This spectacular Highlands and Islands tour heads west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Fort William, Loch Ness then on to Orkney.
Day 1 - North to Loch Ness...
Tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route then takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) and on through Fort William and the Great Glen to arrive at the fabled shores of Loch Ness.
Day 2 - Over the sea to the Orkney Isles...
On day two you head north via Inverness and the spectacular coastal scenery of the Moray and Cromarty Firths. Then you board the ferry for a memorable trip to the mysterious and magical Orkney Isles. Once you arrive you can take in the stunning scenery and start exploring. You'll visit the beautiful Italian Chapel, which was built by Italian prisoners of war. You'll also see the famous Churchill Barriers - causeways that were constructed to protect the British naval fleet from submarines.
Day 3 - 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 three 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.
Day 4 - Home via Inverness, Culloden and the Cairngorms...
The last day starts with an early ferry ride back to the mainland. Then you’ll pass through Inverness, capital of the Highlands. As you head home, you’ll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You’ll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains andexplore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.
4 DAY TOUR The Magic and Mystery of the Orkney Isles!!
Day by Day Itinerary:
Glen Coe & Loch Ness
Fascinating history and wonderful scenery
The Italian Chapel & Churchill Barriers
Skara Brae* , Maes Howe* and the Ring O'Brodgar*
Visit the historic battlefield
The Cairngorm Mountains
Stunning Highland scenery
*Optional extra subject to availability
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 08:30 | Returns: 19:00 approx
Departure Point: Caffè Nero, 1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
Alternate Thursdays - 10th, 24th May; 7th, 21st Jun; 5th, 19th Jul; 2nd, 16th, 30th Aug; 1st, 13th Sep
Prices Per Person (including accommodation)
B&B Double/Twin Room Price £475 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price £535 (GBP)
Superior B&B Double/Twin Room Price £550 (GBP)
Superior B&B Single Room Price £610 (GBP)
Hotel Double/Twin Room Price £595 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price £655 (GBP)
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**children under 3 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes
** Superior B&B and Hotel options guarantee en-suite bathrooms
Sorry this tour does not accept children age 3 and under
The tour price includes...
- the services of a highly qualified driver guide that are passionate about Scotland eager to show off this beautiful country
- 3 Star Accommodation based on the type that you select
- Breakfast is only included with B&B and Hotel (Hostel does not include breakfast)
- Lunch, Dinner, snacks, coffee or tea during duration of tour (there will be plenty of stops along the way, the guide will recommend restaurants, cafe, shops, etc...)
- Admission to the monuments
- Transfer to the departure point from place of accommodation or airport in Edinburgh
The type of vehicle employed on our tours varies depending on the number of passengers travelling on a particular departure. Generally tours are operated by 16 or 19 seat minibuses and 29 & 33 seat luxury mini-coaches. All vehicles are modern and specially built for comfortable touring. All vehicles have either forced-air ventilation or air-conditioning plus large panoramic windows to ensure the very best views. ABS, secondary breaking systems and a host of other safety features will ensure a safe trip.
Luggage Limit is Size: 55x40x20cm, Weight: 12kg
Whilst we are fully aware that guests may have larger items we will only be able to accept larger items subject to space available. Guests should check with their overnight accommodation provider who may be able to store luggage till their return. Alternatively there are left luggage facilities at Waverley Train Station and Edinburgh Bus Station. In Glasgow there are facilities at Queen Street Train Station and Buchanan Street Bus Station. In Inverness there are facilities at Inverness Train Station and also at Farraline Park Bus Station.
- there is not discount for child staying in room with adult
- it is advised to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a jumper in case of chilly weather, and rain jacket/umbrella in case it rains. Weather in Scotland can be unpredictable, especially in the highlands, so it is wise to come prepared
- don't forget your camera and a smile!!
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS FOR SCHEDULED TOURS
When a passenger wishes to make a cancellation of a multi day tour the following charges apply:
- Within 72 hours of the tour departure, no refund will be given.
- More than 3 days notice before the tour date 50% of the tour price will be payable