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Orkney Adventure
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Inverness, Ferry to the Orkney Islands, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow, Kirkwall, Maeshowe, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Culloden Moor and Pitlochry

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4 day tour from £475

11 & 25 May, 2017
8 & 22 June, 2017
6 & 20 July, 2017
3, 17 & 31 August, 2017
14 September, 2017

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from £ 475 per person
Children - from £ 356 per child
Single Room - from £ 505 per person


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 595 per person
Children from £ 446 per child
Single room from £ 625 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal price range
£475 - £625
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 00761

Tour Summary

The fabled Orkney Islands boast more pre-historic sites than anywhere else in the United Kingdom. Discover the history of the Orkney archipelago; the rugged extremes of Scotlandís northern coastline; Loch Ness; the stunning beauty of the Cairngorm National Park and much more besides!

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to wild Rannoch Moor and awesome Glen Coe. Spend the night by the banks of Loch Ness.

Day 2: Drive to Inverness then head for the Far North. Sail to the Orkney Islands and visit the Italian Chapel and Churchill Barriers.

Day 3: Explore the Orkney Islands including Maeshowe and Skara Brae.

Day 4: Return to the mainland. Visit Culloden Moor then return to Edinburgh via Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire.

Tour features:

  • Visit Culloden Moor, Maeshowe and Skara Brae (admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Loch Ness (1) & Kirkwall (2)
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 4 days/3 nights
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Day One
Edinburgh to Loch Ness
We leave Edinburgh behind and travel to Stirling where we make a photo-stop at mighty Stirling Castle. Enjoy the panorama which includes the Wallace Monumentand the impressive Ochil Hills as a backdrop. From Stirling we make our way towards Doune, famed for its own castle (of Monty Pythonís Holy Grail fame), then onwards to Callander. Here the Lowlands of Scotland give way to the spectacular scenery of the Highlands.
Our scenic drive takes us along the beautiful banks of Loch Lubnaigthen on through "bonnieĒ Strathyre towards Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart. After climbing the "Black MountĒ we reach vast wilderness of Rannoch Moor which stretches out ahead of us.
Thereís a photo-stop so that we can enjoy the spectacular and dramatic scenery of Glen Coe before making the short journey to Fort William.
Next we explore Glen Mor, better known as The Great Glen, which runs diagonally through the Highlands. This is a picturesque landscape of striking mountains and deep lochs. The famous engineer, Thomas Telford, used the three lochs of the Great Glen to create the Caledonian Canal which links the Irish Sea to the North Sea. We will follow the route of the canal as we journey northwards to Loch Ness. Why not mount a Nessie-spotting cruise* on the Loch before heading to our accommodation.
Overnight : Fort Augustus/Drumnadrochit
Day Two
Loch Ness to Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (2 nights)
Today sees an early start as we drive the entire length of Loch Ness to reach Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands. Along the way thereís sure to be stories of the lochís most famous resident to be told! From Inverness we travel through the Black Isle, and past Andrew Carnegie's Skibo Castle. From here we drive along the northeast Highland coastline, travelling into some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery. This is some of Europe's oldest landscapes and here we have the chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles and red deer.
We board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth to reach the Orkney Archipelago. On our arrival it is a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel* where few will fail to be moved by the dedicated workmanship of the Italian prisoners of war who crafted this place of worship from a humble Nissan hut. Their story and many others will be told as we view Scapa Flow, the scene of momentous events during both World Wars.
The Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, is our home for the next 2 nights.
Overnight: Kirkwall
Day Three
Exploring Orkney
Orkney is home to many outstanding historic treasures and today will be a unique day of discovery. On our itinerary are visits to Maeshowe*, a magnificent tomb built almost 5,000 years ago and the Ring of Brodgar, a stone circle that once comprised of 60 megaliths. Today with 27 stones still standing, some over 5 metres tall, it takes little imagination to visualise the extent of this historic monument.
Uncovered by a storm in 1850 Skara Brae* is one of the best preserved groups of Stone Age houses in Western Europe and our visit will reveal the stone furniture, hearths and drains that present such a remarkable picture of Neolithic life.
The day will finish with a visit to beautiful St Magnus Cathedral, one of Europeís great architectural achievements and over 800 years old.
Overnight Kirkwall
Day Four
Orkney to Edinburgh via Inverness
Itís an early start as we board the ferry and bid a farewell to the Orkneyís. Thereís time to explore Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands before travelling the short distance to visit tragic Culloden Moor*. It was here that the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was routed by Government troops in a bloody battle in 1746.
The Cairngorm National Park is Britainís largest and contains five of Scotlandís six highest peaks. The park provides stunning backdrop to our travels through the Spey Valley then we descend through the Drumochter Pass to reach the pleasant Victorian tourist town of Pitlochry where we will stop for refreshments.
The dramatic scenery of Highland Perthshire gives way to rolling farmland as we reach the "Fair CityĒ of Perth then we join the motorway for our journey through the ancient Kingdom of Fife. The final part of our drive offers wonderful views of the Forth Rail Bridge as we make our way into Edinburgh.
* Admission Fees

Loch Ness Cruise - £13.50Adult £10.50 Child
Italian Chapel - £3.00 Adult 
Maeshowe - £5.50 Adult £3.30 Child
Skara Brae £7.10 Adult £4.30 Child
Culloden Moor £11.00 Adult £8.50 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available. 
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B. The guesthouses and B&Bís are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bís offer enhanced facilities such as a residentís lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel. We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bís seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.  
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.  
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.   

What's Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2,3 & 4)
  • Live commentary in English.
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Ferry Tickets and Reservations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Departure: 08:30 hrs
from 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Returns at 19:00 hrs

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