Bentley is taking guests on the ultimate British road trip for their ‘Extraordinary Journey UK’ experience

A five day trip will take you from Bentley’s home in Cheshire to The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland.

Bentley has announced its Extraordinary Journey UK, a five day/four night road trip that will take you from Bentley’s home in Crewe, Cheshire, England to The Macallan Estate in Speyside, Scotland. The journey will take its guest through a number of scenic destinations such as the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the Cairngorms while also enjoying meals throughout the day that have been whipped up by world-renowned chefs. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy your trip in one of the latest Bentley models, which include the Bentayga, Flying Spur, and the Continental GT. 

Day 1

Arriving in Cheshire, guests will be greeted by the Bentley event team at the brand’s flagship CW1 House showroom in Crewe. Private entry to the Bentley factory will bring you up close with the craftsmanship that goes into every car and let you explore the vast grounds, seeing our sustainability commitments in action. The evening will conclude with an intimate private dinner within the factory itself.

Day 2

After a leisurely private breakfast, we’ll escort you to collect your private Bentley before driving in convoy into the Peak District National Park, characterised by its outstanding natural scenery.

Lunch will be at the elegant Northcote, hosted by British chef Lisa Goodwin Allen in its Michelin-starred restaurant.

This evening you will overnight at the exquisite Middleton Lodge, the setting for an incredible dinner created lovingly with home-grown and locally-sourced seasonal produce

Day 3

Choose to balance the mind, body and soul by starting your day with a private guided yoga practice in the natural setting of Middleton Lodge. After breakfast our convoy continues into the North Pennines and the Northumberland National Park before heading north into Scotland.

Tonight’s experience will be particularly special as we arrive at The Treehouses of Lanrick, a hidden gem offering true escapism in a stunning and secluded woodland setting, bordering the Trossachs National Park. As night falls, you will enjoy an exquisite, immersive dining experience with celebrity chef Tony Singh.

Day 4

Bidding a reluctant farewell to the Treehouses, we drive northeast towards Great Britain’s largest National Park and our final goal, The Cairngorms. During our spectacular traverse of this stunning wilderness, we will pause for refreshments at the peerless Fife Arms in Braemar. 

Today, you will experience one of the best driving routes in the UK, culminating in the arrival at The Macallan’s Distillery located in the heart of Speyside, Scotland. Here, you will enjoy an immersive experience which will bring The Macallan and Bentley Motors unique global partnership to life. This experience will include a bespoke lunch, a private distillery tour followed by a tutored nosing and tasting where you will learn about the process, production, people and passion that make every bottle of The Macallan single malt whisky so special.

Tonight, will see us staying at the recently restored Rothes Glen and returning to The Macallan Estate for a private, specially curated gastronomic dining experience, which celebrates the shared values at the heart of our partnership.

Day 5

With a final breakfast, you can reflect on the true exhilaration you will have experienced on this journey, in the company of like-minded people, having created memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Departure arrangements thereafter can be arranged on an individual concierge basis, entirely in accordance with your wishes.

Reservations are currently being accepted for trips in June, August, and November. 

Places on this exclusive trip are limited in numbers. Attendance is priced at £11,350 per person, based on two people sharing. The Extraordinary Journey UK programme will run on the following dates in 2022:

• 7th – 11th June
• 15th – 19th August
• 31st October – 4th November
• 21st – 25th November

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The Macallan Private Jet Whisky Tasting Trip That Ends With A Yacht

The Macallan is giving ‘whisky flight’ a whole new meaning. For the rarest of luxurious tasting experiences, the Macallan Masters Journey will bring small groups on board a private plane, where passengers will sample select whiskies from the brand at 40,000 feet. “This is truly for people who want to enjoy things in an elevated way”, says National Brand Ambassador Raquel Raies.

Starting in December, Air Macallan will begin flying from Teterboro Airport, outside New York City, to Miami’s Opa-locka airport. On board, passengers will sample The Macallan Rare Cask, The Macallan Reflexion, The Macallan No. 6 and The Macallan M., and learn about the history of the distillery and what makes each bottling unique.

I want to make memorable moments, but I also know the people who make these whiskies, and these rare bottles are an equal part of the experience. I want people to not just remember being on a jet, but also what they tasted.

Raquel Raies, The Macallan Brand Ambassador

The luxury experience continues after landing in Florida. Passengers will board a private yacht, where they will have a catered dinner on a relaxing two hour sail to Miami. After that, it’s up to individual guests to decide what’s next — The Macallan can return you to New York the next day, or help with an entire vacation.

“We’re working with local teams, hotels and restaurants”, says Raies. “Anyone can charter their own jet and make reservations, but our brand knows what true luxury is, and with us they will have the white glove experience from beginning to end”.

The starting price of these trips will be $46,000, which can then be customized further depending on group size, dining choices and tasting selections. While many different bottlings can be arranged, the trip is based around the Macallan Master Series, which is made up of The Macallan Rare Cask, The Macallan Reflexion, The Macallan No. 6 and The Macallan M — which together cost $12.087. Depending on availability, Raies herself will be on board to guide the tastings. 

The idea for the The Macallan Masters Journey came from Raies’ own experience flying around the country as brand ambassador. “I truly love my job, and I wanted to create experiences that bring the brand to life. The Macallan lifestyle is something aspirational — jets, beautiful cars, yachts — and I wanted to give consumers an opportunity to share in that. The Macallan is more memorable at 40,000 feet”.

The Macallan Masters Journey is available for private bookings from now to March 2019. Those who want to participate in The Macallan ‘Masters Journey’ Private Jet and Yacht experience will have to pay an amount with a starting price of $46,000 for a group of 13 people. Anyone interested in such an experience can make a reservation here: monarchairgroup.com/themacallan