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Edinburgh, Islay and the Whisky Coast Escorted Tour
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Your journey starts with a two night stay in Edinburgh. It's dramatic skyline is dominated by Edinburgh Castle home of the Scottish crown jewels and host to the world famous annual military Tattoo. Explore the National galleries and Museums to fabulous restaurants and nightlife prior to the start of your special whisky tour. Continue your journey to the “Queen of the Isles” and the Whisky Coast. Islay is home to 8 of Scotland’s finest malt whisky distilleries Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Kilchoman. For the whisky enthusiast this tour will give you an in depth knowledge and even better - you won’t need to drive anywhere yourself! Follow the shores of Loch Lomond to the historic village of Inveraray. Wonder at the standing stones and mysterious circles of Kilmartin before taking a ferry ride to the island of Islay, located off the west coast of Scotland. During the ferry ride catch glimpses of wildlife, particularly birds, but perhaps even dolphins and whales depending on the season. Overnight in cottages on the ground of the Bowmore Distillery, then over the next couple of days tour various distilleries and explore quaint villages, shop for island handcrafts and enjoy coastal walks. On the final day follow the coast to the bustling harbor town of Oban, and explore the area before returning to Edinburgh where your journey ends.

Dates available: June 12, 22; July 6, 10, 13, 20, 27; August 7, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 4, 7, 14, 21; October 5

INCLUSIONS:

Roundtrip air Edinburgh
3-night hotel accommodations in Edinburgh (2-Pre, 1-Post)
3-night Ensuite accommodations at the Bowmore Distillery Self Catering Cottages during Escorted Tour
Escorted sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
Breakfast as noted on itinerary
Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions

Dates available: June 12, 22; July 6, 10, 13, 20, 27; August 7, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 4, 7, 14, 21; October 5

Please Note:
On this tour we have pre-booked a number of rooms in the beautiful Bowmore Distillery Cottages. These are self catering cottages in the grounds of Bowmore distillery and offer a unique accommodation experience. The cottages have between 3 and 6 bedrooms and these are all en-suite. The kitchen and lounge facilities are shared and self-service continental breakfast ingredients will be provided. Please note that due to the shared nature of the accommodation individual bedrooms do not have lockable doors.
No children under the age of 18 are allowed on this tour





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  October 2011