Trip reference number: 20506

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Islay & Jura In Autumn

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Enjoy the spectacular autumn congregations of geese and other waterbirds on the islands of Islay and Jura. Additional attractions include a host of other birdlife, plus seals, otters and the local whisky.

Based for five nights on Islay, this tour focuses on the island's spectacular gatherings of waterbirds. In autumn large numbers of barnacle geese arrive from their high Arctic breeding grounds, along with Greenland white-fronted geese and smaller numbers of pale-bellied brent, pink-footed and wild Canada geese. Other waterbirds include whooper and mute swans, eider, Slavonian grebe, goldeneye, long-tailed duck and wigeon. Otters, harbour and grey seals are seen around the coast, while on Jura there are many thousand red deer.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Arrive Glasgow
  2. Day 2: Ferry to Islay
  3. Day 3: Explore the Oa
  4. Day 4: Drive to Loch Gruinart & Gruinart Flats
  5. Day 5: Day excursion to Jura
  6. Day 6: The Rhinns & the west
  7. Day 7: Return to Glasgow
  • Available*: Oct
  • Group size: 5
  • Price excluding international flights: From £1,345 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Services of an expert leader
    • Transfers between Glasgow & Islay
    • Transport on Islay
    • Return ferry to Jura & transport on Jura
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast & dinner
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Nature drive


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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