Short ferry journey of 25 minutes from Tingwall on Orkney’s Mainland to Rousay.
- Eynhallow Sound – Journey over Eynhallow Sound to the island of Rousay. Overview of the Iron Age fortifications that once dominated the area. Beautiful views over the sea. We will try and spot a variety of sea birds and sea mammals.
- Trumland Visitor Centre – Great interpretation centre of Rousay’s history from ancient times to present day. We will spend about 10 minutes here.
- Blackhammer and Taversoe Tuick – We will take a short journey to visit these impressive Neolithic cairns. Human and animal remains were found inside, along with a number of other items including flint.
- Midhowe Cairn – This Neolithic cairn dates from around 3500BC and is one of the largest of its kind at 23 meters long (75ft). The tomb is an impressive site, which has a large shelter over the top of it. The remains of 25 individual were found when excavated.
- Lunch – Light lunch at the Taversoe Hotel or Pier Head bar.
- Midhowe Broch – Visit this impressive Iron Age fortification. Built by the Pictish people, there would have been a number of these around Rousay’s shores.
- Crannogs – We will visit the site of two Iron Age fortified settlements on artificial islands known as Crannogs, which sit on the beautiful Wasbister Loch.
- Saviskaill – From Wasbister Loch we take a short drive to Saviskaill Beach. Here we will do our best to spot seals and a number of sea birds. This is a very sheltered beach. We could have a flask of tea and some Orkney biscuits.
Scenic drive to ferry – Ferry back to Tingwall.
Our exclusive tour vehicle accommodates up to 8 guests. If you would like more information or to enquire about this tour send an enquiry directly from this website.