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  2. Scottish Highlands
  3. Inverness
  4. Standing Stones of Stenness

Orkney Islands and Highlands: 3-Day Tour from Inverness

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A three day Orkney tour taking in the best the island has to offer. You will experience Neolithic sights such as Skara Brae, The Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe; the Italian Chapel and much more.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Visit Skara Brae
  • See the Ring of Brodgar
  • Experience Maeshowe
  • View the Italian Chapel
  • Walk around Kirkwall
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Day 1

Your 3 Day Orkney tour departs early from Inverness, from where you will begin your journey north. You will pass through the imposing scenery of the Black Isle and spots such as Golspie, Loch Fleet and Cairn Liath on your way to Gills Bay. You will then take a ferry trip over to Orkney, landing at St Margaret’s Hope, where you will stop for photos and an optional visit to the Italian Chapel. Afterwards, you will stop at Kirkwall, where you will check in to your accommodation. Kirkwall is the capital of Orkney and originally got its name from the Norse word Kirkjuvagr which means “Church Bay”, which then changed to Kirkwaa and then Kirkwall. This is where you will stay for both nights of your 3 Day Orkney Tour. Orkney also has a fascinating viking history which you will learn about from your driver-guide throughout the tour.

Day 2

After breakfast, you will depart Kirkwall and begin a full day’s exploration of Stone-Age Orkney. As well as stunning scenery, the island is full of ancient history and culture; you’ll be able to take in prehistoric wonders such as Maeshowe, an underground chambered cairn, Skara Brae; Europe’s best-preserved Neolithic village, the ceremonial stone circles of The Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness. All of these collectively make up the “Heart of Neolithic Orkney” and have World Heritage Site status. The day touring Orkney will be action packed, and end with drop off back to your accommodation in Kirkwall.

Day 3

The last day of oyur Orkney Tour begins with a ferry ride back to the mainland of Scotland as you make your way back to Inverness. You will follow the coastline to John O’Groats; Scotland’s most northerly point on the mainland. Here you can spend time exploring the coastline and take your iconic picture next to its famous signpost. A range of wildlife can usually be seen here such as Atlantic Puffins, seals, a variety of birds and possibly even orca! You will then travel to Inverness, stopping for photos along the way at Dunbeath Harbour and Dunrobin Castle before returning to the capital of the highlands, Inverness, where your 3 day Orkney Tour ends.
  • Your driver/guide and accommodation (if selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour operates in all weather conditions, please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
• Unfortunately we do not accept children under 5 years of age for this tour

From £195 per person

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Product ID: 190047