5 days

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Summary

Islay represents the southern extreme of the Inner Hebrides. Once the ancient home of the Lord of the Isles, who ruled the Hebrides from two islets on Loch Finlaggan, Islay has always been popular with archaeologists and historians. Today the island is perhaps better known for its distinctive malt whiskies, its sandy beaches and its diverse birdlife. While we are here we visit the Bowmore Distillery, the oldest distillery on the island, and Loch Gruinart RSPB Nature Reserve where hopefully we have the opportunity to see many bird species.

To the north-east is Islay’s neighbour Jura, an untamed and rather mysterious island with just 200 human inhabitants, dominated by the “Paps of Jura”. The northern end of the island was home to George Orwell, where he wrote his masterpiece “1984”.

Completing our trio of islands we offer an optional excursion to Colonsay, with its glorious beaches and a superb woodland garden, famous for its outstanding collection of rhododendrons.

We are based at the comfortable Port Askaig Hotel, which has a superb location overlooking the harbour. Locally sourced seafood and meat features on the menu and the cosy bar stocks a full range of Islay malts.

Tour highlights:

  • Watching the comings and goings at Port Askaig harbour
  • The pungent aroma of fermenting barley at Bowmore Distillery
  • On the trail of the Lords of the Isles at Loch Finlaggan
  • Peace and quiet on the island of Jura
  • Optional excursion to the tranquil little island of Colonsay

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
04.30 20.15
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
05.00 19.45
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
06.00 18.45
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
06.15 18.30
Edinburgh
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
06.45 18.15
Glasgow
Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queens Street Station
08.00 17.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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£1,165

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£940 (including offers)

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£1 Deposit Offer for 2023 Tours - Top-up deposit payment due by 30 September 2022

The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Single supplement: £200

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
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12 September 2022 BIJA220912 12 September 2022 (Monday) 16 September 2022 (Friday) £1,055
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15 May 2023 BIJA230515 15 May 2023 (Monday) 19 May 2023 (Friday) £1,145
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