Orkney & la Costa Extremo Norte de Escocia
Tour de 5 días

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Haga una escapada al punto más al norte de Escocia.

Itinerario

Highlights

UNESCO Heritage Sites
Ferry
Walks
Prehistoric Sites
Cathedrals
Lochs
Mountains

Lugares que visitará


- Orkney Isles

- Glencoe y Rannoch Moor

- Loch Ness

- Skara Brae y Ring of Brodgar

- Assynt y Ullapool

- La costa del extremo norte de Escocia

- Culloden o Clava Cairns

- Parque Nacional de los Cairngorms


Su viaje


Los puntos culminantes del tour son la belleza mágica y los restos prehistóricos del archipiélago de Orkney, los escabrosos extremos de la costa norte de Escocia, el Lago Ness y el bosque caledoniano del Parque Nacional de los Cairngorms.


Detalles del Tour

Salida
Check-in closes at 08.15 (tour departs at 08:30) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Regreso
19:00
Equipaje
El peso del equipaje que puede llevar en nuestros toures está limitado a 14kg. Debe componerse de una maleta de mano, similar a las que se permiten en los aviones (55cm x 45cm x 25cm aproximadamente) y un bolso pequeño con objetos personales.
Discounts

Estudiantes, mayores de 60, y niños entre 5 y 15 (desafortunadamente, no podemos llevar a menores de 5 años en nuestros tours)

Important information

  • Lleve ropa apropiada para la lluvia y calzado cómodo
  • Tour inclusions
    • Transporte en microbuses Mercedes para un servicio más personal
    • Aire Acondicionado como equipo estándar
    • Servicio de conductor/guía profesional de Rabbie's
    Tour exclusions
    • Entradas en atracciones para visitantes
    • Alojamiento

    Itinerario

    Día 1

    Le llevará al noreste pasando por Stirling a los Highlands, atravesando el paisaje dramático de Rannoch Moor y Glencoe. Los puntos culminantes de la tarde incluyen el paso por Ben Nevis, , viajar la extensión de Loch Ness incluyendo Fort Augustus y el castillo de Urquart y llegada a Inverness para pasar la noche.

    Día 2

    Le lleva hacia el norte atravesando The Black Isle, pasando por el imponente castillo de Dunrobin, antes cruzar el Pentland Firth cerca de John o´Groats a las islas de Orkney. Se quedará dos noches en Kirkwall, la capital viquinga de Orkney.

    Día 3

    Tendrá oportunidad de explorar esta fantástica y antígua isla; una tierra de contrastes donde los fértiles verdes pastos se ven bordeados de playas de doradas arenas lavadas por las aguas del Mar del Norte y el Atlántico. Puntos culminantes incluyen una visita a Skara Brae, el místico círculo de piedras prehistóricas en Brodgar, los menhires de Stenness y Maeshowe, donde en el siglo XII los Viquingos dejaron el legado de una de las mayores colecciones de inscripciones de runas nórdicas.

    Día 4

    Le devolverá atravasando el mar a los acantilados y playas arenosas de la costa del norte de Escocia, pasando Ben Loyal, Ben Hope, Durness y Assynt y una visita al castillo de Ardvreck del siglo XV. Pasará noche en el pueblo pesquero encalado de Ullapool.

    Día 5

    Por la mañana se incluyen visitas al gorgo de Corrieshalloch, los antiguos Clava Cairns y la historia sanguinaria más reciente, en el campo de la batalla de Culloden, antes de volver en dirección sur hacia Edimburgo atravesando la grandiosidad del Parque Nacional de Cairngorm, el milenario bosque de pino caledoniano y Perthshire en los Highlands.

    Itinerario (English)

    Day 1

    Departing from Edinburgh you head west towards Stirling, passing Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. You also pass Doune Castle (set of Monty Python's "Holy Grail") before stopping in the small town of Callander for a refreshment stop. You now cross over the fault line into the magnificent Highlands taking in the splendour of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle and Glen Dochart, as you travel north over the wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe. The stunning views and spectacular landscapes of our own super (extinct) volcano and scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, where many of the Clan Macdonald were slaughtered. You stop in this imposing mountain Glen so you can enjoy the spectacular views. You continue north up the Great Glen to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, travelling the whole 23 miles of the famous Loch - plenty of time to try and spot "Nessie!" You arrive at your destination of Inverness at approx 18.30 where you will be dropped off at your booked accommodation. The evening is free for you to explore the 'Capital of the Highlands'.

    Day 2

    Day 2 is an early start, leaving behind the 'Capital of the Highlands', crossing over the Black Isle, and past Andrew Carnegie's Skibo Castle. From here you drive through the northeast Highland coastline, travelling into some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery, and enjoy amazing views of some of Europe's oldest landscapes and the chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles and red deer. Onwards through Scotland's most northerly mainland village, John o' Groats, and then to Gills Bay, where you board the ferry, crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney Archipelago. From here it is a short drive to the famous Italian Chapel where we stop for a visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall, Capital of Orkney where you shall stay for two nights. Here you can visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.

    Day 3

    Day 3 is your chance to explore this fantastic, ancient island; a land of contrasts where fertile green pastures are fringed by shores of golden sands washed by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic ocean. You will visit the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae (older than the Pyramids of Egypt!), the mystical prehistoric stone circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones of Stenness. You stop in Stromness - one of Scotland's most picturesque seaboard villages and then travel onto Maeshowe, where in the 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest collections of Norse runic inscriptions. Then its back to Kirkwall for your 2nd night after what is sure to be a memorable day.

    Day 4

    Day 4 is a relaxed start to the day, as you leave Orkney and sail the Viking waters back to the mainland. From here you travel the old road right across the very top of Scotland, driving past the stunning Ben Loyal and Ben Hope mountains following the rocky cliffs and stunning golden sand beaches of our northern coastline. You then visit the far northwest highlands and the grandeur, expanse and wilderness of the mountains of Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle. From here you travel to Ullapool, situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful whitewashed fishing village where you spend your last night's stay on tour.

    Day 5

    Leaving Ullapool behind you, you take in the drama of the River Droma as it plunges 60m down into Corrieshalloch Gorge, before taking in the beautiful Loch Glascarnoch, on the way past the 'Capital of the Highlands' Inverness. You can then visit Culloden Moor, the site of The Battle of Culloden in 1746, one of the bloodiest events in our history and the last battle to have been fought on the British mainland, before taking a short drive to the ancient standing stones at Clava Cairns, made famous by Diana Gabaldon in the "Outlander" books. This prehistoric and stunning Bronze Age burial ground is one of the oldest in Scotland. From here you travel through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, hugging the Cairngorm mountain range. Lunch will be spent in these beautiful surroundings before travelling through big tree country of Perthshire, the Kingdom of Fife, and back to Edinburgh.

    Opiniones

    10 day Orkney, North Coast, Hebrides, Skye Tour

    Chip Heslip Posted on 01/10/2019

    We finished our 10 day Orkney, North Coast 500, Outer Hebrides, and Skye tour on Sunday 29 October, having left on 20 September. Jodie was our first driver / guide - - she was brilliant not only very historically knowledgeable, her ebullient personality and us of stories and music made our trip feel like we were in an Oscar winning movie! Orkney was stunning. Maeshowe, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, and Standing Stones of Stennis are mind blowing. Also great was visiting The Glupe, and the Yesnabay Rocks. The rest day in Ulapool was welcome! Not only did it give us time to do laundry, but we could absorb the atmosphere of this beautiful highland town! Our 2nd guide / driver Chris was extremely entertaining he made a great foil to Jodie. The Outer Hebrides were very interesting, if a little moonscapesque. The Butt of Lewis was incredible, but even better was Luskentyre Beach. Skye was beautiful despite the number of tourists. Thanx to Jodie and Chris as well as Rabbies for giving us a trip of a lifetime! Highest recommendation!

    Fantastic tour!

    robert sinclair Posted on 28/08/2019

    I dont often get around to doing trip reviews, but the time we had with Rabbies really deserves recognition! We did the Orkney and the North tour in July, 2019. Our guide was Seana -who was truly an encyclopedia of knowledge! She managed a group of 15 perfectly and everything was clockwork. My family was a group of six, including two children. We easily loaded in Edinburgh and away we went. Met the rest of the group further along and everyone clicked. We were never bored or at a loss for things to do or see. Stops were balanced out really well, with lots of interesting things to explore. Seana had so much insight into the area. It was like having a history professor in the bus with us!! The B+B option was nice, as places were comfortable with easy walks into the downtowns. My mother put it perfectly -never has she been anywhere with such spectacular vistas at every turn. We will surely return! Thanks Seana and Rabbies!

    Magical tour

    Kathleen Hewson Posted on 29/07/2019

    Just back from this tour with Keith Fraser as the driver. Had a great time and saw some amazing things.The mix of nationalities on the tour was good. We learned lots of history, sang some songs and shared meals not to mention the odd joke. Yes Keith the old ones are the best. The best thing was the sunrise on Wednesday morning I have never seen colours so vivid at 4.15 am. I spent a good hour just sitting on Kirwall harbour being entranced. A really good trip with a good mix of venues. Thanks Keith.

    Awe-Inspiring 10 Day Scottish Adventure!

    Donna Steve Struck Posted on 01/07/2019

    We recently returned from our 10 day Orkney, Hebrides ( Skye) tour (6/12/19-6/21/19) and thoroughly enjoyed our awe-inspiring Scottish adventure with Rabbies! Both of our tour guides (Nick for first half, Michael for second half) were personable, interesting, informative and fun and enhanced our experience. This 10 day tour (two separate 5 day tours) allowed us to see the most scenic and remote sections of Scotland in pure comfort while learning so much about Scottish history and folklore. The stories told by Nick and Michael and the Scottish and other themed music they played were wonderful, and both Nick and Michael seem to genuinely love their Rabbies career and their enthusiasm was appreciated . A special thank you to Michael for making our wedding anniversary day so special by playing us a handpicked romantic song, and for his gift. There were so many highlights on this 10 day tour .... Skara Brae on Orkney, the beautiful and adventurous NC 500 drive from John OGroats to picturesque Ullapool, the scenic Butt of Lewis and Luskentyre Beach on Harris, the Quaraing on Skye .... just to name a few. And the joyful bonus surprises like the visit to the sheep farm on Skye. We highly recommend Rabbies Tours and will be singing your praises to everyone we know. The trip of a lifetime ... BRAVO!

    Amazing tour with Sharon clanPaddy

    Nicole Eberl Posted on 23/05/2019

    We had originally booked the Islay Tour with friends. Unfortunately one of our friends had an accident and couldnt start the tour. We were very sad and didnt want to go to Islay alone and so I wrote a desperate e-mail to the Rabbis booking team. As always (it was our 5th Rabbies Tour) there was a quick response that our friends would get 90 of the cost refunded and we could be rebooked to another tour. So we landed on Orkney. It was great, everything was very well organized and despite the bad weather Sharon did everything to make sure we enjoyed the tour. With her humorous, powerful nature and her impressive, broad knowledge she made the tour a wonderful experience. Once Rabbies - always Rabbies!

    Amazing tour with Sharon clanPaddy

    Nicole Eberl Posted on 23/05/2019

    We had originally booked the Islay Tour with friends. Unfortunately onw of our friends had an accident and couldnt start the tour. We were very sad and didnt want to go to Islay alone and so I wrote a desperate e-mail to the Rabbis booking team. As always (it was our 5th Rabbies Tour) there was a quick response that our friends would get 90 of the cost refunded and we could be rebooked to another tour. So we landed on Orkney. It was great, everything was very well organized and despite the bad weather Sharon did everything to make sure we enjoyed the tour. With her humorous, powerful nature and her impressive, broad knowledge she made the tour a wonderful experience. Once Rabbies - always Rabbies!

    Scotland highlands

    Suzanne Battis Posted on 27/09/2018

    Last month we did a 5 day Scotland Highland and Orkney Island tour, we had a great time. The scenery was amazing the B Bs were great. Michael was our guide and bus driver, he was easy going and made the tour enjoyable for everyone. This was our first Rabbies tour, we then went to Ireland and did a day tour, and if I return back to the UK we certainly would do another tour.

    Awesome Driver/Escorts/Information Specialists!

    Marjorie Purdy Posted on 21/09/2018

    We were actually on the 9 day Mull, Iona, Skye and Orkney Tour (2 combined). Both Ross and Aaron were awesome drivers/information specialists! So much history to absorb and stories to remember. This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime and hopefully I will be able to revisit the iconic spots that left an impression or at least come back and trace more of family history. Thank you for such an amazing journey through the past, present and future. Food for thought .... 2 hours at Culloden was too short ) Slainte!

    Tour Experience

    Catherine and Barry Mitchell Posted on 23/06/2018

    We toured Northern Scotland and the Orkneys with Michael as our tour guide/driver. Being Scottish he gave us great insight into Scottish history and current affairs. Based on the interests of the group he was able to modify the itinerary to take in different locations or give us a bit more time at a favourite spot. He was very good at making sure that everyone was looked after, even when it was for dinner.

    Isobel macrae Posted on 07/06/2018

    A trip I will never forget amazing scenery lovely accommodation booked by Rabbie’s and our driver /tour guide Chris was brilliant. Very helpful, polite,funny,great story teller and his knowledge of the land and it’s history is outstanding.

    Alojamiento

    ¿Dónde te alojarás?

    Estancia de dos noches en Kirkwall, Orkney con una noche en Inverness y Ullapool al inicio y al final.


    ¿Cómo funciona?

    La excursión que ha elegido no incluye alojamiento, lo que significa que puede solicitarnos que reservemos un alojamiento local de calidad por usted, o puede hacerlo usted mismo.


    Quiero que Rabbie’s reserve mi alojamiento, ¿qué tengo que hacer?

    Reservaremos su alojamiento por usted y le dejaremos en la puerta. Habrá de pagar su estancia directamente en el alojamiento elegido. Le recomendamos que lleve dinero en efectivo, puesto que no todos los B&B aceptan tarjetas de crédito.

    Por motivos de disponibilidad, puede que no siempre consigamos reservar en el alojamiento que haya elegido, pero no se preocupe, le enviaremos un correo electrónico en caso de que ocurra algo grave.


    ¿Qué ocurre si quiero cambiar la reserva de alojamiento que ha realizado Rabbie’s?

    No podemos garantizar los cambios de alojamiento y, además, se encuentran sujetos a disponibilidad. Asimismo, se aplicará un cargo mínimo de modificación de 5 libras, que podrá ascender a un máximo de 20 libras, dependiendo de la duración de la excursión.


    He reservado mi propio alojamiento, ¿tengo que hacer algo más?

    Tendrá que llevar la confirmación de la reserva para presentarla en los B&B y hoteles. Al llegar a las paradas en las que vayamos a hacer noche, le llevaremos a su alojamiento, siempre y cuando se encuentre relativamente céntrico.



    ¿Qué pasa si cancelo mi tour con poco tiempo de antelación?

    Las reservas que hayan sido canceladas con menos de tres días de antelación incurrirán en los siguientes gastos de cancelación: la primera noche de alojamiento y en algunas ocasiones el total de la estancia.


    ¿Qué tipo de alojamientos hay y cuánto cuestan?

    Nuestros alojamientos se suelen encontrar en un radio de un máximo de 15 minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad. Solemos revisar con regularidad nuestros proveedores de alojamiento para asegurarnos de que las camas son cómodas y las habitaciones se encuentran limpias. Los precios que constan a continuación son orientativos.



    B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Estándar

    El baño y ducha suelen ser compartidos con otras habitaciones de la casa. El precio oscila entre las 30 y las 35 libras por persona y noche. Las habitaciones individuales estándar cuestan alrededor de 35 y 60 libras.



    B&B con baño privado

    La ducha y e instalaciones sanitarias son privadas. El precio de una habitación compartida oscila entre las 40 y las 50 libras por persona y noche. El precio de una habitación individual oscila entre las 55 y las 65 libras por noche.

    En temporada alta, los precios pueden ascender a 75 u 80 libras por noche. Las habitaciones en Oban, Portree e Inverness, con vistas, pueden ser más caras.

    En Irlanda, los precios de los B&B oscilan entre los 45 y 55 euros por persona y noche.


    Hotel

    Los hoteles cuentan con bar o restaurante y disponen de servicio de comida. El desayuno suele encontrarse incluido en el precio. Los hoteles de 3 * cuestan entre 65 y 85 libras por persona y noche. Los hoteles de 4 * cuestan entre 75 y 120 libras por persona y noche.

    En Irlanda, el precio de los hoteles oscila entre los 55 y los 65 euros por persona y noche.


    Albergues

    Los albergues constan de dormitorios de 4 a 16 literas. No se proporcionan toallas, aunque se pueden alquilar. Los baños se suelen encontrar a poca distancia de las habitaciones. Las cocinas se encuentran disponibles para todos los huéspedes, y están equipadas para que cada uno se prepare su propia comida. El precio de los albergues oscila entre las 15 y las 25 libras por noche.

    Podrá elegir entre un dormitorio mixto (hombres y mujeres en una misma habitación) o una habitación de un solo sexo (únicamente hombres o mujeres en la misma habitación). Si tuviera alguna preferencia a este respecto, háganoslo saber en el momento de realizar la reserva.


    Tengo más preguntas, ¿quién puede ayudarme?

    Si tiene más preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros llamando al número +44(0)131 226 3133, o escribiéndonos un correo electrónico a rooms@rabbies.com.


    Preguntas Frecuentes

    Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

    The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

    Is there parking close to the departure point?

    We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

    When should I get to the departure point?

    Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

    What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

    If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

    What are your cancellation policies?

    We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

    What is a guaranteed departure?

    It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

    Can I pre-book a specific seat?

    Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

    Are there toilets on the bus?

    Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

    How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

    We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

    Do you take children on your tours?

    We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

    You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

    How much time do I get off the bus?

    We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

    Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

    We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

    Do we need to bring our own lunch?

    You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

    Should I tip the driver-guide?

    Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

    What about travel insurance?

    We advise you take out travel insurance.

    What is ABTOT?

    You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

    I have more questions, who can help me?

    If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com , or check out our full FAQs .

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