Orkney Highlights

This is a leisurely tour of Orkney’s beautiful West Mainland.

We pass 5,000 year old World Heritage Site Stone Circles – the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness. We see a tidal island at the Brough of Birsay and cliffs at Yesnaby.

We enjoy views over Scapa Flow, hugely important to the Vikings and in the last 200 years as a sheltered anchorage.  Discover Orkney’s contribution to Arctic exploration and our numerous War Firsts. Find out about the scuttling of the interned German Fleet on Midsummer’s Day 1919.  Hear of the daring raid by U47 and the tragedy of the sinking of the Royal Oak, just six weeks into World War II.

Some guests may prefer to leave out Yesnaby and visit the towns of Kirkwall or Stromness to visit St Magnus Cathedral, soak up the atmosphere and visit our thriving craft and jewellery shops.

 

or tour St.Magnus Cathedral.