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4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
Overview
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12 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Oban - Kilmartin...
Day 2
Discover the modern distillery...
Day 3
Today you explore the southern...
Day 4
Get a sense of the old history...
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Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK
Duration
4 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 3 nights en-suite accommodation
  • Driver Guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
  • Ferry crossings
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to the distilleries and Kimartin House Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kilmartin Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kilchoman Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bruichladdich Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Bowmore Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Ardnahoe Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Ardbeg Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Laphroaig Distillery
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
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Additional Info
  • Unfortunately we don't carry anyone under 18 years old on this tour
  • On this tour you will spend 3 nights in the beautiful Bowmore Distillery Cottages (not available on Wednesday departures)**.The cottages have between three and six twin bedrooms, each with private bathrooms. Due to the shared nature of the accommodation, individual bedrooms don't have lockable doors. The kitchen and lounge facilities are shared with other passengers, and basic self-service breakfast ingredients are provided. Full Scottish breakfasts are available at the nearby hotels if you prefer, payable locally.
  • Monday and Friday departures: only B&B available; Wednesday departures only 3-star Hotel available
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Passengers travelling after 1st April 2020 are allowed to carry 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Monday departures offer the chance to see more whisky production as all the distilleries are in operation on weekdays.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Shelling_Peas wrote a review Jan 2020
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom32 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a small group tour with 16 people aboard plus driver/guide. On our tour it was Adam, who was wearing odd boots due to a foot injury, which reminded me of one "slippy" and one "grippy" and then one of the first things he said, with no prompting, was that he did not like
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 12 Jan 2020
A tour is such a great way to visit the distilleries - letting your knowledgeable guide do the driving, so you can (responsibly!) sample the whisky to your hearts content! We're glad that you had such a great time, thank you! All the best, Aimee
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Darren Wheeler wrote a review Nov 2019
Huntsville, Alabama6 contributions
First, our driver/host, David, did a fantastic job keeping the group entertained, informed and safe during the tour. The drive through Trossachs/Loch Lomond on the way to Islay was beautiful, and the tours of the distilleries were fun and interesting as well. The coach was
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Date of experience: October 2019
Helen S wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
What a marvellous tour. To start with, our tour guide and driver was entertaining and knowledgeable. Thanks, Mac (yes, I'm sure you're checking the reviews ...), for your tall tales, myths, facts and anecdotes of times gone by and today. Love that playlist, btw. James has
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Date of experience: October 2019
James T wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
We embadked on this with some trepidation. We are independant travellers and would never normally consider an escorted tour or 'coach trip'. Rabbies and our guide, Mac, have changed our minds. We both love whisky and especially Islay whisky - but how could we both taste it,
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Date of experience: October 2019
Wissam Y. Khalil wrote a review Oct 2019
Beirut, Lebanon1 contribution
The tour is great, our tour guide keith was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is great, and each distillery visit is different and unique However I would suggest adding one more day, since it takes 1 day to go to islay and another back. It would also be nice to add
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Response from Rabbies_Aimee, Guest Relations Manager at 4-Day Islay and the Whisky Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 2 Oct 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, we are really pleased that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the suggestion of adding another day to the tour, I'll pass this to our product team. Hope to see you on another tour soon. Kind regards Hazel
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Amazing Trip! Totally worth it
The whole day (8-8) trip but worth it! Even with my travel sickness I didn’t feel sick at any time! Travel was sm
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A trip to remember
I had the best experience of the Scottish Highlands and this tour operator I highly recommend. I was the only one i
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Touring safely During Covid Restrictions
From the beginning, it was clear that Rabbies takes the covid precautions very seriously. Each bus was equipped wit
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Touring Safely During Covid Restrictions
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This trip is a must!
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Two fantastic trips to the Islands!
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Lost in history and nature
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10 Stars for Devon/Cornwall
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A great tour!
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Key Details
  • Kilmartin Museum, Oban Distillery, and 9 more
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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