Whisky and Hebrides:
With tallship Flying Dutchman, we make a journey through the Hebrides. We visit the most famous whisky distilleries. Our tour starts with a visit to the Oban Distillery and proceeds to the Jura Distillery. Jura is one of the most appealing distilleries, which is so remote that visitors have free access. And of course, the ultimate Islay Whisky paradise with its 11 Whisky distilleries. After Islay, we visit Campbeltown with the unique Springbank Distillery. Whisky and Hebrides: an exciting journey through a fantastic area.
Boarding: Oban 11 September, 2017
Disembarkation: Oban 17 September, 2017
As our twin cabins several large (floor area), we have classified them into two categories. Price based on shared cabin.
Our cabins are all with shower and toilet.
Standard cabin …………. € 985, –
Standard plus ………… € 1285, –
Single supplement …. € 450, –
- Half board.
- Based on shared cabin with shower and WC
- Crew consisting of Captain Quartermaster-Cook.
- All walks guidance use zodiacs for landings.
- And departure to the ship
- excluding drinks
- any additional entrance fees and refreshments.
We sail with an international tour group aboard. Although the crew is Dutch, English is the official language on board. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and ScotThe specified program is a guideline and may be modified under the influence of weather, currents and wind. Flexibility is the rule on this trip.land.
For questions call Xandra: 06 30381720
Day 1: Oban
Arrival: You arrive in Oban, a charming fishing village, located in a beautiful bay. If you arrive early, you can leave your luggage on board and visit Oban. At 18:00 you will be welcomed by the crew on board. When you are installed, you will be introduced to the crew and your fellow passengers. We all have a nice dinner and a little whiskey tasting, so we can raise a glass on a beautiful journey.
Day 2: Oban & Crinan
After a good breakfast we will make a tour of the Oban Whisky distillery. Here they give an interesting and clear tour. You can see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. At the end, there is possibility to taste (and buy). In the afternoon we set sail to Crinan. Crinan a very small, but beautiful spot. Here we moor in the lock, which gives access to the Crinan Canal. A unique experience.
Day 3: Jura
Today, on our Whisky and Hebrides trip, we move on to the Isle of Jura. The island of Jura is a paradise of pristine wilderness and natural beauty. The name Jura comes from Norwegian and means “Deer Island”, with 5,500 deer, while the human population is 180. Lovers of wild nature, over 100 species of birds, including golden eagles, goats, seals, rabbits, hares, stoats and otters. You can take a trip to the secluded farm Banhill, 37 kilometers north of Craig House. That is where George Orwell his masterpiece ‘1984 ‘wrote. He described Banhill very precisely as “an extremely inaccessible place.”
Day 4 & 5: Islay
We sail to Islay, the whiskey island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the nine distilleries that produce millions of gallons of liquid gold. Because of the various taxes that are levied on alcohol, it is said that this is the most heavily loaded part of Great Britain.
We visit here many distilleries with the ship from one distillery to another. Most of the distilleries often have their own jetty.
Day 6: Campbletown
We sail to the Kintyre and stay in a beautiful place called West Loch Tarbert. We can visit Campbletown on a beautiful bustrip. In the past it was an important area, where a lot of whiskey was fired. At one time there were 34 different distilleries, “Whisky Capital of the World”. Now there are only three distilleries in Campbeltown: the old Glen Scotia, the new Glengyle and internationally known and acclaimed Springbank distillery that we can visit all.
Day 7: West Coast
This day is a beautiful day for sailing back to Oban. We can enjoy the unspoilt, wild nature of the islands of the Scottish west coast. The rugged beauty of Jura, the silence on the water, the indescribable scenery, rugged coastline with surprising coves and quiet fishing villages and the magnificent sight of the islands in the distance.
Day 8: Oban
Unfortunately, our Whisky and Hebrides trip has come to an end. After a good breakfast, it is time to say goodbye.
Note: The program is a guideline and may be modified under the influence of weather, currents and wind. Flexibility is the rule on this trip.