There are those who love wine. Those who savor beer, and then there are whisky aficionados. Whisky lovers are a special breed. Each has their own predilection for the amber nectar and can often wax poetic about single cask bottlings and exotic finishes and don't mind being labeled maltheads or whisky geeks.
So it only seems appropriate that GreatValueVacations raises a glass to these connoisseurs — many of whom are on a mission to drink a whisky that is older than they are — with a special Scottish Whisky Break vacation package. And what better destination to host this homage than Edinburgh!
This special trip will give travelers insight into the centuries-old process of whisky production, while exposing them to the vibrant city of Edinburgh, with the picturesque backdrop of the central Scottish Highlands. Maltheads are invited to experience the magic of Edinburgh and drink in what the locals call “the water of life”!
The getaway begins with a private meet and greet service upon arrival at the Edinburgh Airport. Travelers will spend four nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – The Roxburghe Hotel. The Roxburghe is perfectly placed in the city center of Edinburgh overlooking Charlotte Square. Travelers will be able to experience delicious Scottish cuisine at the George Street Bar & Grill after taking advantage of the traditional Scottish Afternoon Tea (included) that the hotel offers its guests.
Then it is time to discover the famous whisky of Scotland at an exclusive tour and dinner at the renowned Scotch Malt Whisky Society, a private members club with an award-winning dining room. After a tour of the Society rooms, travelers enjoy a delicious two-course dinner, followed by a tasting of two Society malts in the Members’ Bar.
Also included in the package is the Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky tour, a full-day excursion that will provide an unforgettable journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Scottish Highlands where explorations will include the waterfalls of the Birnam Forest, Pitlochry, the scenic gateway to the Highlands in Perthshire, the stunning Queen’s View AND the splendor of majestic Loch Tay, an area steeped in ancient history.
This excursions includes a visit to Dewar’s World of Whisky at the Aberfeldy distillery for a tour and tasting, journeying through Rob Roy country past the elegant Stirling Castle, before returning back to Edinburgh.
Travelers will also have use of a 24-hour Edinburgh City Sightseeing hop-on/hop-off ticket, which provides the opportunity to discover the vivacious city of Edinburgh at their own pace!
- Round-trip economy class airfare to Edinburgh
- Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- 4 nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – The Roxburghe Hotel
- Full Scottish breakfast daily
- Traditional Scottish Afternoon Tea (one day)
- 24-hour Edinburgh City Tour ticket (hop-on/hop-off)
- Exclusive visit to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, including 2-course dinner with coffee, tour of the Society Rooms and 2-dram whisky tasting
- Full-day Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky Tour
- Service charges and tax, including 20% VAT
Meals (unless otherwise specified) and gratuities are NOT included.
This package is priced from $1,381 from New York. Rates are per person based on two people traveling together on select departure dates in January, 2014. This package is available from November 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014 with rates varying depending upon dates of travel. This package is also available for three or five nights.
This rate includes airline and government-imposed taxes and fees, is valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, and may be affected by fluctuations in exchange rates. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply. See website for full terms and conditions.
For additional information on GreatValueVacations' Scottish Whisky Break package — including recommendations on what to see and do while there and more information about the hotels — click here or call 800-896-4600.