Whiskey expedition to: Mull-Islay-Jura

26 April  to 2 Mai 2020

We sail to the islands of Mull-Staffa-Iona-Islay and Jura. It will be an exciting journey through a fantastic area with excellent and famous whiskey distilleries.

Jura has an exciting, but remote distillery. We visit of course the ultimate Islay whiskey paradise.

Embark / Disembark

Embark on the first day of travel at 6 pm in Oban.
Disembark on the last day of travel at 10 am 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 ………………………………………   £  795, –
  • Standard-plus cabin ………………………………    £  885, –
  • Surcharge for individual use of the cabin …… £ 395, –
Included

Included:

  • Cabin with shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew: Captain, Mate and Cook
  • Zodiak to go ashore
  • Half-board including coffee, tea, milk and juice with the meals. In the half-board 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 travelers 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
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Route planning

Day 1: Oban

You will be welcomed on board from 6 pm and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. This is followed by a welcome dinner with a small whiskey tasting and we raise the glass on a nice trip. Oban is beautifully situated at the foot of the Lorn mountains. High above the city is McCraighs Tower, a nineteenth century replica of the Colosseum. Oban is sometimes called the pearl of the western highlands, with its winding streets and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats. The Flying Dutchman is located on the north pier, less than a hundred meters from the famous Oban whiskey distillery.

Day 2: Mull

It goes to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Along the way the crew gives sailing instructions so that everyone can and may help to hoist the sails. Along the way we sail right past the beautifully restored Duart Castle. Tobermory is the largest town on the island, located in the northeast. It is a charming little place with brightly colored houses and a series of small businesses such as a chocolate shop, bakery, candle maker, silversmith, art gallery and potter. And of course we visit the famous Tobermory whiskey distillery.

Day 3: Staffa and Iona

After a delicious breakfast we set sail for Staffa and Iona.
Staffa: The uninhabited island of Staffa is famous for Fingal’s cave. The awe-inspiring cathedral-like cave, 70 m long and 20 m high, is helpless in relation to the constant wave of the Atlantic. This place inspired Mendelsohn to become “Hebridean Overture”. It is an unforgettable experience to go to this remote part of the rock with the zodiac. Puffins are also found on Staffa.

Iona: The small island of Iona lies at the South-West point of Mull. In Gealic / Celtic: Chaluim Chille, the island of Colm Cille, an Irish priest and prince who would later become Saint Columba. This small island has a unique place in the history of Scotland. It ignites the imagination of thousands who travel here every year such as monks, pilgrims, clan heads and kings. During the sailing trip from one island to the other we may see giant sharks, minke whales and dolphins.

Day 4 Port Ellen (Islay)

Today we sail on to Islay, the Whiskey Island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the 9 distilleries, which produce millions of liters of liquid gold. Because of the various taxes levied on alcohol, it is said that this is the most taxed part of Great Britain.
Many distilleries have their own jetty. With the ship we can visit Lagavullin, Ardbeg and Bunnahabhan in this way.

Day 5: Jura

Today we sail on to Jura and to the Isle off Jura distillery. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The name Jura comes from Norwegian and means “Deer Island”, still an appropriate name because about 5,500 deer exceed the human population of 180.

Wild nature lovers can find more than 100 species of birds, such as golden eagles, but also goats, seals, rabbits, hares, ermines and otters.

Day 6: Scottish west coast

The following morning, after an extensive breakfast, we set sail to Oban. We sail along the beautiful Scottish West Coast and, where the space and vistas on the Isle of Mull show us the beauties of pristine Scotland. Tonight we enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Day 7: Oban

Unfortunately, this beautiful Whiskey Journey Hebrides has come to an end and after an extensive breakfast it is time to say goodbye.

 

 

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The Flying Dutchman