Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Secrets Of Ancient Orkney

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TBAK12533

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

First inhabited some 6000 years ago - the Orkneys offers an unpoilt experience blending history old and new with 570 miles of dramatic coastline. Located off Scotland's North coast lies the acient cluster of seventy islands brimming with history, with raw and dramatic coastlines. Only a one-hour ferry crossing lies between the mainland and a hub of historic delights on this NEW tour.

Look what's Included:

6 Days, 5 night's hotel accommodation with dinner, bed & breakfast

Free Pick-Up from Home

Executive Coach Travel

Free time in Fort William

Journey along Loch Ness

Excursion to Petland Firth

A fantastic guided tour of the Orkney Isles

Coastal drive to Inverness

Mountainous Glencoe

Shoreline of Scappa Flow

PRICE FROM ? £999 per person
Plan My Trip

Saturday
We depart and make our way north and our overnight hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Sunday
We depart and make our way through mountainous Glencoe, with time free in Fort William before continuing along the total length of Loch Ness to Inverness, the Highland capital. We continue along the coastline passing Dornoch and Dunrobin Castle on to Thurso for our overnight hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday
We board the early afternoon ferry across the Pentland Firth - a graveyard to many sunken ships, arriving in St Margaret’s hope one hour later. The day concludes with a drive along the shoreline of Scapa Flow – famous as the naval refuge during both world wars and on to Kirkwall for the next two nights stay in the capital with dinner, bed and breakfast.

Tuesday
Today enjoy a guided tour of the Orkney Isles as a local guide joins us for a memorable day where the islands Neolithic ancestry is evident as many ancient monuments, stone circles, settlements and tombs are visited - a testament to its UNESCO World Heritage status. The tour includes a scenic circular tour of the island visiting most of the main sites including 5000-year-old Skara Brae, Churchill Barriers, Ring of Brodgar, Stennes Standing Stones and Italian chapel.

Wednesday
We board the ferry back to the mainland and then enjoy a coastal drive to Inverness. We then travel to our final overnight hotel with dinner, bed & breakfast

Thursday
We depart after breakfast and begin our journey back to the West Country.

Other Information

Your Hotel

On this tour we use a number of good standard hotels rated 3 star or above, with all rooms en suite and with tea/coffee making facilities.

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