Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness  

  • Tour ID: 1487
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Inverness
    Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
    This is a Private Tour

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    Tour Description:

    This short break private tour to Orkney is designed to show you the highlights of this Northern Isle. It is a rare opportunity to visit the rich prehistoric sights of the UNESCO Heart of Neolithic Orkney (Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Stones of Stenness, and more). You will also get a chance to see the Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow and St Magnus Cathedral. This tour can be customized to your request, below is a suggested 3 day Orkney tour...

    Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness Day 1  With an early start to the day we begin our long journey north,  about a 3 hour drive with a comfort break. Passing through the Black Isle, Sutherland andCaithness, areas heavily affected by the clearances.

    We will spend some time in John O'Groats, often referred to as Lands End. Here was have sometime to admire views of Orkney and the Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness Pentland Firth before catching the ferry. If we are lucky we may sport some sealife; dolphins, whales, seals and more.

    On arrival to St Margaret's Hope we take a drive across the Churchill Barriers. We will then stop and visit the unique POW designed Italian Chapel. For the next 2 days Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness we will be staying overnight in Kirkwall, the Capital of Orkney.

    Day 2  Today we will be go back in time to 3000-5000 years ago and explore the prehistoric wonders of Orkney. We begin with a guided tour inside Maes Howe Burial Chamber. Then visit the stone circles at Stenness and Brogdar. After we go to Skara Brae to visit it's prehistoric village which is older than the pyramids.

    Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness After we then go to Scapa Flow which during World War 1 and 2 was the biggest Naval Base in Britain. It has one of the largest protected harbour's in the world. Here we will learn the tragic history of the events that happened, such as the torpedoed HMS Royal Oak and the scuttled German fleet.

    To end the day you have the option to visit 1 of 2 of Orkney's Distilleries; Scapa or Highland Park.

    Day 3 Before heading to the ferry port we will go see the Viking built St Magnus Cathedral. Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness After a 1 hour crossing we arrive back to the mainland. In Wick we go to see Ebenzer Place, the smallest street in the World!

    For the rest of the day we give you the opportunity to visit Dunrobin Castle or instead a scenic highland drive. Arriving safely back to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands by about 6pm, before 3pm on Sundays.

    This Private Tour from Inverness available Monday to Saturday. Sundays are early returns to Inverness.

    Short Break Private Tour to Orkney from Inverness

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