Whiskey trip to the Hebrides

4 to 10 October 2019  £ 785,-

We sail to the islands of the Hebrides and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries on Islay and Jura.

Jura has an exciting, but remote distillery, which gives their visitors free access. We visit of course the ultimate Islay whiskey paradise. It will be an exciting journey through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.

Embark / Disembark

Embark:  Oktober 4 at 18.00 p.m. in Oban
Disembark: Oktober 10 at 10.00 a.m. 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.
For more information: Citylink.co.uk
If you wish to travel by train, first take the bus to Glasgow. Then you can take the train from Glasgow: Scotrail.com

Klm flies to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
EasyJet flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Flybe flies to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Ryanair flies alone to Edinburgh.

We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.

Prices

We have divided the prices into two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person when staying in:

  • Standard cabin ………………………………………..   £ 785, –
  • Standard-plus cabin …………………………………. £ 885, –
  • Surcharge for individual use of the cabin ……  £ 350, –
Included

Included:

  • Cabin with private shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew: Captain, Mate and Cook
  • Zodiac to go ashore
  • Half-board including coffee, tea, milk and juice with the meals. You have the possibility to discover local specialties on land.

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board.

Language

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.

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Route planning

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Arrival to Oban

You travel individually to Oban, this beautiful and charming starting point of our whiskey sailing trip. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and have a look in Oban.
After embarking, you will get to know the crew and the other travelers. Afterwards there is a nice dinner and a small whiskey tasting. We raise the glasses on a beautiful journey.

Day 2: Oban & Crinan

Whiskey trip Hebrides: After a good breakfast, we will take a tour at the Oban whiskey distillery. It will be a fun and interesting tour were we can see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. In the end there is the possibility to taste (and of course to buy). In the afternoon we sail towards Crinan, a very small, beautiful place at the entrance off the Crinan Canal. This is where we probably stay the night in the lock, a unique experience.

Day 3: Jura

Today we go to the Isle of Jura and to the very remote Jura distillery. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The name Jura means “Deer Island”. This is still an appropriate name, 5500 deer live there and only 180 people. Nature lovers can find more than 100 species of birds, including stone eagles. In addition, goats, seals, rabbits, hares, and otters characterize the animal world. You can take a trip to the remote Barnhill Farm, 37 kilometers north of Craig house. This is the place were the writer George Orwell wrote his masterpiece ‘1984’ in the forties of the last century. He described Barnhill very precisely as “extremely inaccessible place”.

Day 4 & 5: Islay

Our Whiskey trip Hebrides 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.
Since most distilleries have their own boat bridge, we can dock or anchor directly with the ship. In this way we will visit Lagavullin, Laphroig, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich and Bowmore.

Day 6: Scottish west coast

After a nice breakfast we sail the sails and enjoy the way back to Oban. We will see the untouched , wild nature of the Scottish west coast and islands. The beauty of Jura, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape , the rugged coastline with surprising bays and quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance. We’ll pass Duart Castle, an unforgettable moment.

Day 7: Oban

Unfortunately, our Whiskey trip Hebrides has come to an end after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and his crew.

Photos trip
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  • Cabin with private shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew, consisting of Captain, First mate and Cook
  • Zodiac to go ashore
  • Full board including coffee, tea and juice at meals (exclusive 2 x diner on land at your own expense)
Photos accomodation
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The Flying Dutchman