Orkney Explorer 2021

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3 Days / 2 Nights (B 'n B)
Availability : March - October
Start: Inverness, Scotland
End: Inverness, Scotland

Orkney Explorer: 2 nts Kirkwall

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

The archipelago of Orkney hides many treasures: and on our new three-day tour, your experienced guide will ensure you find the best of them.

You’ll unearth some of the most well-preserved prehistoric sites in Europe, examine a beautiful red sandstone coast, and discover the vibrant culture of remote island communities.

It’s an experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Ring of Brodgar – A unique stone circle that rivals Stonehenge in both mystery and beauty.

Skara Brae and Maeshowe – Find out what life was like 5,000 years ago and explore some of Europe’s greatest Neolithic sites.

Kirkwall – Visit this ancient Norse town and be amazed by the Medieval cathedral.

Caithness Fishing Villages – Explore the remote region of Caithness and discover Scotland’s hidden coastal spots.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Inverness  (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 7:45am (tour departs at 8:00am) – Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT

Drop off Location & Time

Inverness
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 2 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 2 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attraction
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Inverness - Kirkwall

It’s an early start, leaving behind the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, crossing over the Black Isle, and continuing past Dunrobin Castle.

From here, you drive along the northeast Highland coastline, travelling into some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery.

Onwards through Scotland’s most northerly mainland village, John o’ Groats, and then to Gills Bay, where you board the ferry, and cross the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago.

It’s a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel where you stop for a visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, Capital of Orkney. Here you can visit Kirkwall’s magnificent Viking Cathedral and enjoy its historic winding streets in the evening.

Day 2Kirkwall

Today is your chance to explore the modern and ancient wonders of this fantastic island; a land of contrasts, where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

You visit the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones of Stenness.

Then you explore the cairn of Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.

Then it’s back to Kirkwall for your second night after what is sure to be a memorable day. (B)

Day 3Kirkwall - Inverness

You’ll have your last chance to grab some gifts for friends and family, and visit the local cathedral in Kirkwall. And after a ferry back to the mainland, you travel through the history-soaked regions of Caithness and Sutherland.

You’ll find out about the Highland clearances, a world-changing period in Scotland’s dark history, and get a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most remote fishing villages.

We arrive back in Inverness early evening. (B)

Dates and Prices
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: March 22 to March 29 (Monday) $530 $620
2021: April 2 to April 30 (Monday & Friday) $530 $620
2021: May 3 to October 29 (Monday & Friday) $660 $750

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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