A fascinating journey through a distinctive rolling landscape sculpted by vast sheets of ice during the last glaciation from 70000 to 10000 years ago. Spanning 7 days from Edinburgh, highlights on this trip include Tomb of the Eagles, St Magnus Cathedral, Ring of Brodgar, Island of Hoy, and Westray.
August 15th to 21st
September 5th to 11th
For bird lovers Orkney is a paradise with four distinctive habitats including sea cliffs, maritime heath, marshland and loch shores as well as heather-clad moorlands. Visitors to the islands from April-June will be able to see puffins, kittiwakes, gannets and guillemots. For lovers of history explore kirk and castle and learn about the Islands Norse Past. For lovers of photography Orkney will provide you with an unbelievable landscape of ever shifting light states, unspoiled, dramatic and unforgettable.
Your accommodation for the week is in personally selected hotels and guesthouses on Orkney. We only use places we have personally visited and approved, and you will be warmly received by your host. Please note that single rooms are increasingly hard to obtain in this more remote area and that en-suite facilities for singles may not always be available. Check with us when you book.
Evening meals for the whole group on this trip are normally taken at a local inn or restaurant. On all our tours we make a special effort to ensure that your evening meals are a highlight of the trip and seafood is a particular speciality on this trip. Specific dietary requirements can normally be catered for if we know in advance. Packed lunches are not included.
Return transport from Inverness will be by minibus, ferry transfer included.
Grading of Walks
The walking throughout this tour we class as “easy” – suitable for people of reasonable fitness who enjoy walking or the outdoors but who need not necessarily have any previous hiking experience. Most of the walks are on easy trails and tracks with some gentle ascents – however the distances involved means that there is a reasonable challenge involved. If you have any doubts about your suitability for the trip please just ask! Please read our grading guide here.
By booking this tour you are joining a group trip, however, should you wish to travel with friends and opt for a private tour at any time of the year, please get in touch. Minimum of 4 travellers.