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3-Day Orkney Islands Tour from Inverness

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Leave mainland Scotland behind and travel across the North Sea to reach the Orkney Islands on this incredible 3-day trip from Inverness. Remote yet enticing, this breathtaking little collection of islands boast stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife and untold amounts of archaeological treasures. Visit the poignant Italian Chapel that was built during the Second World War, and discover the monuments known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney – collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What You'll Get


Day 1: A ferry to the Isle of Orkney

Stop At: The Italian Chapel, Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT Scotland
Stop at the charmmg chapel built by Italian prisoners of war during WWII.
Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Churchill Barriers, Scotland
The drive will take us past the Churchill Barriers built to protect the British fleet from submarines.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight: Kirkwall

Day 2: Ste back in history

Stop At: Maeshowe, Ireland Rd, Stenness KW16 3LB Scotland
Visit the magnificent chambered cairn of Maeshowe - dating back some 5000 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skara Brae B9056, Stromness KW16 3LR Scotland
Explore this Neolithic village which was exposed during storm of 1850. Previous to that it had been lost to the nation. See just how our ancestors lived.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stenness, Stenness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland
These stone are though to the the oldest in the British Isles. These enormous stones are all that is left of an ancient ceremonial site.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ring of Brodgar, B9055 You do not need to book to get into this attraction. There is free access at all times., Stromness Scotland
A massive stone circle, originally consisting of 60 stones – 36 survive today. At least 13 prehistoric burial mounds. A large rock-cut ditch surrounding the stone circle
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight: Kirkwall

Day 3: Back to the ferry

Pass By: Pentland Firth, United Kingdom
Back onto the ferry for the crossing to the mainland.

Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland
The home of the Dukes of Sutherland. Explore the castle and gardens. If we are lucky there may be a Falconry display to admire.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Luggage Restrictions: Maximum weight: 15kg. Maximum size: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm per person plus small carry on
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Local guide
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - Ring of Brodgar
  • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Departure Point
Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LT, UK

Departure Time
9:00 AM

3 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.