Ancient Orkney Tour

Ancient Orkney Tour

Day 1. Ferry to Orkney

Leaving from Preston, Lancashire we will head north to the Aberdeen ferry terminal, from where we will travel to Orkney via North Link Ferry and book into the fine Standing Stones hotel, our home for the next four nights, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Days 2-3-4-5. Tour of Orkney Ancient & Mystical

Over the next three days we will explore the famous ancient sites of Orkney including the magnificent Maes Howe, the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, the Great Sacred Monuments of Stennes’, chambered tombs, Souterrains, standing Stones and ancient settlements.  These are some of the most important Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in Europe.

For the first time we aim to take the ferry across to the island of Hoy, to visit the unusual chambered tomb known as the Dwarfie Stane, amazingly carved out of one massive rock.

We will also be visiting the historical and fascinating Italian Church and Kirkwall, the island’s capital and the place of the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral and the Earl’s Palace.  hopefully we will end the final day with an evening walk along the Gloup of Mull Head cliff tops to the remains of an early church overlooking the sea.

Then in the evening we will take the overmight ferry back to Aberdeen, with cabin shared with one other (room basis only).

Day 6. Recumbent Stone Circles of Aberdeen

The famous Recumbent Stone Circles of Aberdeen are a phenomenon of the ancient world, left to us by our ancestors and we will be visiting two or three of these before the tour ends with the drive south and home.

Ancient Orkney Tour

Price for the 6 day Tour - £1,400

(Single Supplement for rooms on land – £100)

Cost Includes accommodation at the Standing Stones Hotel on a B&B basis, ferry crossings, one with a cabin on a room only basis and shared with one other.)