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Whisky Coast & Loch Lomond - 4 days map

Discover the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides on this 4-day group tour of Islay from Edinburgh. Visit four different whiskey distilleries, with plenty of opportunities for tasting and touring the facilities. Wander around the pretty coastal town of Oban, take in the highlights of Islay including Dunyvaig Castle and stop at majestic Loch Lomond on your way back to the Scottish capital.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Whisky Coast - Visit four whisky distilleries with the chance to taste the produce, learn about the production process and tour the distilleries
Oban - Explore this Victorian coastal town, famous for its seafood and whisky
Islay - Uncover the dramatic scenery and highlights of one of the most beautiful Scottish islands, including Dunyvaig Castle
Loch Lomond - Admire the incredible scenery surrounding one of Scotland's most famous lochs, and Great Britain's largest body of water

Included

3 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
3 nights simple guesthouse with self-service breakfast provided (hotel upgrade available on select departures)
Visits to four whiskey distilleries: Ardbeg, Kilchoman, Bowmore, Laphroaig including tour & tasting (subject to change)
All necessary ferry journeys between Scottish Islands and the mainland
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Oban & Islay ferry

Edinburgh - Trossnachs National Park - Oban - Islay. Departing Edinburgh this morning, we head west, first visiting Trossnachs National Park. Admire some of the country's famous scenery and perhaps taste some regional delicacies. We then make our way through the mountainous Western Highlands to Oban, a port town once the strategic heartland of great feuding clans.

Modern Oban is known for two things, seafood and whisky. We have the opportunity to taste both, including a dram of locally produced whisky and an optional seafood lunch.

We then make our way through the Kilmartin Glen, home to standing stones and historic fortified strongholds dating back more than 1,500 years. At Kennacraig, we catch the ferry to the island of Islay. The crossing takes around 2 hours, and you can see the Paps of Jura as we sail past the island of Jura. Landing at Islay, we make our way to our accommodation in Bowmore.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:15 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:30) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

Accommodation: Bowmore Cottages, The Bruce or similar
Overnight: Islay

Day 2

Whisky, whisky & whisky

Tuck into breakfast at the accommodation before we depart on a day of whisky adventures! We are visiting three distilleries today, starting with Bowmore, one of the oldest distilleries in the whole of Scotland. There's an included tour and whisky tasting before we continue to Kilchoman Distillery, where we can try two more drams of whisky and enjoy a lunch of Scottish specialities. We then travel through the beautiful countryside of Islay to our third distillery. This will either be Bruichladdich or Bunnahabhain, depending on the departure. Bruichladdich specializes in unpeated whisky, whilst Bunnahabhain is the most remote distillery on the island. Feeling slightly light-headed, we then head back to Bowmore, where the evening is at leisure.

Accommodation: Bowmore Cottages, The Bruce or similar
Overnight: Islay  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Exploring Islay

Today we are exploring the southern half of Islay, one of the most beautiful of the Scottish Isles. First we visit the distillery at Ardbeg, owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy! There's an included tour and tasting here.

The final distillery of our tour is Laphroaig, a 200-year-old distiller known to be a favourite of the British Royal Family.

Throughout the day, we will also stop at some of the island's main highlights. See the historic ruins of Kildalton church and Dunyvaig Castle, which was once held by the chiefs of the Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg. We then return to Bowmore for our last night.

Accommodation: Bowmore Cottages, The Bruce or similar
Overnight: Islay  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Loch Lomond

Islay - Loch Lomond - Edinburgh. Say goodbye to Islay as we take the return ferry back to the mainland. We then make our way back to Edinburgh, stopping on the way in the pretty town of Inveraray, on the banks of Loch Fyne. Admire the historic buildings, boats and an old whisky shop. Our final stop is at Loch Lomond, where you can admire Great Britain's largest body of water by surface area. We then complete our drive to Edinburgh, where our tour comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
19 Jul - 22 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
26 Jul - 29 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
29 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
02 Aug - 05 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
16 Aug - 19 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
26 Aug - 29 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
30 Aug - 02 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
23 Sep - 26 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
27 Sep - 30 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
30 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,355
CAD $1,884
CAD $2,885
CAD $2,308
07 Oct - 10 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
11 Oct - 14 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
18 Oct - 21 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
21 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
25 Oct - 28 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
28 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
17 Mar - 20 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
24 Mar - 27 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
31 Mar - 03 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,245
CAD $1,796
CAD $2,775
CAD $2,220
04 Apr - 07 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
07 Apr - 10 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
11 Apr - 14 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
14 Apr - 17 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
18 Apr - 21 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
21 Apr - 24 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
25 Apr - 28 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
28 Apr - 01 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
02 May - 05 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
05 May - 08 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
09 May - 12 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
12 May - 15 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
16 May - 19 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
19 May - 22 May 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
02 Jun - 05 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
06 Jun - 09 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
09 Jun - 12 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
13 Jun - 16 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
16 Jun - 19 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
20 Jun - 23 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
23 Jun - 26 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
27 Jun - 30 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
30 Jun - 03 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
04 Jul - 07 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
07 Jul - 10 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
11 Jul - 14 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
14 Jul - 17 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
18 Jul - 21 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
21 Jul - 24 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
25 Jul - 28 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
28 Jul - 31 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
01 Aug - 04 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
04 Aug - 07 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
08 Aug - 11 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
11 Aug - 14 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
15 Aug - 18 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
18 Aug - 21 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
22 Aug - 25 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
25 Aug - 28 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
29 Aug - 01 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
01 Sep - 04 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
05 Sep - 08 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
08 Sep - 11 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
12 Sep - 15 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
15 Sep - 18 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
19 Sep - 22 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
22 Sep - 25 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
26 Sep - 29 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
29 Sep - 02 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,225
CAD $2,580
03 Oct - 06 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
06 Oct - 09 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
10 Oct - 13 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
13 Oct - 16 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
17 Oct - 20 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
20 Oct - 23 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
24 Oct - 27 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
27 Oct - 30 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
31 Oct - 03 Nov 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
2026
Twin Share
Single Room
16 Mar - 19 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
20 Mar - 23 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
23 Mar - 26 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
27 Mar - 30 Mar 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444
30 Mar - 02 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,425
CAD $1,940
CAD $3,055
CAD $2,444

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Islay

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
24 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
31 Jul - 03 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
14 Aug - 17 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
21 Aug - 24 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
28 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
25 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,505
CAD $2,004
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
02 Oct - 05 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,395
CAD $1,916
CAD $3,155
CAD $2,524
09 Oct - 12 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,395
CAD $1,916
CAD $3,155
CAD $2,524
16 Oct - 19 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,395
CAD $1,916
CAD $3,155
CAD $2,524
23 Oct - 26 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,395
CAD $1,916
CAD $3,155
CAD $2,524
30 Oct - 02 Nov 20% off
CAD $2,395
CAD $1,916
CAD $3,155
CAD $2,524
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Apr - 05 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
09 Apr - 12 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
16 Apr - 19 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
23 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
30 Apr - 03 May 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
07 May - 10 May 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
14 May - 17 May 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
21 May - 24 May 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
04 Jun - 07 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
11 Jun - 14 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
18 Jun - 21 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
25 Jun - 28 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
02 Jul - 05 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
09 Jul - 12 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
16 Jul - 19 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
23 Jul - 26 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
30 Jul - 02 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
06 Aug - 09 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
13 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
20 Aug - 23 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
27 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
03 Sep - 06 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
10 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
17 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
24 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,765
CAD $2,212
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
01 Oct - 04 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,585
CAD $2,868
08 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
15 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740
22 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,595
CAD $2,076
CAD $3,425
CAD $2,740

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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