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  • Enjoy a two night stay in Orkney, 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
Starting and ending in Inverness, the tour Orkney & The Highlands is a guided explorer tour that takes 4 days. You will be traveling through Strathpeffer, Orkney and Wick in Scotland and England. Orkney & The Highlands is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

On this fascinating journey through the Orkney Islands and the Highlands of Scotland we'll discover dramatic landscapes, towns steeped in Viking history and ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.
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Our journey through the misty crags and heather clad moors of Scotland will begin in Inverness today. After meeting with the group, we'll take in staggering vistas of soaring peaks and wide valleys as our road takes us north. Our first stop of the day will be Strathpeffer - a stylish Victorian spa town, where we'll have some free time to explore. Afterwards, we'll leave land behind and sail to Orkney on a short ferry journey, complete with plenty of scenic views. Kirkwall, first settled by the Vikings, will be our home for the next two nights.
Majestic landscapes, scenic roads and an imagination-firing history – Orkney delivers on every level. Today we’ll walk in the footsteps of ancient islanders at the mysterious Maeshowe tomb, the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the mystical Ring of Brodgar, taking in the history and significance of each site as we go. Our next stop will be the Iron Age Broch of Gurness – and, if the tides are on our side, an atmospheric walk to Brough of Birsay island.
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  • Breakfast and Dinner
From the St Magnus Cathedral to the Bishop’s Palace, there are plenty of Norse sites on our doorstep in Kirkwall. The afternoon will take us to Scapa Flow, where we’ll see the famous Italian Chapel and stop for a photo opportunity at the WWII shipwrecks. To round off the day, we’ll board the ferry to the mainland, where we’ll reminisce on our tour and enjoy a farewell dinner in Wick.
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  • Breakfast and Dinner
After one final breakfast together we’ll continue our journey back to Inverness. It’s been a tour that’s delved deep into Scotland’s heritage, so it’s only fitting that we finish with a stop at the historic Dunrobin Castle. We’ll take some time to explore the impressive white towers and formal gardens of this stately home before boarding the mini-coach and travelling the meandering coastal road over the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths. Don’t forget to focus your camera lens on the soul-stirring Scottish scenery as we go! When we reach Inverness, we’ll say our goodbyes as the tour comes to a close.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
Accommodation
  • 3 nights in boutique accommodation
Transport
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Inverness are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Orkney & the Highlands tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 99 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days before departure. For any departures within 22 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Orkney & the Highlands 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.

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For this Orkney & the Highlands 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Orkney & the Highlands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 61 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 60 days of departure.
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