9 to 15 May 2020 ..£ 685,-
We make a splendid music and whiskey trip. This trip is a combination of sailing, making music and visiting famous whiskey distilleries.
The fun of playing and singing together and enjoying beautiful Scotland is the focus. Our musicians, who play and jam for heart-felt, will play every day.
Our music and whiskey trip takes you through the most beautiful part of Scotland. If there is still untouched, wild nature in Europe, you will find it on the islands on the Scottish west coast: the inner and outer Hebrides. The rugged beauty of the mountains, the silence of the water, the indescribable views, the rugged coastline with its surprising bays and quiet fishing villages, the fascinating sight of the islands in the distance. You must have seen that at least once in your life.
Joost grew up in an artistic environment, playing violin from childhood, initially taught by his mother, later educated at the conservatory. Very early there was great interest in everything that had to do with folk music, bluegrass, country, and more and more stringed instruments. For a long time he has been part of various bands, ensembles and productions, with which he plays in various countries. In 2008 he was official finalist at the Nashville Fiddle Championships in Nashville, Tennessee (more than 100 participants from around the world).
Bouke studied piano, composition and conducting at the Utrecht conservatory. He also plays guitar, button accordion, (small) harp, violin, cello, as well as some other instruments. Everything he does breathes the joy of making music. The different genres range from gipsy music, Indian music, Celtic, Folk, Irish, to Flamenco, Tango, Musette, classical.
Embark / Disembark
Embark: on the first day of travel at 18.00 pm in Oban.
To get to Oban, the bus is the best means of transport, whether you’re flying to Edinburgh or Glasgow (15 minutes difference). From both airports there is a transfer bus every 30 minutes to Buchanan (Glasgow) Bus Station, from where the bus to Oban departs.
Klm flies to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.
We have divided the prices into two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person when staying in:
Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.
If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.
Information & Booking
Request booking and information: Sailing & Folk & Whiskey
The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, currents and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.
Day 1: Arrival to Oban
You arrive in Oban, a cozy fishing village with a wonderful location in a beautiful bay. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage with us and have a look in the village and drink a glass of water (whiskey) in one of the cozy pubs. In the evening you will be welcomed on board and get to know the crew and the other passengers. Afterwards, there is an nice dinner and we raise the glass for a nice music and whiskey trip and enjoy later on the sound of music.
Day 2: Isle of Mull, Tobermory
After a good breakfast, we sail to Tobermory on the island of Mull. On the way we sail very close to Duart Castle which is an impressive sight. We enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish west coast.
Day 3: Staffa and Colonsay
The uninhabited Island of Staffa is famous for its hexagonal basal columns and the Fingals cave, an approximately 80m long cathedral in the Earth’s interior, exposed to the constant waves of the Atlantic. This place inspired Mendelssohn to compose the “Hebride Overture”. A visit to Staffa is not always possible due to the harsh conditions. But it is an unforgettable experience to approach this remote piece of rock with the zodiac.
Day 4 : Islay & Jura
Our Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip continues. Today we sail to Islay, the Whiskey Island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the nine distilleries that produce millions of liters of liquid gold. Due to various alcohol taxes, this part of Great Britain is also called the most heavily burdened part.
Day 5 : Jura & Oban
After a good tour and nice whiskey drams we sail back to Oban on our Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip. On the way we can enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the islands on the Scottish west coast. The rugged beauty of Mull, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the rugged coastline with surprising bays and quiet fishing villages.
Day 6: Departure from Oban
Unfortunately this beautiful Sailing & Folk & Whiskey trip has come to an end. After an extensive breakfast, it is time to say goodbye. This week, you have seen the charming Scotland in a unique way, tasted some very nice whiskies, and listened to beautiful music. We thank you and the musicians for a wonderful time!
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The Flying Dutchman