edimEvery year Travel Directions offers new opportunities for specialty travel.

This year we have partnered with 9 Maple Avenue, a well-known whiskey bar in Upstate New York, for a whisky-tasting tour of Scotland.

Here is more information on this trip:

September 18­-26, 2015
First Annual 9 Maple Whisky­-Tasting Tour of Scotland

During this 8-night / 9-day tour, our group will stay in Edinburgh for 3 nights, Oban for 1 night and the Speyside region for 4 nights. This tour will include visits to 8 different distilleries throughout Scotland. These distilleries include Oban, Ben Nevis, Glenfiddich, Balvenie, Glenlivet, Aberlour, Macallan and Dalwhinnie.

We are limiting this to a small group to enhance the experience for all. Accompanying the group will be two trip leaders, including Matt from 9 Maple and Charles from Travel Directions.

Along the journey we will visit many famous sites, museums and castles. Some sites include the Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, the Scotch Whisky Experience, Inverary Castle, Urquhart Castle, Dufftown, Ballindalloch Castle, the Speyside Cooperage and the Blair Castle.  There will be special tastings at the distilleries, as well as many other special treats provided on this tour.

This is a unique opportunity to visit Scotland with 9 Maple.

Current Itinerary:
September 18 – Arrive Edinburgh, afternoon city tour
September 19 – Full day city tour including Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral and the Scotch Whisky Experience
September 20 – Depart for Oban, visit the Inverary Castle and our first distillery, the Oban Distillery
September 21 – Executive Tour of the Ben Nevis Distillery, and visit Urquhart Castle on shores of Loch Ness
September 22 – Visit two distilleries, Glenfiddich and Balvenie, also the whisky capital of Dufftown
September 23 – Morning visit to the Ballindalloch Castle, afternoon visit to the Glenlivet Distillery
September 24 – Visit the Speyside Cooperage followed by both the Aberlour Distillery and the Macallan Distillery
September 25 – Journey back towards Edinburgh and visit both the Blair Castle and the Dalwhinnie Distillery
September 26 – Departure for home

Included: 8 nights hotel accommodation, transportation within Scotland, two trip leaders, comprehensive sightseeing including all admissions, visits to 8 whisky distilleries, special tastings, transfers to and from airport and breakfast each morning

Not Included: International Airfare

Cost: $2400.00, a deposit of $400 is needed to guarantee a space on the trip.

For a full breakdown of the itinerary with details or a Reservation Form, please contact Charles at Travel Directions using our Contact Us Page or call (518)944-8957.