Escape to Scotland’s northern extremes with Rabbies' 5 Day Orkney Explorer! Enjoy the magic, ancient history and the undisturbed tranquility of the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa and the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye. Departs Mondays
Highlights: ~ Oban ~ Iona and Staffa ~ Eilean Donan Castle ~ Glenfinnan and the ‘Harry Potter’ viaduct ~ White sands of Morar ~ Isle of Skye ~ Castle Stalker ~ Quiraing mountain pass ~ Mull ~ Loch Ness
Stay 2 nights in Oban ~ seafood capital of Scotland, and 2 nights in the picturesque harbour town of Portree, on the Isle of Skye.
Day 1 Highlights include Loch Lomond National Park, Inveraray, seat of the Campbell clan, and the heart of the ancient Scots kingdom of Dalriada, before staying in the beautiful harbour town of Oban for 2 nights.
Day 2** is an island adventure exploring the dramatic southern coastlines of Hebridean Mull and the peace and tranquillity of Iona - birthplace of Celtic Christianity and traditional burial ground of Scottish Kings. It also gives you the option to take a boat trip to Staffa.
Day 3 takes you north along the west coast, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and visiting Glencoe. Then on to Fort William, where you will take the ‘Road to the Isles’ which passes Glenfinnan with its viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films and the white Sands of Morar before catching the ferry over the sea to Skye, where you stay in the picturesque harbour town of Portree for 2 nights.
Day 4 focuses on exploring Skye including the wild north of the island, the Old Man of Storr, the mountain pass of the Quiraing and Skye’s most westerly point at Neist.
Day 5 returns you through the Cuillin Mountains to the mainland to Eilean Donan Castle (set of Highlander) and the dramatic mountain scenery of Glen Garry, past the 5 Sisters of Kintail and, on to eerie Loch Ness, the central Highlands, Pitlochry and Edinburgh.
**Day 2 is an early start because there is so much to see and do, so you might miss your breakfast porridge and kippers!
Accommodation - the tour price does NOT include accommodation but this gives you an opportunity to choose your budget and the type of accommodation you wish to stay in and Rabbies will book it for you - Hostel, B&B or Hotel - please refer to the booking form on the web site for prices. Please note that in the case of late bookings accommodation availability and choice may be restricted and they cannot guarantee to find your first choice. There is usually a supplement for single rooms.
Meals and snacks.
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
All ferry and bridge crossings except optional sea trip to Staffa.
Rabbie's Discount Card - money off restaurants, shopping and attractions.
Min Age5 years
Tour Vehicle TypeMini Coach
Departure Point207 High St, Edinburgh
Expected return Time19:00 approx (day 5) Returns to Waverley Bridge opposite Waverley Train Station
Duration of Tour5 days
Months of OperationApril, May, June, July, August, September, October
Rates & Dates
Adult Prices: £275
Discount Prices: £255
Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16.
Rabbies regret they do not carry children under 5 years.
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
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