Orkney & The Highlands | 4 Days Inverness to Inverness tour


Skara BraeFrom misty crags and heather-clad moors to wild and windswept islands, Orkney and the Highlands are the stuff of legend. Explore dramatic landscapes and towns steeped in Viking history. And discover ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.

The Difference

  • Stay two nights on the Orkney Islands, home to some of the most ancient sites in Europe
  • Explore Orkney at a leisurely pace, taking in countless archaeological treasures
  • Travel beautiful coastal and countryside roads through the Highlands

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Day 1 Inverness - Strathpeffer - Orkney
From Inverness our road heads north, between soaring peaks and wide valleys, to Strathpeffer – a stylish Victorian spa town. Then we leave land behind and sail to Orkney. Kirkwall, firstsettled by the Vikings, is our home for the next two nights. ​Accommodation: (West End Hotel)

SporrANDay 2 Orkney
Today takes us to Orkney’s distant past. We walk in the footsteps of ancient islanders at the mysterious Maes Howe tomb, Skara Brae Neolithic village and the mystical Ring of Brodgar. Next comes Iron Age Broch of Gurness and, if the tides are on our side, an atmospheric walk to Brough of Birsay island. ​Accommodation: (West End Hotel)(B, D)

Day 3 Orkney - Wick
From the St Magnus Cathedral to the Bishop’s Palace, there are plenty of Norse sites to see on our doorstep in Kirkwall. Then it’s time to taste Scotland’s finestwhiskies at the Highland Park Distillery. Afternoon takes us to Scapa Flow, with its famous Italian chapel. Then it’s aboard the ferry to the mainland, where we enjoy a farewell together in Wick. ​Accommodation: (Mackays Hotel Wick)(B, D)

Day 4 Wick - Dunrobin Castle - Inverness
Dunrobin Castle’s white towers and formal gardens usher in our final day. Then it’s time to travel back to Inverness, along a meandering coastal road and over the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths, with unforgettable views at every turn. (B)

Tour Inclusions

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • Ferry crossings
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily (B)
  • Two evening meals (D)
  • Whisky tasting
  • Entrance fee included to: Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness, Brough of Birsay, Earl’s Palace Kirkwall, Bishop’s Palace Kirkwall, Highland Park Distillery and Dunrobin Castle.

16 passengers maximum!

2019 TOURS

Start End Nts 2019 Status USD
6-Aug-19 09-Aug 3   1729
3-Sep-19 06-Sep 3 G 1729
10-Sep-19 13-Sep 3   1729
17-Sep-19 20-Sep 3   1729
Single Supplement       469

This itinerary reflects the inclusions for 2019. There may be slight variations in the 2020 itinerary.

OHII28040 28-Apr 1-May   1,579
OHII05050 5-May 8-May G 1,579
OHII19050 19-May 22-May   1,579
OHII09060 9-Jun 12-Jun G 1,659
OHII14070 14-Jul 17-Jul   1,659
OHII28070 28-Jul 31-Jul   1,659
OHII11080 11-Aug 14-Aug G 1,659
OHII25080 25-Aug 28-Aug   1,659
OHII01090 1-Sep 4-Sep   1,619
OHII08090 8-Sep 11-Sep   1,619
OHII15090 15-Sep 18-Sep   1,619


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