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Orkney Explorer
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5 day tour from £585

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from £ 585 per person
Children - from £ 0 per child
Single Room - from £ 0 per person


Twin/Double/Family room from £ 0 per person
Children from £ 0 per child
Single room from £ 0 per person

Accommodation information


The price of this tour includes guest house accommodation with en-suite bathroom. You can up-grade to hotel accommodation at extra cost during the booking process. 

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 Summary

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Orkney Explorer
5 day/4 night tour

The Orkney Islands are famed for their fascinating history, stunning panoramas and wonderful wildlife, but these are just some of the highlights of this amazing 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 important role these islands played during both World Wars. This tour has something for everyone!

Price range: £585-785

Loch Ness - experience a cruise on the dark waters of Scotland’s most mysterious loch!

Northern Highlands - see 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 - hotel upgrade option available

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&B’s 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&B’s offer enhanced facilities such as a resident’s 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&B’s 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

·        4 nights guest house or hotel accommodation - all rooms with private bathrooms
·         Location: Fort Augutus (1): Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (2) and Inverness (1)

·         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

Not Included
  • Admission charges 
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide

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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