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The Norseman Hotel is in the small picturesque and historically rich town of Wick. Its history stretches back at least to the time of the Vikings, when it was called “Vik”, the Norse word for bay. Wick is famous for its fishing industry, having had the biggest herring port in all of Europe in the 19th century. While nowadays the harbour is used more for commercial trade than fish and has turned into a popular destination for yachts in the summer, you can still relive its history in an enjoyable tour at the Wick Heritage Centre.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is quite a demanding touring holiday. One of the hotels has no lift; please decide if this holiday will be suitable for you before booking.


Your Holiday Package Includes:    

  • 4 nights dinner, bed, and breakfast
  • Luxury coach travel  
  • Service of experienced tour driver
  • Ferry travel
  • Guided tour of Orkney
  • EXCURSIONS – entry to Castle of Mey                             

Your Holiday Accommodation:

The *** NORSEMAN HOTEL is in the Viking town of Wick, only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. Recently refurbished it offers modern accommodation with a restaurant and bar. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is no lift but plenty of ground floor rooms.

The *** FISHERS HOTEL is in the heart of Pitlochry and offers excellent comfort and Scottish hospitality. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is a lift. 


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Date : September 25, 2022

Travel to Wick

We depart early and journey north via the main roads and motorways, passing dramatic scenery as we travel via the Cairngorms & Inverness, arriving in Wick at the Norseman Hotel for 3 nights half board accommodation. Please note that this is a long day with an early departure and a late arrival at your hotel.


Date : September 26, 2022

Castle of Mey & free time in Wick

We visit Her Majesty The Queen Mother’s beloved Castle of Mey in Caithness, it has been kept just as it was when she was alive. We can explore the Castle and Gardens before returning for a free afternoon in Wick.


Date : September 27, 2022


Board the ferry from John O’Groats to Orkney where a local coach will meet the group for an excursion including Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, Ring of Brodgar, the Italian Chapel and Kirkwall (admission charges not included).


Date : September 28, 2022


Beginning our journey south, we travel via Dingwall and Aviemore before arriving in Pitlochry for our overnight half board accommodation at the Fishers Hotel.


Date : September 29, 2022

Return home

We travel via the main roads and motorways, arriving home late afternoon.


Single supplement – £70.00

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Strongly recommended


£30.00 per person

Coach Seating Plan