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Tour Orkney on a highly personalized small group tour of Scotland. We can incude a Tour of Orkney as part of a longer tour of Scotland, or as a tour on its own.

Here is a sample 5 day, 4 night Tour Orkney itinerary: Sample Tour of Orkney which includes ferries to the Orkney Islands, all accommodation, breakfast and evening meals. All ground transportation in Scotland, and an experienced driver/tour guide. Orkney Tour includes; The Highland Park Distillery, The Ring of Brodgar, Maes Howe, The Churchill Barriers, The Italian Chapel, Skara Brae, and St Magnus Cathedral and much more.

Collect you at Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport.

Drive to North Scotland to Forss House near Thurso, via Loch Ness, Inverness and Dornoch, stopping at points of interest along the way.

Day 1: Overnight at Forss Country House. Forss House is a delightful 1810 country home nestling in 20 acres of woodland, below a waterfall, on the gently meandering River Forss. In truth there can be few finer spots to linger in the big sky country; a place where time always seems to be on your side. A 13 bedroom family owned hotel Forss House is a comfortable haven that puts you instantly at ease with a welcoming staff keen to look after you.

Day 2: Ferry to Stromness. Overnight at Merkister Hotel, Harray. Situated on the shore of Harray Loch, the Merkister hotel stands in its own grounds in a wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. The merkister has fourteen bedrooms, all but one are en suite. All rooms have colour television, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and a host of extras. Visit choice of historic sites throughout the day.

Day 3: Overnight at at Foveran Hotel, St Ola. Foveran is a warm and inviting family-run hotel and restaurant, offering accommodation on the Orkney Mainland, an ideal base to further explore the splendour of Orkney. Only three miles from Orkney's main town of Kirkwall, on the A964, Foveran sits in an area of unspoilt countryside, offering guests beautiful views over Scapa Flow. Visit choice of historic sites throughout the day.

Day 4: Return ferry to Scrabster. Drive South through Caithness to Dornoch via Tongue and Lairg. Overnight at Dornoch Castle Hotel. Steeped in Scottish history and fascinating legends, the 15th century Dornoch Castle firmly stands its ground opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral. Set in private and beautifully manicured gardens, this Castle still bears an air of magnificence and grace.

Day 5: Drive South through Scotland to Edinburgh or Glasgow and your point of departure from Scotland, or your next location if you are continuing to Tour Scotland.

If you would like to Tour Orkney on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please E-Mail Me.:
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