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Distilleries of Scotland & Ireland

10 days from CAD4,595pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

Itinerary highlights

  • Walk the quirky streets of Glasgow on an orientation tour.

  • Experience the whiskey reputation of Islay.

  • Explore the castles and Glens around Oban.

  • Taste a variety of whiskey in Speyside.

  • Marvel at the dramatic coastline of the Antrim Coast.

  • Experience a unique distillery tour in Dublin.

Price includes

Fully insured vehicle rental
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  • Glasgow
  • Isle of Islay
  • Bowmore, Islay
  • Isle of Islay
  • Bowmore, Islay
  • Isle of Islay
  • Oban
  • Speyside
  • Aberlour, Speyside
  • Speyside
  • Belfast
  • Dublin

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Day 1 Glasgow

Glasgow

On arrival into Glasgow collect your rental car and make your way to your centrally located hotel. This afternoon embark on an orientation tour of the city with your private guide before topping off the day with a tour of Auchentoshan Distillery.

Day 2 Bowmore, Islay

Glasgow , Isle of Islay , Bowmore, Islay

Leave Glasgow and drive to the west coast today, where you board your ferry across to the island of Islay. En route to the coast, drive via Loch Fyne, known for its excellent salmon. The ferry will take you across to Islay, then drive to your waterside hotel. In the afternoon, visit Bruichladdich Distillery.

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Day 3 Bowmore, Islay

Isle of Islay , Bowmore, Islay

Today visit Bowmore Distillery for a shared tour and tasting. In the afternoon, drive to the south coast and visit Lagavulin Distillery for another shared tour and tasting, to compare the two distinctive Islay malts.

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Day 4 Oban

Isle of Islay , Oban

Take the ferry back to the mainland, then drive towards Oban, exploring the ancient stone circles of Kilmartin Glen en route. Continue toward Oban, visiting the ruins of two MacDougall strongholds. Dunollie Castle overlooks Oban Bay and the Heritage Scotland property, Dunstaffnage Castle, has a small museum.

Day 5 Aberlour, Speyside

Oban , Speyside , Aberlour, Speyside

Head north to Speyside today, better known as whisky country. Visit both the Macallan Distillery and Glenfiddich Distillery for tours and tastings.

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Day 6 Belfast

Speyside , Belfast

Make your way to Inverness airport today to drop off your rental car and board your quick flight to Belfast. On arrival in Belfast, make your own way to your historic hotel. Tickets are included to the Titanic Exhibition at your own leisure.

Day 7 Belfast

Belfast

Spend the day exploring the scenic Antrim Coast today with a local, private driver-guide. Visit the bizarre basalt formed columns of Giant's Causeway and learn about the tale of Finn MacCool. After, visit Bushmills Distillery for a tour and tastings before returning to Belfast.

Day 8 Dublin

Belfast , Dublin

Make your way to the train station today for your unaccompanied train journey to Dublin. In Dublin, visit the Old Jameson Distillery for a shared tour and tasting before exploring the city at your leisure.

Day 9

Dublin

Round out the trip with a unique distillery tour located within a 12th-century church. While hearing stories of the people buried in the adjacent graveyard, you will embark on a sensory experience tasting.

Day 10 Return home

Dublin

Today you are transferred by private driver to Dublin airport for your flight home.


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