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4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh provided by Scottish Routes

4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh

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2 adults
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Whisky fans visiting Edinburgh—this is the tour for you! Save hours of research time looking for the best whisky distilleries, and enjoy a guide’s shortlist instead. Visit multiple distilleries, including Lagavulin, Laphroaig, and Ardbeg, with delicious tastings included along the way. This stress-free excursion also includes round-trip transport, and three nights’ accommodation.
  • Great for whisky fans—enjoy tastings at a range of distilleries
  • No need to organize car rental—round-trip transfers are included
  • Enjoy a hassle-free trip with accommodation included
  • Small-group experienced limited to a maximum of 16 travelers
Important Information
Departure Point
1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF, UK
4 days
Return Details
Edinburgh, UK
  • 3 nights accommodation at Bowmore House or Freewinds, Islay
  • Breakfast x 3
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Small-group tour (max 16 people)
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini bus
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Oban Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Lagavulin Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Ardbeg Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Laphroaig Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bruichladdich Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Kilchoman Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bunnahabhain Distillery
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Dave B wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions
This tour is an amazing experience! Such a great value for the price to have lodging and shuttling between every distillery taken care of. We also got some more exclusive tours than you might be able to get on your own. On top of that our tour guide, Jamie, went above and beyond
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at 4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Hi Veda905, Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Jamie, he is a fantastic guide! We hope to welcome you on another tour in the future, Kind Regards, Megan
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Tara R wrote a review Oct 2019
Hamilton, NJ6 contributions4 helpful votes
We just finished the 4 day Islay tour. It was such a great experience! Great people on the tour to share our time with, very happy with the accommodations at the Bowmore Inn, and our tour guide Robert, well he just made the whole trip the absolute best!!! Learned so much
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Mary P wrote a review Oct 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
We have just completed this tour - to celebrate husband’s 60th birthday. The whole trip was a wonderful experience. It included an incredibly scenic journey to catch the ferry at Kennacraig. Our stay at Bowmore House included fortifying breakfasts which are best described as
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Date of experience: September 2019
Diane T wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Mark, our tour guide, provided a fun, informative tour. He could drive and tell delightful stories at the same time. He is experienced, knowlegeable and fun! We started at the Bowmore, a great B&B. Fun for adults of all ages. He herded us little sheep well.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Justin B wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
This was the shining star of a six week European trip. The distilleries were lovely, and it was very interesting seeing how minor differences in the whisky production process can produce very different types of whisky. Islay is gorgeous and incredibly green. We stayed in the
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from ExperienceTeam, Manager at 4 Day Islay Whisky Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Hello, Wow! thank you for this wonderful feedback. We're delighted to hear you had such a great time exploring Islay with Mark and at The Bowmore House, thank you for recommending us! Kind Regards, Clare
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About the operator

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By: Scottish Routes
Diana B
Last fall, we did a 4 day whisky tour of Islay with Scottish Routes. Great small group of folks, wonderful guide, g
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Darrouzet J
Best travel
Best travel ever $, I never appreciated a trip like that. The timing was perfect, Mark our guide was very kind and
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Great day
Our day was great , in part, to our guide Vicky. She was funny and informative. I especially loved her stories abou
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Alan and Dawn
We had a fantastic 4 days touring the Speyside area and visiting a number of Whisky Distilleries along the way - al
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Kathryn wad amazing. Very friendly and went out of her way to ensure we had a great time. The beer and gin part of
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David E
Anyone for a wee dram
Went on the 4 day Speyside tour with my brother and a friend. In total there were 9 of us in a 16 seater minibus wi
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Fun day learning about and sampling Scottish Whisky
We booked a group tour with another couple, but ended us as a private tour with only the four of us and guide Vicki
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Just scotch, no beer and plenty of samples
I joined this tour as a second timer for Scottish Routes having done the Islay tour last year. Clare had given me a
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A perfect 4 days of whiskey through Speyside
My father and I went on the 4 day Speyside tour with our guide, Nick. The whole experience was fantastic as we saw
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Highlight of Our Recent Scotland Vacation
Hands down the best small group in week tour I have been on. Our guide and driver, Mark, was the best. This is the
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Lots of drams
A great four days in the company of great people. Visited lots of distilleries and tasted some excellent malts. Our
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Key Details
  • Oban Distillery, Lagavulin Distillery, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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