Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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 the lovely little village of Storminess, last port of call for sailing ships on their way to the Americas. Then step back 3,000 years as you enter the Neolithic village of Skara Brae. This 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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Italian Chapel, Scotland
- Ferry crossing
- English speaking guide
- Transport by coach
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fees to Skara Brae
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: Shirley B, September 2015
Terrific driver and tour guide. Most enjoyable. But be prepared for a long day!
Reviewed by: vivfel, September 2015
Our bus driver/guide was exceptional - information and humour all in one. Pity he couldn't have given us better weather, but still this was a great day. Learnt so much about the Churchill Barriers, Skara Brae other items of interest. The background story of the Italian Chapel was very interesting. Well worth doing.