Islay und die Whisky Küste 4 Tage Tour

Highlights:

~ Loch Lomond National Park
~ Kilmartin and Dalriada
~ Bowmore
~ Islay Museum
~ The Islay Distilleries
~ Sandy bays of Islay’s west coast
~ Oban
~ Inveraray
~ Es werden mindestens vier Whisky-Destillerien besucht

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 3 Nächte in dem, aus dem 18ten Jahrhundert stammenden Dorf Bowmore, übernachten.

Rufen Sie uns doch an, wenn Sie das gewünschte Reisedatum online nicht finden können - wir zaubern dann etwas für Sie.

Preis/Erwachsene: £239.00 - £279.00
Preis/Ermäßigung: £219.00 - £269.00
Abfahrt: 08.30
Rückkehr: 20.00 approx
Abfahrt: Montag und Freitag (April bis Oktober)
Rabbies Accommodation Information

Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

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Reiseroute

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 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 .

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Treffpunkt
Rabbie's Café, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. Siehe Karte

Im Preis enthalten
~Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen für einen persönlicheren Service.
~Bus mit Klimaanlage
~Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's

Nicht inbegriffen
~Mittagessen und Erfrischungen
~Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktionen

Ermäβigungen
Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre.

Wichtiger Hinweis
Da Sie nicht den ganzen Tag im Bus verbringen sollen und wir Ihnen Gelegenheiten zu Wanderungen in freier Natur geben werden, empfehlen wir Ihnen, geeignete Kleidung und Schuhe auf Ihre Schottlandreise mitzunehmen. In Schottland kann es sehr nass werden!

Unterkunft
Im Reisepreis ist die Unterbringung nicht enthalten. Dafür haben Sie die Möglichkeit, eine Unterkunft nach Ihrem Reisebudget und Ihren Vorstellungen selbst auszuwählen.

Für den Aufenthalt auf der Insel Islay während dieser Reise haben wir eine gewisse Anzahl von Zimmern in den schönen und gemütlichen Bowmore Distillery Cottages für Sie vorreserviert. Diese sind Selbstversorgerunterkünfte auf dem Gelände der Bowmore Brennerei selbst und bieten eine einzigartige Unterbringungserfahrung. Die Cottages haben zwischen drei und sechs Schlafzimmer, alle mit eigenem Bad/WC. Die Küche und das Wohnzimmer werden gemeinsam benutzt. Die Zutaten für ein kontinentales Frühstück werden gestellt, und die Mahlzeit wird von Ihnen selbst zubereitet. BITTE BEACHTEN SIE, DASS DIE EINZELNEN SCHLAFZIMMER IN DEN FERIENHÄUSERN NICHT ABSCHLIESSBAR SIND. Die Preise betragen GBP £42.50 pro Person pro Nacht im DZ oder GBP £75 pro Nacht im EZ. Wenn Sie diese Unterkunft wünschen, geben Sie bitte bei Ihrer Buchung „B&B ensuite“ als erste Unterkunftswahl an. Falls die Ferienhäuser schon ausgebucht sind, reservieren wir Ihnen ein Zimmer in einem nahegelegenen B&B. Es steht auch eine begrenzte Anzahl von Hotelzimmer (3-Sterne) auf dieser Reise zur Verfügung – in diesem Fall wählen Sie bitte bei Ihrer Buchung „3 star hotel“ als Unterkunftskategorie aus.

Sollten Sie Probleme beim Aufrufen unserer Webseiten oder spezielle Anforderungen haben, sollten Sie uns dies bei der Buchung mitteilen.

*Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir nicht immer Unterkunft in den angegebenen Orten garantieren können. Dies kann vorkommen, wenn dort Events stattfinden, aufgrund derer Unterkunft nur schwer erhältlich und sehr teuer ist. In diesem Fall behalten wir uns vor, Ihre Unterkunft in anderen Ortschaften zu buchen. Wir werden Sie umgehend davon informieren, sollte dies notwendig sein.

Diese Angaben in deutscher Sprache dienen rein informativen Zwecken. Die Touren werden in englischer Sprache abgehalten und unsere Dienste werden ebenso ausschlieβlich in Englisch erbracht.

Echten Whisky-Fans empfehlen wir eine Montagsabreise, da die Destillerien wochentags produzieren und so ein intensiverer Einblick in die Herstellungsprozesse möglich ist. Wenn möglich, werden zusätzliche Verkostungen in den Reiseablauf aufgenommen.

Kundenrezensionen

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..
Erika B - 22/11/2016

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.
Ralf Funken - 22/05/2016

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.
MichaelS - 24/05/2015

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!
Christian Weber - 22/05/2015

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.
David and Liz Longley - 09/09/2014

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
Ronny Melbeus - 20/08/2014

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.
Gary Williamson - 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.
Gary Williamson - 16/06/2014

Highly recommendable Wisky Tour to Islay. Our Tourguide Roland was fantastic. Entertainment combined with Informations and a great sense of humour.....we'll definitely come back for another Tour with Rabbies. Eva & Thomas
Eva & Thomas Koch - 15/06/2014

My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Islay and especially the whiskey tasting. 'Party Pete' was a fabulous tour guide. His knowledge and history of the area was much appreciated. The weather was not great, but it really made no difference. Our accommodation was exceptional. Thanks again to Rabbies. This was my 4th tour with Rabbies and without hesitation if I'm ever in Edinburgh again and want a tour I will book with Rabbies.
May Anderson - 11/06/2014

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Islay Whisky Tour 10-13 Oct 20 by Erika B

Islay Whisky Tour 10-13 Oct 20 by Erika B

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Karen and Michael by Michael Fry

Karen and Michael by Michael Fry

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Whisky trip to Islay by Vladimir

Whisky trip to Islay by Vladimir

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Strong Whisky Wonderful trip by DUKUAN

Strong Whisky Wonderful trip by DUKUAN

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Whisky Galore 2016 by Clan Goebel

Whisky Galore 2016 by Clan Goebel

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Islay by george

Islay by george

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Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Leaving Edinburgh at 08.30 you will head west to Stirling and 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 to Kennacraig to catch the evening ferry to Islay. The sail is just over 2 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 3 night stay

Day 2 A full day exploring Islay. The itinerary today is quite flexible with a mixture of beautiful scenery, white sand beaches, short walks 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 via Saligo Bay for a visit to Kilchoman Distillery (the newest and smallest on the island) with the option of a coastal walk to Machair Bay for any non-whisky lovers. After lunch you will explore the tiny harbour village of Portnahaven (look out for seals) before taking the back roads along the west coast with its lovely sandy bays. Alternatively - for those who want 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. Alternatively we may stop in Bridgend where you could visit the community craft producers at Islay House Square or take a walk through the woods along the nearby River Sorn.

Day 4 This morning you take the ferry back to the mainland and travel the short distance to Kilmartin Glen where we will have lunch. There are more than 350 prehistoric monuments within a six-mile radius of the village of Kilmartin and you will have the chance to see the mysterious stone circles and standing stones and visit the community museum. 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 for approx. 19.30

Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts