Full Day Taste of Orkney Shore Excursion


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Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8



French (basic), English (fluent)

Savour the flavours of Orkney: Whisky, Gin, Beer and local produce

The day is Tailormade to accommodate your own personal requirements.

Tour Highland Park the most northerly Scottish Whisky distillery dating from 1798.
Taste the landscape through the unique peat smoked flavours.

Taste the difference at Scapa Whisky distillery. This artisan producer founded in 1885 creates distinctive smooth malts.

Orkney inspired Gins including Kirkjuvagr are new additions to the spirit scene.

Orkney brewery with brewery tour or just the beer tasting hall-cafe housed in a former Victorian school house. Lunch stop here or a tea room / restaurant serving freshly prepared Orcadian dishes.

Visit a local shop selling a range of Orkney produce including; cheese, seafood, fudge, oatcakes, shortbread, ice cream and Beremeal (flour ground from Bere barley) products.

If you are staying overnight in Kirkwall I will include return transport to a restaurant of your choice.


Totally Tailormade for your own private group we explore the tastes of Orkney.
A food and drink excursion taking in the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness.

Whisky at Highland Park and/or Scapa distilleries - Kirkwall / Scapa
Beer at Orkney Brewery - Quoyloo
Gin at Kirkjuvagr - Kirkwall

This day allows you to enjoy the fantastic scenery, visit a distillery / brewery, stop for lunch and pass by the Neolithic sites. A little bit of everything as you wish.

Experience Orkney's distilleries both Whisky and Gin and the Orkney brewery.

Passing by Scapa Flow on its northern shore we learn about the strategic importance Orkney played in both World Wars and continue through the Unesco Heart of Neolithic Orkney.

Time to stop at the standing stones and photo stops as required.
Tour may operate in a different order depending on tour times and local conditions.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meet at your cruise terminal or another agreed location in Kirkwall.

End location: Return to your cruise terminal or another agreed location in Kirkwall.

Duration: 8 hours

Up to 8 hours for 4 people.


In my own 8 seat taxi.
Ford Tourneo 2015

What’s Included

- My time and services as your private guide
- Transportation in my private air conditioned executive 8 passenger seat vehicle
- Still Mineral Water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 GBP - Lunch
Optional purchase of Orkney Whisky, Gin or Beer

What’s Extra

This tour is designed for 4 travellers. If your group size is larger (up to 8 travellers), please contact me for details and a quote.

Tours at Brewery and distilleries.
(Tour is joining the official visitor tour, not private to our group).

Orkney Brewery and Visitor centre.
(Tour if required. 40 minutes. £6.50 per person. Midday to 3 pm)

Highland Park Distillery. Whisky. £10 per person 1 hour.

Scapa Distillery. Whisky. £10 per person 45 mins.



I am a fully licensed and insured Taxi driver. I have not yet qualified as a Green badge guide and will not be able to guide you within the historical monuments.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hit wrong rating. Should've 4 stars. Very knowledgeable, verycomfortable van - only wish he had read our request for whiskey tasting ahead of meeting us.
Nancy Sanborn

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