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4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

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  • Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent. Could have left fifteen minutes later from Inverness, making it a less early start.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

The Day Trip was very well organised and very informative.Would recommended the trip to fellow travellers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

A fabulous day out from start to finish. Well informed guides, comfortable travel and stunning sights and scenery. Fully intend to revisit Orkney because of this taster trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the trip very informative and Hooghly organised I would tell anyone to go great value for money and Orkney is a gorgeous island lots to see and friendly locals Brian the tour guide was brilliant and very funny don't miss out

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our bus driver on Okney, Claire, was very informative and each stop gave us just about the right amount of time to soak it all in. Just know it's a long day through a beautiful country on the bus-ferry-bus-ferry-bus and for our tour- bus and bus. The bus back to Inverness broke down and it took a relay of 2 more buses to get us back to Inverness about 11pm instead of 9. Because of the delay, we struck up conversations with our fellow passengers and shared travel stories and tips. One lady had come all the way from Australia! It made the time pass faster and more enjoyably. Unfortunately, the people who didn't pre-order sandwiches on the ride to the John O'Groats ferry in the morning were very hungry on the way back. A word to the wise: pre-order sandwiches or bring your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Ci è stato fatto vedere il massimo che è possibile vedere in un giorno e, ad essere sincero, ho visto proprio tutto quello che volevo vedere di quelle bellissime isole...è stata una giornata pesante, ma se ci si trova a Inverness secondo me la visita alle isole Orcadi deve essere una tappa obbligatoria.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Highly recommended and you can't miss it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Excellent day. All in brilliant sunshine too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Fabulous fabulous trip -excellent value and a superb day, made all the better by our wonderful driver Claire!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Absolutely great. The driver on Orkney, a young lad called Stewart, totally made the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

My daughter and I went on this day trip from Inverness and, while it is a long day trip, it was well worth it.

The bus ride from Inverness to John O'Groats goes along the coast with nice views of the north sea and the ferry over to Orkney is a relatively short jaunt. Once on Orkney, you board the coach that will take you around for the day. The bus driver was very entertaining, knowledgeable and obviously loved showing off his island.

We had good weather (which I'm sure helps), but the trip would have been good regardless. The scenery was beautiful and the island has a long history of human activity. We drove around Scapa Flow (where the Brits kept the bulk of their military fleets during WWI and WWII) and learned about the Churchill barriers. Ate a quick lunch in Kirkwall and took a stroll around 800 year old St. Magnus Cathedral (Orkney has a long scandinavian history) and made our way around the island. We took the tour of Skara Brae, the 5000 year old stone-age settlement that was unearthed and excavated starting in the 1920s, and walked around the Ring of Brodgur (a neolithic henge) where you are still allowed to walk freely among the stones, unlike Stonehenge. Final stop was the Italian Chapel - a small church built by italian POWs during WWII, that is amazing considering that it was put together with mostly second hand materials.

Overall, the trip was fantastic - it provides a way of seeing most of the notable parts of Orkney in a day. Short of staying on the island for a few days (which this trip makes me think about doing), this was a great way to get over to Orkney and see the fascinating sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Although this was a limited highlights tour, I found it value for money. I saw all the sights I knew about and wanted to see and lots more. The driver even made an unscheduled stop for my benefit! The tour was very informative and our guides on both the Scottish mainland and Orkney were pleasant and made the trip fun and informative. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This was a great trip, much more history and details than expected from our limited knowledge of the area, long day but well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We enjoyed. Orkney islands trip was interesting and unusual.
Was no problem with trip organization.

Stu
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Excellent day out, the guides and drivers both up from Inverness, and on Orkney were fantastic. A long day, but well worth it!

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