Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh  

  • Tour ID: 1543
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

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    Tour Description:

    Come with us on a tour to the North of Scotland to Loch Ness. Then over the sea to the Orkney Isles to spend a day exploring the ancient history of the Isles. After we visit to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness and return Home via Culloden and the Cairngorms.

    Orkney Isles Tour Experience from Edinburgh

    Day 1
    . 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. 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

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    Day 3. 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. You will have a leisurely morning in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy. In the late morning, we join the ferry ride back to the mainland. Your expert guide will ensure you get the best out of your journey to Inverness, exploring dramatic coastline. We will be able to visit Dunrobin Castle before reaching your overnight stop, the capital of the Highlands, Inverness.
    Overnight: Inverness

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    Day 5. 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.

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    * Optional extra subject to availability

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Tour Highlights
    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


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