3 Day Orkney and North Highlands Whisky Tour
A stunning three day whisky tour from Inverness through the North Highlands to the heart of Orkney visiting Highland Park, Scapa, Old Pulteney, Balblair, Clynelish and Glenmorangie whisky distilleries. And don’t forget the wonderful Highland scenery on the journey, along with the breath-taking ancient history of Orkney.
Day 1 - Our three day Highland whisky tour begins from Inverness with a drive along the stunning North Highland coastline to Balblair which has just six distillers handcrafting their single malt whisky. After a distillery tour you enjoy a tutored tasting of two Balblair vintages. Leaving Balbalir we head to the famous Glenmorangie distillery for tastings at their visitors centre. Following Glenmorangie, we have a late lunch at Dornoch before our mid-afternoon visit to Clynelish distillery for tastings. We then drive to Scrabster where we take the evening ferry on a 1½ hour journey across to Orkney, arriving in Kirkwall around 9pm for our overnight stop.
• BALBLAIR £10 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
£10 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
• GLENMORANGIE Tastings from £4 per dram
Tastings from £4 per dram
• CLYNELISH Tastings from £10 pp for 3 drams
£10 pp for 3 drams
Day 2 - A full day on the Orkney mainland begins with a morning tour and tastings at Scapa distillery and ends with a great Viking Heroes Tour at Highland Park distillery. Between both distillery tours we visit Orkney Brewery for a tasting lunch and add in a little of the amazing history in Orkney including the option to visit Skara Brae, a 5000 year old Neolithic village settlement, the standing stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.
• SCAPA £12 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
£12 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
• HIGHLAND PARK Viking Heroes Tour - £20 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 4 drams
• HIGHLAND PARK
Viking Heroes Tour - £20 pp for 1¼ hour tour & 4 drams
Day 3 - Before leaving Kirkwall we have a little time to explore the town before heading to Stromness for our mid-morning ferry across the Pentland Firth to Scrabster on the Scottish mainland. In the early afternoon we visit Old Pulteney Highland distillery in Wick for a tour and tastings before our journey south back towards Inverness.
• OLD PULTENEY £10 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
• OLD PULTENEY
£10 pp for 1 hour tour & 2 drams
We have some flexibility with the itinerary over the three days and it can be adapted (if possible) to suit specific requests regarding distilleries or historical attractions.
For most travel dates in early May and September, an adjusted itinerary is required to accommodate ferry times resulting in an early start (5.30am) on Day 3 - there is the option to stay in overnight cabins on the ferry (rather than a hotel) to avoid the very early start. Please contact for further infortmation.
Distilleries have a silent season when there is no whisky production for a number of weeks (generally during the summer months). Distillery tours still operate but without production in the background.
Advance payment is required for most distillery tour fees.
Please note that this tour is not suitable for children (under 18s).
Private Tour Price (per tour)
May to September: £1700
Depart Inverness 9.30am