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Tour code: BEHOHII-0

Tour Inclusions

Orkney & the Highlands

  • 4 days
  • Scotland
  • Max 15 Passengers


Discover dramatic landscapes, towns steeped in Viking history and ancient sites - whose roots stretch back over 5,000 years - on this fascinating journey through the Orkney Islands and the Highlands of Scotland.

Map of Orkney & the Highlands | BRT
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy a two-night stay in Orkney, the home of some of Europe's most ancient sites
  • Explore the impressive Dunrobin Castle and its gardens
  • Travel beautiful coastal and countryside roads through the Highlands

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Inverness - Strathpeffer - Orkney

    Our journey through the misty crags and heather-clad moors of Scotland will begin in Inverness today. After meeting the group, we’ll admire the staggering vistas of soaring peaks and wide valleys as our road takes us north. Our first stop of the day will be Strathpeffer – a stylish Victorian spa town, where we’ll have some free time to explore. Afterwards, we’ll leave land behind and sail to Orkney on a short ferry journey, complete with an abundance of scenic views. Kirkwall, first settled by the Vikings, will be our home for the next two nights. Accommodation: The Ferry Inn (or similar)

  • Day 2 - Orkney

  • Day 3 - Orkney - Wick

  • Day 4 - Wick - Dunrobin Castle - Inverness

Tour Inclusions


3 nights in boutique accommodation

The Crew

Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver


Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 28th July 2019
    Review rating
    The two staff were friendly and helpful, went to many locations that bigger vehicles wouldn't go too. Only criticism was the time of the start of the tour was wrong. We were informed the tour started at 8am and get there 10 to 15 mins before but the tour didn't start until 8.30.
  • 22nd July 2019
    Review rating
    A bit more expensive than other tours but slower pace and increased hotel comfort where available plus standard of included dinners made it worthwhile
  • 21st July 2019
    Review rating
    Went to all the right spots. Covered a lot in the time available. We were able to do it at our own pace, never pushed for time.