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Separated from the northern tip of mainland Scotland by the choppy waters of the Pentland Firth strait, the Orkney Islands are an archaeological wonderland. Comprised of about 20 inhabited islands and many more uninhabited ones, Orkney is littered with prehistoric ruins and Viking remnants. The islands’ interiors, a patchwork of heather-clad moors and fertile grasslands, are encircled by superb sandy beaches and sheer coastal cliffs.

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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats

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Escape the mainland for a full-day tour of the far-flung Orkney Islands from John O’Groats. Journey by ferry across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney archipelago, bursting with postcard-perfect natural vistas and mystical landmarks. With a local guide, cruise along the Churchill Barriers to visit villages steeped in Viking mystery like 5,000-year-old Skara Brae and landmarks like the Lamb Holm Italian Chapel and St. Magnus Cathedral.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106,52
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5-Day Orkney & Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh (*inc. entrances)

5-Day Orkney & Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh (*inc. entrances)

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Experience the mystic and striking beauty of the remote Orkney Islands on this 5-day excursion from Edinburgh. In a small group, journey with your expert guide through the rugged Scottish Highlands, John o'Groats and the wind-swept Orkney archipelago. Enjoy views of the mysterious Loch Ness and Ben Hope Mountain, villages steeped in Viking mystery and landmarks like Stirling Castle and Lamb Holm Italian Chapel. Spend four evenings relaxing in 3-star accommodation.
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  • 5 days
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US$960,54
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Orkney Mini Tour 5 hours

Orkney Mini Tour 5 hours

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If you only have limited time in Orkney, ensure that you see all the most important sites by joining this tour that takes you into the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. Enjoy coastal views as you journey to some of the most spectacular archaeological sites in the U.K., as well as the Italian Chapel and Kirkwall's grand St. Magnus Cathedral.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$495,00
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3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness

3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness

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Discover the mystic and dramatic beauty of the far-flung Orkney Islands on this 3-day excursion from Inverness. With a friendly guide, journey across the Pentland Firth to wind-swept Orkney archipelago, bursting with wildlife and picture-perfect vistas. Visit villages steeped in Viking mystery and landmarks like the Lamb Holm Italian Chapel and the UNESCO-listed Standing Stones of Stenness. Two evenings in a 3-star hotel or B&B and daily breakfast included.
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  • 3 days
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US$639,11
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5-Day Orkney and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

5-Day Orkney and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience Scotland’s amazing history, nature and people on this 5-day Orkney and Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Gaze over the Wallace Monument and the Vale of Mentieth from Stirling Castle. Travel through Glen Coe to Loch Tulla and visit Inverlochy Castle near Fort William. Experience the Highlands’ capital — Inverness — and watch for native puffins, seals and whales on the ferry from Gills Bay to Orkney. Discover prehistoric treasures in Orkney including the Ness of Brodgar and the Stone Circles of Stenness. Visit the Culloden Battlefield and the pretty town of Pitlochry.
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  • 5 days
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US$1 065,19
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8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

8-Day Orkney Skye and Highlands Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore Scotland’s rugged peaks and islands on this 8-day Orkney, Skye and Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Travel along Scotland’s west coast with a guide to Skye and enjoy breathtaking views over the soaring Highlands. Visit the Orkney Islands, where puffins, seals and whales thrive. Take in famous Scottish attractions such as Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Trossachs and the Cairngorm Mountains National Park, and marvel at the country’s awe-inspiring landscapes. Along the way, delve into Scotland’s folklore heritage and see what makes the country tick.
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  • 8 days
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US$1 879,74
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Orkney Trike Tours of Orkney

Orkney Trike Tours of Orkney

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Explore Orkney is a fun, unique way—on a stylish and powerful trike! The Orkney archipelago is known for its dramatic sandstone cliffs, Neolithic sites, and seal colonies, which you will discover at your leisure with a private guide. Themed tours like Neolithic Orkney, Spirits of Orkney, or Orkney at War are available, or create your own itinerary.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$388,48
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US$388,48
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From Kirkwall - Orkney Mainland Private Tour

From Kirkwall - Orkney Mainland Private Tour

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See the historical and natural highlights of the Orkney Mainland all in one day, on this private tour from Kirkwall. Meet your guide at your preferred address, hop aboard your vehicle, and set off. You’ll admire the wild and rugged beauty of locations like Scapa Flow (a natural harbor) before encountering Neolithic cairns and villages, ancient stone circles, Bronze and Iron Age settlements, and other striking landmarks.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$278,52
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US$278,52
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Kirkwall Private Walking Tour

Kirkwall Private Walking Tour

For this tour you need to take the shuttle bus from the pier to the city centre. Kirkwall is the largest town in Orkney, an archipelago in the north of mainland Scotland. What to expect – your local guide will take you around Kirkwall, the largest town in Orkney, which is situated on the northern coast of mainland Orkney We will explore St. Magnus Cathedral founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of his uncle St Magnus. Then we will visit two buildings full of history in the heart of Kirkwall: Bishop´s and Earl´s Palace. Bishop’s Palace is one of the best - preserved buildings from medieval times. Once this visit is finished, we will head to Albert Street. Your local guide will meet you up at the meeting point and take you back to the ship. PLEASE NOTE: WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!! Included: Bishop´s and Earl´s Palace
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$323,73
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US$323,73
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8-Day Orkney, Hebrides and North Coast 500 Tour from Edinburgh

8-Day Orkney, Hebrides and North Coast 500 Tour from Edinburgh

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Go beyond the typical tourist attractions in Scotland on this 8-day tour that takes you around many of the mainland's highlights as well as some of Scotland's most beautiful islands. Traveling with a group of fellow 18-35-year-olds, you'll hit the North Coast 500, Orkney, Lewis and Harris, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and more.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1 502,54
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Semi Private Tour - Orkney and Kirkwall

Semi Private Tour - Orkney and Kirkwall

Join us for a visit to Orkney where you will see some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe. Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site, Orkney is a unique place worth visiting. On this adventure, our starting point is the Stones of Stenness, four giant megaliths which date back to 3100BC making it one of the oldest stone circles in Britain. Our next stop will be Broch of Gurness, an Iron Age broch village where prosperous farmers had settled. Be ready now for our second most visited site on Orkney, the Italian Chapel. Next stop, St. Magnus Cathedral is in the heart of Kirkwall, the capital city of the Orkney Islands. Also known as the “light in the North”, it was founded in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald in honour of his uncle St. Magnus. Our tour guide will give you some free time. On our last stop you will have the chance to visit and learn about Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin. What an end to a wonderful tour! Max 14 pax WALKING INVOLVED MISSING YOU ALREADY!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$204,88
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US$204,88

Orkney West Mainland Tour

Orkney West Mainland Tour

The West Mainland Tour takes you to some of the most fabulous spots on the West Mainland of Orkney. The tour takes a scenic drive looking at the magnificent Scapa Flow. The first stop is a photo stop at the Cliffs of Yesnaby, some of the most stunning coastal scenery on the Orkney Islands. Next on the agenda is a guided tour of Skara Brae, discovered in 1850, it is considered the best-preserved Neolithic Village in Northern Europe. Your guide will tell you all about this magnificent 5000-year-old village. After the guided tour, you will get free time to have a look at the 400-year-old Skaill House or have a look around the Skara Brae visitor centre. The tour then goes on to the Ring of Brodgar. A spectacular henge monument dating back 4500 years. This stone circle has been part of the Orkney landscape for thousands of years. Finally, we will stop at the Standing Stones of Stenness, which is believed to be the oldest stone circle in the UK.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99,00
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US$99,00

Orkney Mainland Private Tour

Orkney Mainland Private Tour

Your tour will immerse you in everything Orkney. Travelling back in time over 5000 years you will get a real insight into life in this Northerly archipelago. Your guide lives and works in Orkney and will be on hand throughout the day. Paul has a real passion for wildlife and will help you spot some of our most unique and interesting species. Your guide also runs a food manufacturing business in Orkney. So you will get lots of locally made treats on the day. And a real insight into what makes Orkney such a world leading food and drink producer. The tour is delivered in an all electric Mercedes Evito so not only will your tour be comfortable and silent but you will travel in as green a way as possible. You will also learn about and see Orkneys world leading renewable industry in action. This tour is a great taster for those with only a short time in Orkney.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$300,76
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8-Day Isle of Skye, Orkney & North Coast 500 tour from Edinburgh

8-Day Isle of Skye, Orkney & North Coast 500 tour from Edinburgh

Spend an unforgettable 8 days with us as we explore Scotland's North Coast 500. Discover Scotland's most beautiful sites from Dunrobin Castle to Skara Brae, the Isle of Skye and the world-famous Jacobite Steam Train. Immerse yourself in Scotland's rich history with one of our fantastic guides, and make lifelong memories along the way.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1 878,49
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