6-night, 5-day 'Orkney Experience' tour

Our private 'Orkney Experience' tour includes not only the Orkney Mainland and the linked South Isles, reached via the Churchill Barriers, but also the islands of Rousay and Hoy. This tour is all-inclusive, with accommodation, breakfast and à la carte dinner at a good local hotel, lunch at a suitable pub or tearoom whilst on tour, all entry fees, all ferry fares for island day trips as appropriate,  and the services of your personal archaeologist driver-guide included in the price.

Day 1 

Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.


Day 2


Travel round Scapa Flow to the Earl’s Bu and Round Kirk, Skara Brae, Skaill House, Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar.


Day 3

Full day tour to the island of Rousay, reached by a 30-minute ferry ride, to see Midhowe cairn, Midhowe Broch, Taversoe Tuick cairn and Blackhammer cairn.


Day 4 

Rennibister Earth-house, Cuween Cairn, the Churchill Barriers, the Italian Chapel  and St. Magnus’ Cathedral.


Day 5

Full day tour to the island of Hoy, reached by a 30-minute ferry ride. Visit the Martello tower, the Dwarfie Stane and Lyness Visitor Centre. Alternatively this trip can include the spectacular scenic walk to the famous Old Man of Hoy sea stack, combined with either the Dwarfie Stane or the Lyness Visitor Centre.


Day 6 


Broch of Gurness, Kirbuster Farm Museum, the Brough of Birsay, the Earl’s Palace Birsay and the Barony Mill (if open).


Day 7


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