Journey to the edge of Europe to explore the “Queen of the Hebrides”, Islay.

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  • Sample rare whiskies and freshly-caught Islay oysters
  • Hike across the glens of your private estate with the gamekeeper 
  • Hand dive for scallops, and enjoy a seafood banquet of the day’s fresh catch
  • Get an aerial view of the spectacular scenery on a paramotor flight with an award-winning pilot 
  • Explore the archipelago by RIB to see one of the largest colonies of grey seal in Europe
  • Go nature and bird watching with one of the RSPB’s wildlife managers

 This trip can be customised to your personal preferences.

Nowhere has an air of magic and mystery quite like the wilds of Scotland. Its great outdoors is inscribed with tales of the country’s storied past and supports many rare species and wild habitats. Heritage pervades through ancient landmarks, traditional music and age-old legends. And the Highlands and Islands produce some of the finest single malt whiskies in the world.

Journey to the “Queen of the Hebrides”, Islay, and experience - by land, air and sea - the elements of nature, culture and, of course, whisky, in the splendid seclusion of a sumptuous private estate not normally open to the public. Here, the naturally-pure water source, sea air and fertile lands produce whiskies for the true aficionado. Sample some rare malts as you learn the art of the distiller directly from the master distiller himself.

Connect to nature under the expert guidance of local gamekeepers and an RSPB expert; Hand dive for scallops and fish creels for crab; Immerse in Scottish culture with the sporting traditions of links golf and loch fishing; Or witness the age-old skill of milling wool and playing the bagpipes. Islay is sure to leave its mark and call you back, time and time again.

Best time to travel: April to October  

Number of nights: Four

For individuals, couples, families or small private groups