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Discover Orkney AOR

Tour Duration 7 Days
  • Birsay Palace
  • Standing Stones
  • Papa Westray Beach
  • Birdwatching on clifftops
  • Birsay
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Simple
  • Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

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Orkney Discovery Tour

Discover the beautiful landscapes, world-famous archaeological sites and birdlife of the Orkney Isles. Highlights include the Stone Age village of Skara Brae, a Viking cathedral, puffin colonies and wildflowers. Along the way, we enjoy generous Scottish hospitality and experience the relaxed pace of island life.

Tour Highlights

  • Breathtaking landscapes - Exploring some of Britain's most pristine regions and largest bird colonies on foot
  • Ancient History - Discovering Iron Age villages and Neolithic sites including Skara Brae
  • Orcadian and Norse traditions - Unearthing the history, heritage and local traditions of these islands


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Kirkwall

  • 2
    Exploring Stenness and Kirkwall

  • 3
    Exploring Scara Brae and Birsay

  • 4
    Island of Hoy

  • 5
    Morning in Kirkwall; sailing to Westray

  • 6
    Exploring Papa Westray

  • 7
    Explore Westray; ferry to Kirkwall where tours ends

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Included meals 6 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Public Bus, Ferry
6 nights Simple Hostel
Tour Staff
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Group Size
Generally 10 - 16