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Orkney & The Far North

From £255 per adult

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May — September

Pre-History, Stunning Scenary & Island Life

Day 1

North to Loch Ness…

This spectacular Highlands and Islands tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route then takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) and on through Fort William and the Great Glen to arrive at the fabled shores of Loch Ness, where you can enjoy an evening boat cruise*.

Overnight: Loch Ness


Day 2

Over the sea to the Orkney Isles…

On day two you head north via Inverness and the spectacular coastal scenery of the Moray and Cromarty Firths. Then you board the ferry for a memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take in the stunning scenery and start exploring. You’ll visit the beautiful Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You’ll also see the famous Churchill Barriers – causeways that were constructed to protect the British naval fleet from submarines.

Overnight: Kirkwall


Day 3

Exploring the ancient history of the Isles…

From your base in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy, you’ll spend the whole of day three exploring the islands.

This is a land full of ancient history and you’ll be able to take in prehistoric marvels such as the Maeshowe* chambered cairn, the world-famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae* and the brooding stone circles of Stenness and the Ring o’Brodgar. The day will finish with a visit to beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.

Overnight: Kirkwall

Day 4

Home via Inverness, Culloden and the Cairngorms.

The last day starts with an early ferry ride back to the mainland. Then you’ll pass through Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. As you head home, you’ll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.



Departure days:

Alternate Thursdays

10th/24th May

7th/21st June

5th/19th July

2nd/16th/30th August

13rd September

Departs/Returns:

08:30 am / 19:00 pm

Meeting point:

1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

Contact details

Highland Experience Tours
1 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1RE
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
4
Days
Transport
Minibus
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Family Geology History Landscapes Photography Wildlife

Tour prices

From

  • £255 Per Adult

Attractions

Tour company information

Highland Experience Tours

We offer Visit Scotland 5 Star Graded tours of Scotland. We operate smaller buses that make sure you can see the very best of Scotland. Some of the best and most experienced driver guides in the business ensure you have a safe, fun and educational tour. Book Now! - Day tours to multiple day, week-long tours for groups and independent travellers, with departures all year round. - Passionate, enthusiastic and informed professional guides - Comfortable, luxurious vehicles with plenty of time to take you on the 'wee' roads.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am - 10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 10pm

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