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3-Day Orkney Explorer Small-Group Tour from Inverness

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The archipelago of Orkney hides many treasures: and on our new three-day tour, your experienced driver-guide will ensure you find the best of them. You’ll unearth some of the most well-preserved prehistoric sites in Europe, examine a beautiful red sandstone coast, and discover the vibrant culture of remote island communities. All from the comfort of a luxury, 16 seat mini-coach. It’s an experience you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Inverness - Gills Bay - St. Margaret's Hope

Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland
Short photo stop - please note the path leading to the front of the castle is quite steep, not suitable for everyone.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dunbeath Harbour, Portormin Rd, Dunbeath KW6 6EF, UK
Beautiful view to the sea and a very scenic landscape. Short comfort stop.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT Scotland
Visit the Italian Chapel, a beautiful Roman Catholic chapel in Lamb Holm which was constructed by Italians during the Second World War.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Duncansby Head, John O'Groats Scotland
Scotland is packed full of amazing natural wonders and the stacks at Duncansby Head are one that should definitely be on the list. Whilst they are not accessible on foot, you can still take in the amazing views of the stacks from the clifftops. These natural rock formations stand out from the sea and make a fascinating place to take pictures and enjoy the rugged beauty that Scotland has to offer.
Duration: 15 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kirkwall, Orkney.

Day 2: Today is your chance to explore the modern and ancient wonders of this fantastic island

Stop At: Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Ireland Rd, Stenness KW16 3LB Scotland
The monumental chambered tomb of Maeshowe is simply the finest Neolithic building in NW Europe. Built around 5,000 years ago, it is a masterpiece of Neolithic design and stonework construction, not least for its use of massive individual stones.

Viking crusaders broke into the cairn in the 12th century and carved graffiti runes on the walls of the main chamber. Maeshowe is part of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, along with Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Stromness Marina, Stromness Ferry Terminal Ferry Road, Stromness KW16 3BH Scotland
Explore the quaint alleyways and absorb the atmosphere in this 18th century settlement, which boasts an array of shops and cafes, as well as Stromness Museum and the acclaimed Pier Arts Centre.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skara Brae B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR Scotland
Long before Stonehenge or even the Egyptian pyramids were built, Skara Brae was a thriving village. Step back 5,000 years in time to explore the best-preserved Neolithic settlement in Western Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Ring of Brodgar, B9055 You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness Scotland
One of the finest stone circles in the world.

Dating back from 2,500 to 2,000 BC, the stone ring was built in a true circle, 104 metres wide and originally contained sixty megaliths; today only twenty-seven of these stones remain.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Standing Stones of Stenness, Stenness Scotland
Step back in time over 5000 years at what may be the earliest henge monument in the British Isles. The enormous Stones of Stenness are all that remains of a great stone circle on an ancient ceremonial site.
Duration: 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Kirkwall, Orkney.

Day 3: Kirkwall - Inverness

Stop At: Kirkwall Marina, Kirkwall Harbour, Kirkwall KW15 1LE Scotland
Free time in Kirkwall town centre - visitors can wander around the town, visits local shops or St. Magnus Cathedral.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: John O' Groats, Airor KW1 4YR Scotland
This Highland village combines dramatic, unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife.

Just 11 miles from Dunnet Head, the mostly northerly point of mainland Britain, the small coastal village of John o’ Groats is the starting point for many embarking on the famous 'End to End' journey to Land's End in England, some 876 miles away.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.