26 July -1 August, 2020
Whisky & Walking on Islay & Jura
In conjunction with our friends in About Argyll we are delighted to offer this unique trip where you will get to know more about the natural beauty and history of the Scottish islands of Islay & Jura as well as their malt whiskies.
Islay, once home of the MacDonald ‘Lords of the Isles’, is famous for the malt whiskies from its 8 distilleries as well as for its farming, bird life, fishing and shooting. Hills and moors are edged around by an infinitely varied coast, with rocks, beaches and dunes, salt marshes and cliffs.
Jura, nearly as large as Islay, is wild and infinitely more rugged; its distinctive landmark hills – the Paps – are visible from vantage points all over Argyll, and from places as far apart as Ben Nevis and the Irish coast.
26 July -1 August, 2020
- Lunch at Loch Fyne Oyster bar
- Visit to Kildalton Cross, a 12 foot (4m) high Celtic cross dating from the first millennium AD
- Walking on the sandy beaches, dunes and rocky shores of Ardnave, Islay
- Cliff top walk around the Mull of Oa, Islay
- Visit to and hike on the Isle of Jura
- Tours of 3 whisky distilleries (Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Jura)
- Lunch at Ardbeg Distillery
- Fine dinners in Glasgow
- Visit to Inverary and Skipness Castles
What's Included & Extensions
- 2 nights Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
- 4 nights Islay House, Islay
- Private transport
- Tour manager
- Breakfast daily; 6 lunches/ 6 dinners
- Visits and activities as specified
* Single Supplement $950
** Early booking discount only applies if the balance is paid by cheque or wire (bank) transfer
(per person sharing)
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Business Development Manager and Tour Host
Simon has a lifelong passion for wine and travel, stemming from a visit to the Barossa Valley when he lived and worked in Australia as a teenager. Since then he has visited most of the top wine regions of the world. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and had a career in IT and professional rugby management before joining Iberian Wine Tours. After successfully completing the Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits he has worked closely with Jeremy Shaw in overseeing the growth of the company.
Lindsay has always been a wine enthusiast, due in large part to growing up on the vineyard. She grew up walking in the vineyards alongside her dad, Spencer Hoopes. Together the family spent many afternoons conversing about growing cycles and wine branding. This gave Lindsay a unique perspective.