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Aberlour © Airts & Pairts

Bubble Tour: On the Malt Whisky Trail

From £55 per adult

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Safe | Personal | Exclusive | Bubble Tours by Airts & Pairts. Our Bubble Tour: On the Malt Whisky Trail is a private bespoke walking tour in your personal social bubble. A socially-distanced experience for you and your loved ones only.

Cast-Iron, Casks & Coffins

A dram and a ramble make a dramble! On this leisurely walk, we take a closer look at the history of Aberlour, or Charlestown of Aberlour by its Sunday name, and the life and endeavours of James Fleming, founder of the current Aberlour Distillery. We will also hear about the cunning whisky smugglers and enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery and an iconic landmark along the way.

Our walk starts in Craigellachie, where we will first admire Thomas Telford's iconic Craigellachie Bridge, the oldest surviving cast-iron bridge in Scotland. We then head along the mighty River Spey on a section of the Speyside Way, taking us to Aberlour. Here, we follow the footsteps of James Fleming, a grain merchant and Victorian entrepreneur. We eventually reach the picturesque Linn Falls on the Lour Burn. The burn used to be the water source for Aberlour Distillery, which is only a stone's throw away from the falls. We may very likely smell it, before we see it.

We highly recommend a tour of this gem of a distillery* and are happy to make the necessary arrangements. Alternatively, we take you to a cozy place where we will tell you a few whisky smuggler stories that even feature a coffin...

After a few drams and stories, we visit another legacy of James Fleming, the Penny Brig, and then retrace our steps to Craigellachie.

Highlights:

  • Craigellachie Bridge
  • River Spey
  • Aberlour Village
  • Linn Falls
  • Aberlour Distillery
  • Penny Brig
  • Lovely views
Price of Your Bubble Tour - On the Malt Whisky Trail

This tour comes at a flat rate of £ 320* for you and your social bubble (up to 6 people in your group).

*) Admission not included, subject to availability, age restrictions apply

Suitability

Our Countryside Rambles are at a leisurely pace and are suitable for all age groups.

This is a more strenuous activity requiring appropriate footwear such as walking boots with ankle support.

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 m

Ascent: 87 m

Time: approx. 6 hours – including time to admire the views, have a picnic and visit a distillery

Our Promise

We will practise Social Distancing at any time and will follow the latest government guidance to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Any questions? Have a look at our "We are Good to Go" site or drop us a line.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Airts & Pairts
Burnside Cottage, 1 Elderberry
Tradespark Road
Nairn
Nairnshire
Scotland
IV12 5NF
Starting
Aberlour
Length
1
Day
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English German
Themes
Adventure Food and drink History Landscapes Outdoor Activities Walking Walking/Hiking Whisky

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Online booking only
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices

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  • £55 Per Adult
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Airts & Pairts

Bespoke Cultural Adventures in the stunningly beautiful Scottish Highlands. Our walking tours & day tours are tailored to your specific interests and are delivered with Swiss precision and a warm Scottish welcome. Lochs, glens, remote beaches, castles, ancient places, industrial heritage, distilleries, breweries, cheesemakers, cake magicians, ... There is so much to explore - let us take you on an adventure!

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