Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

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  • Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2746INVORK
This day trip from Inverness visits some of the main attractions of the Orkney Islands including Skara Brae, The Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, The Ring of Brodgar, The Standing Stones of Stenness and The Italian Chapel. You will also have a stop in Kirkwall with the opportunity to see Kirkwall's magnificent 12th century cathedral of St Magnus.
Leaving Inverness behind, this day trip of the Orkney Islands departs every summer morning. Settle back and enjoy the spectacular drive through Scotland's Far North Highlands, before arriving at famous John O'Groats - the end of the line, the northern most point of Scotland.

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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Platform 1 at Inverness Bus Station
Departure Time:
14 hours (approx.)
Return Details:

Tour returns to original point of departure at approximately 9:00pm

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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Winnett C, October 2015

Even though the day was gloomy. We had a great time and saw quite a bit of the island.

Reviewed by: Aneta I, September 2015

Wonderful trip, excellently and organised to a tiny little detail. The guide on the Orkney islands was especially charismatic, with subtle and amusing sense of humour he showed great and varied historical and cultural knowledge of Orkney. Enjoyed it very, very much

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Tour code: 2746INVORK