The Royal Scotsman Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

A special classic journey through Scotland with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society


  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Stops 10
  • Dates Yearly: April - October

Embark on a special classic journey through Scotland with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the world’s foremost malt whisky club and specialists in single-cask, single-malt whiskies.

Whether it’s indulging in afternoon tea while passing through picturesque landscapes, exploring the historic whisky regions, or participating in outdoor pursuits at Rothiemurchus Estate your days are filled with culture and authentic experiences.

And of course, no journey through Scotland would be complete without sampling its world-renowned whiskies. From the Tomatin single malts to the Tullibardine Highland offerings, each tasting provides a glimpse into the rich heritage and craftsmanship behind Scotland’s beloved spirit.

This four night journey is for seekers of adventure, traditionalists of travel, and lovers of a wee dram.

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

April 15, 2024 — October 13, 2024
Package Options Starting From Single Occupancy
Twin Cabin (2 Twin Beds) $10,533.00 $21,066.00
Double Cabin $12,690.00 $25,380.00
Grand Suite Cabin $25,381.00 $50,762.00


Edinburgh: Waverley Station – Keith

Board Royal Scotsman at Edinburgh Waverley Station ready for seven spectacular nights. The highly personalized service and unhurried pace allow you to reclaim the romance and stately opulence of rail travel from a bygone era. Elegant Edwardian interiors wrap you in the warmth of cashmere and tartan as you traverse a land of rugged beauty, age-old fables and modern Scottish culture.

Depart in the early afternoon and travel north, crossing the Firth of Forth by means of the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge. This is one of the oldest cantilever bridges to be built, designed by Benjamin Baker in the late 1880s and considered one of the greatest achievements of the Victorian Age.

Indulge in afternoon tea as you journey through the former Kingdom of Fife. The train follows the east coast, passing through Arbroath, Montrose and Aberdeen before arriving in the market town of Keith.

Your first delicious dinner of the trip is served tonight. Our Chef’s inventive menus use the finest local ingredients, such as line-caught wild salmon, shetland Lobster and Aberdeen Angus beef. Chanterelles and wild garlic are foraged straight from Scotland’s wild larder. Afterwards, you are invited to enjoy lively entertainment in the Observation Car.

Keith – Kyle of Lochalsh

Departing Keith this morning, the train travels west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness, capital of the Highlands. 

 Lunch is served on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh, on what is arguably the most scenic route in Britain. The line passes Loch Luichart and the Torridon Mountains, which geologists believe were formed before any life began. Travel onwards through Achnasheen, then commence the climb to the Luib summit and Achnashellach Forest before descending to Strathcarron. 

Continue to the picturesque village of Plockton, where you can take a boat trip to see the colony of wild seals and enjoy magnificent views across the bay to the Applecross Mountains. There is also a woodland walk to be discovered here and time afterwards to enjoy a traditional Highland welcome and a nip or two in the seafront Plockton Hotel.

Return to the train in Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the mystical Isle of Skye, for overnight stabling. We invite you to dress for a formal dinner this evening, followed by coffee and liqueurs in the Observation Car.

Kyle of Lochalsh – Boat of Garten

Savour a full Scottish breakfast as the train travels east towards Carrbridge, followed by a specialist single-cask tasting with your whisky ambassador in the Observation Car. Then, head to our luxury dining cars, where a light and refined lunch is served.

Disembark in Aviemore to visit the historic Tomatin Distillery and learn the secrets behind its celebrated Highland single malt. Finish your tour with a tutored tasting of three Tomatin single malts, each revealing why this is considered the ’softer side of the Highlands.

Return to the train at Boat of Garten on the private Strathspey Railway. After dinner, make your way to the Observation Car, where local musicians are waiting to entertain you.

Boat of Garten – Dundee

After breakfast, travel by coach to Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and select among a variety of outdoor pursuits such as wild swimming, archery or fly fishing.

Return to the train in Kingussie and enjoy a leisurely lunch while the journey takes you south, before disembarking to visit Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford village. Your private VIP tour features nosing straight from the cask and a tutored tasting of three Tullibardine Highland single malts.

Re-join the Royal Scotsman in Perth and prepare for a formal dinner en route to Dundee. Tonight, the infectious beat of the music may inspire you to join in some lively Scottish country dancing on the station platform, a fitting finale to your Whisky Journey.

Dundee – Edinburgh

As your train leaves Dundee in the morning, crossing the Tay Bridge into the former Kingdom of Fife and making its way back to Edinburgh, savour a full Scottish breakfast with your fellow guests.


The Royal Scotsman

4x Nights Aboard the Royal Scotsman

Things To Do

Crossing the Forth Railway Bridge

Crossing the Firth of Forth by means of the magnificent Forth Railway Bridge enroute to the market town of Keith. This is one of the oldest cantilever... More

Kyle of Lochalsh

Departing Keith this morning, heading west along the Moray Firth towards Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Aboard the train, enjoy lunch as you pass by stunning landscapes, including the... More

Boat of Garten

Join your onboard host for an invigorating early-morning walk over the bridge that links the mainland with the Isle of Skye. Depart from Kyle of Lochalsh... More

Rothiemurchus Estate

For centuries nature and people have lived in harmony in Rothiemurchus.   At its heart lies one of the largest areas of natural forest in Britain with an... More

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park is hugely diverse; it is a living, working landscape from the wild high mountains, to the heather moorlands and peatlands, to the magnificent forests, the farms... More

Benromach Distillery

In Forres, nestled near the historic town of Elgin, lies the distinguished Benromach Distillery, a bastion of Scotch whisky craftsmanship and tradition. Steeped in history, Benromach's story is one... More

Tomatin Distillery

Located in the picturesque Highlands of Scotland, the Tomatin Distillery stands as a testament to the rich history and enduring craftsmanship of Scottish whisky production. With roots dating back... More

Tullibardine Distillery

In the picturesque village of Blackford, is a beacon of tradition and craftsmanship in the world of Scotch whisky. Founded in 1949 on the site of an old brewery,... More

The Royal Yacht Britannia or Explore Edinburgh

A Floating Palace! Britannia was launched from the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, on 16 April, 1953. For over 44 years the Royal Yacht served the... More


Forth Railway Bridge, South Queensferry, UK

Firth of Forth

Firth of Forth, United Kingdom

Keith, Scotland, UK

Loch Luichart

Loch Luichart, United Kingdom

Torridon Mountains

Torridon Hills, United Kingdom

Achnashellach Forest

Achnashellach Forest, Strathcarron, UK


Strathcarron, UK

Attadale Gardens

Attadale Gardens, Attadale Gardens, Strathcarron, UK

Village of Plockton

Plockton, UK

Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh, Kyle, UK


Dingwall, UK

Campbell’s of Beauly

Campbell's of Beauly, High Street, Beauly, UK

Boat of Garten

Boat of Garten, UK

Carrbridge, UK

Ballindalloch Castle

Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens, Ballindalloch, UK

Rothiemurchus Estate

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, UK

Cairngorms National Park

Cairngorms National Park, United Kingdom

Benromach Distillery

Benromach Distillery, Invererne Road, Forres, UK

Tomatin Distillery

Tomatin, Inverness IV13 7YT, UK

Tullibardine Distillery

Tullibardine Distillery, Stirling Street, Tullibardine Distillery, Blackford, Auchterarder PH4 1QG, United Kingdom

The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, UK


  • Luxury Accommodations – Seven nights aboard the Royal Scotsman luxury train with 24-hour steward service.
  • Fine Dining – All meals aboard the train: full Scottish breakfast, two-course lunch, three-course dinner including cheeseboard, coffee, tea and petit fours. All beverages including alcoholic drinks.
  • Historical Tours -A  tour of the Benromach, Tomatin, and Tullibardine Distillery, a visit to Rothiemurchus Estate, and a specialist single-cask whisky tasting with your Whisky Ambassador. A one-year membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and a visit to their headquarters.
  • Onboard Entertainment – Traditional ceilidhs, informal dinners, evening entertainments in the Observation Car and a formal dining experienc
  • All transfers in air-conditioned coach with driver
  • Meet and assist at airport
  • All local taxes and service fees
  • Services of your Trains by Distincte Representative

Not Included

  • All flights both local and international
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • All caddies and carts not indicated in itinerary
  • All meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature


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