29 April to 6 May 2018
Whiskey Travel Scotland: With the Flying Dutchman we sail to the islands of Mull and Skye and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries. On the way we can see many seabirds: gannets, parrot birds, carnivores. And we have good chances to meet dolphins and whale sharks.
It will be a special trip on which there is much to discover. Our tour starts in Oban and takes us to Mull, Jura, Islay, West Loch Tarbert and Campbeltown. We set out in small idyllic harbor towns, but will also anchor in beautiful solitary places: for example, in an abandoned hole, far from civilization.
In short: an exciting whiskey trip through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.
Embarkation on the first day of travel at 6 pm in Oban
Disembarked on the last day of travel at 10 am in Oban
We have divided the prices into two categories, because our double cabins are of different sizes. All prices are per person for accommodation in:
- Standard 2-bed cabin ……………………………………… € 985, –
- Standard PLUS 2-Bed Cabin ………………… .. ……. …. € 1.085, –
- Single cabin (limited number) ……. ………… .. …. …. € 1.470, –
The price includes:
- Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
- Bed linen and towels
- Crew, consisting of Captain, Steuermann and Koch
- Zodiak to go ashore
- Half board including coffee, tea, milk and juice at meals.
In the case of half-board, you will also be able to discover local specialties on board, in addition to the catering on board.
- Arrival and departure to / from the ship
- Personal expenses
- Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
- Drinks on board
We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman comes from the Netherlands.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
0049 (0) 531 252 1170
Possible travel routes:
The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.
Day 1: Arrival to Oban
You arrive in Oban, this cozy fishing village, with a wonderful location in a beautiful bay. If you are already there, you can leave your luggage on board and then take a tour of the city.
Oban is also known as the Pearl of the West Highlands, with its winding alleys and picturesque bay full of yachts, ferries and small fishing boats. High up is McCraigs Tower, an unfinished replica of the Coliseum in Rome, dating back to the late nineteenth century. The total scope of the buildings is over 192 meters and in some places the walls are over fourteen meters high.
We are expected to be located at the North Pier, less than a hundred yards from the Oban whiskey distillery. In the evening you will be welcomed on board. They get to know the crew and the other guests. Afterwards there is an ample dinner and we raise the glass on a beautiful whiskey trip Scotland.
Day 2: Oban & Ardnemurchan
After a good breakfast, we can take a tour of the whiskey distillery in Oban. It is a fun and interesting tour and we see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. Of course there is the possibility to taste (and to buy). After leaving Oban, we sail through the sound between Morvern and Mull, overlooking the rugged mountain landscape. On the way we pass the magnificently restored Duart Castle, an imposing sight. The Isle of Mull: Mull stands in the Celtic for cliff or hill – is the third largest island of the West of Scotland. In a beautiful bay at Ardnemurchan peninsula we go anchor.
Day 3: Ardnemurchan-Tobermory
You can visit the Neue Adelphi Distillery. The construction work was started in the autumn of 2012 and commissioning took place in 2014. The goal for the start is the production of 100,000 liters of alcohol annually with continuously increasing production. The original distillery was settled in Glasgow and produced both single malt and grain whiskey until 1907. After many years of “silence” the distillery was finally demolished between 1968 and 1971. From 1993, the name Adelphi was revived by independent single cask bottlings and finally returned to the list of active distilleries through the new distillery in Ardnamurchan.
After a visit to Tobermory, the main town of Mull Island. Finally, we reach Tobermory this picturesque fishing village with its sociable center and its beautiful pubs and restaurants. The lively port is the starting point for a small fishing fleet. If time permits, there is the opportunity to visit the local distillery.
Day 4 & 5: Sky
We visit the famous Talisker brewery and by bus you can discover a large part of Skye.
Day 6: Eigg
We sail to Eigg, a Hebridean island off the Scottish coast. In the south, the Sgurr, 400 meters of rugged primary rock, rises into the sky. Birds trill in its green foothills. Dwarf yellow swallows weigh themselves in a gentle breeze. Every day, a dozen tourists come across from the mainland and walk four or five hours before the ferry leaves. The island is a place where one looks for a healing world; Just over 60 people live here.
Day 7: Morvern & Oban
Today it is only after the Morvern Peninsula.
We make a nice visit to the very new Whiskey Brennerij Drimnin.
After a visit, return to Oban. We enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish islands. The rugged beauty of Mull, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the jagged coast with its surprising bays, the quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance.
Day 8: Oban
Unfortunately, our whiskey trip to Scotland ends after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and your crew.