3-Day Orkney Explorer Small-Group Tour from Inverness

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.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach
    • 2 nights overnight accommodation with private facilities in either a B&B or 3-star hotel
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
    • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
    • Entry/Admission - Stromness Marina
    • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae

  • 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.
  • Departure Point :
    Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
    • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
    • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/single). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
    • Family rooms are limited and available on request only. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
    • Near public transportation
    • Italian Chapel - no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to visit the chapel whilst on your tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
    • Maeshowe - due to Covid19 restrictions, there will be no opportunity to visit Maeshowe, as the attraction remains closed at this time.
    • For your optional Skara Brae tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • • Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Activity ID: V-2250P69

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