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3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness
Product Code: 1061-200395
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Kirkwall
  • • Skara Brae
  • • Maeshowe
  • • Inverness
Tour Code
1061-200395
Duration
3 days
Departure City
Inverness
End City
Inverness
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
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Quality: Standard

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Itinerary
Day 01
Orkney Islands

Inverness - Kirkwall

Hotel: B&B/Hotel or similar

Prepare yourself for a stunning holiday on the Okrney Islands with 3 days to explore this amazing region of Scotland!

We'lll leave behind the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ as we cross over the Black Isle and drive past Andrew Carnegie’s Skibo Castle. Our drive we'll lead us through the northeast Highland coastline, experiencing Scotland’s most dramatic scenery and enjoy amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes. along the way keep your eyes ready for spot wildlife such as Golden Eagles and Red Deer.

From here we'll travel through John o’ Groats and then to Gills Bay. Here we'll board a ferry and cross the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. After a short drive we'll arrive at the famous Italian Chapel where we'll stop for photos.

Then we'll arrive at the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, the Capital of Orkney where you shall stay for 2 nights. Here you can visit Kirkwall’s magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.

Day 02
Kirkwall

Kirkwall - Skara Brae - Maeshowe - Kirkwall

Hotel: B&B/Hotel or similar

Today we'll enjoy a stunning day trip to explore the island, encounter a landscape of contrasts where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

First on our itinerary is a visit to the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (older than the Pyramids of Egypt), the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones of Stenness.

Then we'll stop in Stromness,one of Scotland’s most picturesque seaboard villages, before traveling to Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.

Finally we'll return to Kirkwall fora good night's rest.

Day 03

Kirkwall - Inverness

In the morning we'll have some free time to pick up some last minute souvenirs in Kirkwall or visit the Viking cathedral of St Magnus.

We'll say farewell to this lovely town and drive to St Margaret’s Hope, where we'll take the 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'll arrive back in Inverness at around 7:00pm.

Meeting Point
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8:00AM Inverness Inverness Bus Station Stance 7 Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 2-night accommodations, with private facilities and breakfast
  • Transportation in 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Lunch, dinner, and refreshments
  • Tips to the guide/driver
Special Notes
  • On occasion, when towns we stay in host events, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when it is necessary.
  • We recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 33 pounds/15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.
  • Cancellation Policy
    - 23 days prior to departure date: 100% of tour cost
    - 24-29 days prior to departure date: 25% of tour cost
    - 30 or more days prior to departure date: 10% of tour cost
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child rate applies to children ages 5-15, based on one child sharing a room with parent(s) or 2 children in a twin room.
* Children younger than 5 are not permitted.
* Prices for Single Occupancy apply when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Prices for Double Occupancy apply when two or more people stay in one standard hotel room. Please note that the number of guests staying in a double room is subject to change. Please refer to the final schedule when booking.
* Tour prices are based on GBP and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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