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3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness

Leave mainland Scotland behind and travel across the North Sea to reach the Orkney Islands on this incredible 3-day trip from Inverness. Remote yet enticing, this breathtaking little collection of islands boast stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife and untold amounts of archaeological treasures. Visit the poignant Italian Chapel that was built during the Second World War, and discover the monuments known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney – collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Local guide
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    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 - Skara Brae
    • Entry/Admission - Ring of Brodgar
    • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

  • Day 1: A ferry to the Isle of Orkney

    Stop At: The Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT Scotland
    Stop at the charmmg chapel built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Churchill Barriers, Scotland
    The drive will take us past the Churchill Barriers built to protect the British fleet from submarines.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Kirkwall

    Day 2: Ste back in history

    Stop At: Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, Ireland Rd, Stenness KW16 3LB Scotland
    Visit the magnificent chambered cairn of Maeshowe - dating back some 5000 years.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skara Brae B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR Scotland
    Explore this Neolithic village which was exposed during storm of 1850. Previous to that it had been lost to the nation. See just how our ancestors lived.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Stenness, Stenness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
    These stone are though to the the oldest in the British Isles. These enormous stones are all that is left of an ancient ceremonial site.
    Duration: 30 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
    A massive stone circle, originally consisting of 60 stones – 36 survive today. At least 13 prehistoric burial mounds. A large rock-cut ditch surrounding the stone circle
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight: Kirkwall

    Day 3: Back to the ferry

    Pass By: Pentland Firth, United Kingdom
    Back onto the ferry for the crossing to the mainland.

    Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland
    The home of the Dukes of Sutherland. Explore the castle and gardens. If we are lucky there may be a Falconry display to admire.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Highland Experience Tours

Activity ID: V-5256ORKNEY3D

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