Islay is a popular island to visit, located in the Inner Hebrides and belonging to Scotland. The area stretches 619 km2 and on the island live about 3500 inhabitants. The capital is Bowmore and what has made the island most famous is its great connection to the drink Whiskey.
Whiskey tastes best on site in Scotland and a trip to Islay really gives you a smorgasbord of distilleries to choose from. Stay in one of the charming hotels in Bowmore or Port Charlotte and enjoy nature and visit the various distilleries on the charming island!
Islay has a total of 8 different distilleries operating on the island, producing Malt Whiskey. On the south coast are Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. On the east coast there is Caol Ila and in the central / western part of the island you have the opportunity to visit Bowmore, Bunnahabhain, Bruichladdich and Kilchoman. In addition to Malt Whiskey, Blended Whiskey is also produced by James McEwan (Master Distiller) for the Bruichladdich distillery located in the middle of Islay.
If you not only have your sights on Whiskey during your visit to Islay, the beautiful nature of the island is also recommended, but also a lot of different sights and places to visit. Head to Loch Finlaggan and enjoy nature and the imprints of history!
Another tip for those interested in history is to also visit Dunnyvaig's castle ruins, which were a stronghold of the powerful Scottish clan MacDonalds in the 16th century.
Expect classic British food on the Scottish island, but also plenty of seafood. If you visit the beautiful coastal towns of Port Charlotte or Bowmore, then book a table at either Port Charlotte Hotel Restaurant or Bowmore Hotel Restaurant, both of which are also highly recommended to choose as accommodation during a stay at Islay.
Why not take the opportunity to move around a bit after enjoying food and drink during your visit? Every autumn, a half marathon is arranged along the coast of Islay. Enjoy the island's fantastic surroundings, at the pace that suits you!
There are several different opportunities to get to Islay. You can take regular flights from Glasgow, Oban and Colonsay, on to Islay. Islays Airport is located between the towns of Bowmore and Port Ellen.
The most common option is to take a ferry from Kennacraig, which is located on the Kintyre Peninsula. The ferry runs a couple of times a day, the journey takes about two hours and then docks at either Port Askaig on Islay's east coast or Port Ellen on the island's southeast coast.
Package travel (flights and / or hotels including event ticket)
Booked and confirmed 2020-09-01—2021-06-30.
To facilitate the purchase of package travel, we have even more favorable terms during 2020-2021.
If you need to book your trip due to the Foreign Ministry's advice or announced quarantine at your destination, you will receive a 70% refund
• The recommendation must be 5 days before the planned departure
• Refund is made within 90 days
The Premier League started on 12/9 and initially the stands will be closed. The clubs' arenas are approved for reduced capacity and when fans are welcome in the stands, it is anything from 20% -40% as it looks right now.
How does this affect you as a traveler?
You have probably read in the media that the places that are released will only go to members of the club. This is to some extent true, but we are proud to announce that GO Sport Travel, through long and very good relations with the clubs, will keep our agreements in line with the reduced capacity the clubs will soon present.
With the help of GO Sport Travel AB, you can continue to be one of those who sit in the stands and experience the Premier League live, already in October!
It is planned that each visitor needs to take certain wise measures, such as wearing a mouth guard, etc. In addition, each visitor's name will be printed on the ticket, and subsequent identity checks will take place upon arrival at the arena area.
In short, each visitor must have their ticket registered by the club. The registration is of course handled by GO Sport Travel on behalf of the visitor.
The clubs are very happy to have a high level of security in which visitors they have in place, both for themselves and the visitors. The clubs also hope that the number of less desirable ticket players will decrease. We encourage you to be observant when listening to other actors.
There may be ticket / tour operators who will convey that the above restrictions will not be required, but this is not correct information.
We look forward to announcing soon when we, together with the clubs, open the sale for the upcoming Premier League season.
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