17 to 23 September 2018
Whiskey trip to the Hebrides: With the Flying Dutchman we sail to the islands of the Hebrides and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries. Our tour begins with a visit to the Oban Distillery And leads us to Jura to an exciting, but remote distillery, which gives your visitors free access. We visit of course the ultimate Islay whiskey paradise. In short: an exciting journey through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.
Embarkation on the first day of travel at: 7 pm in Oban
Disembarkation on the last day of travel at: 10 o’clock 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 cabin ……………………………………… € 885, –
- Standard-plus cabin ……………………………… € 985, –
- Surcharge for individual use of the cabin …… € 450, –
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 with the meals. In the half-board you have the possibility to discover local specialties on land as well as on board catering.
- Arrival and departure to / from the ship
- Personal expenses
- Possible additional entry fees
- 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. The official on-board language is English and German.
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 travel individually to Oban, this beautiful and charming starting point of our whiskey sailing trip. If you are already arriving, you can store your luggage on board and have a look at the city.
After embarking, you will get to know the crew and the other travelers. Afterwards there is a rich dinner and a small whiskey.We raise the glasses on a beautiful journey.
Day 2: Oban & Crinan
Whiskey trip to the Hebrides. After a good breakfast, we will take a tour of Oban whiskey distillery. It will be a fun and interesting tour and we will see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. In the end there is the possibility to taste (and of course to buy). In the afternoon we sail towards Crinan, a very small, beautiful place at the entrance to the Crinan Canal. This is where we lock in the lock, a unique experience.
Day 3: Jura
Today we go to the Isle of Jura to the very remote Jura distillery. The island of Jura is a paradise of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. The name comes from the Jura Norse and means “Deer Island”. This is still a suitable name, as the population of about 5,500 deer is by far the 180th Diurach (the people of Jura in Gaelic). Nature lovers can find more than 100 species of birds, including stone eagles. In addition, goats, seals, rabbits, hares, ermines and otters characterize the animal world. You can take a trip to the remote Banhill Farm, 37 kilometers north of Craighouse. Here the writer George Orwell wrote his masterpiece ‘1984’ in the forties of the last century. He described Banhill very precisely as “extremely inaccessible place”.
Day 4 & 5: Islay
Our whiskey ride to the Hebrides continues. We sail to Islay, the Whiskey Island par excellence. Islay owes its fame to the nine distilleries that produce millions of liters of liquid gold. Due to various alcohol taxes, this part of Great Britain is also called the most heavily burdened part.
Since most distilleries have their own boat bridge, we can dock or anchor directly with the ship.
Day 6: At sea back to Oban
We spend the day at sea and sail back to Oban. We enjoy the untouched , wild nature of the Scottish islands . The rugged beauty of Jura, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape , the rugged coastline with surprising bays and quiet fishing villages and the magnificent view of the islands in the distance. We sail past Duart Castle, an unforgettable moment.
Day 7: Departure from Oban
Unfortunately, our Whiskey Travel Hebrides are coming to an end after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and your crew.