Whisky Expedition Orkney’s

7 to 13 April 2018

With the Flying Dutchman, you sail to one of Scotland’s most beautiful whiskey islands of the Orkney Islands. In the waters around the islands you are surprised by the diversity of fauna. Otters, dolphins and whales can be found here.

Whiskey Travel Scotland: With the Flying Dutchman we sail to the islands of Orkney, and visit the most famous whiskey distilleries. Our tour starts at Inverness and along the wonders of the east we sail to the Orkney, We arrive in small idyllic harbor towns, but will also anchor at beautiful secluded places. :
On the way we can see many seabirds: boobies, parrot birds, guillemots, and many more. And we have good chances to meet dolphins and whale sharks. It will be a special trip, on which there is much to discover.
In short: an exciting whiskey trip through a fantastic area with excellent whiskey distilleries.
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Embarkation on the first day of travel at Inverness
Disembark at the last day of travel at 10 o’clock in Gill, s Bay

Prices :

We have divided the prices into two categories, because our double cabins are of different sizes. All prices are per person for accommodation in:

  • Standard cabin ……………………………………… € 975, –
  • Standard plus cabin ……………………………… € 1.085, –
  • Surcharge for individual cabins ………. € 350, –

The price includes:

  • Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Crew, consisting of Captain, Steuermann and Koch
  • Zodiak to go ashore
  • Half board including coffee, tea, milk and juice at meals.
    In the case of half-board, you will also be able to discover local specialties on board, in addition to the catering on board.

exclusive:

  • Arrival and departure to / from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
  • Drinks on board

We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman comes from the Netherlands.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
0049 (0) 531 252 1170

Possible travel routes:

The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.

Day 1: Arrival to Inverness

We are on the ship in Inverness and welcome you. Upon arrival, you will meet the crew and the other travelers. Afterwards we raise the glasses on a nice journey. After embarking, there is still the opportunity to look around Inverness, this lively city with authentic pubs and live music.
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Day 2
After a real breakfast, take the bus to famous Distelilery, Dalmore Glenmorangie and Balblair. De Flying Dutchman is now going to Brora where everyone is back on board. (Bus is included)
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Dag 3
After breakfast, we can take a tour of the whiskey distillery Clynelian. It is a fun and interesting tour and we see barrels with a capacity of 35,000 liters. Of course there is the possibility to taste (and to buy). In the afternoon we sail towards Wick.
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Dag 4 
The harbor town of Wick is located on the north-east coast of Scotland. The name Wick is clearly derived from the Nordic word for bay. The town stretches around the port at the mouth of the small river of the same name. The history of Wick dates back to the reign of the Vikings and Norwegians.

The port of Wick gained its greatest flowering with the boom of herring fishing in the eighteenth century; Today it serves as an oil and ferry port.

Wick is the seat of the famous Whiskey distillery Old Pulteney gegrunded we naturally visit.

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After visiting Olde Pulteney we go on the way to the Orkney Islands. We enjoy the untouched, wild nature of the Scottish islands. The rugged beauty, the silence on the water, the indescribable landscape, the rugged coast with its surprising bays, the quiet fishing villages and the wonderful view of the islands in the distance. On the way we pass the imposing Keiss Castle.
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Day 5 
On Orkney you will discover the nature, the beaches and the history of the island. And we’re pretty sure you’ll like the culture and creativity. Orkney has a strong identity of its own with its unique history and culture. The largest and most populous island is also known as “Mainland” (mainland). On the East Mainland is Kirkwall , the ancient capital of Orkney, with the Viking cathedral, the fishing port and the distillery. Stromness, the other important port and place of the island group, is located in the south of West Mainland. This is a very creative place with the many artisan shops and art galleries in its old, winding streets

Did you know that the island of Rousay is considered the “Egypt of the North” due to more than 150 archaeological sites, including a 5,000 year old chamber grave?

In fact, the historic settlements of Skara Brae on the Mainland are older than the pyramids. Together with the impressive Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness and the Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, it is the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Heart of Neolithic Orkney”.

And this is just one aspect of the fascinating story of Orkney
This day is needed to look at the Orkney, s an.

Whiskey trip Orkney
Highland Park

Dag 6 
Visit the distillery Scapa en Highland Park. After lunch, the islands go to Gill, s Bay, between the islands.

Dag 7 
Unfortunately, our whiskey trip to Scotland ends after an eventful week. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Flying Dutchman and your crew.