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5-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Edinburgh Including the Scottish Highlands

By: Rabbie's
  • 5-day Orkney Island tour from Edinburgh including the Highlands
  • Travel through the breathtaking Highlands, and look out for the Nessie the monster at Loch Ness
  • Pass through John o’Groats and cross Pentland Firth by ferry to the Orkney Islands
5-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Edinburgh Including the Scottish Highlands
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Experience the mystic and striking beauty of the remote Orkney Islands on this 5-day excursion from Edinburgh. In a small group, journey with your expert guide through the rugged Scottish Highlands, John o'Groats and the wind-swept Orkney archipelago. Enjoy views of the mysterious Loch Ness and Ben Hope Mountain, villages steeped in Viking mystery and landmarks like Stirling Castle and Lamb Holm Italian Chapel. Spend four evenings relaxing in 3-star accommodation.
What to Expect
Your 5-day excursion through the Scottish Highlands and the Orkney Islands begins in Edinburgh, where you’ll meet your guide and small group. You’ll set off in the morning, winding through tranquil, sweeping landscapes and stopping at must-see historical landmarks like Stirling Castle.

During the next days, you’ll travel by minivan and ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth to the sparsely inhabited Orkney Island – an ancient archipelago comprised of around 70 islands. Savor the unspoiled scenery and touches of Viking history that surround you, including ancient standing stones and prehistoric villages like Skara Brae. Your return trip crosses the Highlands, stopping at historic landmarks like Ardvreck Castle, Culloden Moor and Clava Cairns. Enjoy active days soaking up Scottish culture and nature and evenings at your leisure in Inverness, Kirkwall and Ullapool.

Your tour includes round-trip transport, four nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse (single or twin accommodation available) and daily breakfasts.
Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed November 7, 2018
Absolutely amazing tour!

My daughter and I just returned a few days ago and couldn't say enough wonderful things about this tour. Our tour guide, Nick M, always went above and beyond to be sure we saw the natural beauty and gave us some great insights as to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indianaborntraveller
Reviewed November 6, 2018
Rabbies is the best way to see The Highlands

I did not know what to expect.Wow these guys show you the High Lands ,The Islands & so much more.I chose to stay in Hotels and this was for me the best way to go.The Guys and Girls who drive the buses are Funny yet...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank coupdeville
Reviewed October 8, 2018
Terrific tour of northern Scotland

The countryside was spectacular and spoke for itself but it was great to have such a knowledgeable guide/driver. George S. (ohh Jamie!) took good care of us even going back to a B&B to pick up a sweater I had forgotten and arranged an anniversary...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jtowell1000
Reviewed October 8, 2018
Amazing. Brilliant. Gorgeous. All the things! A review of 4 tours (June and July).

As part of an amazing 2 month holiday I went back to where my heart is - Scotland. I actually did 4 Rabbies' tours during this time and all were amazing. I first discovered Rabbie's in 2015 and I will no doubt use them again....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KellyAdl
Reviewed October 3, 2018
5 Lovely Days in the Orkneys

This September we spent 5 days on a van tour from Edinburgh to the Orkney's and back. Our guide was George. We were apprehensive about being on a tour but this one moved along nicely. George has many interesting stories and a lot of great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gordon C
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July 6, 2018|
Response from terrythy | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to go to the Edinburgh bus station and you're delivered back there too. Tip for driver is not obligated, but 10% of the trip cost is usual.