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From Inverness: 3-Day Orkney Explorer

1. From Inverness: 3-Day Orkney Explorer

Day 1: Explore Orkney’s ancient capital, Kirkwall After an early start leaving Inverness at 08:00, travel north through the Black Isle, past the imposing Dunrobin Castle, before crossing the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. Stay in Kirkwall, the modern day capital of Orkney for 2 nights. Here, you can visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking cathedral and its historic winding streets. Day 2: Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings as you travel through Orkney Today is your chance to explore the modern and ancient wonders of this fantastic island; a land of contrasts, where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Highlights include a visit to Skara Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar, the standing stones of Stenness and Maeshowe, where in the 12th-century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions. Day 3: Travel through the history soaked regions of Caithness and Sutherland Have your last chance to grab some gifts for friends and family, and visit the local cathedral in Kirkwall. And after a ferry back to the mainland, travel through the history soaked regions of Caithness and Sutherland. Find out about the highland clearances, a world-changing period in Scotland’s dark history, and get a glimpse of some of Scotland’s most remote fishing villages. The tour will arrive back in Inverness early evening at approximitely 19:00.

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What people are saying about Kirkwall

Fab trip, fab scenery and attractions and even fab weather on the main day. But what made it even more enjoyable was Kev, our driver and guide, who maintained a truly warm and pleasant ambience throughout with his good humour and patience, wit and wisdom. Kev is a veritable fount of knowledge and he delivers it with such a light touch that you never feel it's TMI. His personal anecdotes and local folklore add a further dimension to what is a truly spectacular and memorable trip. Thanks Rabbie's and Kev.

What a fantastic time!

We really enjoyed our tour of Orkney. The tour guide Colin was very knowledgable, entertaining and thoughtful. We saw many sights that we would not have done had we been on our own. Sadly due to bad weather we couldn’t access the Scara Brae site but that wasn’t the tours fault! The tour was extremely well organised and we can highly recommend Rabbies

A magical experience

A busy, well-planned tour with the amazing Driver/guide Kevin. Plenty of stops for toilets and cafes and we saw an amazing amount in a short time. Would thoroughly recommend and plan to go again next year. Scotland looked incredible in the autumn sunshine.

Great guide, knows her stuff, will choose Raabs again.

waited 60 years to see it, Helen was super, really had lots of local knowledge, accomadations execellent, just had a great time thank you, ET

Helen was the best guide. So much extra information. And despite the bad weather, it was a recommendable tour.