Highlights of Orkney15th Aug 2024

Highlights of Orkney

From:$2,770

Summary

Surrounded by an endless sky and a powerful sea, over the centuries the ancient farming communities on the Orkney Islands constructed huge monuments which now litter the landscape. The four monuments that make up the heart of Neolithic Orkney are unquestionably some of the most important in Europe - the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae; the giant chambered grave of Maeshowe; the atmospheric Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle, a mysterious wide circle of standing stones some over 5m tall, and the Stones of Stenness, four huge megaliths that once formed an elliptical circle of 12 stones. Our tour visits all of these sites and will also include a special visit to the Ness of Brodgar to coincide with the seasonal excavations taking place.

Orkney

5 Days

Active

Deposit$650

Full Price$2770

(excludes flights)

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$2,770

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What to Expect

  • Admire the megalithic Standing Stones of Stenness and discover the enigmatic Ring of Brodgar
  • Explore the Stone Age mausoleum of Maeshowe whose internal walls were later graffitied by Vikings
  • Visit the Neolithic site of the Ness of Brodgar, which has been under excavation for nearly 20 years


Day by Day Itinerary

Kirkwall

Meet at our hotel in Kirkwall for an introductory lecture and group dinner.

Meals includedDinner

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