Your 5-day excursion through the Scottish Highlands and the Orkney Islands begins in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide and small group. Set off in the morning in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, winding through tranquil, sweeping landscapes and stopping at must-see historical landmarks like Stirling Castle.
During the next days, travel by mini-coach and ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth to the sparsely inhabited Orkney Island—an ancient archipelago comprised of around 70 islands. Savor the unspoiled scenery and touches of Viking history that surround you, including ancient standing stones and prehistoric villages like Skara Brae. Your return trip crosses the Highlands, stopping at historic landmarks like Ardvreck Castle, Culloden Moo,r and Clava Cairns. Enjoy active days soaking up Scottish culture and nature and evenings at your leisure in Inverness, Kirkwall, and Ullapool.
Your tour includes round-trip transport, four nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse (single or twin accommodation available) and daily breakfasts.