Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
Cross the Pentland Firth to the Islands in just 40 minutes, looking out for puffins, seals, gannets, porpoise and even the occasional whale along the way. Island hop across the Churchill Barriers which thread together five islands to form the Eastern boundary of Scapa Flow. Visit the capital town, Kirkwall, home to the magnificent Viking cathedral of St Magnus and step back 3,000 years as you enter the stoneage village of Skara Brae. The village was hidden under sand dunes, perfectly preserved, until uncovered 150 years ago during a winter storm.
On your way back to the ferry in the evening there will be a stop at the Italian Chapel. Beautifully constructed inside two "nissen" huts using only basic raw materials, the beauty of the Chapel must be seen to be appreciated.
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Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 9:00pm
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Ring of Brodgar, Scotland
- Ferry crossing
- English speaking guide
- Transport by coach
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fee to Skara Brae
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: Jean L, July 2014
This was an excellent tour. I had thought it might be rushed and rather tiring but it wasn't. There was plenty of time to see the main places of interest and the guide was very informative. We were blessed with a lovely sunny day. Refreshments on the bus were welcome.
Reviewed by: Paul S, July 2014
Great trip to Orkney. Tour guides especially the Orkney guide was excellent.