Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh  

  • Tour ID: 1259
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

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    Tour Description:


    This spectacular Highlands and Islands tour heads west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Fort William, Loch Ness then on to Orkney.

    Day 1 - North to Loch Ness...
    The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh
    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.

    Overnight Drumnadrochit

    Day 2 - Over the sea to the Orkney Isles...

    The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from EdinburghOn 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...

    The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from EdinburghFrom 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, 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 andexplore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.

    4 DAY TOUR The Magic and Mystery of the Orkney Isles!!

    The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh

    The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh The Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Tour HighlightsThe Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh

    Glen Coe & Loch Ness
    Fascinating history and wonderful scenery

    Kirkwall
    The Italian Chapel & Churchill Barriers

    Skara Brae* , Maes Howe* and the Ring O'Brodgar*

    Culloden*
    Visit the historic battlefield

    The Cairngorm Mountains
    Stunning Highland scenery

    *Optional extra subject to availability


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