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Gateway to the Northern Isles

Join us as we explore the northern wonders of this remote outpost of the British Isles. The gentle island of Orkney welcomes you with magnificent romantic seascapes, and spectacular scenery to take your breath away

Key Information

Duration
7 days
Price from
£649.00
Category
Scotland
Date next
26/07/2017

Royal Hotel, Thurso 3-star

Two nights dinner bed & breakfast
A stone built former coaching inn close to the centre of Thurso. Facilities include: Friendly public bar; Orkney Restaurant; and free Wi-Fi. Lift serves most bedrooms.

 

 

Royal Hotel, Ullapool 3-star

Two nights dinner bed & breakfast
One of the premier hotels in the Scottish Highlands the Royal boasts breath-taking views over Loch Broom and the mountains beyond. Facilities include: Cocktail Bar; Waterfront Bar; restaurant overlooking the Loch; and free Wi-Fi. No Lift, however there are some ground floor rooms available on request.

OVERNIGHT HOTELS
Overnight hotels are varied in their location and style, and provide en suite bedrooms with hospitality tray and TV. Porterage is included throughout.

Holiday Itinerary

Itinerary

WEDNESDAY
We head north for our first night’s dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in the Perth area.

THURSDAY
After a full Scottish breakfast we continue our journey north to Thurso, our base for the next two nights.

FRIDAY
We make our way to John O’Groats for the ferry to Orkney, which takes just 40 minutes. The coach will be waiting at Burwick ready to drive across the Churchill Barriers. We continue along the northern coast of Scapa Flow to Stromness, surely one of Britain’s most picturesque towns, and walk through the winding streets to visit the museum. On then to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae (2,500B) which has been hidden under sand dunes, perfectly preserved, for thousands of years. Our route then takes us on a narrow tongue of land between the lochs of Harray and Stenness, followed by a two hour stop at Kirkwall the capital town of Orkney, before returning to Burwick for our return sailing.

SATURDAY
After breakfast we depart for a leisurely drive to Ullapool, our base for the next two nights. An afternoon to relax and explore the town with its picturesque harbour and whitewashed cottages.

SUNDAY
Today our scenic journey takes us to Inverewe Gardens, a lush tropical oasis widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, and where you’ll find an abundance of exotic plants and vibrant colour.

MONDAY
Leaving Ullapool we make our way to Inverness. This small compact city is the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands, and boasts a number of historic buildings and a great selection of shops and eateries. We continue to the Glasgow area for dinner and overnight accommodation.

TUESDAY
We say farewell to Scotland and commence our homeward journey, making suitable stops en route.


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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Single Supp. Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Wed 26 Jul, 2017 P318 1 7 £649.00 £118.00 0 Please Call