13 to 20 September 2020..£ 795, –
Whiskey trip Hebrides: We sail to the islands of the Hebrides and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries on Jura and Islay.
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 on the first day of travel at 6 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.
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
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Day 1: Arrival to Oban
You travel individually to Oban, this beautiful and charming starting point of our Whiskey trip Hebrides. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and have a look in Oban.
Day 2: Isle of Mull, Tobermory
We sail to Tobermory on the island of Mull. On the way we sail very close to Duart Castle. This is an impressive sight. We enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish west coast.
Day 3: Staffa and Iona
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 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.
Further south, before the southwest tip of Mull, lies the small island of Iona. For about 400 years it has been a center of the Irish monks and is known for its calmness and the beauty of nature. Iona is now a popular tourist destination and a place for prayer and reflection.
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.
Day 6: Jura
After a very nice breakfast we go to the Isle of Jura and visit 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 Craighouse. 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 7: Scottish west coast
Today we set 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 8: 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.
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The Flying Dutchman