Scotland: Undiscovered Orkney27th Aug 2024
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.
No Single Room Supplement in August
NC500: Please note that this itinerary features part of the North Coast 500, the highly scenic coastal route around the north of Scotland which begins and ends in Inverness.
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What to Expect
- Spectacular sea cliffs of Noup Head, Westray
- Views of the Old Man of Hoy as we sail to Scrabster
- Discover Orkney’s Naval history at the Scapa Flow Museum
- The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Maeshowe, Stones of Stenness and Skara Brae
- A dram of the finest whisky at Scapa Distillery
- No Single Room Supplement
|To be advised
|Glasgow - Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queen Street Station
|Edinburgh - outside reception of the Delta by Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
|Dunfermline - Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
|Kinross - Moto Services on M90
|Perth - Broxden Park & Ride, A93
|Inverness - outside the Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn), Millburn Road
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart by coach from our local departure points and travel north, stopping en route for refreshments (not included). We will continue to Scrabster in time to catch the evening Serco Northlink ferry to Stromness where dinner will be served in the restaurant on board the ‘Hamnavoe’. On arrival in Orkney we will transfer the short distance to Kirkwall where accommodation has been arranged at the comfortable Kirkwall Hotel, overlooking the harbour.