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4 Days Magic and Mystery of the Orkney Isles Tour, Edinburgh

  • This 4 day tour departs from Edinburgh
  • Visit well preserved prehistoric sites on Orkney including Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
  • Optional extra to visit the battle of Culloden site where the Jacobite forces were defeated
  • Stay overnight in a superior guest house

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and enjoy the stunning scenery and history Scotland has on offer.

Day 1

This tour takes you west into Loch Lomond and the Trossach’s National Park, and up through the haunting Glencoe, where you’ll hear of the MacDonald Clan massacre, while taking in the dramatic scenery that will engulf you. Continuing up to Fort William before finishing the day near the shores of Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit.

Day 2

Today you’ll travel north where you will take in the spectacular scenery of the Moray and Cromarty Firth, before hopping aboard a ferry to the magical and mysterious Orkney.  Upon arrival you will witness the stunning scenery, before visiting the Italian Chapel and the famous Churchill Barriers.  Resting for the night in Kirkwall.

Day 3

Spend the full day taking in the historic, cultural and scenic sites the Orkney Isles are teeming with!  Many of the sites here are historically ancient, with the Neolithic Skara Brae, the prehistoric Maeshowe Chambered Cairn and the brooding Stone Circles of Stenness.  Rounding the day off with a visit to the beautiful St Magnus Cathedral.

Day 4

Begin the final day of this packed tour, with an early ferry back to the mainland.  Travelling south you will have the chance to take in the sites of the capital of the highlands, Inverness.  On the homeward journey you will have the chance to visit the battlefield of Culloden and pass through the striking Cairngorm mountain range, before stopping off to explore the pretty village of Pitlochry.


4 days

Height Restriction

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Outdoor - Yes

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Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure time. Max baggage per person is 1 piece at 15kg (55x40x20cm)

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Highland Experience Tours, No. 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh

No. 1 Parliament Square,
High Street (Royal Mile),
United Kingdom

Highland Experience Tours specialise in small, friendly tours of Scotland in luxury mini buses. The best way to discover Scotland's fascinating history and wonderful heritage, perfect for all ages!
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