Orkney & The Far North


Sunset on Orkney
A Cairn on The Orkney Isles
Ring of Brodgar Standing Stones in Orkney
Skara Brae

The Magic & Mystery of the Orkney Isles

Tour Only Price from £215

Tour with Accommodation Price from £265

Tour Description

Day 1

Over the sea to the Orkney Isles...

This wonderful island adventure starts as you head north via Inverness and the spectacular coastal scenery of Moray and Cromarty. Then you board the ferry for the memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take in the stunning scenery and visit the beautiful Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You'll also see while the famous Churchill Barriers - causeways that were constructed to protect the British fleet from submarines.

Overnight Kirkwall

Day 2

Exploring the ancient history of the Isles...

From your base in Kirkwall, which boasts many craft and gift shops to enjoy, you'll spend the whole of day two exploring the islands. This is a land full of ancient history and you'll be able to take in prehistoric marvels such as the Maeshowe* chambered cairn, the world-famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae* and the brooding stone circles of Stenness and the Ring o'Brodgar. The day will finish with a visit to beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.

Overnight Kirkwall

Day 3

Morning ferry ride, coastal scenery and Culloden…

The last day starts with a morning ferry ride back to the mainland. Then the journey takes you through spectacular coastal and mountain scenery. You'll also have the chance to visit Dunrobin Castle. You'll feel like you've entered a fairytale world as you wander its stunning gardens and take in the spectacular coastal views and learn of the castle's incredible 700 years of history. You'll then return to your starting point of Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. 

Please note, optional extras*:
- Maeshowe: Adult:£6.50 / Concession:£5.00
- Skara Brae: Adult:£7.10 / Concession:£5.70 / Child:£4.30
£ Exclusive discount with Highland Experience 

* Please note, the itinerary may be reversed
** Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option
*** Please note, optional extras are subject to seasonal availability


Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

Orkney & The Far North Route Map

Tour Highlights

Scotland Highlight 1Moray and Cromarty

Firths breathtaking beauty

Scotland Highlight 2St Magnus Cathedral

The Italian Chapel and Churchill Barriers

Scotland Highlight 3Skara Brae* & Maeshowe*

Tour Details

Departure Days:
Alternate Fridays
3rd, 17th, 31st May; 14th, 28th June; 12th, 26th July; 3rd, 9th, 23rd August; 6th, 20th September

9:00am / 6:30pm
Reference: Tour No 26

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point


Tour Reviews

I love the arrangement in accommodation and transportation. Overall, it is great. Driver/guide Fergie is humorous and friendly. We have enjoyed the 3-day tour. Will come back next time!

(Wai – June 2018)

Wonderful guide and group to travel with. We had a good bit of time at each site. Accommodation at B and B were very nice. I'm ready to go back!!

(Kitty D – August 2017)


This three-day trip was everything described and was a wonderful experience. The guide was knowledgeable and had a terrific sense of humor. I'd recommend this trip to anyone else who is considering a visit to the Orkney Islands.

(Leatrice A - September 2016)

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