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Exploring Orkney & the Isle of Hoy 'A world apart'
7 DAYS

Departs:
5th May 2020

Exploring Orkney & the Isle of Hoy 'A world apart'

£799.00 per person

Holiday Overview

Explore Orkney's stunning archaeology, wildlife and landscapes on this wonderful trip to the Northern Isles. Nowhere in northern Europe is there such a dramatic concentration of spectacular archaeological sites. Stone circles, burial mounds, a stone age village, iron age forts...almost everywhere you turn there are more traces of our early ancestors. We visit the unique island of Hoy, with its vertical cliffs, vast swathes of wilderness and abundance of wildlife. Join us as we explore this magical place.

Your Holiday Accommodation

Ayre Hotel

The 3 star Ayre Hotel is situated overlooking Kirkwall harbour, where the ferries to the North Isles dock. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.

Fishers Hotel

The 4 star Fishers Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful highland town of Pitlochry and offers excellent comfort and Scottish hospitality. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.

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Tuesday

We journey north via main roads and motorways to Pitlochry for overnight half board accommodation at the Fishers Hotel.

Wednesday

We travel north to Scrabster for the early afternoon ferry sailing to Orkney (sailing time 90mins). On arrival we have free time in Stromness before we continue to Kirkwall and check in for 4 nights half board at the Ayre Hotel.

Thursday

A free morning to enjoy your base of Kirkwall, the principal town of Orkney. A visit to the stunning cathedral of St Magnus is a must for those who wish. After lunch we will be joined by a local guide who will take us on a walking tour of Kirkwall, exploring the old town, telling tales about the people, customs and events that shaped the towns history. We complete our day with a visit to a local whisky distillery.

Friday

Once again we are joined by a local guide who will take us on a 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney Tour'. In the afternoon he will bring to life the 'Scenic South Isles Tour', including entry to the 'Tomb of the Eagles'.

Saturday

This morning we visit the Island of Hoy. We take the ferry from Houton to Lyness, where we are joined by a local guide who will bring this fascinating island to life. Hoy is unique, and very different from the Orkney Mainland and other isles. The vertical cliffs are the highest in the British Isles, there are vast swathes of wilderness, an abundance of wildlife, with a history stretching from the Neolithic era to modern day. At approx. 16.40hrs we board the return ferry.

Sunday

After breakfast we transfer to Stromness for the late morning NorthLink Cruise Ferry to the port of Scrabster. We disembark early afternoon and journey south, passing Inverness and on to Pitlochry for overnight half board accommodation at the Fishers Hotel.

Monday

After breakfast we journey home making suitable stops along the way, arriving back into the local area early evening.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Ferry travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Services of a local guide for 2.5 days.

EXCURSIONS - entry to whisky distillery and the Tomb of the Eagles.

PLEASE NOTE
This is quite a demanding touring holiday, with several hotels and ferries being used. Please decide if this holiday will be suitable for you before booking.

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SUPPLEMENTS

DEPOSIT: £60.00 per person

Single supplement: £115.00

TRAVEL INSURANCE - Required.

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