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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 also visit the unique island of Hoy, with its vertical cliffs, vast swathes of wilderness and abundance of wildlife. Join as us we explore this magical place.

 

Your Holiday Package Includes:                                                              

  • 6 nights dinner, bed, and breakfast
  • Services of experienced tour driver
  • Luxury coach with onboard toilet & facilities
  • Ferry travel
  • Services of a local guide for 2½ days
  • EXCURSIONS – entry to whisky distillery

Your Holiday Accommodation:

The *** HIGHLANDER HOTEL is situated right in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and you can be sure of a true Scottish Welcome.  All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, and Wi-Fi.  There is a restaurant and well stocked bar. The hotel does not have lift, but most bedrooms are on the ground and first floor.

The *** 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, hairdryer, and Wi-Fi. There is a lift to all floors.

The *** FISHERS HOTEL PITLOCHRY 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, telephone, hairdryer, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift. 

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Itineraries

Saturday

Date : May 7, 2022

Travel to Newtonmore

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

Sunday

Date : May 8, 2022

Sail to Orkney

We travel north to Gills Bay for our early afternoon ferry sailing to St Margaret’s Hope on Orkney (sailing time 1hr). We transfer to Kirkwall and check in for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Ayre Hotel.

Monday

Date : May 9, 2022

Guided tour of Kirkwall & visit to whisky distillery

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 to. Early afternoon 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.

Tuesday

Date : May 10, 2022

Guided tours of Orkney

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".

Wednesday

Date : May 11, 2022

Island of Hoy

Today we visit the Island of Hoy. We take the ferry from Houton to Lyness, where we are joined by a qualified 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. 16.40 hrs we board the return ferry.

Thursday

Date : May 12, 2022

Pitlochry

We make the short journey to St Margaret's Hope for our late morning ferry crossing to Gill's Bay (sailing time 1hr). We disembark and journey south to Pitlochry for overnight half board accommodation at the Fishers Hotel.

Friday

Date : May 13, 2022

Return home

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

Supplements

Single supplement – £243.00

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Strongly recommended

Deposit

£60.00 per person

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