ORKNEY EXPLORER FROM INVERNESS

4-nts with 3-day of touring featuring the Northern Coast of Scotland from Inverness


Highlights

Orkney Explorer from Inverness

Enjoy two (2) independent days in Inverness (pre/post) with three (3) days of custom touring. 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 sights 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.

Tour Highlights

  • Ring of Brodgar.
  • Skara Brae and Maeshowe.
  • Kirwall.
  • Glenmorangie Distillery.
  • Caithness Fishing Villages.
  • Scotland's far north coast.

Orkney Explorer from Inverness

  • Transportation by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini coaches.
  • Four (4) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Inverness (pre/post) and two (2) nights in Kirkwall.
  • Choice of B&B or Hotel in Kirkwall. Inverness based on Mercure Inverness or Holiday Inn Express or similar. Other properties may incur supplements.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Three (3) days of custom touring per itinerary.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Itinerary

Day 01, U.S. to Inverness

Overnight flight from the U.S. to Inverness, to begin your adventure. Arrive in Inverness the next day.

Day 02, Inverness

Arrive Inverness and make your way independently to your pre-booked hotel. Spend your day independently exploring Inverness on your own. (Please note, check-in time at most hotel's is from 2:00 pm). Overnight in Inverness.

Day 03, Touring begins

Make your way to the tour departure point outside VisitScotland Information Centre, Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3BJ for a prompt 8:00 am departure. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Crossing over the Black Isle, and past Andrew Carnegie's Skibo Castle. From here you drive through the northeast Highland coastline, traveling into some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery, with views of some of Europe's oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as golden eagles and red deer. Close to Scotland's most northerly mainland village, John o' Groats, we board the ferry crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. It is a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel where we stop for a visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, where we stay for 2 nights. Visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.

Day 04, Touring - Kirkwall

Explore this fantastic ancient island; a land of contrasts where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include a visit to Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar, the standing stones of Stenness, and Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.

Day 05, Touring - Inverness

Your tour guide will pick you up and take you to Kirkwall. Here you’ll have your last chance to grab some gifts from Orkney for your friends and family. Or if you want to check out the Viking cathedral of St Magnus, you have time for a visit. After a short drive to the picturesque town of St Margaret’s hope, we’ll hop on a ferry back to the mainland. Once we’re off the ferry you travel through the history-soaked region of Sutherland. Here you’ll find out about the highland clearances and get a glimpse of some Scotland’s most remote fishing villages. We arrive back in Inverness early evening. Make your way independently to your pre-booked Inverness hotel. Overnight in Inverness.

Day 06, Inverness - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the U.S.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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* All Prices are in USD
2017Land Only
Jun 24; Jul 1; 8; 15; 22   869
Jul 29   1089
Aug 5; 12; 19; 26   1299
Sep 2; 9; 16; 23   869
Sep 30; Oct 7; 14; 21   849
Oct 28   809

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Children allowed on this tour from ages 5-15 (children under 5 not allowed and children 16 or older are considered adults).

Price may fluctuate when seasons overlap.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Transfers
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in UK one day later.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
Orkney Explorer from Inverness 5-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Inverness Hotel - [details] 
Orkney Explorer from Inverness 5-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Inverness Hotel - [details] 

 

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