Islay & die Whisky Küste
4 Tage Tour

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Diese Tour hat ein ganz besonderes Thema. Sie führt Sie zur „Königin der Inseln“ und zur Küste des Whisky's. Islay beherbergt acht der feinsten Distillerien des Malt Whisky: Lagavulin, Laphroraig, Bowmore.

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Highlights

Distilleries
Ferry
Gaelic Culture
Lochs
Prehistoric Sites
Mountains

Orte, die Sie erkunden werden


- Oban

- Kilmartin Glen

- Bowmore

- The Islay Single Malt Whiskies

- Sandy beaches of Islay

- Inveraray

- Loch Lomond National Park


Ihre Reise


Diese Tour hat ein ganz besonderes Thema. Sie führt Sie zur „Königin der Inseln“ und zur Küste des Whisky's. Islay beherbergt acht der feinsten Distillerien des Malt Whisky: Lagavulin, Laphroraig, Bowmore, Caol lla, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg und Kilchoman.

Diese Tour wird dem Whisky Schwärmer gründliche Sachkenntnis erleiten und noch besser – Sie brauchen nirgendwo selbst zu fahren und können darum alle Whiskies nach herzenslust kosten!

Sie werden für drei Nächte in dem, aus dem 18ten Jahrhundert stammenden Dorf Bowmore, übernachten.


Tour Details

Abfahrt
08.30 - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Rückkehr
20.00 approx
Discounts

Studenten, und Personen über 60 Jahre

Important information
  • Leider tragen wir keine Personen unter 18 Jahren auf dieser Tour
  • Packen Sie Ihre wasserdichte Kleidung und Wanderschuhe
  • Ein mittelgroßer Koffer (max.15kg) pro Person
Tour inclusions
  • Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's
  • Standardmäβige automatische Klimatisierung im Bus
  • Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen
Tour exclusions
  • Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktione
  • Unterkunft

Route

Tag 1

Wir verlassen Edinburgh um 08.30 und reisen durch die westlichen Highlands nach Oban . Sie werden ein paar Stunden haben hier die Oban Distillery zu besuchen und Meeresfrüchte aus der Region für das Mittagessen genießen. Nach einer kurzen Fahrt mit der Fähre werden wir für Ihre 3 - tägigen Aufenthalt in Bowmore ankommen.

Tag 2

Heute ist ein entspannter Tag, mit einer Mischung von wundeschönen Landschaften, weißen Sandstränden, kleinen Wanderungen und die berühmten Whiskys von Islay – die wegen ihrem starken Torf Aroma bekannt sind und die von der salzigen Meeresluft gepflegt werden. Zu den Höhepunkten des Tages gehören die wunderbaren sandigen Buchten der westlichen Küste von Islay, Saligo Bay, Kilchoman Bay, das kleine Hafendorf von Portnahaven, die Bruichladdich Distillerie und das Isla Museum.

Tag 3

Erforschen Sie den Südteil Islays, Stammsitz von Laphroaig und Lagavulin, eine Tour, eine Whiskyprobe und das wunderbares Mittagessen mit einheimischen Produkten in Ardbeg. Unter anderem können Sie auch die Ruinen der Kildalton Kirche mit ihrem berühmten keltischen Kreuz aus dem 8. Jahrhundert besuchen. Geniessen Sie freie Zeit im Dorf von Bowmore oder einen Besuch der Kunstgewerblichen Gemeinde in Islay House Square und der Wälder am Sorn Fluss.

Tag 4

An diesem Morgen nehmen wir die Fähre zurück zum Festland. Unsere Mittagspause wird in Kilmartin , wo Sie die geheimnisvollen Steinkreise zu erkunden und eine Community- Museum besuchen. Wir fahren vorbei Loch Lomond vor bei etwa 19,30 Ankunft in Edinburgh .

Itinerary (English)

Day 1

From Edinburgh you will head into the Highlands with a short stop in the holiday town of Callander for refreshments. After travelling through the mountainous northern part of the Loch Lomond National Park you will arrive in the busy harbour town of Oban. You will have a couple of hours here with the chance to visit the Oban Distillery and sample some local seafood for lunch.

You will then depart Oban mid-afternoon for the journey through Kilmartin Glen and onwards to the port of Kennacraig to catch the evening ferry to Islay. The sail is just over two hours and you should look out for wildlife such as dolphins, whales and seabirds. On arrival on Islay it is a short drive to Bowmore for your three night stay.

Day 2

A full day exploring Islay, with a mixture of beautiful scenery, white sand beaches, and of course the famous Islay whiskies - renowned for their strong peaty flavours and nurtured by the salty sea air. In the morning we will take the short drive to the west of the island where, following a bracing stroll at Machair Bay, we visit visit Kilchoman Distillery, the newest and smallest on the island for the first of our guided tours.

After taking lunch in the distillery, we continue to the scenic Rhins of Islay to visit another distillery we will be able to drop you at Bruichladdich for a tasting and visit to the shop. Then you will head back to Bowmore where you will have the chance to visit Bowmore distillery or just relax and explore the village.

Day 3

Another day in paradise! Today you will explore the southern side of the island, home to the smokiest and peatiest of all whiskies – Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. We will visit Ardbeg for a tour, tasting and lunch. The restaurant here is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy local produce as well as some unique whisky.

We follow this up with a visit to Laphroaig and if time allows a short stop for a tasting at Lagavulin. It should also be possible to visit to the ruins of Kildalton church with its famous 8th Century Celtic cross.Another day in paradise! Today you will explore the southern side of the island, home to the smokiest and peatiest of all whiskies – Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. We will visit Ardbeg for a tour, tasting and lunch. The restaurant here is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy local produce as well as some unique whisky.

We follow this up with a visit to Laphroaig and if time allows a short stop for a tasting at Lagavulin. It should also be possible to visit to the ruins of Kildalton church with its famous 8th Century Celtic cross.

Day 4

This morning you take the ferry back to the mainland. From here the tour continues round the coast to the beautiful little village of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne. The town is full of historic buildings with old ships in the harbour and a great whisky shop!

Finally you will return via Loch Lomond to Edinburgh.

Customer Reviews

Incredible!!

Susan McLuckie Bill Mills Posted on 02/05/2017

Gail was a wonderful tour guide, lots of information and tons of fun! Thanks again for another great memory.

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE !

Michael Posted on 20/04/2017

From April 14th to 17th I joined the tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Islay with a party of 16 and our tour guide Keith. It was my first trip to Scotland. Our tour guide Keith made this trip to an outstanding experience. His knowledge about this beautiful country and its sights were interesting and entertaining at once. The visit of the distilleries was an absolute must for all whiskey lovers. The variety and the impressions were incredible. Our group became a little family and the joint evenings with our own tastings has united the team. Thanks to everybody! This was an unforgettable tour! Thanks to Rabbies and Keith for having the possibility to make such a tour! Greetings from Germany -)

Fantastic tour

Erika B Posted on 22/11/2016

This was my second Rabbies tour and look forward to going on more. Driver/ Guides Dan Doug were excellant, informative, fun, whisky lovers. Its a great way to sample good whisky see the beautiful country of Scotland. I especially loved meeting getting to know the people on the tour..

Einfach super

Ralf Funken Posted on 22/05/2016

Diese Tour war gut organisiert, stressfrei, sehr interessant und Erlebnisurlaub pur. Vielen Dank an unseren immer gut gelaunten, mit vielen nützlichen Infos in einem verständlichen Englisch versorgenden Guide PETE (Peter)!!! So eine tolle Tour habe ich noch nicht miterleben dürfen. Empfehlung: immer wieder mit Rabbies.

Great Tour, GREAT GUIDE

MichaelS Posted on 24/05/2015

We enjoyed an amazing Islay tour 15-18 May with Mac as our guide. His encyclopedic knowledge of recent and past Scottish history as well as folklore, and his natural ability as a story teller really made the tour. Mac went out of his way to allow a diverse group of people to meld and have a great time. There was always enough, but never too much to do. The self catering cottage was like home, and the bus really comfortable. Great group size too. We are already hoping to do the Speyside tour before too long.

4 days Whisky Tour - Islay with Emily and Gill - May 8th - 11th

Christian Weber Posted on 22/05/2015

4 days Whisky Tour - Islay with Emily and Gill the best Tourguide and driver :) We had such a wonderful time at the Islay. The accomontation at bowmore was just beautiful. Emilys knowledge and organization is great, she tould us so many interesting things and storys and showed us wonderful places. Still got the sound of Loch Lomond, the wonderful place of Finlaggan in my mind (and a little smell of peat any whisky in my nose). Thank you very much for this great time! Many greetings from germany! Slàinte mhath!

Tour review

David and Liz Longley Posted on 09/09/2014

On 2nd September, our party of 4 returned from our second Rabbie’s whisky tour which was every bit as good as the first. Most of the time was spent on Islay, which was beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The good weather was an added bonus. There was plenty to hold the interest of those of us who weren’t primarily there for the whisky! For those who were the whisky didn’t disappoint and we left with several bottles from various distilleries We were fortunate enough to have great travel companions from around the world. Our housemates for the 3 nights we were in Bowmore were delightful. Thoughtful placing on behalf of the company we think Roland, our driver and guide, was brilliant. He was entertaining and attentive, thoughtful and considerate. There was never a dull moment. And he was every bit as good as Eric (our guide and driver on our previous trip) who was a hard act to follow. We will certainly hope to do a Rabbie’s tour again and we will certainly recommend Rabbie’s to our friends Thank you to all who were involved in making our holiday enjoyable and memorable.

Amazing trip!

Ronny Melbeus Posted on 20/08/2014

This summer we were at your whiskey trip from Edinburgh to Islay. It was the June 30-July 3 and our guide was Pete (Party Pete). It was a fantastic trip and Pete was absolutely outstanding. It's not often you can give ten out of ten. His excellent knowledge of history to the present day as he guided us in a very nice and easy to understand (for us non-English speaking) way. And of course, his presentation of the different whiskey distilleries. His blend of Scottish music also gave the trip a dimension. Thanks for the introduction to the band Runrig now played frequently at home. And again. Thanks Pete for the best experience on our two week tour of Scotland. Ronny & Ulla Melbeus Tinna & Sven Lidgren Sweden

Great Tour

Gary Williamson Posted on 16/06/2014

This was my 60th Birthday Present. My wife sent my son and I on this tour. Having been on a number of tours around the world I appreciate the difference having a good tour guide makes. Roland took care of everything and enhanced the tour. We went to six of the distilleries on Islay, The tour was everything you could want and more. We stayed in the cottages at Bowmore and enjoyed the food in the local pubs and hotels. One interesting point is that talking to people in Edinburgh when they asked where are you from and where did you go in conversation in various places on the Royal Mile, when we told them we had been on a Rabbie's Tour to Islay, the reply was 'Rabbies. They've got a good reputation' Enough said.

Palate

Gary Williamson Posted on 16/06/2014

Just a point I raised and want to elaborate on, we requested water to cleanse the palate between tastings so we could taste all the subtle differences. According to Jim Murray's 'Whisky Bible' he uses coffee beans, as do all the good perfume houses so you can smell the nose properly. It would be an idea to improve the experience and get even more from it if the distilleries, or the tour or the advice was given to sip water, nibble a cracker and sniff some coffee beans between tastings.

Accommodation

Wo bleibt diese Tour über Nacht?

Auf dieser Tour buchen wir Sie in den schönen Bowmore Distillery Cottages.

Die Hütten haben zwischen drei und sechs Zweibettzimmern. Wegen der gemeinsamen Natur der Unterkunft haben einzelne Schlafzimmer keine verschließbaren Türen.

Die Küche und Lounge-Einrichtungen sind mit anderen Passagieren geteilt, und grundlegende Self-Service-Frühstück Zutaten zur Verfügung gestellt. Volles schottisches Frühstück sind an den nahe gelegenen Hotels vorhanden, wenn Sie bevorzugen, zahlbar lokal.

Die Preise sind £ 42,50 pro Person pro Nacht Doppel- / Doppel-Anteil oder £ 75 pro Nacht für ein Einzelzimmer. Für diese Option, wählen Sie bitte 'B & B en-suite' als erste Wahl bei der Buchung der Tour online. Wenn diese Zimmer voll sind, buchen wir Sie in einem nahe gelegenen B & B. Die Zimmer in den Cottages sind begrenzt und werden nach dem ersten kommt zuerst serviert. Lokale B & B-Gebühren sind £ 50 pro Person pro Nacht.

Es gibt auch eine begrenzte Anzahl von 3 * Hotelzimmern auf dieser Tour. Wählen Sie für diese Option das 3-Sterne-Hotel als erste Wahl bei der Buchung aus.

Wir kontaktieren Sie danach, um die Bezahlung der Unterkunft zu vereinbaren.


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