Scotland + Islay = Distilleries! The purpose of this whisky adventure is to visit all 9 distilleries on Islay over a 5-night stay on the island. We will also stay 3 nights in Glasgow.
On this tour we will visit Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman, Bowmore, Ardnahoe and Bruichladdich. We will do premium tours, warehouse tastings and learn everything about the special whisky of Islay.
Excursions on this tour include some fun whisky-related activities including cutting peat, walking to the water source at Laphroaig, playing in the malted barley at Bowmore, and strolling on some of the famous beaches.
In Glasgow, we do a historical walking tour in the heart of the city as well as many whisky bar and shop visits.
The island of Islay is a magical place. Once you are there, everything starts to unwind. And we’re not talking just whisky! It’s beautiful and charming. There is fresh seafood and everyone waves at you.
Getting to Islay is part of the whole experience. Going by ferry makes for a great journey. To see Islay and Jura across the water makes for a special day.
Saturday, June 6 – Arrive in Glasgow for a 1-night stay. Walking Tour of Glasgow in the afternoon.
Sunday, June 7 – After breakfast at the hotel, we take the bus to Kennecraig to catch the ferry to Islay. Upon arriving in Bowmore we settle in the hotel for a 5-night stay.
Monday, June 8 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Lagavulin. Lunch at the Ardebeg Cafe followed by a tour and warehouse tasting at Ardbeg. Dinner in Port Ellen.
Tuesday, June 9 – Morning chocolate and whisky tasting at Caol Ila. Water to Whisky Tour at Laphroaig that includes a picnic lunch at the water source, peat cutting and a warehouse tasting.
Wednesday, June 10 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Bunnahabhain. Lunch at the Kilchoman followed by a tour and tasting.
Thursday, June 11 – Morning tour and warehouse tasting at Bowmore. Afternoon tour and tasting at Bruichladdich.
Friday, June 12 – Morning visit to Ardnahoe before leaving Islay back to Glasgow for 2 nights.
Saturday, June 13 – Free day in Glasgow to explore. Optional day trip tour to Glengoyne.
Sunday, June 14 – Departure from Glasgow back to the US
**Please note, this itinerary is subject to change based on tour offerings for 2020. We will pick the best of the best that fall within our visit to the island. And have some special experiences as well.
- Caol Ila
- Glasgow Walking Tour
- Peat Cutting
- Whisky Bars
- Group Dining
- Many other treats
- 8 overnights stays in Glasgow and Bowmore, Islay
- Transportation within Scotland
- Distillery Tours and Tastings
- Transportation to Islay and back from Glasgow
- Comprehensive sightseeing and entrances
- 8 breakfasts (hotel)
- Guides and drivers
- Transportation to or from Scotland (air) before/after tour
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks during included meals, unless noted
- Tips to driver
We select the best hotel on Islay for our group.
$2495 USD Per Person
A deposit of $495 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.
Single Supplement $800
Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the tour.
Please contact us for a Reservation Form for this trip.