5 Days
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SIGHTSEEING COACH TOUR
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Orkney & The Far North
MAXIMUM OF 16 PASSENGERS PER DEPARTURE
Tour Tour
Highlights Inclusions
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  • Orkney Isles
  • Glencoe and Rannoch Moor
  • Loch Ness
  • Skara Brae
  • Ring of Brodgar
  • Kirkwall
  • Ardvreck Castle
  • Assynt
  • Ullapool
  • Scotland’s far north coast
  • Cairngorm National Park
  • Extinct volacano
  • Modern touring coach
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All rooms ensuite
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • All ferry & bridge crossings
  • Service charges and local taxes
Land OnlyTwinTripleSingle
B&B B&B B&B B&B
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April 17th - May 31st/Oct 959 959 1079
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June 1st - Sept 30 1019 1019 1119
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Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel
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April 17th - May 31st/Oct 1149 n/a 1289
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June 1st - Sept 30 1179 n/a 1309
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Child Rate: $819 B&B / $939 Hotel. Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars. Exclusions: meals & refreshments. Entrances to all visitor attractions paid locally. No departure June 19 & 22.
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FROM  $959
FROM  $959
Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday | Glencoe & Loch Ness

Depart from Edinburgh, heading west towards Stirling, passing Stirling Castle. You now cross over the fault line into the magnificent Highlands taking in the splendour of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, as you travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. Take in the stunning views and spectacular landscapes of a super volcano (extinct).  You continue north up the Great Glen to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, travelling the whole 23 miles of the famous Loch - plenty of time to try and spot "Nessie!" You arrive at your destination of Inverness where you will be dropped off. The evening is free for you to explore the 'Capital of the Highlands'.

Overnight – Inverness

 

Day 2 - Saturday | Orkney

Cross over the Black Isle, and past Skibo Castle. From here you drive through the northeast Highland coastline and enjoy amazing views of some of Europe's oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles and red deer. Onwards through Scotland's most northerly mainland village, John o' Groats, and then to Gills Bay, where you board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. From here it is a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel where we stop for a visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, Capital of Orkney where you shall stay for 2 nights.

Overnight – Kirkwall

 

Day 3 - Sunday | Orkney

Today is your chance to explore this fantastic, ancient island; a land of contrasts where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic ocean. You will visit the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones of Stenness. You stop in Stromness - one of Scotland's most picturesque seaboard villages and then travel onto Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions.

 Overnight – Kirkwall

 

Day 4 - Monday | Ullapool

Depart Orkney and sail the Viking waters back to the mainland. From here you travel the old road right across the very top of Scotland, driving past the stunning Ben Loyal and Ben Hope mountains following the rocky cliffs and stunning golden sand beaches of our northern coastline. You then visit the far northwest highlands and wilderness of the mountains of Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle. From here you travel to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful whitewashed fishing village where you spend your last night's stay on tour.

Overnight – Ullapool

 

Day 5 - Tuesday | Culloden & Perthshire

You take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into Corrieshalloch Gorge, before taking in the beautiful Loch Glascarnoch, on the way past the 'Capital of the Highlands' Inverness. You can then visit Culloden Moor, the site of The Battle of Culloden in 1746,  before taking a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns. This prehistoric and stunning Bronze Age burial ground is one of the oldest in Scotland. From here you travel through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, hugging the Cairngorm mountain range. Lunch will be spent in these beautiful surroundings before travelling through big tree country of Perthshire, through the Kingdom of Fife, and back to Edinburgh.

Return to Edinburgh 18:30

Orkney & The Far North