Scotland is a country of islands, rocks, beautiful northern nature and, of course, whiskey. The country has strong traditions - men wear kilts, travelers in medieval castles are greeted by their titled owners from ancient families, and on Sundays everyone goes to church. There are over 300 distilleries in Scotland, each with its own whiskey secrets, and you will have the opportunity to sample different varieties of Scotch.
On an expedition to Scotland, we will visit castles, walk along foggy and green hills, sail on a yacht along the picturesque Crinan Canal. We chose the best time of the year for the trip: there is the least amount of rainfall, and the average daily temperature rarely drops below +15 degrees.
Scotland has absolutely stunning nature - hills covered with emerald green, dense fogs, forests, waterfalls and sheer cliffs above the sea. There are also red deer and cute shaggy cows!
Scotland is famous for its medieval castles where kings used to live. Some are left only with picturesque ruins, while in others travelers are greeted by their titled owners from ancient families.
It takes time to truly love whiskey. And it is certainly impossible to discern any shades of taste of this drink the first time. But, having visited at least one Scottish distillery, you will learn, if not love, then at least understand whiskey.
from €1,210 / 8(8) days / 1pers.
Arrival at the marina.
Meeting the team.
Check-in on the yacht after lunch.
Largs is a popular seaside resort on the west coast of Scotland near Glasgow. Here, there is the largest marina in the country, from which you can get to all the nearest islands by ferry.
LARGS >>> ARRAN ISLAND
Arran is one of the most interesting Scottish islands. The landscape here is very diverse: in the north, there are mountains and waterfalls, in the south, there are picturesque beaches.
Among this dramatic northern nature, rare white deer live on the island. Among other things, Arran is home to the famous Scottish king's castle Brodick with well-preserved interiors and a park.
ARRAN ISLAND >>> CAMPBELTOWN
Campbeltown is a city in the southern part of the Kintyre Peninsula, founded in the 17th century. It was built on the site of an ancient Celtic settlement. The Gaelic name of the city is Kinlohkilkerran.
In the old days, Campbeltown was a powerful whiskey production center. Now in the city, there are only 3 operating distilleries (Glen Scotia, Glengyle, Springbank), but this has not affected the quality of the drink.
CAMPBELTOWN >>> ISLAY ISLAND
Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, washed by the Atlantic Ocean from the south.
Welcome to Scotland's most famous island, the mecca of whiskey fans. On a small island, there are 8 distilleries, including such titans as Lagavulin, Ardbeg, and Bruichladdich.
ISLAY ISLAND >>> JURA (CRAIGHOUSE)
In addition to the picturesque landscapes, the island of Jura is famous for its whiskey. You should visit Jura Distillery, the local whiskey has a very delicate soft taste, unlike other island types.
Seals and deer live on the island. It is also the home of the British writer George Orwell, here he finished his novel 1984.
JURA (CRAIGHOUSE) >>> GLENMORE
A small village in the province of Argyll. An old Irish settlement in Scotland. Quiet and peaceful place with wonderful fishing and shady forests.
A good day to breathe out a bit after visiting distilleries and sea crossings.
DAYS 7 AND 8
GLENMORE >>> OBAN
Oban is a popular resort in Scotland. It is home to the famous distillery of the same name - Oban Distillery, which has been operating since 1794. It is also worth looking at the local Colosseum (McCaig's Tower). And you should definitely try the seafood - the North Sea oysters are much tastier than the French ones. They can be bought cheaply at regular street kiosks - Oban Seafood Hut.
Check-out from yachts the next day before 09:00. We recommend staying in Scotland for a couple more days, continuing to explore this beautiful country on your own.
LARGS — ARRAN ISLAND — CAMPBELTOWN — ISLAY ISLAND —JURA (CRAIGHOUSE) —GLENMORE — OBAN