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Cette excursion d'une journée au départ d'Inverness passe par quelques-unes des principales attractions des îles Orcades, y compris le village préhistorique de Skara Brae, les Churchill Barriers, le Scapa Flow, l'anneau de Brodgar et les mégalithes de Stenness. Vous ferez également un arrêt à Kirkwall avec la possibilité de voir la magnifique cathédrale de Saint-Magnus, datant du XIIe siècle.
Bus driver was knowledgeable, informative, and engaging’ I would gave liked to stay in Kirkwall 30 minutes longer and the first ruins 15 minutes longer- extend the trip by leaving at 7 and returning at 21:30.
The tour itself is ok but the guide was a bit blah. Also wouldn't recommend this tour from Inverness. Too long of a day just sitting on a bus. Its not a group tour, more like shared transportation. Orkney Island is beautiful and hopefully the tours get better in future years.
The bus rides from Inverness to John O'Groates is a little bumpy and is tiring, but the ferry ride is breezy and wakes you up and invigorates all as you see the cliffs approaching on Orkney. Our driver was full of historical stories and puns tossed in here and there. It was VERY enjoyable and informative. It was a very high level visit of Orkney but has left us wanting to return so we can return for an extended visit to really experience and learn more about the people and the land. It is so incredibly beautiful and full of interesting history. We look forward to our next trip here.
As a side note, it is a VERY long day and we highly recommend packing snacks and drinks. There is so much to do in a limited time that there isn't enough time to stop anywhere to grab a sandwich or much of anything else.
The day lived up to our expectations! We were with a large group on a comfortable coach. The guides were very informative and accommodating, and kept us informed about the day’s schedule. The ferry ride over to the islands was relatively smooth, but the ride back was more adventurous with stronger winds and waves. Ferry captain did a great job getting us across though:) Bus guide was very good to keep people on schedule and speak to those who had difficulty following a schedule. The breathtaking Orkney Islands are well the all day trip!
The ride from Inverness to Orkney could use a little bit of enhancement, but once on the island, this is an amazing tour. On the island, each stop is full of a little magic. You can almost imagine you have been transported back in time to when the Norwegians lived there or when the Celts held ceremonies at the standing stones. Even the stop in town was filled with free museums and an open market. One of the best tours I have done. My only suggestion for improvement would be if the bus from Inverness to the ferry had a functioning microphone so the tour guide can relay information to passengers. Ours did not work and our guide just gave up so we received no information during the majority of the bus ride although we did pass through some interesting villages and she did begin to talk about the clearances before the microphone broke.
Bus tour guide on Orkney was AWESOME and the sites are so worth the trip. What a great guy. But the bus to and from the ferry was hellish. I get motion sickness, but generally can handle it fine. Usually boats are the problem, but the boat ride across to Orkney was fine. The bus rides to and from the ferry were horrible, and the staff were totally uneuipped to assist. What complete dolts. Had I known the bus would be like that, I would have booked my own visit and stayed on Orkney for a night. We did get the wrost rainstorm on record while we were there which cut short some of our site visits, but even that didn't dampen the beauty and inspiration of the place. The Skara Brae exhibit is thought-provoking and just beautiful. I would definitely visit again. Just not via this tour.