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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

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 & 2 lunches
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, Ardnahoe, 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 Ardnahoe Distillery, where we can try more whisky and enjoy an included 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, Lunch

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, plus we enjoy lunch in the vibrant restaurant.

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, Lunch

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
14 Jun - 17 Jun 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
17 Jun - 20 Jun 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
28 Jun - 01 Jul 22% off G
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
01 Jul - 04 Jul 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
05 Jul - 08 Jul 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
08 Jul - 11 Jul 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
12 Jul - 15 Jul 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
15 Jul - 18 Jul 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
19 Jul - 22 Jul 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
22 Jul - 25 Jul 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
26 Jul - 29 Jul 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
29 Jul - 01 Aug 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
02 Aug - 05 Aug 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
12 Aug - 15 Aug 22% off
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R24,426
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R29,878
16 Aug - 19 Aug 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
26 Aug - 29 Aug 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
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30 Aug - 02 Sep 22% off
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R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
06 Sep - 09 Sep 22% off G
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
16 Sep - 19 Sep 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
23 Sep - 26 Sep 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
27 Sep - 30 Sep 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
30 Sep - 03 Oct 22% off
R31,315
R24,426
R38,305
R29,878
04 Oct - 07 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
07 Oct - 10 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
11 Oct - 14 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
14 Oct - 17 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
18 Oct - 21 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
21 Oct - 24 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
25 Oct - 28 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
28 Oct - 31 Oct 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
17 Mar - 20 Mar 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
24 Mar - 27 Mar 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747
31 Mar - 03 Apr 22% off
R29,865
R23,295
R36,855
R28,747

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
05 Jun - 08 Jun 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
19 Jun - 22 Jun 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
03 Jul - 06 Jul 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
17 Jul - 20 Jul 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
24 Jul - 27 Jul 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
31 Jul - 03 Aug 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
14 Aug - 17 Aug 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
21 Aug - 24 Aug 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
28 Aug - 31 Aug 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
11 Sep - 14 Sep 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
25 Sep - 28 Sep 22% off
R33,265
R25,947
R43,385
R33,840
02 Oct - 05 Oct 22% off
R31,815
R24,816
R41,935
R32,709
09 Oct - 12 Oct 22% off
R31,815
R24,816
R41,935
R32,709
16 Oct - 19 Oct 22% off
R31,815
R24,816
R41,935
R32,709
23 Oct - 26 Oct 22% off
R31,815
R24,816
R41,935
R32,709
30 Oct - 02 Nov 22% off
R31,815
R24,816
R41,935
R32,709

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, Lunch: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
18
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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