Orkney & The Highlands | 4 Days Inverness to Inverness tour


Skara BraeFrom misty crags and heather-clad moors to wild and windswept islands, Orkney and the Highlands are the stuff of legend. Explore dramatic landscapes and towns steeped in Viking history. And discover ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.

Inverness | Kirkwall | Wick


Discover dramatic landscapes, towns steeped in Viking history and ancient sites – whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years – on this fascinating journey through the Orkney Islands and the Highlands of Scotland.


- Enjoy a two-night stay in Orkney, the home of some of Europe’s most ancient sites

- Explore the impressive Dunrobin Castle and its gardens

- Travel beautiful coastal and countryside roads through the Highlands

 Orkney map

Our journey through the misty crags and heather-clad moors of Scotland will begin in Inverness today. After meeting the group, we’ll admire the staggering vistas of soaring peaks and wide valleys as our road takes us north. Our first stop of the day will be Strathpeffer – a stylish Victorian spa town, where we’ll have some free time to explore. Afterwards, we’ll leave land behind and sail to Orkney on a short ferry journey, complete with an abundance of scenic views. Kirkwall, first settled by the Vikings, will be our home for the next two nights.

Accommodation: The Ferry Inn (or similar)

Majestic landscapes, scenic roads and an imagination-firing history: Orkney delivers on every level. Today we’ll walk in the footsteps of ancient islanders at the mysterious Maeshowe tomb, the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the mystical Ring of Brodgar – taking in the history and significance of each site as we go. Our next stop will be the Iron Age Broch of Gurness – and, if the tides are on our side, we’ll round off the day with an atmospheric walk to Brough of Birsay island. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Ferry Inn (or similar)

From the St Magnus Cathedral to the Bishop’s Palace, we’ll find plenty of Norse sites on our doorstep in Kirkwall. This afternoon will see us venture to Scapa Flow, where we’ll see the famous Italian Chapel and stop for a photo opportunity at the WWII shipwrecks. Later on, we’ll board the ferry to the mainland – where we’ll reminisce on our tour and enjoy a farewell dinner in Wick. (B,D)

Accommodation: Mackays Hotel (or similar)

After one final breakfast together we’ll hit the road back to Inverness. It’s been a tour that’s delved deep into Scotland’s heritage, so it’s only fitting that we finish with a stop at the historic Dunrobin Castle. We’ll take some time to explore the impressive white towers and formal gardens of this stately home before travelling the meandering coastal road over the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths. Don’t forget to focus your camera lens on the soul-stirring Scottish scenery as we go! When we reach Inverness, we’ll say our goodbyes. (B)

Tour Inclusions

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Experienced tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • Ferry crossings
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily (B)
  • Two evening meals (D)
  • Whisky tasting
  • Entrance fee included to: Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness, Brough of Birsay, Earl’s Palace Kirkwall, Bishop’s Palace Kirkwall, Highland Park Distillery and Dunrobin Castle.
All Inverness tours depart from Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT


1/APR/22 to 31/MAY/22, 1/OCT/22 to 31/OCT/22 and 18/DEC/22 to 3/JAN/22 01/JUN/22 to 30/SEP/22
Adult  Child Adult  Child
B&B Shared 550 440 615 492
B&B Single 657 0 722 0
Hotel Shared 673 538 738 590
Hotel Single 825 0 890 0


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