenDronach Distillery and Brewdog brewery. Although the weather was cold and sometimes wet we still braved the elements and tasted our way round Aberdeenshire. We even managed to meet Hedwig, the Snowy Owl star of the Harry Potter films! He was visiting Brewdog’s Halloween party! 🙂
It shows that anything can happen on a day out with High Spirits Tours!
I can honestly say I am truly grateful for the incredibly kind reviews I have so far received from people from all areas of the world who have come to visit Scotland and have paid hard-earned cash to use me as their tour operator for their visit.
I have been used for days out for couples, whisky tours (or whiskey tours :-)), Speyside whisky tours, Highland whisky tours, island hopping tours, Scottish Highlands tours, tailor-made Scottish tour, gin tours…. the list can go on! These tours have been special for me for many reasons too. I have left the corporate world behind and have been reawakened to my own little country poking out into the Atlantic Ocean! People are so interested in our history, culture, people and of course our fine spirit! I have even been told by French guests that it is, in fact, possible to get excellent food and wine in Scotland. This is probably my proudest moment! 🙂
My favourite season is now here. Autumn/ fall, golden and crimson with crisp, bright mornings is one of the best times to visit Scotland for the light and colour. I have great heating in the van as well as air-conditioning, so we can still have some amazing tours in the cooler months. Contact us if you would love a warming dram tour in autumn or winter (as the weather will permit) we will get on the road to enjoy Scotland at all times.
As always we are available for your Scottish tours and tailor-made holidays. We will be happy to quote you for your Scottish, bespoke package.
We hope to welcome you soon!
Grant, Owner, High Spirits Tours
Whether you’re a staunch fan of “a wee dram” or simply want to discover more about what is arguably Scotland’s most famous export, whisky distillery tours are always a treat.
Many Scottish distilleries boast amazing histories, as well as use a variety of highly individualised techniques and processes to create their distinctive malts.
Take a look below to discover more about five of the most intriguing and well-known distilleries in Scotland, as well as details of the tours you can take to discover more and enjoy some exceptional sampling.
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Included as part of the Highland Whisky Enthusiasts Discover Tour, the Glenmorangie distillery has been producing premium single malt whisky for over 150 years. Created in Scotland’s tallest stills and skilfully matured in premium casks, the smooth, complex flavour is a perennial favourite. The distillery is particularly regarded for its use of casks (wood), as the whisky is matured first in ex-bourbon casks, then in ex-wine casks. This process adds additional notes to the final taste.
An absolute “must visit”, the Ardberg Distillery forms part of the popular Islay Whisky Enthusiasts Discovery Tour. If you crave award-winning whisky, Ardbeg is the place to go. In the past few years, the whisky has won a range of significant accolades, including World Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt. Phenolic malt and soft water from the distillery’s own supply are thought to be part of the secret behind Ardberg’s remarkable flavour, which is a firm favourite with whisky lovers across the globe.
The Speyside lucky dip whisky tour is a golden opportunity to enjoy a selection of different distillery experiences in the Speyside area. When it comes to distillery density, Speyside probably comes close to the top of the pile! Home to well-known names such as Aberlour, Benrowmach, Cragganmore and Glen Moray distilleries, there are plenty of opportunities to try some of the best malts out there! Four different distilleries are picked at random to form the basis of the tour, so whisky lovers will benefit from an element of surprise in their tour destinations!
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The Isle of Mull and the island of Iona are the location for the unforgettable Magical Mull Discovery tour, which includes a visit to Tobermory distillery. One of the longest trading commercial distilleries in Scotland, Tobermory distillery is located on the Island of Mull. The distillery boasts two single malts, each with a markedly different flavour. Whether you prefer a fruity malt or long for a smoky, more tangy choice, the Tobermory distillery won’t disappoint.
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The Luxury North Coast 500 tour is perfect for visitors who want to explore the Balblair distillery in more detail. Established in 1790, the distillery prides itself on perfect maturation times and the production of award-winning whisky that is beautifully crafted by a highly skilled and dedicated team.
Tara and John from Washington D.C. decided to visit Scotland and mid-vacation took some time out to chill out and let someone else take the strain and drink some great Scotch! We whisked them off to the heart of Speyside to take in the atmosphere of Glenlivet, Glenfarclas and The Macallan. They made the whisky distillery visits part of their holiday in Scotland. We were honoured that they selected High Spirits Tours for their Speyside whisky tour. It wasn’t only the Scotch that took their breaths away, the Cairngorm scenery also got them clicking away on their cameras.
Thanks again to Tara and John for making our day out fun too. Oh, and thanks for lunch too! 😉
Many Thanks to Mehmet and friends for choosing us for a whisky day trip in the Scottish Highlands. The guys were up here as one of them was getting married and they made a getaway to beautiful Dornoch and Embo. Always one of my favourite areas to visit. We had a great day and even latecomer Steffen managed to catch up on the whisky tour frivolities. Hopefully, you guys will come back and join us again.
Big thanks to the folks at Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Clynelish for making the day’s tours and tastings so special.
Virginie decided to book a special private tour in Scotland to treat her husband, Fabrice, for a special 50th Birthday trip. Fabrice had always wanted to visit Scotland and was interested in our national drink! He was not disappointed with our fabulous whisky tour of the Edradour distillery in beautiful Perthshire. We made our way out west visiting beautiful Glenfinnan and sampling some of the best seafood anywhere at the Kishorn Seafood Bar. After an enjoyable night in Inverness, they had a relaxing tour through Glen Coe, we made our way South again to end in Edinburgh. Thanks to you both for a fun tour and enjoy the whisky! 🙂
Autumn/ Fall will soon be upon us! I was thinking I need to look out my woolen scarf and take out “Morag the silver Morgan”! It is the best way to make the most of the visual spectacular that is the autumn colour. Why don’t you get booked up for a few days? We will even book your accommodation and excursions for a small fee. Details on https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/morgan-classic-car-hire…/. It’s a wonderful driving experience.
Alternatively, enjoy the warmth, luxury and comfort of our sumptuous VW Caravelle where you can be whisked off to wherever takes your fancy. Our private tours allow you the flexibility to travel at your own pace and to see what YOU want to see not what all your fellow travellers want to see. Our bespoke Scottish tours provide you with just that freedom. So, what are you hanging around for? Give us a shout and we can get the ball rolling. https://www.highspiritstours.co.uk/bespoke-tours/
For the ultimate in relaxation, why not browse through all our prescribed tours and see if anything takes your fancy. Be it, Island hopping, Highland whisky tours, days out for couples, Speyside distillery tours, Lowland gin tours or a very special “Outlander” sites tour we have designed these tours to be relaxing but full of interest to get to know Scotland! All our suggested accommodation is researched and given the thumbs up by ourselves before suggested to our guests. If we would not stay there, why should you?
Take a dip into these fabulous Scottish private tours and see what’s available. We will look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Autumn.
Scotland is a fantastic country filled with fabulous things to do for families, friends, solo travellers, couples and more. If you’re in search of some Scottish tours inspiration, then you’ve come to the perfect place.
Our beautiful wee country has lots to offer. From breath-taking scenery to some of the finest whiskies in the world, there’s not much more you can ask for in a holiday destination.
The tours we provide offer you the chance to discover Scotland comfortably, as all accommodation and excursions are paid for! This allows you to enjoy any of our Scotland Tours without having to worry where you’re going to stay for the night.
Below we discuss five brilliant places for Trips to Scotland:
The first fabulous place for thrilling Scottish vacations is the magical mull discovery tour. This beautiful island is bursting with fabulous people, food, sights, and beaches. This is the perfect place to unwind and feel at one with nature. The perfect Scottish escape to help you de-stress from daily life.
Fife is known as one of the country’s gems, and is the perfect stop on any trips to Scotland. It’s easily accessible via Glasgow and Edinburgh and houses one of the world’s most iconic rail bridges. It’s the perfect quaint fishing village that offers a laid-back atmosphere, wonderful food and people. It’s one of the true treasure of Scotland.
The Scottish Highlands are famous worldwide, and this tour gives you the opportunity to see its beauty up close. You will experience the true life of the highlands villages and get to know the locals and their history – beginning in Inverness. Each village from East to West to North has its own unique charm and beauty. Villages include Plockton, Ullapool, Dornoch, and Portmahomack. The perfect start to your trips to Scotland.
This is the perfect tour for lovers of both Whisky and Islay. This tour takes you to the beautiful island of Islay with its abundant history, rugged beauty, and famous Islay whiskies. With a choice of flight or ferry, you will arrive at this beautiful island with the chance to experience white sand beaches, local people and wildlife, top quality accommodation, and delicious Scottish cuisine. This is perfect for those looking for unique Scottish vacations.
If you love whisky and want to experience Scotland’s beautiful coastline, then this is the trip for you. Beginning at Inverness, this trip takes you through the breath-taking North Coast 500. With a suggested itinerary of five days, this tour will give you the chance to experience Scotland’s beauty in all its glory with the opportunity to taste some of the finest whisky on offer. You’ll experience historical castles, beautiful white beaches, luxury and so much more.
These are five fantastic places to experience the best of your holidays in Scotland. You will leave with life-long memories, beautiful photos, and a craving to return as soon as possible!
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Want to explore the history, origins and cultures surrounding your favourite drink? Or even just to relax in picturesque Scotland with a dram of the good stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Whiskey Tour in Scotland is definitely for you.
We specialise in providing luxury Whiskey Tours in Scotland to people from all over the globe! So if you’re looking for the ideal getaway in the most beautiful country in the world, have a look at some of the tours we offer that are ideal for whiskey lovers and enthusiasts.
Even for those who aren’t too fond of whiskey, we’ve got pre-planned and bespoke trips designed specifically to showcase the gorgeous scenery and stunning landscapes that bonnie Scotland has to offer.
Here are some of the best whiskey distillery tours available to book today:
Scotland is celebrated around the world for two mains things: golf and whiskey. This tour can be tailored to suit your golfing interests and favourite whiskeys, allowing you to have the most wonderful time exploring the best whiskey distillery tours and golf Scotland has to offer anywhere you want.
Islay whiskeys are known for their refined tastes and subtle notes, and there is nowhere better to experience this whiskey than at the Island of Islay distillery. Whether you’re flying from Glasgow, or getting the ferry from Kennacraig, this whiskey tour allows you to become fully acquainted with the island’s famous distilleries through in-depth tours and discussions, but you can also relax on the white sandy beaches, and enjoy some of the best seafood Scotland has to offer.
Highland whiskeys are known across the world, but this is your chance to get up close and personal with the people who lovingly craft them. Due to the variety of flavours of Highland whiskey, this tour ensures that you get to taste each one to fully understand the subtleties and differences. Offering a range of accommodation to suit your tastes, this tour combines Scotland’s range of whiskies with some of its most picturesque landscapes, including Inverness, Edderton, Dornoch, Tain and Strathpeffer.
A whiskey tour for anyone who likes mysteries and surprises, our Speyside whiskey tour offers the chance to visit 6 Scottish distilleries without knowing where you are going! From your start in Aberdeen, only your personal driver will know the route and places you will visit, but they will be sworn to secrecy, making this an exciting trip you will never forget. Lunch stops also include famous whiskey bars, meaning this is your chance to really explore a wide variety of Scotland’s most famous tipple.
Starting in Inverness, this whiskey tour is luxury personified. Following Scotland’s stunning coastal landscapes across a five day period, you will get to sample Scotland’s best and finest whiskeys and gins. With world class spirits, excellent food and white beaches, this tour is perfect for anyone who needs to relax and unwind.
For more information about these Whiskey Distillery Tours, or to book, please:
It was our pleasure to welcome Tracy and her 10 friends as part of their annual trip away. They travelled all the way from New Hampshire to visit Scotland for a week. As part of their trip, we were honoured to take them for 3 days of Highland tours. They fitted a lot into the 3 days getting to the summit of both Cairngorm and Glencoe and taking an informative hike at the top of Cairngorm. They visited Plodda Falls, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefields and Clava Cairns and managed to squeeze in a visit to Tomatin whisky distillery along the way.
It was so much fun to be included as part of their Scottish holiday and we hope they will come back and see us another time. Thanks again to them for choosing us.
We specialise in tailor-made, bespoke tours and we design tours in Scotland to suit the requirements of our clients.
Contact us if you would like a tour package designed for you.
Scotland is the ideal place for corporate events. The beautiful landscape, ability to get back in touch with nature, and the opportunity to enjoy golf and whiskey make Scotland the best place for your team to take a break from the office and pressures of work.
At High Spirits Tours, we specialise in providing bespoke and pre-planned Scotland vacations – helping people from all around the globe visit the World’s Most Beautiful Country! If you’re looking into visiting, but just don’t know where to go or what to do, then let us give you a hand by setting up a pre-planned or fully bespoke tour of Scotland ideal for you and your team. If you’re still not sure after reading our post, then why not give us a call and see what we can do to make your trip to Scotland that little bit more special.
Here are some of the best corporate events that Scotland has to offer:
The beautiful Island of Mull is famous for its nature, beauty, and as a place to relax and recharge. Staring in Oban, this tour allows your corporate team to explore everything from the Tobermory Distillery to the mystical Isle of Iona, as well discovering the many talented food producers on the Island, making this an excellent choice for a corporate Scotland tour.
Starting in Inverness, this tour focuses on traditional highland villages, getting to know the history, traditions, culture and even the current locals! Visiting sites such as Dornoch, where the last witch in Scotland was burnt in 1722, and the Loch fine nature reserve, this tour will take your team away from the stresses of modern life and offer a much calmer pace of life during these corporate events.
One of the best corporate whiskey tours out there, the Speyside distillery tour offers the chance to visit 6 mystery distilleries situated in the stunning Speyside countryside. A must for all whiskey fans, this tour begins in Aberdeen and may see you visit up to three different distilleries in one day!
Our most exotic and luxurious corporate events are along the breath-taking North Coast 500 route, which offers your team the chance to experience Scotland like they never have before. Making your way from Inverness, and touring the coast of Scotland, you and your corporate team will visit white beaches, spectacular scenery and experience some of the world’s best whiskies and gins along the way; this tour will allow your team to unwind and relax in style.
Seamlessly combining Scotland’s two most famous exports, this corporate tour is completely bespoke and can be tailored to suit your favourite places. Being able to match the tour to your team’s whiskey and golfing interests will make this a memorable journey that will revitalise your team after all of their hard work throughout the year.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect corporate events for your team, or simply want to go on one of our incredible Scotland Tours, then get it touch with us today and find out more about what we can do to make this happen!
These 3 gents (Mike, Leigh and Alistair) from Wales, England and Switzerland (via Scotland) chose to create a bespoke 3-day tour and decided upon Perthshire and the Southern Highlands. It was so much fun and we got some great photos of that beautiful area. Haste Ye Back! and I hope you would like to chose High Spirits Tours again.
Owner, High Spirits Tours
Sam and his father, Shane, booked a Speyside Lucky Dip whisky tour and were treated to some great whiskies and gins and the sun shone the whole trip. Thanks to these guys for making the tours so much fun and good luck to Sam in his career in banking. We travelled from Edinburgh with a stop off at the Persie Gin distillery in Glenshee. We then travelled through the beautiful landscape of Glenshee and Glen Cluny stopping off in Braemar. Once the guys had settled into their B&B accommodation we enjoyed a meal and some fine whiskies at the Mash Tun in Aberlour. The whisky tour included tours of Glenfiddich, Cardhu, The Macallan and Glenfarclas. The guys enjoyed the distillery tours and also the tastings provided by each distillery before I return to Edinburgh through beautiful Perthshire.
Thanks guys, for such an entertaining trip and thanks for choosing High Spirits Tours. We hope you enjoyed your experience and will provide you with lots of memories. Haste Ye Back!
Are you feeling competitive? Feel your golfing skills are up to scratch? If so, how about taking part in The Royal Deeside Golf Classic tournament?
Described by the organisers as:
“A 72 hole Stableford event for both Ladies and Gentlemen played over four majestic courses….. with prizes for each event and for the full event.”
At High Spirits Tours, we add a spin to it. We will register you for the tournament, take you to the events and make all the bookings for your accommodation and bookings at the best restaurants in Royal Deeside. There is also a free day when we will put together a great day trip to the surrounding area including castles, distilleries, local arts and crafts and incredible scenery.
23/7 Golf Day Competition @ Ballater Golf Club
24/7 Golf Day Competition @ Banchory Golf Club
25/7 FREE DAY – DAY TRIP AROUND DEESIDE AND BEYOND
26/7 Golf Day Competition @ Aboyne Golf Club
27/7 Golf Day Competition @ Braemar Golf Club
Cost : £645 per person (includes registration to golf tournament, 5 nights accommodation and entry to excursions on free day)
If this sounds right up your street then make contact on :
Hopefully, you are here to look at holidays in Scotland. As a company, we specialise in providing Scottish tours for small, private groups. These can be family groups, friends, couples or corporate groups. We offer off-the-shelf tours which can be selected, pay the deposit and within minutes you are booked up. All you have to do is get to the agreed meeting point. Then, let the fun commence.
We also offer bespoke holiday packages which are tailor-made packages put together to suits your requirements. If you wanted to visit every Scottish distillery then we can set aside a few months and go on a crazy road trip. How about a gin distillery tour? 70% of the gin consumed in the UK is distilled in Scotland. There are plenty of innovative producers, big and small, who are dabbling with the juniper berries these days.
So, if you have an interest in any of the following, pop us a line in the “Bespoke Tours” section (on header menu) and let’s discuss:
-gin distillery tours
-whisky distillery tours
-Speyside distilleries adventures
-Highland distillery tours
-group travel guided tours in Scotland
-Scottish island hopping tours
-Corporate tour packages (set up to impress visiting clients or potential clients)
-Scottish golfing packages
-Scottish Highlands tours
-Tour Scotland in a classic sports car! Find out about this very special option by clicking on “Morgan Car Hire” link on the header menu.
We are here to be a solution to your private tour needs. Let’s go! Have some fun!
A great big “Thank You” goes to a group of 8 guests from the Aberdeen area who had a fabulous bespoke tour along Royal Deeside, using both our luxurious minibus and “Morag the Morgan”. Our visits to the folks at Royal Lochnagar and Persie Gin went down very well and everyone was very impressed with the gin demonstration and meeting “Phil the Still” (pictured)! The trip also included a lunch stop at the Invercauld Arms in Braemar.
Our return journey to Aberdeen was through the idyllic Glenisla.
A fun day was had by us all. I hope to see you back again for another adventure. Thanks again to you all!
– Grant, Owner, High Spirits Tours
Bespoke tours can booked by clicking link below, why not come along and join the fun?