Orkney Islands & North Coast 500, 5 Day Tour departing Edinburgh
Travel through the Highlands of Scotland on our ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ tour and visit the Isles of Orkney, Cairngorms National Park, Balmoral Castle, Skara Brae, Rings of Brodgar & Glencoe on this 5 Day tour from Edinburgh.
Highlights - Edinburgh to Inverness - Day 1
- Balmoral Castle
- Cairngorms National Park
- Stunning Highland Scenery
- Beautiful Highland Woodland Walks
- Culloden Battlefield
Travel from Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland, and visit places like Balmoral Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorms National Park and hike on some stunning nature walks through the Highlands of Scotland, before reaching what is considered to be the Capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
Highlights - Inverness to Isle of Orkney - Day 2
- North Coast 500 Drive
- Dunrobin Castle
- Glenmorangie Distillery
- Sinclair Castle
- Boat over to Orkney Island
Departing Inverness we travel on the North Coast 500 tasting some Highland Whisky, visiting Dunrobin Castle and begin our journey back in time travelling to the Ancient site of Camster Gray Cairns, before catching the ferry across to Mainland Orkney.
Highlights - Isle of Orkney - Day 3
- Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
- Steness Standing Stones
- Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle
- Skara Brae
- Stunning Island Scenery
Day 3 of the tour, you will be travelling all over the Mainland of Orkney. Stopping by incredible places, steeped in ancient history, such as the world heritage sites of Skara Brae, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Ring of Brodgar and Steness Standing Stones.
Highlights - Isle of Orkney to Inverness - Day 4
- Boat to the Mainland
- Dunnet Head National Nature Reserve
- John O’ Groats
- Hill O’ Many Stanes
- Stunning Coastal Landscapes
Day 4 will be packed full of incredible scenic short hikes as we travel and wind our way back down towards Inverness. Stopping off at Dunnet Head National Nature Reserve, glimpse some of the local wildlife on the stunning seacliffs, visit John O' Groats, and explore some more historic sites including a Highland Clearance Village.
Highlights - Inverness to Edinburgh - Day 5
- Loch Ness Cruise
- Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park
- City of Edinburgh
Day 5 begins our return journey to the City of Edinburgh, where it all started, but travelling down towards Loch Ness and taking a cruise on the Famous Loch, be sure to look out for the Loch Ness Monster! The stunning scenic drive through the Highlands of Scotland will be complete with a visit to Glencoe, stopping by the Three Sisters of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor Viewpoint. Travelling further south we head into Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park to stop by some beautiful cascading waterfalls at Killin and then a very tranquil walk in Balquhidder Glen before we return to Edinburgh.
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Tour company information
Experience Scotland's Wild
Experience Scotland's Wild are an award winning, 5 Star ★★★★★ Tour Operator who focus on going above and beyond to ensure our visitors have the most wonderful time possible as they explore Scotland. We provide Extra Small Group Tours for up to 8 clients and fully Private Vacations for groups from across the world, taking visitors for short walks in the Highlands, visits to Castles, Standing Stones, historical sites and overall providing wonderful experiences for Clients
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