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5 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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This tour takes you to a Scottish island paradise, with stunning scenery, ancient history, traditional culture and 10 of Scotland’s finest whisky distilleries. Three full days on Islay means you get lots of time to soak up the atmosphere and whisky on this incredible island!

• Minibus transport (max 16 guests)
• Return Ferries to/from Islay
• Services of a professional tour guide
• Tour and tasting at Oban Distillery
• Visit and tasting at all Islay Distilleries
• 4 nights B&B accommodation at The Bowmore House or Freewinds

What You'll Get


Day 1: Day 1 - Depart Edinburgh

Stop At: Callander, Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
Our first stop is Callander where you can grab a coffee before we head north into the Highlands.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oban Distillery Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH Scotland
Our next stop, and first distillery of the tour is Oban Distillery. Whilst here, enjoy a tour around the distillery.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Tarbert PA29 6YX, UK
After the Oban Distillery tour, and your own choice of lunch in the town itself (at own expense), we'll journey further on to Kennacraig, where we'll catch the ferry over to Islay!

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2 - First day on Islay

Stop At: Lagavulin, Lagavulin, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
Visit Lagavulin Distillery for a warehouse tasting, straight from the cask!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA Scotland
Enjoy a visit to Ardbeg Distillery! Here we'll start with lunch 9at own expense), followed by a tour of the distillery and a tasting.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen Scotland
Your last stop of the day is Laphroaig Distillery! Here we'll have a walkthrough to see the distillery highlights, with a tasting along the way! From here, it's back to Bowmore for a 2nd night.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day 3 - Day 2 on Islay

Stop At: Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich PA49 7UN Scotland
The first stop of the day is Bruichladdich Distillery! Here we'll have a great tour of the distillery to see the highlights this stunning distillery holds, with a quick trip to the warehouse, followed by a tasting
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kilchoman Distillery, Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich PA49 7UT Scotland
Our next stop of the day is Kilchoman Distillery. Here, we'll start with lunch (at own expense) then we'll find out exactly how the whisky is made, and what makes Kilchoman unique. You may even get a chance to see a cask being filled.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Caol Ila Distillery, Caolila Distillery Caol ILA DISTILLERY, PORT 1 mile from Port Askaig, Port Askaig PA46 7RL Scotland
We visit Caol Ila Distillery for a whisky and chocolate pairing.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig PA46 7RP Scotland
The last stop of the day is a visit to Bunnahabhain distillery! Here, we'll end the day with a warehouse whisky tasting.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4 - Third day on Islay!

Stop At: Ardnahoe Distillery Ardnahoe, Port Askaig PA46 7RN Scotland
Our first stop of the day is the islands newest addition. Here, we'll get the chance to explore Islay's newest distillery, and find out how their spirit is made, followed by a sample of their offerings.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bowmore Distillery, School Street, Bowmore PA43 7JS Scotland
Our last stop on the island is Bowmore Distillery.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5 - Return to Edinburgh

Stop At: Inveraray, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
After a final hearty breakfast, we'll catch the ferry back to the main land, before stopping for lunch(own expense) in Inveraray. The seat of the Clan Campbell.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
From Inveraray we'll head to Luss, the pretty little village perched on the banks of Loch Lomond, for a quick rest stop, before our final leg back to Edinburgh
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • 4 nights accommodation at Bowmore House or Freewinds, Islay
  • Breakfast x 4
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour (max 16 people)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Oban Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Ardbeg Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Laphroaig Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bruichladdich Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Kilchoman Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Caol Ila Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bunnahabhain Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Ardnahoe Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bowmore Distillery

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square, 192 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK

Departure Time
8:00 AM

5 days

Return Details
435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2NT, UK

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