Highlights of Orkney

5 days

From $1,865

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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.

Please note: It is possible to link this tour with our Shetland tour meeting in Lerwick on 21st July.  Ferry and overnight accommodation can be arranged – please contact us for details.

Tour highlights:

  • 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
  • Climb into the Tomb of the Eagles at Isbister, a stalled cairn built before 3000BC

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Today's Price
$1,865

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of $149, was $750.

Single supplement: $230

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Peter Yeoman

Guide Lecturer

Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
July 21 2021 AORK210721 July 21 2021 (Wednesday) July 25 2021 (Sunday) Peter Yeoman $1,865
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$230 Book Now
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