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Orkney & The Highlands

Back-Roads Touring

Orkney & The Highlands

4 days / 3 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £946

From misty crags and heather-clad moors to wild and windswept islands, Orkney and the Highlands are the stuff of legend. Explore dramatic landscapes and towns steeped in Viking history. And discover ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.

To book this scenic 4 day Orkney and the Highlands short break with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 ref: T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

Orkney & The Highlands
Your Tour Itinerary

Your Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Inverness - Strathpeffer - Orkney

From Inverness our road heads north, between soaring peaks and wide valleys, to Strathpeffer – a stylish Victorian spa town. Then we leave land behind and sail to Orkney. Kirkwall, first settled by the Vikings, is our home for the next two nights.

Day 2 Orkney

Today takes us to Orkney’s distant past. We walk in the footsteps of ancient islanders at the mysterious Maes Howe tomb, Skara Brae Neolithic village and the mystical Ring of Brodgar. Next comes Iron Age Broch of Gurness and, if the tides are on our side, an atmospheric walk to Brough of Birsay island. (B, D)

Day 3 Orkney - Wick

From the St Magnus Cathedral to the Bishop’s Palace, there are plenty of Norse sites to see on our doorstep in Kirkwall. Then it’s time to taste Scotland’s finest whiskies at the Highland Park Distillery. Afternoon takes us to Scapa Flow, with its famous Italian chapel. Then it’s aboard the ferry to the mainland, where we enjoy a farewell together in Wick. (B, D)

Day 4 Wick - Dunrobin Castle - Inverness

Dunrobin Castle’s white towers and formal gardens usher in our final day. Then it’s time to travel back to Inverness, along a meandering coastal road and over the Dornoch and Cromarty Firths, with unforgettable views at every turn. (B)

Tour Inclusions

Tour Inclusions

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in boutique hotels
  • Experienced Back-Roads tour leader
  • Luxury mini-coach transportation
  • Ferry crossings
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily (B)
  • Two evening meals (D)
  • Whisky tasting
  • Entrance fee included to: Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Broch of Gurness, Brough of Birsay, Earl’s Palace Kirkwall, Bishop’s Palace Kirkwall, Highland Park Distillery and Dunrobin Castle
Departure Dates & Prices 2017 Orkney & The Highlands - Tour code ORK

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 Orkney & The Highlands - Tour code ORK

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + Tour Code

Date

Twin Double

Single

Date

Twin Double

Single

May 2, 23

£995
£946

£1095
£1041

August 15

£995
£946
£1095
£1041

June 13

£995
£946

£1095
£1041

September 5, 19

£995
£946
£1095
£1041

July 25

£995
£946

£1095
£1041

 

Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room. Single supplemets as shown. 

All holidays subject to Back Roads Touring Terms and Conditions

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Back-Roads Touring

Orkney & The Highlands

4 days / 3 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £946

From misty crags and heather-clad moors to wild and windswept islands, Orkney and the Highlands are the stuff of legend. Explore dramatic landscapes and towns steeped in Viking history. And discover ancient sites whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years.

To book this scenic 4 day Orkney and the Highlands short break with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 ref: T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price 

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The Back-Roads Difference

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Stay two nights on the Orkney Islands, home to some of the most ancient sites in Europe
  • Explore Orkney at a leisurely pace, taking in countless archaeological treasures
  • Travel beautiful coastal and countryside roads through the Highlands
Small groups up to 15

Small groups up to 15

With tour sizes of up to 15 guests, our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked.

Why Back-Roads Touring

Why Back-Roads Touring

Mini-Coaches  

On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches. Think comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.

Along the way, your tour leader can offer intriguing insights about the sights we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each region as well as its culture.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Boutique Hotels

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.