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Orkney & The Castle of Mey

Orkney & The Castle of Mey

Our spell-binding break will include a guided tour of the Orkney Isles, and visits to Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar, as well as admission into Dunrobin Castle and The Castle of Mey.

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Discover panoramic Scottish views, captivating landscapes, bountiful wildlife and over 5000 years of history on our adventure to Orkney! Our spell-binding break will include a guided tour of the Orkney Isles, and visits to Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar, as well as admission into Dunrobin Castle and The Castle of Mey.

 

Includes

Return coach travel

5 nights half board

Entrance to Dunrobin Castle & The Castle of Mey

Full day excursion to the Orkney Islands with a local guide covering the World Heritage Sites of Scara Brae, Stones of Stenness & Ring of Brodgar, Skaill House and Scapa Flow

Visits to John O’Groats & Inverness

Free time in Thurso

 

Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.

FRIDAY

We head north through the stunning British landscape and rolling countryside to our overnight hotel located in Perth.

SATURDAY

On the way to our main hotel in Thurso, we visit Dunrobin Castle, with admission included. Situated on the east coast of the Northern Highlands, overlooking the Moray Firth, it is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed the Houses of Parliament.

SUNDAY

After breakfast we visit Castle Mey & Gardens, with admission included. This was one of the much-adored homes of the Queen Mother, who saved it from ruin in 1952. With glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the Queen Mother was in residence. On our way back to the hotel this afternoon, we enjoy a brief stop at John o' Groats, a Highland village known for its dramatic, unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife.

MONDAY

Today, enjoy a voyage of discovery on a coach guided tour of the magical Orkney Islands. Cameras at the ready, because here, you will have the opportunity to see the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, plus Scapa Flow.

TUESDAY

We make our way to Inverness - the largest town and cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Here, we enjoy free time before travelling to our overnight hotel in Perth.

WEDNESDAY

We retrace our footsteps home.

Pentland Hotel ***, Thurso

(3 nights half board)

 

Beachfront

 

 

Centrally located in Thurso, our hotel features a restaurant serving fresh Caithness seafood, a lounge bar and provides free Wi-Fi access in public areas. Guest rooms come with a flat-screen cable TV, a desk, coffee and tea facilities and a view of the garden.

 

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Wi-Fi

 

Overnight Hotel: Salutation Hotel ***, Perth

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Alfreton, Hall Street Alfreton - Surcharge £15pp,
Hall Street, Bus station, DE55 7BT
Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Beeston, Lace Road Beeston Lace Road, behind the Cricketers pub
NG9 2LA
Bulwell Aldi Bus Stop Bulwell, Aldi Bus stop SW12
Sellers Wood drive, NG6 8GE
Chesterfield Bus Station Chesterfield Coach Station,, Beckingham Way
S40 1TH
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
East Midlands Parkway East Midlands Parkway
Nottingham, NG11 0EB
Heanor Market Place Heanor Market Place, Wilmott Street Surcharge £15p
(Market Square side) DE75 7EG
Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd Ilkeston, Wharncliffe Rd, Surcharge £15pp
Market Place, DE7 5GF
Leicester, St Margarets St Margarets Bus Station, Bus Bay SV, Leicester
Gravel Street, Leicester LE1 3AG
Long Eaton, The Green Long Eaton, The Green
Outside Wilkinsons, NG10 1HQ
Loughborough Amber rooms Loughborough Amber rooms, The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Meadowhall Interchange Meadow Hall Interchange, Bay C3
Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1EP
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Ripley, Market Place Ripley, Market Place, Surcharge £15pp
Express Stand DE5 3FJ
Sheffield Pond Hill Pond Hill, Opposite Penny Black Public House
S1 2BG
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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