Driver Guided Tours

ISLAY AND WEST COAST WHISKY TOUR - 5 DAY TOUR

This 5-day private driver guided tour is perfect for lovers of good food, whisky and spectacular scenery and takes you to the secluded island of Islay, a place of pilgrimage for whisky drinkers all over the world. Visit the “Holy Trinity” of whisky distilleries on Islay, including the legendary Laphroaig distillery. The trip also includes visit to the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park and Central Highlands, the picturesque seaside town of Oban and returns via Loch Fyne and Inveraray with a stop at the impressive Inveraray Castle and Gardens. This tour can start and end in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Your accommodation on the first night is a luxurious small hotel on the edge of the seaside town of Oban overlooking the town and the busy harbour. Your second 2 nights will be right in the heart of Islay itself at a cosy and friendly small hotel renowned for its good food. Accommodation on your last night is at on the banks of the Crinan Canal which includes an excellent seafood restaurant and roof top bar with stunning views out to the west.

Guide price: £3,180 GBP (£1,590 per person based on 2 people sharing)

Price includes:

  • Comfortable vehicle and luggage space (max 6 people)
  • Archie as your driver and guide for 5 days
  • Fuel, insurance and parking
  • 4 nights in our carefully selected luxurious accommodation (based on x1 double bedroom)
  • Breakfast every day
  • Return ferry journey from Kennacraig to Islay
  • Itinerary planning and consultancy

Highlights include:

  • Glasgow/Edinburgh
  • Stirling Castle (viewpoint)
  • Doune Castle (as feautured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail as well as the Outlander tv series)
  • Trossachs and Loch Lomond National Park
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Oban
  • Scotland stunning west coast
  • Kintyre Peninsula
  • Beautiful 2.5 hour ferry journey over to Islay (return)
  • 2 nights on the magical island of Islay
  • A full day to explore some of the historical sites on the island as well as a few distilleries! See below for more information on whisky distilleries
  • Finlaggan
  • Skipness Castle
  • Crinan Canal
  • Loch Fyne
  • Inveraray
  • Inveraray Castle and Gardens
  • “Fyne Ales” craft beer brewery
  • “Rest and Be Thankful” mountain pass
  •  Loch Lomond
  •  Luss conservation village
  •  Return to Glasgow/Edinburgh

Whisky Distilleries visited:

Deanston whisky and chocolate tour (Highland region)

Oban distillery (Highland region)

Lagavulin distillery Warehouse experience (Islay region)

Laphroaig distillery experience tour (Islay region)

Ardbeg distillery (Islay region)

Bowmore distillery (Islay region)

Auchentoshan distillery (Lowland region) or Glengoyne distillery (Highland region)

 

NB the above distilleries are not set in stone on the tour and we can be flexible to suit your particular whisky interests.

 

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