- Walking tour
- Active and outdoor
- Young Adults
- Travel in an extra small group (max. 8 guests)
- Visit of worldfamous Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones to Stennes & Tomb of the Eagle
- Explore and learn more on a local farm one afternoon
- Walk along the highest cliffs of the UK
- Admire the Old Man of Hoy from close up
The Orkney Isles Archipelago is engulfing about 70 islands of which 20 are inhabited and our Orkney Explorer Walking Trip explores many of them.
Much of Orkney Mainland is low lying, making it an ideal place to pull on a pair of walking boots and tackle a trail or two. There are excellent options on the Orkney mainland, with a walk along the west coast a must and the route around Mull Head in the east.
Islands like Stronsay and Sanday offer peaceful scenery, whereas places like Hoy and Rousay are perfect for the more adventurous, with steep climbs, moorland and craggy cliffs on the agenda.
We incorporate exciting walks, history and culture, and offer an inspiring insight into the local industry and the island people.
Day 1 - Transfer day to Orkney with a short scenic walk
Day 2 – South Ronaldsay & visit of the Tomb of the Eagles
Day 3 – West-Side walk and Orkney Farm Visit
Day 4 – Italian Chapel, Scapa Distillery and Deerness Peninsula
Day 5 – Exploring the dramatic west coast of Orkney
Day 6 – Free Day
Day 7 – Walk to the Old Man of Hoy
Day 8 – Midhowe Broch & Chambered Cairn on Rousay
Day 9 – West Coast Explorer Part Two
Day 10 – Ferry and Transfer back to Inverness
- 9 nights accommodation in B&B/Hotel
- Transfer throughout in comfortable 9 seater van
- Minimum of 8 guided walks
- One experienced and friendly guides (qualified mountain leader)
- All ferries throughout the trip
- All museum entry fees (Skara Brae, Tomb of the Eagles, Broch of Gurness)
- Visit of Orkney Farm with one whisky dram and shortbread
- Distillery tour and tasting
- Pick up / Drop off Inverness
- Meals other than specified
- Miscellaneous personal expenditure – drinks and souvenirs etc
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Flights or trains/bus to Inverness
- Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this 10 Day / 9 Nights - Orkney Explorer Walking Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 11 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 October 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
10 Day / 9 Nights - Orkney Explorer Walking Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this 10 Day / 9 Nights - Orkney Explorer Walking Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
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