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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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Adult (Age 16 & over)
USD 652.33
USD 652.33
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 521.87
USD 521.87
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 (Age 16 & over)
USD 652.33
USD 652.33
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 767.68
USD 767.68
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 521.87
USD 521.87
"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
Hotel(from April,2017)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult/Child (Age 16 & over)
USD 801.00
USD 801.00
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 640.80
USD 640.80
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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)
USD 801.00
USD 801.00
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 934.29
USD 934.29
Child (Age 5-15)
USD 640.80
USD 640.80
"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)
  • All Packages
    • Children 5 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Travelers with luggage that exceed the specified size and weight will not be allowed to join the tour.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Luggage up to 31 lbs (14kg) per person is allowed.
    • Luggage must be similar to an airline carry-on bag (55cm x 45cm x25cm / 22in x 17in x10in).
    • An additional small bag for onboard personal items is allowed.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Meals are not included in the price.
    • Please arrive at your check-in location 15 minutes prior to the start time.
    • Admission is not included.
    • On occasions, the villages you stay in have events on and accommodation can be scarce/expensive so you may use other locations for accommodation. You will always be informed when this is necessary.
    • Storage facilities are available near the tour departure points.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 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.
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Duration 5 day
Availability Sun, Wed, Fri
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