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Scottish Whisky – NEW FOR 2018

EDINBURGH  |  OBAN  |  ISLAY  

On this 6-day small-group journey, savour the distilled essence of Scotland’s fine landscapes and exquisite whisky. Begin in Edinburgh, heading into the Highlands, through the mountainous part of Loch Lomond National Park, into the picturesque resort town of Oban. Enjoy a few hours on your own where you can visit the epic Oban Distillery, one of the oldest in Scotland, which produces a stunning malt whisky that falls between the smokier drams of the islands and the sweeter nuances of the Highlands. We suggest you sample some local seafood for lunch, not included. Take the evening ferry to Islay, a journey of just over two hours making it easy to spot dolphins, whales and seabirds. A short drive takes you into Bowmore, where you will stay for three nights (cottage or B&B, subject to availability). Drive west to the Kilchoman Distillery, the newest and smallest on the island and one of only six Scottish distilleries still doing traditional floor-maltings. Continue to the scenic Rhins of Islay to visit Bruichladdich for another chance to taste a single malt whisky. Discover the smokiest and peatiest whiskies of all with visits to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Take the ferry back to the mainland, continuing around the coast of beautiful Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne. Return to Edinburgh with overnight; begin your homebound journey the next day.

Highlights:

  • Charming Victorian harbour town of Oban
  • Neolithic and Bronze Age history at Kilmartin Glen
  • Bowmore, Islay’s oldest distillery along the shoes of Loch Indaal
  • The Queen of Hebrides, Islay’s peaty single malt whiskies
  • Inveraray, the home town of Duke of Argyll with stunning castle
  • Dramatic and beautiful Loch Lomond National Park

 

Tour Overview:

  • Total 5 nights accommodation B&B & 3-Star
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh at Brooks Hotel Edinburgh, Superior Room 3-Star
    • 3 nights Bowmore Cottages or B&B subject to availability
  • 4 days Small-Group Escorted tour with driver-guide, maximum 16 passengers
  • Ferry and bridge crossings
  • Distillery access and entrance fees as noted
  • Hotel taxes and service charges**

 

International airfare not included. Minimum 2 passengers travelling together.

**European city/tourist taxes collected locally unless otherwise indicated..

Pricing valid for April 8, 2018, subject to availability at time of booking. Pricing for other dates available upon request. Itineraries are subject to change. Some touring may be reversed on actual tour. Hotel names during escorted journey confirmed at time of booking. Blackout periods may apply.

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Tour Code: EU0918A