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Orkney Day Trip

Join us to explore some of the most popular sites across Orkney on this express tour...


For this tour you have the option to join the tour by catching the ferry from Gills Bay (Pentland ferries), where our coach will collect you from St Margaret’s Hope to start the tour. The ferry will take approximately an hour which is enough time to grab a refreshment on the ferry before arriving at the port. There is also an optional pick up at the Kirkwall Bus Station, however, please note if you join the tour here you will NOT have the Italian Chapel Visit included. Please make sure you are selecting the correct ticket as a standard Adults and Child's ticket does not include the ferry.


Tour Highlights Include:


3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney:


  • (1) Visit to Skara Brae included


       Over 5000 years ago Skara Brae was a thriving village, this attraction allows you to step back in time and explore this Neolithic settlement.


  • (2) Visit to Ring of Brodgar included. This spectacular Neolithic stone circle (originally consisted of 60 stones, however now only 36 survive today),13 Bronzeage burial mounds, and a large rock-cut ditch surround the stone circle. 


  • (3) Drive by Standing Stones of Stenness. The stones are over 5000 years old and the oldest henge circle in the UK over a 1000 years older than stone henge.


  • Visit to the Italian Chapel included (subject to pick up point)The beautiful Italian Chapel was built during the World Warr II by Italian Prisoners.


  • Drive by Scapa Flow The largest natural harbour in the northern hemisphere and headquarters of the Royal Navy during WW1 and WW2.


  • Drive along the 4 Churchill barriers linking the southern Islands still with some “block” ships dating back to 1914.


  • Free time in Kirkwall Explore the largest town in Orkney, home to the magnificent eleventh century St Magnus Cathedral, and boasts many independent retailers.


Important Information:


  • For bookings, your date of birth is required. We have adult, under 12 & under 7 rates available. You may be required to provide proof of age for attractions.


  • If you will be catching the ferry, this check in closes 30 minutes prior to departure. Please ensure you are at the ferry in plenty time, no refunds will be provided if you are late for the ferry.


  • All bookings are non-refundable or transferable.


  • In the case of low sales on certain dates, we may contact you 5 days prior to cancel your booking. In this case you will receive a full refund or can transfer to an alternative date.


  • Parking is available at Pentland Ferries Gills Bay, Canisbay, Wick, KW1 4YB

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Kirkwall Bus Station Kirkwall Bus Station (Bay 8)
Pentland Ferries Pentland Ferries at Gills Bay

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