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Orkney Explorer - 5 day tour

Tour Summary

Orkney Explorer
5 day / 4 night tour

The Orkney Islands are famed for their fascinating history, stunning panoramas and incredible wildlife, but these are just some of the highlights of this fantastic tour. Head through the Highlands, visiting Glen Coe, Loch Ness and Culloden Moor. Take the short sea crossing to Orkney, and during your stay, visit pre-historic sites, mighty St Magnus Cathedral and learn of the critical role these islands played during both World Wars. This tour has something for everyone!

Loch Ness - was that Nessie you saw in the dark waters of Scotland’s most mysterious loch?

Northern Highlands - see the rolling countryside, stunning seascapes and historic fishing villages that hug the coast as we head for the Far North

Skara Brae - explore this well-preserved village to learn how life was lived here during Neolithic times     

Ring of Brodgar - discover one of the largest and finest stone circles in the United Kingdom

Kirkwall - enjoy a two-night stay in the bustling capital of the Orkney Islands

Movie locations - Venus Peter, The Silver Darlings and Winter Solstice

Guest house accommodation included

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions



  • 4 nights guest house accommodation
  • Location: Inverness (2) and Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (2)


  • Scottish/Continental breakfast (4)

Tour Essentials

  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
  • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

Departure information

From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE

Check-in: 08:15 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:30 hrs
Tour Returns: 19:00 hrs

Child details

Concession discount applies to adults aged 60 years and above; students and children aged 3 to 15 years inclusive.

We’re really sorry but children aged under 3 years cannot travel on this tour.

Photo-ID may be requested to confirm discount entitlement. 

Price Notes

Book Assured
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 8 days notice before travel. Click here for more information.

The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. 

Luggage Allowance
One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code 
HEX 00761

Tour route map

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