Orkney Explorer

Orkney Explorer Itinerary –

  • Collection from accommodation @ 9:00am.
  • Scenic drive to West Mainland and Neolithic Orkney World Heritage. Pointing out coastal scenery, wildlife.
  • Yesnaby
    Short drive to Yesnaby to see the most stunning views over the North Atlantic. Spot Great Skuas and Puffins. Try and spot the very rare Primula Scotica only found on Orkney.
  • Skara Brae
    3200 BC.  See great presentations, the Neolithic House mock-up and walk to the Neolithic Village. Amazing views of the Atlantic.
  • Skaill House
    Skaill House is the finest mansion in Orkney steeped in 5000 years of history. It stands imposingly on the Atlantic coast of Orkney and just 200m from the world famous Neolithic village of Skara Brae.
  • Ring of Brodgar
    A large circle of Neolithic Stones dating back to 3000 BC. Originally there were 60 stones, 27 remain today. See how the Ring of Brodgar played an important part in WWII.
  • Ness of Brodgar (July 12th – August 22nd only)
    Visit this magnificent 5000 year old Neolithic Cathedral Complex. Meet the team of Archaeologists and discover the mysteries surround this amazing ancient Orkney site.
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
    Guided tour around this wonderful 3100 BC henge monument site. See the ‘Watch Stone’.

Lunchtime – Standing Stones Hotel

  • Scapa Flow
    Scenic drive back to East Mainland, passing by Scapa Flow. Learn about the history of Scapa Flow from the Vikings to present day.
  • Churchill Barriers
    Learn about construction of the Churchill Barriers, the Blockships and Boom Defence.
  • Italian Chapel
    Built by Italian POWs in the Second World War. Hear about the lives of the Italian prisoners who built the chapel and their internment in Orkney until September 1944.
  • Scenic drive back to Kirkwall, passing by St Mary’s village. Try and spot Otters, they are seen in this area.
  • St Magnus Cathedral
    Guided tour around Britain’s most northerly Cathedral. Learn about its powerful Viking and Medieval past.
  • Drop off @ accommodation approx. 16:30pm.

Tour Notes:

  1. Tour plan may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
  2. Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as well as comfortable walking shoes.

If you would like more information or to enquire about this tour send an enquiry directly from this website.