Orkney and Scotland's Northern Coast 5 Day Tour From Edinburgh

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This 5 day tour takes you north. Very north, to the Orkney archipelago. Full of beauty and prehistory this tour around the very northern tip of Scotland will be one to remember.

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Depart Edinburgh heading west passing Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Continue north up the Great Glen to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, traveling the whole 23 miles of the famous Loch - plenty of time to try and spot “Nessie!” The evening in Inverness will be free for you to explore the ‘Capital of the Highlands’.

On day 2 crossover the Black Isle, and past Andrew Carnegie’s Skibo Castle. At John o’ Groats you board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Archipelago. Visit the famous Italian Chapel where you stop for a visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, where you stay for 2 nights.

On day 4 leave Orkney and sail back to the mainland.Travel right across the top of Scotland, past the stunning mountains following the stunning golden sand beaches. Continue to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful fishing village where you spend your last night before returning to Edinburgh.
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Price
Bed and Breakfast(from April,2017)
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2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 16 & over)
USD 658.20
USD 658.20
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 526.56
USD 526.56
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 16 & over)
fromUSD 658.20
fromUSD 658.20
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 774.58
USD 774.58
Child (Age 5-15)
fromUSD 526.56
fromUSD 526.56
"Child" based on 1 child sharing room with parents or 2 children in twin room
  • Duration: 5 day
  • Available: Sun, Wed, Fri
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide / All ferry and bridge crossings / Rabbie's Discount Card / All departures guaranteed
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • DAY1  
  • 08:15 Check-in
  • 08:30 Departure from Edinburgh
    1D_Ed_ness_glen_high_02_400 Drive along the splendor of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, as you travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY2  
  • Head north through the Black Isle, Pentland Firth to Kirkwall
    5D_Ed_orkney_far_north_09_400 Drive through the northeast Highland coastline, traveling into some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery, with views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as golden eagles and red deer.
  • Arrive Kirkwall and at your accomodation
    Visit Kirkwall’s magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.
  • DAY3  
  • Explore the ancient island of Orkney
    5D_Ed_orkney_far_north_05_400 Explore this fantastic ancient island where fertile green pastures are fringed by golden sands. Highlights include the mystical stone circle at Brodgar, a visit to Skara Brae and Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY4  
  • Make your way back across the water passing the northern coastline
    Visit wilderness of the mountains of Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY5  
  • Visit Corrieshalloch Gorge and Cairngorm National Park
    Your morning includes visits to Corrieshalloch Gorge, the ancient Clava Cairns and the more recent bloody history of the Culloden battlefield, before returning south through the grandeur of the Cairngorm National Park, the ancient Caledonian pine forest and Highland Perthshire to Edinburgh.
  • 19:00 Arrive in Edinburgh
Package detail / Schedule
Hotel(from April,2017)
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult/Child (Age 16 & over)
USD 808.20
USD 808.20
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 646.56
USD 646.56
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 16 & over)
fromUSD 808.20
fromUSD 808.20
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 942.69
USD 942.69
Child (Age 5-15)
fromUSD 646.56
fromUSD 646.56
"Child" based on 1 child sharing room with parents or 2 children in twin room
  • Duration: 5 day
  • Available: Sun, Wed, Fri
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide / All ferry and bridge crossings / Rabbie's Discount Card / All departures guaranteed
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • DAY1  
  • 08:15 Check-in
  • 08:30 Departure from Edinburgh
    1D_Ed_ness_glen_high_02_400 Drive along the splendor of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, as you travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY2  
  • Head north through the Black Isle, Pentland Firth to Kirkwall
    5D_Ed_orkney_far_north_09_400 Drive through the northeast Highland coastline, traveling into some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery, with views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as golden eagles and red deer.
  • Arrive Kirkwall and at your accomodation
    Visit Kirkwall’s magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.
  • DAY3  
  • Explore the ancient island of Orkney
    5D_Ed_orkney_far_north_05_400 Explore this fantastic ancient island where fertile green pastures are fringed by golden sands. Highlights include the mystical stone circle at Brodgar, a visit to Skara Brae and Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY4  
  • Make your way back across the water passing the northern coastline
    Visit wilderness of the mountains of Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle.
  • Arrive at your accomodation
  • DAY5  
  • Visit Corrieshalloch Gorge and Cairngorm National Park
    Your morning includes visits to Corrieshalloch Gorge, the ancient Clava Cairns and the more recent bloody history of the Culloden battlefield, before returning south through the grandeur of the Cairngorm National Park, the ancient Caledonian pine forest and Highland Perthshire to Edinburgh.
  • 19:00 Arrive in Edinburgh
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • No children under the age of 5
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Please be sure to check in 15 minutes before departure
Additional Note(s)
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    • Meals are not included in the price.
    • Admission is not included
    • On occasions, the villages we stay in have events on and accomodation can be scarce/expensive so we may use other locations for accomodation. You will always be informed when this is necessary.
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  • Any cancellations made after 09:00 local time, 21 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 658.20
From USD 658.20

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 5 day
Availability Sun, Wed, Fri
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