Haggis Adventures - Orkney Raider (5 day)

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60 High Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1TB

    Orkney Raider (5 Day) An amazing journey to the Orkney Islands, visiting Neolithic villages, tombs, stone circles and many reminders of its Viking past!

    To book call us on 0131 557 9393 or email info@haggisadventures.com

    Highlights:

    - Orkney Islands’ 9,000 years of history  - Skara Brae Stone Age village
    - Tomb of the Eagles - Awesome ferry trips from the northern tip of Britain
    - Culloden Battlefield  

     

    Tour Includes:
    • 4 nights shared dormitory accommodation
    • Your legendary local Haggis Guide
    • Transport on one of the famous yellow HAGGiS buses
    • FREE Lonely Planet guidebook

    Free time:
    • Have a night out in Inverness, capital of the Highlands
    • Taste great fish and chips in Kirkwall
    • Learn a 'peedie' bit of Orcadian dialect
    • Try whisky at an optional Highland distillery visit

    Tour Excludes:
    • Meals
    • Entrance Fees

    Tour Itinerary:
    Day One: Edinburgh to Inverness
    Heading north we pass the famous Forth Bridge and into Perthshire, surrounded by mountains, forests and salmon packed rivers. We stop in Dunkeld, heart of Macbeth country and its mighty cathedral. Hear tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the tragedy of his defeat on the eerie moor of lonely Culloden Battlefield, scene of the last major battle in Britain. The Highland Capital is our home for the night.

    Day Two: Inverness to Orkney
    We continue our journey north passing over the Moray Firth home to bottlenose dolphins and minke whales and on to the tip of the British mainland, John O'Groats. We board the ferry to sail over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands, home to more archaeological ruins in one area than anywhere else in Europe.  We visit the Tomb of the Eagles, a Stone Age chamber that was filled with thousands of human bones and the remains of sea eagles many millennia ago.

    Day Three: Orkney
    Today we head off to explore Skara Brae, dating from the late Neolithic period and inhabited between 3,200BC and 2,200BC. This incredible stone village is made up of eight dwellings (some still containing original furniture) linked together by a series of low alleyways and is a marvel of ancient building techniques. There will also be time to visit the magnificent standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar before the chance to head to a whisky distillery to sample some of the local single malt (and a very good drop it is too).

    Day Four: Orkney to Inverness
    First we visit the Italian chapel. This place of worship was built by 550 Italian POW's in the Second World War. We then bid Orkney farewell and make the ferry crossing back to the mainland and a journey south through Scotland’s rugged terrain. We travel through the sparsely populated wilderness of Sutherland and Caithness, via glens left deserted as a result of the Highland Clearances.

    Day Five: Inverness to Edinburgh
    Winding our way down the west of Scotland, we’ll visit the monstrous Loch Ness and the mysterious and haunting Glencoe, areas that formed the backdrop to the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Rob Roy’. We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor (watch out for stags) and south, past historic Stirling, arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 5.00pm.

    Additional Information:
    Passengers must be 18 years and over to go on this tour.  There is no upper age restriction. This can be at the discretion of Haggis Adventures
    Average age group 18-35

    Edinburgh Departure: Haggis Office, 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB - 8.45am
    Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour

    Haggis Adventures Terms & Conditions

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    Opening Times
    Departs from Edinburgh 8.45am on Saturdays
    19 Apr 2014 - 27 Sep 2014

    Departs from 60 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TB

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £339.00 per ticket

    * Price is per person in dorm accommodation, in 3 or 4* VisitScotland graded hostel accommodation
    **Passengers must be 18 years and over to go on this tour.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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