Multi-day trip

Edinburgh: Orkney, North Coast 500, & Hebrides 8-Day Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

Edinburgh: Orkney, North Coast 500, & Hebrides 8-Day Tour

Activity provider: Haggis Adventures

From US$ 1,209.29 per person

An awesome 8-day adventure that takes you to far-flung isles, ancient landscapes, quaint villages, and cultural sights. Be ready for the famous North Coast 500, Orkney, and the Hebrides on a bus full of banter, Scottish stories, myths, and legends.

About this activity

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Duration 8 days
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 16 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the spellbinding and remote Orkney Islands
  • Take in the wild and rugged North Coast 500
  • Venture through scenic landscapes of the Outer Hebrides of Lewis and Harris
  • Discover dramatic cliffs on the Isle of Skye
  • Hop on a 2 hour-ride on the Jacobite Steam Train aka the 'Hogwarts Express'
Full description
Day 1: Edinburgh to Loch Ness Depart from Edinburgh and travel north, taking in beautiful cathedrals, a local Scottish whisky distillery, historical sites, and even Outlander film locations! Day highlights include: •Dunkeld •Whisky distillery •Culloden Battlefield •Clava Cairns Day 2: Loch Ness to Orkney Discover the awe-inspiring North Coast 500 and explore fairy-tale castles, impressive cliff scenery, and beaches on Orkney Island. Day highlights include: •North Coast of Scotland •Dunrobin Castle •Italian Chapel •Orkney •Kirkwall Day 3: Orkney Let your guide bring Orkney's fascinating history to life and experience the magic of an ancient Neolithic village up close. Visit mysterious stone circles and wild coastlines and go puffin-spotting by the cliffs. Highlights include: •Skara Brae •Ring of Brodgar •Stones of Stennes Day 4: Orkney to Ullapool Bid farewell to Orkney and get ready for dramatic caves and zipline adventures (optional/weather permitting) before continuing to the picturesque fishing port of Ullapool. Highlights include: •Duncansby Head •Smoo Cave Durness •Ullapool Day 5: Ullapool to Stornoway Explore the impressive landscapes of Lewis and Harris and immerse yourself in the magnificent historical, natural and cultural heritage the islands have to offer. Highlights include: •Callanish Standing Stones •Gearrannan Blackhouse Day 6: Stornoway to Portree Learn all about the ancient skill of making Harris Tweed before dipping your toes in the turquoise waters of white sandy beaches. Venture to the Isle of Skye, where jaw-dropping mountains and famous rock formations await. Highlights include: •Luskentyre beach – Harris •Harris Distillery •Quiraing •Old Man of Storr •Lealt Falls Day 7: Portree After an action-packed 6 days of exploring, today is an opportunity to chill out, explore or get active at your own pace. From Portree, you can set off into the hills for a long hike, relax by the sea, or simply sit and watch the world go by. There is a shuttle bus to the Fairy Pools and wildlife cruises which depart from the harbour: dolphins, whales and sea eagles often show up around these parts! Day 8: Portree to Edinburgh Step into the shoes of the world-famous wizard that is Harry Potter and hop on the Jacobite Steam Train (optional add-on). Look out for Ben Nevis, the UK’s tallest mountain, as we pass Fort William, then we begin the road south with a stop in the dramatic Glen Coe and heading back to Edinburgh. Highlights include: •Jacobite Steam Train (optional) •Glencoe •Rannoch Moor •The Kelpies
Includes
  • Transportation (including ferry crossings)
  • Legendary guide
  • Multi-share dorm bed hostel accommodation, mixed dorms with men and women, up to 12 beds
  • All ferry crossings
  • Entrance & ticket fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Check-in starts 15 minutes before departure time at our office on the Royal Mile, 60 High Street, Edinburgh.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The accommodation is in multi-share hostel dorms with females and males mixed (up to 12 beds per room)

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