On this tour you'll leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. You'll drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during World War II to protect Scapa Flow. You'll also visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War II. The chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners.
You'll continue your journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12-year-old malt whiskey at the world’s most northerly whiskey distillery. Here you'll have an opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram!
Returning to Kirkwall you'll visit the beautiful 12th century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands. There will be time at your leisure to explore the St. Magnus Centre and Orkney Museum, or Kirkwall’s exciting craft and knitwear shops before returning to the ship.
- There are no long stretches of walking involved on this tour.
- The distillery tour can be skipped (participants watch a short video that shows the process)
- Language: English
- Max. participants: 135
- There is wheelchair access at the Italian Chapel and at St. Magnus Cathedral, however request that any guests using wheelchairs be accompanied as the guide cannot undertake responsibility during the tour.