Orkney Discovery

Gaelic Travel-Inverness-Orkney Discovery


3 day / 2 night tour

The captivating Orkney Islands boast ancient treasures and a colourful Viking legacy. On this tour you will have the chance to visit two of the most famous prehistoric sites - the stone-age village of Skara Brae and the burial chamber of Maeshowe. Learn the naval history of Scapa Flow and see intricate workmanship of the Italian Chapel. There is so much to discover on this wonderful 3-day tour.

Price range: £340 - £450

Northern Highlands - see rolling countryside, stunning seascapes and historic fishing villages which hug the coast as we head for the Far North

Italian Chapel - visit this moving legacy from World War II

Skara Brae - step back 5,000 years to explore this pre-historic village

Ring of Brodgar - explore the magical stones that make up this impressive circle

Movie locations - Venus Peter, The Silver Darlings and Winter Solstice

Inclusions

    Accommodation

    • 2 nights guest house or hotel accommodation
    • Location: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (2)

    Meals

    • Scottish/Continental breakfast (2)

    Tour Essentials

    • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned mini/midicoach
    • Ferry to the Orkney Islands
    • Live commentary in English
    • Services of an experienced driver/guide
    • Service charges and taxes

Exclusions

  • Admission charges
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver

Full Tour Itinerary

Orkney

Your exciting day of discovery starts when you board your luxury coach in Inverness City Centre. Soon the hustle and bustle of the city is left behind and you are touring along the banks of famous Loch Ness. Enjoy the wonderful views as you are introduced to the fascinating history of the loch by your local driver/guide.

Loch Ness is the largest Scottish loch by volume, indeed experts say that it contains more freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! Find out more about the loch and it’s most famous resident when we stop to visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre in the pleasant village of Drumnadrochit.

Next we enjoy a further scenic drive along the banks of the loch to reach Invermoriston. Here we can enjoy a short walk to see the delightful ruined bridge which was designed by Thomas Telford, who constructed the Caledonian Canal.