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Isle of Islay 4-Day Tour, Whisky Distilleries from Edinburgh

ItineraryDay 1: Edinburgh - Oban - Kilmartin Glen - IslayStop At: Kilmartin Museum, Kilmartin, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandReturn to the past at one of the richest areas in the UK for Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Oban Distillery, Oban, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandAfter travelling through the mountainous part of the Loch Lomond National Park, you arrive in the busy harbour town of Oban; this Victorian harbour town offers excellent seafood and a charming intimacy.You have a couple of hours here, where you can visit the Oban Distillery and sample some local seafood for lunch. You then depart Oban mid-afternoon for the journey through Kilmartin Glen to the port of Kennacraig where you catch the evening ferry to Islay.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Bowmore Cottages (Mon & Fri departures) or Lochside Hotel or similar (Wed departures only).Day 2: Discover the modern distillery of Kilchoman & sample Scotland’s peatiest whiskiesStop At: Kilchoman Distillery, Bruichladdich, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandIn the morning you take the short drive to the west of the island, where you visit the Kilchoman Distillery, the newest and smallest on the island. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandAfter lunch in Kilchoman Distillery, we continue to the scenic Rhins of Islay to visit Bruichladdich for another chance to taste delicious single malt whisky.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Bowmore Cottages (Mon & Fri departures) or Lochside Hotel or similar (Wed departures only).Day 3: Today you explore the southern side of the island, home to the smokiest of all whiskies: Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg.Stop At: Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandYou first visit Ardbeg for a tour, tasting, and lunch. The restaurant here is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy local produce.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandYou then visit Laphroaig, and if there’s time you can take a short stop for a tasting at Lagavulin. On an island known locally as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’, there is a regal quality to the distinctly peaty style of its single malt whiskies.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kildalton Cross, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandOn most tours it’s also possible to visit to the ruins of Kildalton church and see its famous 8th Century Celtic cross.Duration: 20 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Bowmore Cottages (Mon & Fri departures) or Lochside Hotel or similar (Wed departures only).Day 4: Get a sense of the old history of InverarayStop At: Inveraray Castle, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandExplore the fabulous home town of the Duke of Argyll and the stunning ancestral castle.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Loch Lomond, Stirling, ScotlandEnjoy the dramatic splendour of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs and the beautiful national park that surrounds it.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$66.34 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

Glasgow's west end whisky tour is an experience where you will learn about the Scottish national drink from a different perspective. In our tour, we don't focus on production process or how whisky is made. Our main goal is to pass on the passion of whisky through a storytelling experience where cocktails, music, famous writers and films are the main subjects on the table. The tour starts at The Ben Nevis Whisky bar located in the area of Finnieston where you will be able to taste a dram from one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Here you will learn why this bar is so important for Glasgow's history, you will also learn about the Clydeside riot and how this event is directly related to the whisky industry as we know it today.Our second stop is also one of the most important whisky bars in the city. This place is famous for its great variety of whiskies (more than 400 bottles) and also because you can find the most expensive dram in town (£900 for a 35ml measure). In this bar, we will have a Speyside dram while discovering the three main factors that helped the whisky industry to kick off back in 19th century. The third stop is in one of our favourite bars in the west end which it's also a local hidden gem. The bar itself tells you the story of Charles Bukowski, famous American writer and social critic which was also a heavy whisky drinker addicted to women, sex and literature. In this place, we will have one of the greatest whisky cocktails ever invented while enjoying some great stories of the prohibition during the 1920's in America.Finally, we will take you to a bar with a distinctive character which is also very different from other traditional whisky bars in Glasgow. In this bar, we will give you a dram from the spiritual capital of Scotch (Islay). Whiskies from Islay are usually smoky and very intense. Enjoy our final dram while discovering how whisky has influenced famous musicians around the world, and some other curious and weird facts about the water of life.Come join us, relax and enjoy one of the best whisky tours that the city of Glasgow has to offer.

$19.90 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The Clydeside Distillery Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productA tour of three parts and 3 Wee Drams. Discover the Dockside Story, watch our craftsmen handcraft our new make spirit and taste 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskies from the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay. Duration: 1 hourLocation: The Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow, Scotland

$862.46 Day Trips & Excursions

4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Oban Distillery, Oban, Argyll and Bute, ScotlandTour and TastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lagavulin Distillery, Lagavulin, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandWarehouse TastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandTour and TastingDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Laphroaig Distillery, Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandQuick tour and exclusive tastingDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bruichladdich Distillery, Bruichladdich, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandTour and TastingDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Kilchoman Distillery, Bruichladdich, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandTour and exclusive tastingDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Bunnahabhain Distillery, Port Askaig, Islay, The Hebrides, ScotlandExclusive cask tastingDuration: 2 hours

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