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Mystical Orkneys

Mystical Orkneys

The journey through the centre of the Highlands is especially scenic but as the Scottish mainland slips astern a feeling of mystery unfolds cross the Pentland Firth, a graveyard to sunken ships adds to the mystic of the Orkneys, an archipelago of over 70 islands. WE discover ancient civilisation dating back 5000 years, world famous archaeology, bountiful wildlife and unrivalled island scenery. To make the most of this fabulous tour we visit the West Highlands, Loch Ness, Fort William and Glenc

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The journey through the centre of the Highlands is especially scenic but as the Scottish mainland slips astern a feeling of mystery unfolds cross the Pentland Firth, a graveyard to sunken ships adds to the mystic of the Orkneys, an archipelago of over 70 islands. WE discover ancient civilisation dating back 5000 years, world famous archaeology, bountiful wildlife and unrivalled island scenery. To make the most of this fabulous tour we visit the West Highlands, Loch Ness, Fort William and Glenc

The journey through the centre of the Highlands is especially scenic but as the Scottish mainland slips astern a feeling of mystery unfolds cross the Pentland Firth, a graveyard to sunken ships adds to the mystic of the Orkneys, an archipelago of over 70 islands.  WE discover ancient civilisation dating back 5000 years, world famous archaeology, bountiful wildlife and unrivalled island scenery.  To make the most of this fabulous tour we visit the West Highlands, Loch Ness, Fort William and Glencoe.

 

 

INCLUDED:

 

5 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcoming tea/coffee & cakes on arrival in Thurso

Return ferry John O’Groats & Orkneys

Full day island tour with guide & coach

Admission Castle of Mey

Day One

From your home pick-up join your coach for the journey north to Scotland and your overnight stay in Stirling/Perth area.

D

Day Two

Watch the scenery glide past as it unfolds before you, through the Spey Valley with its wonderful mountain range to Inverness, free time to explore the Highland Capital. We continue along the coast pas beautiful beaches and into a sparsely populated area with vast sweeps of open moorland and mountains, arriving in Thurso for a welcoming tea/coffee and cakes.

B, D

Day Three

A leisurely breakfast this morning and some free time before we travel to the Castle of Mey perched on the cliff tops high above the Firth. The Queen mother restored this abandoned castle in 1952 and created its beautiful gardens that you see today, for almost half a century she spent many happy summers here. This afternoon is spent enjoying the isolated charm of the Queen Mothers former residence

B, D

Day Four

The highlight of the tour now beckons, catching the 40 minute ferry crossing as foot passengers from John O'Groats we arrive on the Orkneys where you will meet your coach and experience tour guide. The full day tour includes most of the main island sites including Skara Brae, The Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Ring of Brodgar, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Italian Chapel and Kirkwall with its magnificent 12th century cathedral. Returning approx. 1730 to your hotel in time for dinner.

B, D

Day Five

Depart Thurso today and travel south taking in the every changing scenery with a photo stop at Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. Continue along the Great Glen to Fort William with time free before continuing south through might Glencoe and the Trossachs arriving at your overnight hotel in time for dinner.

B, D

Day Six

After a leisurely breakfast we continue our journey home with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

CASTLETOWN HOTEL, Thurso 

 

Nestled in the curve of Dunnet Bay, within the picturesque fishing village of Castletown, the family run hotel is perfect for exploring the area.  Bedrooms are decorated and furnished to a very comfortable standard and rooms come fully equipped with all the necessary amenities one needs to make your stay relaxing including free WiFi, flat screen TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Chester Services Chester, Services on M56
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Flint, Jones Motors Flint, Jones Motors
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Home Pick Up Home Pick Up
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Llandudno Mostyn Broadway Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
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