Islay e la costa del whisky
4 giorni

Questo tour di 4 giorni ha come tema il whisky e vi porta alla “Regina delle Isole” e alla Costa del Whisky.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Distilleries
Ferry
Gaelic Culture
Lochs
Prehistoric Sites
Mountains

Posti che esplorerai


- Loch Lomond National Park

- Kilmartin e Dalriada

- Bowmore

- Museo di Islay

- Le distillerie di Islay

- Le baie sabbiose di della costa occidentale di Islay

- Oban

- Inveraray

- Visiterete almeno 4 distillerie


Il tuo viaggio


Questo tour di 4 giorni ha come tema il whisky e vi porta alla “Regina delle Isole” e alla Costa del Whisky.

Islay ospita 8 delle migliori distillerie di whisky di malto della Scozia: Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg e Kilchoman. Questo tour fornirà una maggiore conoscenza agli entusiasti del whisky e poi non dimentichiamoci che non dovete guidare!

Soggiorna per 3 notti nel villaggio del XVIII secolo di Bowmore.


Tour Details

Andata
08.30 - Stance J and K, Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq
(before 1st April this tour departs from Waterloo Place)
Ritorno
20.00 approx
Discounts

Studenti, e persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
  • Una valigia o borsa di 15 kg e un bagaglio a mano a persona
  • Purtroppo non portiamo a nessuno sotto i 18 anni in questo tour
Tour inclusions
  • Tutti i traghetti e ponti
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Si prega di notare: Ingresso e commissioni di degustazione presso le distillerie non sono inclusi nel prezzo per darvi più scelta e le opzioni di degustazioni extra sul giorno. Lasciare circa £ 30-40 per le visite guidate e degustazioni.
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche

Itinerario

Giorno 1

lasciamo Edimburgo alle 08.30 e viaggiare attraverso le Highlands occidentali a Oban . Avrai un paio di ore qui per visitare la distilleria di Oban e gustare pesce locale per il pranzo . Dopo un breve tragitto in traghetto arriveremo a Bowmore per il vostro soggiorno di 3 notti.

Giorno 2

La vostra giornata è piuttosto flessibile, con una miscela di paesaggi bellissimi, le spiagge di sabbia bianca, brevi passeggiate e i famosi whisky di Islay - rinomati per i loro forti gusti di torba e nutriti dall'aria salina di mare. Tra i punti salienti del giorno vi solo le belle insenature sabbiose della costa occidentale di Islay, Saligo Bay, Kilchoman Distillery, Machair Bay, il piccolo villaggio di Portnahaven, Bruichladdich Distillery e l'Islay Museum.

Giorno 3

Si esplora la parte sud di Islay, dove si trovano Laphroaig e Lagavulin seguito da un tour, assaggio e pranzo con prodotti locali a Ardbeg. Tra le altre opzioni vi sono le rovine della chiesa di Kildalton con la sua famosa croce celtica dell'VIII secolo, tempo libero al villaggio di Bowmore oppure una visita alla comunità di artigiani a Islay House Square e le foreste lungo il fiume River Sorn.

Giorno 4

Questa mattina prendiamo il traghetto per la terraferma . La nostra sosta per il pranzo sarà a Kilmartin , dove è possibile esplorare i cerchi di pietre misteriose e visitare un museo della comunità . Viaggiamo passato Loch Lomond prima di arrivare a Edimburgo intorno alle 19.30.

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 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 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

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.

The BEST Tour we've ever had

Eva & Thomas Koch Posted on 15/06/2014

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

Wonderful

May Anderson Posted on 11/06/2014

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.

Accommodation

Da dove viene questo tour pernottamento?

Tu rimani tre notti nel villaggio di Bowmore 18 ° secolo. ** Si prega di notare il regime speciale di alloggio per questo tour.

Come funziona?

l’alloggio non è compreso nel prezzo della gita. Questo vi permette di scegliere il tipo di alloggio che preferite: bed & breakfast oppure albergo. Voi scegliete e noi ve lo prenotiamo. Per i prezzi, vi preghiamo di andare al modulo di prenotazione su questo sito web. Se necessitate di accesso facilitato o se avete esigenze speciali, vi preghiamo di comunicarcelo al momento della prenotazione.

In questa gita abbiamo prenotato un certo numero di camere nei bellissimi cottage della Bowmore Distillery. Questi sono cottage con formula fai da te, situati nel terreno della stessa distilleria e offrono un'esperienza di alloggio unica. I cottage hanno dalle 3 alle 6 camere da letto, tutte con bagno privato. La cucina e il salotto sono in comune e sono inclusi nel prezzo gli ingredienti per una prima colazione self-service di tipo continentale. NOTARE CHE POICHÉ SI TRATTA DI ALLOGGIO CONDIVISO, LE PORTE DELLE CAMERE DA LETTO INDIVIDUALI NON SONO FORNITE DI SERRATURA. I prezzi sono £42.50 per persona a notte in camere doppie/matrimoniali o £75 a notte per una camera singola. Per questa opzione selezionare "B&B con bagno in camera" come prima scelta al momento della prenotazione. Se queste stanze fossero al completo, vi prenoteremo in un B&B nelle vicinanze. In questa gita c'è anche un numero limitato di camere disponibili in un albergo a 3* - per questa opzione vi preghiamo di selezionare albergo a 3 stelle come vostra prima scelta al momento della prenotazione.

*NB Nelle occasioni in cui i villaggi nei quali alloggiamo celebrano degli eventi, la disponibilità degli alloggi può essere scarsa o molto cara. In tali circostanze potremmo utilizzare altre ubicazioni per il vostro alloggio durante la gita. Se ciò dovesse accadere, ne sarete sempre informati.


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