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8
Days

Southern Hebrides

featuring Islay & Mull

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7th to 14th September 2024

All transport within the itinerary

Quality Accommodation of 4* and above

Experienced Tour Guide from the UK

All gratuities

This tour to The Southern Hebrides & Argyll offers the opportunity to not only visit two of the most well-known islands but the mainland region of Argyll including the Kintyre Peninsula. There will be the opportunity to sample local cuisine, and whisky of course, in addition to enjoying the spectacular lochs, glens and coast of this exceptionally beautiful area of Scotland.

What's Included

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Itinerary

Tour
Full

  • Guided tour of Cruachan Power Station

  • Entrance & tour of Inveraray Castle

  • Return ferry to Mull

  • Return ferry to Islay

  • Tour and tasting at a classic distillery

  • Full cooked breakfast each morning

  • 7 evening dinners

  • 2 lunches

  • Gratuities for Local Guides & Coach Driver

  • Varied agricultural visits including cheese & dairy, Highland cow fold, Aberdeen Angus herd and an oyster farm on Islay, and a typical Scottish estate

  • 2 nights in Motherwell (first and last night)

  • 3 nights in Kilchrenan, nr Oban

  • 2 nights on Isle of Islay

  • Car parking for the duration of the tour at our Motherwell Hotel 

  • Bay Farm Tours tour manager throughout

How to book

This tour is now full, please get in touch if you would like to join the waitlist or stay informed about our next departure!

Agriculture

Our visits include dairy, beef and sheep, offering an insight into the challenges for agriculture and the variable enterprises of the islands. Including an oyster farm on Islay where oysters grow well as the waters around the island are warmed by the Gulf Stream.

These warmer waters affect agriculture and vegetation in the region & you will find palm trees growing on Islay, as with many west coast islands.

More about your tour

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Pace

Grade A

All of our tours are graded A to D according to the pace of the tour, with A being the least active. To find out more, please click here or on the goat!

Vegetable Stand
Meals

Breakfast each morning
5 Lunches
7 Evening dinners

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Sightseeing

Islay known as the Queen of the Hebrides has a population of approximately 3,000 and Scottish Gaelic is spoken by a quarter of the population. The main industries on the island are agriculture, malt whisky distilling and tourism. This island of 620 square kilometres is home to nine whisky distilleries. On arrival on the island, we will make our way to one of the many whisky distilleries for a tour & tasting.

A Highlight

It has been a long tradition on the western isles that farmers combine farming activities with fishing.

We have a visit thart reflects this tradition to a tee. Our hosts' Aberdeen Angus herd & flock of blackface ewes is now combined with a modern oyster growing operation. The oysters are farmed on the east side of Loch Gruinart, a tidal estuary on the north coast of Islay. This visit promises to be an exceedingly unique and interesting one!

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Dairy Farm

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Having booked with slight trepidation about joining an organised tour, we are now absolute converts! I am sure you will be seeing us again, and soon!

 Your organisation and attention to detail was First class -catering for each and every whim!

 

The hotels were excellent and you took us to places we would never have been able to visit on our own.

Mr and Mrs S,

Bradford St George

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Where in the world?

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How to book

This tour is now full, please get in touch if you would like to join the waitlist or stay informed about our next departure!

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