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Orkney and Northern Highlands: 5-Day Tour from Glasgow

Product ID: 209712
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Experience the Orkney Islands, with overnight stays in Ullapool, part of the North Coast 500. See Scottish wildlife, lochs, castles, and more.
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Duration: 5 days
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  • Explore the Orkney Islands
  • Stay overnight in the Capital of the Highlands
  • Take a trip round the North Coast 500 to Ullapool
  • See beautiful Scottish wildlife
Full description
This 5 day Orkney tour departs from Glasgow, and takes in the best Scotland has to offer. On the first day, visit Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, and Glencoe, the site of the massacre of the MacDonald clan. Then, enjoy Fort Augustus, where you will have the option to take a Loch Ness by Jacobite cruise on the loch. After your cruise, pause for photos of the loch-side ruins of Urquhart Castle before travelling to Inverness.

On the second day, travel to Orkney. See Golspie, Gills Bay, and enjoy a ferry ride across to Orkney. Visit the Italian Chapel before checking in to accommodation in Kirkwall. On the third day, spend the entire day on the Orkney islands, filled with neolithic world heritage sites such as the Standing Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, and Maeshowe.

On the fourth day, travel back to mainland Scotland to Ullapool, making various scenic stops on the day, such as Thurso and Smoo Cave.

On the final day visit Culloden Battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated. Afterwards, take a short trip to the Clava Cairns, a 4000 year old burial mound surrounded by standing stones. The tour then continues on to the 15th century Cawdor Castle, north east of Inverness. Explore the castle and its beautiful gardens. Then move on to Pitlochry for refreshments before traveling to Edinburgh. You will then be given a complimentary train ticket for a return journey to Glasgow.
  • Accommodation, if selected
  • Live commentary from your driver and guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals, unless specified
  • Entry to attractions
  • Accommodation, if not selected
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point is located outside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, children under 5 are not accepted on this tour

From £325 per person

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 209712