Tel: 0845 859 1006
Orkney & the North Coast of Scotland (5 day)
The magical beauty and prehistoric history of the Orkney archipelago, the rugged extremes of Scotland's northern coastline, Loch Ness and the Caledonian forests of the Cairngorm National Park.
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|- Cairngorm National Park||- Orkney Isles|
|- Culloden or Clava Cairns||- Loch Ness|
|- Scotland’s far north coast||- Assynt and Ullapool|
|- Glencoe and Rannoch Moor||- Skara Brae and Ring of Brodgar|
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
* One nights accommodation in the beautiful town of Inverness, 'Capital' of the Highlands
* Two nights accommodation in the Viking town of Kirkwall, Orkney
* One nights accommodation in Ullapool
* Choose from 3* or 4* Guest House/B&B/Hotel Accommodation
* Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach
* Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
* Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
* Lunch, dinner and refreshments
* Entrances to all visitor attractions
* All items of a personal nature, telephone calls etc
Depart Edinburgh at 09.00 heading west towards Stirling, passing Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. You also pass Doune Castle (set of Monty Python's "Holy Grail") before stopping in the small town of Callander for a refreshment stop. You now cross over the fault line into the magnificent Highlands taking in the splendour of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, as you travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. The stunning views and spectacular landscapes of our own super (extinct) volcano and scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. You stop in this imposing mountain Glen so you can enjoy the spectacular views. You continue north up the Great Glen to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, travelling the whole 23 miles of the famous Loch - plenty of time to try and spot "Nessie!" You arrive at your destination of Inverness at approx 18.30 where you will be dropped off at your booked accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the 'Capital of the Highlands'.
Is an early start, leaving behind the 'Capital of the Highlands', crossing over the Black Isle, and past Andrew Carnegie's Skibo Castle. From here we drive the northeast Highland coastline, travelling into some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery, and enjoy amazing views of some of Europe's oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles and red deer. Onwards through Scotland's most northerly mainland village, John o' Groats, and then to Gills Bay, where we board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. From here we have a short drive to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, Capital of Orkney, where you can visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking Cathedral, and where we shall stay for 2 nights.
Is our chance to explore this fantastic, ancient island; a land of contrasts where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic ocean. We will visit the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae (older than the Pyramids of Egypt!), the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones of Stenness. We stop in Stromness - one of Scotland’s most picturesque seaboard villages and then travel onto Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions. Then its back to Kirkwall for our 2nd night after what is sure to be a memorable day.
Is a relaxed start as we leave Orkney and sail the Viking waters back to the mainland. From here we travel the old road right across the very top of Scotland, driving past the stunning Ben Loyal and Ben Hope mountains following the rocky cliffs and stunning golden sand beaches of our northern coastline. We then visit the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wilderness of the mountains of Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle. From here we travel to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful whitewashed fishing village where you spend your last night's stay on tour.
Leaving Ullapool behind you, you take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into Corrieshalloch Gorge, before taking in the beautiful Loch Glascarnoch, on the way past the 'Capital of the Highlands' Inverness. You can then visit Culloden Moor, the site of The Battle of Culloden in 1746, one of the bloodiest events in our history and the last battle to have been fought on the British mainland, before taking a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns. This prehistoric and stunning Bronze Age burial ground is one of the oldest in Scotland. From here you travel through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, hugging the Cairngorm mountain range. Lunch will be spent in these beautiful surroundings before travelling through big tree country of Perthshire, through the Kingdom of Fife, and back to Edinburgh around 19.00.
Additional Information :
Edinburgh Departure: 207 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PE - 9.00am
Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour
Cancellation Policy – minimum 28 days (working days Mon- Fri) 40% will be retained by VisitScotland.com. Less than 28 days 100% will be retained and no refund will apply.
To book call us on 0845 859 1006 or email email@example.com
|Open All Year|
|Departs from Edinburgh Friday 9am (19/04/2013 - 04/10/2013)|
* Edinburgh Departures – from 207 High Street
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult B&B||£479.00 per ticket|
|Also available as:|
|Adult Hotel||£589.00 per ticket|
*Prices displayed are based on two people sharing a Twin/Double Room
**Single occupancy and child rates available on request. Child rate applies to children aged 5-16. No children under 5
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Closed on Saturday & Sunday
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