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Islay & Jura Whisky Trails

From $2,150.00
8 Days & 7 Nights

Islay & Jura Whisky Trails

  • Whisky! Visit distilleries including Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, and Bruichladdich
  • Stroll along Islay’s white sand beaches and flower-strewn machair
  • Look out for the local wildlife; curious seals and soaring eagles
  • Sample the best drams in Scotland and learn about the island’s whisky-producing past
  • Enjoy relaxed walking on Islay contrasted with the challenging “Paps of Jura”
Explore the diverse landscapes of Islay & Jura; visit distillery water sources, and walk the coastlines and white sand beaches that lend their flavour to the islands’ iconic single malts; Bowmore, Jura, Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, and Kilchoman. With time in the itinerary for visiting 7 out of 9 distilleries, this trip is perfect for both whisky-tasting amateurs and connoisseurs. The Isle of Islay is renowned for being the home of Scotland’s finest single malt whisky—production has been established since 1779. Distillery tours with the knowledgeable locals are a highlight, but for the authentic island experience make sure to combine distillery visits with our suggested walks. Readjust to the relaxed pace of island life where the hospitality of the locals will have you feeling instantly at ease on these two contrasting islands.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Craighouse on Jura (optional Jura distillery visit) 5 miles / 7.5 km Day 2 Paps of Jura - A choice of walks 11 miles / 17.5 km Day 3 Travel to Islay by ferry and Portnahaven loop walk (optional Bruichladdich distillery visit) 5 miles / 7.5 km Day 4 Loch Gruinart or Saligo Bay walk (optional Kilchoman distillery visit) 11 miles / 17 km Day 5 Transfer to Bowmore and Laggan Point loop walk (optional Bowmore visit) 9 miles / 14 km Day 6 Transfer to Port Ellen and Carraig Fhada Lighthouse walk (optional Laphroaig tour) 6 miles / 9 km Day 7 Three Distilleries walk (optional Lagavulin and Ardbeg distillery visits) 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 8 Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 10kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 10kg is equivalent to 18 lattes. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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