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4-day Islay And The Whisky Coast Small-group Tour From Edinburgh

4-day Islay And The Whisky Coast Small-group Tour From Edinburgh Packages
Country: United Kingdom
City: Edinburgh
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wine Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Overview

Indulge in natural wonders, charming locales and fine whiskies on a 4-day small-group tour of Isle of Islay. Travel to the Scottish Hebrides, where jagged peaks and white sand beaches set the stage for a centuries-old whisky-making tradition. Spend four days exploring the remote archipelago and visiting up to six distilleries such as Laphroaig and Ardbeg, and enjoy three evenings of relaxation at the 4-star Bowmore Distillery Cottages.

  • 4-day whisky tour to the Isle of Islay with three nights lodging in Bowmore Distillery Cottage
  • Learn all about smoky Islay whiskies on up to six distillery visits, including Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Laphroaig and Ardbeg
  • Enjoy a visit to the town of Oban and the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada on the Scottish mainland
  • Travel via top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coaches
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

What To Expect

Your 4-day excursion begins in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide and small group of fellow whisky-lovers. Set off in the morning in a top of the range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, embarking by ferry to the Hebridean island of Islay. Along the way, catch spectacular mountain and ocean views, full of local wildlife and ancient monuments. Arrive by early evening to Bowmore and check in to your quaint holiday cottage located at Bowmore Distillery. Please note that you have the choice of a single or twin room in a shared cottage. Over the next days, visit at least six renowned whisky distilleries including Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg. Enjoy samples of choice whiskies and learn the full-sensory experience of whisky tasting (own expense). If time and group interest permit, your guide can make additional stops at some of the areas other distilleries. Have the option to taste at your own expense at each location, or simply view the space and its breathtaking natural surroundings. Your tour includes round-trip transport, three nights accommodation in the 4-star Bowmore Distillery Cottages and daily continental breakfasts of bread, milk, and cereals.

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