- Travel in an extra small group (max. 8 guests)
- The wonders of Arran – ‘Scotland in Minature’
- Islay – ‘Queen of the Hebrides’ and its renowned distilleries
- Hiking amongst the dramatic Paps of Jura and Jura distillery
- Mystical Mull and Ben More – most westerly Munro mountain in Scotland
- Beautiful communityowned Isle of Ulva
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This wonderfully diverse 5 island hopping whisky and walking tour incorporating the island of Arran and the islands of the Inner Hebrides, offers a taste of Scotland in every way you can imagine! Walking overdramatic mountains and through lush valleys, relaxing ferry journeys with superb views, and some of the best Malt whisky Distillery tours Scotland has to offer.
We begin the adventure with 2 nights on Arran where we ascend majestic Goatfell mountain and visit the mystical Machrie Moor standing stones and enjoy a tour of Arran’s highly regarded whisky distillery.
Then we are off to Islay for 3 nights – the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides, known for its numerous whisky distilleries producing the island’s characteristically peaty malts. We have several tastings and at least one distillery tour during our time here as well as some beautiful walks including stunning coastlines and snippets of the island’s history.
From here we take a short ferry journey over to the isle of Jura for a magnificent mountain ascent as well as a visit to Jura distillery.
Our next island is Mull where we are based for 4 nights giving us plenty of time to explore this magical isle including a mountain walk on Scotland’s most westerly ‘Munro’ (listed mountain over 3000 feet) and a day visit to the small fascinating island of Ulva where we do a delightful circular walk on this lesser know community-owned and run island.
We also have time to visit beautiful rugged coastlines and of course, incorporate a tasting tour at Tobermory distillery.
Day 1 – Machrie Moor standing stones
Day 2 – Goatfell Mountain and Arran Distillery
Day 3 – Ferry to Islay and coastal walk
Day 4 – Magnificent Paps of Jura
Day 5 – Mull of Oa, singing sands and the ‘distillery trail’
Day 6 – Ferry to Mull and explore Tobermory
Day 7 – Ben More mountain
Day 8 – Isle of Ulva circuit
Day 9 – Dun da Ghaoithe mountain ridge
Day 10 – Homeward Bound
- 9 nights accommodation with breakfast
- All ferry fares to and from 5 islands
- Transport throughout the tour
- 8 fully guided walks
- Fully qualified mountain leader throughout
- 2 distillery tours
- Pickup from Edinburgh/Glasgow at start of the tour
- lunch and dinner
- Transport to and from Edinburgh/Glasgow
- Travel insurance (recommended)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this 10 Day / 9 Nights - Island Hopping Walking Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 11 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 October 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
10 Day / 9 Nights - Island Hopping Walking Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this 10 Day / 9 Nights - Island Hopping Walking Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
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