5 days

From £1,175

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Orkney is an archipelago of 70 islands, each with their own distinctive charm, history and natural beauty. Over the years Brightwater Holidays has explored almost every nook and cranny of Orkney, yet these beautiful islands contain many more secrets and hidden gems that need to be discovered. Based on Mainland, we will have an opportunity to visit previously unexplored areas as we discover the historic landmarks and captivating landscapes of the North and South Isles.

On the island of Westray we will relive Orkney’s Viking past as we sail the Old Norse sea routes. We will also sail across Scapa Flow to Hoy – an island of dramatic mountain scenery and seascapes that inspired the Orcadian symphonies of former resident Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies. Finally, we will explore Mainland and the sites that are collectively known as the ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ – Maeshowe, the Stones of Stenness and Skara Brae.

Tour highlights:

  • Spectacular sea cliffs of Noup Head, Westray
  • Views of the Old Man of Hoy as we sail to Scrabster
  • Orkney’s Naval history in Scapa Flow and the Lyness Naval Base
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Maeshowe, Stones of Stenness and Skara Brae
  • A dram of the finest whisky at Highland Park Distillery

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
North Hanover Street
07.15 20.45
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
08.30 19.30
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
09.00 19.00
Moto Services on M90
09.15 18.45
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
09.30 18.30
Outside Jurys Inn
14.30 15.30

Subject to minimum numbers, the following pick-up will be served by feeder coach or taxi to/from Perth:

Dundee (Depart) 08.45 (Return) 19.15

Subject to minimum numbers, the following pick-up will be served by feeder coach or taxi to/from Inverness:

Aberdeen (Depart) 11.30 (Return) 18.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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The Old Man of Hoy
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
23 June 2022 BUOR220623 23 June 2022 (Thursday) 27 June 2022 (Monday) £1,175
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25 August 2022 BUOR220825 25 August 2022 (Thursday) 29 August 2022 (Monday) £1,175
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