Orkney Islands Day Trip From John O'Groats

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Explore the Orkney Islands on this day trip from John O'Groats. Take the ferry and island hop across the Churchill Barriers to visit Kirkwall, home to the magnificent Viking cathedral of St Magnus. Step back 5,000 years as you enter the village of Skara Brae and on your way home drop by the Italian Chapel.

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Leaving John O'Groats, this day trip to the Orkney Islands departs every summer morning. Cross the Pentland Firth to the Islands by ferry in just 40 minutes. The Firth is rich in marine wild life and the many isolated islands provide secure breeding places for thousands of sea birds. Look out for seals and whales along the way.

Island hop across the Churchill Barriers which thread together five islands to form the Eastern boundary of Scapa Flow. Visit the capital town, Kirkwall, home to the magnificent Viking cathedral of St Magnus, and the lovely little village of Stromness, last port of call for sailing ships on their way to the Americas. Then step back 5,000 years as you enter the Neolithic village of Skara Brae. This Village was hidden under sand dunes, perfectly preserved, until uncovered 150 years ago during a winter storm.

On your way back to the ferry in the evening there will be a stop at the Italian Chapel. Beautifully constructed inside two "nissen" huts using only basic raw materials, the beauty of the Chapel must be seen to be appreciated.

Inclusions for Orkney Islands Day Trip From John O'Groats

  • Ferry crossing
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by coach

Exclusions for Orkney Islands Day Trip From John O'Groats

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees to Skara Brae
  • Entrance fees to Italian chapel

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was an amazing trip. The bus driver was humerous and informative and we saw a lot in one day. I would highly recommend this trip,

  • Very well organised and informative. An enjoyable day trip.

  • Very entertaining.

  • The most amazing trip around Orkney. Great commentary from Stuart our driver and the scenery, archaeological sites and overall experience exceeded expectations. I recommend doing research on Orkney history before going as it will only enhance your tour although Stuarts explanation was brilliant. As a travel agent i highly recommend this trip

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