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Islay Whisky Connoisseur Tour
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4 day tour from £650

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Twin/Double/Family room - from 650 per person
Single Room - from 0 per person

Notes

Accommodation
The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. 

Admission Prices
Distillery visits and tastings are included in the cost of this tour.

FAQ's
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code SR 00182

Tour Summary


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Islay Whisky Connoisseur Tour

4 day/3 night tour

The Hebridean island of Islay is famed for its natural beauty, history, wildlife and whisky! On this four-day island odyssey there is the chance to visit and sample the whiskies of six Islay distilleries – Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroiag, Bruichladdich, Kilchoman and Bunnahabhain. Add a visit to Deanston Distillery too and you’ll see why this is the perfect tour for whisky aficionados.

Price range: £650 - £735

Deanston Distillery - discover the heritage behind one of Scotland’s most popular whiskies

Kilmartin Glen - explore Scotland’s birthplace and see where ancient kings were crowned

Ferry to Islay - look out for dolphins and basking sharks during the scenic crossing

Bowmore - savour island life with a relaxing three-night stay in the attractive village of Bowmore

Islay Whisky - get to know how Islay whisky is lovingly produced by visiting six different whisky distilleries including the Lagavulin Warehouse Experience

Movie Locations - The Maggie, Kidnapped and Rob Roy

Guest house accommodation included

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on this Signature Extended Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Extended Tour from Scottish Tours delivers a quality Scottish touring experience that offers the very best value for money. Comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury mini or midi coach travel all combine to create the definitive Scottish experience.
Each tour is hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive knowledge as well as their driving skills. Friendly, courteous and well informed, they’ll be happy to answer all your questions about the history, geography and customs of the places you’ll discover on your tour. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, they’ll go out of their way to help.
You will want to see as much as possible, but you don’t want to be rushed. Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable coach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. We often include those little gems, well worth a visit, that most other tour companies drive on by.
As these itineraries are more leisurely, visiting places off the beaten track is easy and makes for a truly unforgettable trip.Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. You’ll stay in a comfortable guest house with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities.
Each property has been carefully selected to offer you Highland hospitality at its very best. Start each day with a Scottish breakfast, a hearty meal that will keep you going all day long. Vegetarian and Continental options will also be available if you prefer lighter fayre.Please check out the other FAQ’s for more specific information on this tour. If you have any unanswered questions please feel free to email us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk  - we’ll be happy to help. 
How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available. 
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience.  The guesthouses and B&B’s are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided.
Some guesthouses and B&B’s offer enhanced facilities such as a resident’s lounge where you can relax with other guests. Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in and the guesthouses/B&B’s seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre.
The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.  
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.   

 

How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally 16 passengers.  
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together. 
Can I join the tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow?
Yes, you can and there is no extra charge to do this. It makes a great way of travelling between our two great cities. The tour is scheduled to return to Glasgow at 17:45 hrs. If you wish to do this please email us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk quoting your booking reference number. We’ll be happy to make the arrangements for you.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    ·         3 nights guest house accommodation - all rooms with private bathrooms
    ·         Location: Bowmore, Isle of Islay (3)

    Meals
    ·         Scottish/Continental breakfast (3)

    Visits, Admissions and Experiences
    ·     
    Tour and tastings at Deanston Distillery, Ardbeg Distillery, Laphroaig Distillery, Bruichladdich Distillery, Kilchoman Distillery and Bunnahabhain Distillery
    ·        Admission to the Lagavulin Warehouse Experience

    Tour Essentials
    ·         Transportation by luxury air-conditioned minicoach 
    ·         Live commentary in English
    ·         Services of an experienced driver/guide
    ·         Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated above
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

Check In: 07:45 hrs
Departs: 08:00 hrs
from 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Returns: 18:30 hrs (Day 4)



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