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New: West Coast Whisky Adventure

This tour takes in the best of Scotland’s west coast with a cultural visit to Glasgow followed by immersive island pursuits. 

By Lizzie Zawinski
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A Whisky Adventure

On this tour, your clients will discover the local favourite haunts and experiences in the “friendly city’ of Glasgow and on the island of Islay, home to some of the most famous whisky distilleries in the world. Known for fabulous drams and welcoming locals, this trip is sure to give your clients special memories to last a lifetime. It includes private whisky tastings and distillery tours. Add in stunningly beautiful beaches with an adrenaline-inducing fat bike experience, foraging with an expert, sea kayaking off the coast of Islay, and wildlife spotting on a thrilling private zodiac to create an unforgettable whisky themed adventure. 

Day 1 | Welcome to Scotland and Whisky Tasting

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Upon arrival, you will be met by your private driver-guide who will take you to your luxurious city-centre accommodation. The adventure begins with a welcoming dram in a pub, where an expert will guide you on the ins and outs of whisky tasting.

Overnight: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Glasgow

Day 2 | Walking Tour & Brewery Visit

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Glasgow Street Art, Photo Credit: VisitScotland

A local guide will take you out in Glasgow today with a fascinating walking tour. Learn more about the unique architecture and graffiti art scene that characterises this lively city. Your walk ends at a local brewery for lunch, tour, and a tasting.

Overnight: Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel | Glasgow

Day 3 | Fly to Islay: Cliffs & Classic Distilleries

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An early flight takes you to Islay today, straight into an exploration of the jagged coastline of the Oa Peninsula. Lunch is followed with a pleasant walk and private distillery tour.

Overnight: The Machrie | Isle of Islay

Day 4 | Fat Bikes on the Beach, Foraging & Foodie Experience

Get the adrenaline pumping this morning with a fat-bike tour of Islay’s largest and most beautiful beach. Enjoy a more relaxed pace in the afternoon with a foraging session together with a local expert who will help you find and prepare local flavours.

Overnight: The Machrie | Isle of Islay

Day 5 | Sea Kayaking, Picnic & Afternoon Options

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Enjoy a different vantage point today from the water, with gentle sea kayaking along the coast. The afternoon can be tailored to your preference; you could play a round of golf at your hotel, go for a further hike to a nature reserve with your guide, or visit another distillery for a special tour.

Overnight: The Machrie | Isle of Islay

Day 6 | Private Boat Trip Exploring the Western Coastline

Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, porpoises, minky whales and even basking sharks as you make your way north aboard a private zodiac. Your skipper will show you the best of the west coast en-route to your private island luxury hotel.

Overnight: Isle of Eriska Hotel | Near Oban

Day 7 | Return to Glasgow & Depart

After breakfast, your guide will take you back to Glasgow to make your onward travel connections. If time allows you can spend the morning exploring the island or playing a round of golf before departing.

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Meet the Author: Lizzie Zawinski

“As a Custom Trip Designer Lizzie works to blend your clients’ ideas and our expertise into unique customised trips.”

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