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The Private Islay Platinum Whisky Tour - Flexible pickups - Scotland

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Take a whiskywheels.scot tour through Scotland’s rich whisky history by tasting and learning about the ‘water of life’ on a four-day tour from the pickup location of your choice.

Explore the beauty of our country first-hand as we travel past Loch Lomond up to Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland. Then down the west coast to Islay.

• We visit all of Islay’s whisky distilleries.

• Full standard whisky tours at Oban, Lagavulin, Kilchoman and Bowmore.

• Tutored tastings at Ardbeg and Clydeside distilleries.

• Stops to gift shops and whisky tastes at Laphroaig, Bruichladdich and Ardnahoe. (Also, Caol Isla. Currently under construction)

• Lunch at the Drovers Inn, Ardbeg restaurant and Port Charlotte hotel.

• Return ferry to Islay is included.

• Free time each evening. We can recommend places to eat.

On our route back to your drop off, we stop at the world-renowned Loch Fyne whisky shop and to Clydeside, the Glasgow city distillery.

About This Deal

Itinerary

Day 1: Journey from Pickup to Oban

Stop At: Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
On the way to Oban, we drive through and past the world famous Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park.

We will stop at the Drovers Inn for lunch for an hour.

With over 300 years’ worth of visitors, the walls of the Inn could certainly tell a tale. This historic and well known building has welcomed hundreds of thousands of people. Including Rob Roy and Gerard Butler!

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is a national park in Scotland centred on Loch Lomond and the hills and glens of the Trossachs, along with several other ranges of hills.

It was the first of the two national parks established by the Scottish Parliament in 2002, the second being the Cairngorms National Park. The park consists of many mountains and lochs, and the principal attractions are scenery, walking, and wildlife.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oban Distillery Stafford Street, Oban PA34 5NH Scotland
When we arrive in Oban, we will visit the Oban distillery.

The time in Oban includes:

Standard distillery tour and tasting at Oban distillery.

Spare time to visit Oban town, have a meal and relax before we travel to Islay on day two.

The small and historic Oban distillery is located in the charming coastal town of Oban.

Oban distillery takes it name from the town where the Highland mainland meets the Islands and nestles below the steep cliff that overlooks Oban.

This coastal location is said to be reflected by the character of the Oban 14 year old single malt whisky. Join the tour to find out!

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight B&B stay at a local B&B in Oban.

We use well reviewed places such as the Whisky Vaults.

Day 2: Islay - Day 1

Stop At: Lagavulin, Lagavulin, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
Lagavulin distillery.

Standard tour and tasting. Two to three whiskies included with the tour.

Lagavulin distillery is a single malt whisky distillery in the village of Lagavulin on the south of the island of Islay, Scotland.

It distils spirit that is destined to become Islay single malt Scotch whisky.

A firm favourite among locals and intenational whisky fans.

The Lagavulin tour is a great way to start your tour on Islay!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen PA42 7EA Scotland
After we visit Lagavulin, we move to Ardbeg for a whisky tasting and lunch.

Five whiskies are included along with a tutored tasting from the bar staff.

Lunch is excellent at Ardbeg. The restaurant is frequented by whisky fans and locals because of the quality of food and experience. (Food costs aren't included.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig PA46 7RP Scotland
Standard whisky tour and tasting at Bunnahabhain distillery. Two or three whiskies included.

The Bunnahabhain Distillery was founded in 1881 near Port Askaig on Islay. The village of Bunnahabhain was founded to house its workers. The distillery is owned by Distell and is one of nine active distilleries on the island.

The Bunnahabhain is one of the milder single malt Islay whiskies available and its taste varies greatly from other spirits to be found on the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ardnahoe Distillery, Port Askaig PA46 7RN Scotland
A quick visit to Islay's newest distillery.

A look around the gift shop and sample tastings are available.

Ardnahoe prides itself on being a modern distillery, set beautifully in a stunning location, that employs rigorously traditional methods and values. The spirit being produced is sweet, smoky and smooth yet peaty and spicy – unique and dynamic to its very core.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast included at Oban hotel before we leave for Islay.
Accommodation included: We pick well reviewed B&Bs and hotels for accommodation.

Day 3: Islay - Day 2

Stop At: Kilchoman Distillery, Rockside Farm, Bruichladdich PA49 7UT Scotland
Standard tour and tasting at Kilchoman. Two or three whiskies.

Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt. Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich PA49 7UN Scotland
A stop for a quick tasting and look around the fantastic gift shop.

Bruichladdich distillery is located on the southwestern tip of Islay.

Bruichladdich distil four unique spirits and home to Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore single malt whiskies and the Botanist Islay dry gin.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bowmore Distillery, School Street, Bowmore PA43 7JS Scotland
Standard tour and tasting at Bowmore distillery. Includes two or three whiskies.

The distillery, which lies on the South Eastern shore of Loch Indaal, is one of the oldest in Scotland and is said to have been established in 1779.

The distillery is owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd, a holding company owned by Japanese drinks company Suntory. Morrison Bowmore also own the Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch distilleries and produce the McClelland's Single Malt range of bottlings.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen Scotland
Our last stop is at Laphroaig distillery for a tasting and a look around their whisky exhibition and gift shop.

The distillery and brand are owned and operated by Beam Suntory, the American subsidiary of Japan's Suntory Holdings.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast provided at your B&B.
Accommodation included: We pick well reviewed B&Bs and hotels for accommodation.

Day 4: Islay to Drop off

Stop At: Loch Fyne Whiskies, Main Street West, Inveraray PA32 8TU Scotland
A whisky shop with friendly staff and an impressive selection of whiskies, liqueurs and gins, including exclusive and independent bottlings you won't find elsewhere.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Clydeside Distillery, 100 Stobcross Road The Old Pumphouse, Queen's Dock, Glasgow G3 8QQ Scotland
We will stop for a lunch and whisky tasting (4 whiskies) at Clydeside distillery, Glasgow. All visitors to the Clydeside can enjoy lunches and bites in the sumptuous Pumphouse Café.

Presenting all of Scotland's bounty for you to enjoy. The food is freshly prepared using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and our menu is carefully chosen to showcase regional specialities.

(Food not included)
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast served at your local B&B in Islay.
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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Oban Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bunnahabhain Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Kilchoman Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bowmore Distillery


Departure Point
1: Edinburgh, UK
2: Glasgow, UK
3: Aberdeen, UK
4: Stirling, UK
5: Dundee, UK
6: Islay, Isle of Islay, UK
7: Inverness, UK
8: Oban, UK
9: Fort William, UK
10: Perth, UK
11: Pitlochry PH16, UK
12: Crianlarich FK20, UK
13: Loch Lomond, United Kingdom
14: Loch Awe, United Kingdom
15: Invergordon, UK
16: Aberlour AB38, UK
17: Trossachs, Callander FK17 8HY, UK
18: East Lothian Council, UK
19: West Lothian, UK
20: Highland Council, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Flexible pickup from all over Scotland. Contact to confirm your pickup point.

Airports

  • Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN Scotland
  • Dyce Airport, Aberdeen Scotland
  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland
  • Glasgow Intl Airport, Paisley PA3 2SW Scotland


Ports

  • Edinburgh
  • Rosyth




Departure Time
10:00 AM

Duration
4 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.