Rabbie's - Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast (5 day)

Tours

6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3EG

    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.

    To book call 0131 226 3133 or email tours@rabbies.com

    Highlights

    Cairngorm National Park Culloden or Clava Cairns
    Scotland’s far north coast Glencoe and Rannoch Moor
    Orkney Isles Loch Ness
    Assynt and Ullapool 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!!

    Tour Includes:
    *  One night's accommodation in the beautiful town of Inverness, 'Capital' of the Highlands
    *  Two night's accommodation in the Viking town of Kirkwall, Orkney
    *  One night's accommodation in Ullapool
    *  Choose from 3* Guest House/B&B/Hotel Accommodation
    *  All ferry and bridge crossings
    *  Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoach
    *  Guaranteed Departure – no minimum numbers. You book, you go!
    *  Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
    *  Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.

    Tour Excludes:
    * Lunch, dinner and refreshments
    * Entrances to all visitor attractions
    * All items of a personal nature, telephone calls etc

    Tour Itinerary:
    Day 1
    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. We now drive along  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.. We 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!"  The evening in Inverness will be free for you to explore the 'Capital of the Highlands'.

    Day 2
    Today sees an early start, 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. Close to Scotland's most northerly mainland village, John o' Groats, we board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. It is a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel where we shall stay for 2 nights. Visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.

    Day 3
    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. Highlights include a visit to the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar, the Druidic standing stones of Stenness and Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.

    Day 4
    Time to leave Orkney and sail the Viking waters back to the mainland. From here we travel 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. We continue to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful whitewashed fishing village where you spend your last night's stay on tour.

    Day 5
    Your morning includes visits to Corrieshalloch Gorge, the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns and the more recent bloody history of the Culloden in battlefield,  before returning south through the grandeur of the Cairngorm  National Park, the ancient Caledonian pine forest and Highland Perthshire to Edinburgh around approx 18.30.

    Additional Information :
    Edinburgh Departure: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG - 9.00am
    Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time to check in for tour

    Rabbie's Tours Terms & Conditions

    Please refer to Rabbie's booking terms & conditions

     

    Opening Times
    Departs from Edinburgh at 9.00am on Fridays from 18th April - 10th October 2014 except 20th June, and Tuesdays from 6th May - 16th September 2014
    18 Apr 2014 - 10 Oct 2014

    Edinburgh Departure: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult B&B £499.00 per ticket
    Adult Hotel £599.00 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 5-15. No children under 5

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

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