Fuggite nell'angolo più settentrionale della Scozia.
Posti che esplorerai
- Isole Orkney
- Glencoe e Rannoch Moor
- Loch Ness
- Skara Brae e Ring of Brodgar
- Assynt e Ullapool
- La costa più a nord della Scozia
- Culloden o Clava Cairns
- Cairngorms National Park
Fuggite nell'angolo più settentrionale della Scozia. I punti salienti del tour sono la bellezza magica e i resti preistorici dell'arcipelago delle Orkney, le aspre estremità della costa settentrionale della Scozia, Loch Ness e le foreste Caledonian del Cairngorms National Park.
Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni
Vi dirigete verso nordovest, oltre Stirling nelle Highlands, viaggiando attraverso il drammatico panorama di Rannoch Moor e Glencoe. I punti salienti del vostro pomeriggio includono passare il Ben Nevis, viaggiare per tutta la lunghezza di Loch Ness incluso Fort Augustus e Urquhart Castle, prima di arrivare a Inverness per la notte.
Proseguite a nord attraverso Black Isle, passando l'imponente Dunrobin Castle, prima di attraversare il Pentland Firth da vicino a John o’ Groats fino alle isole Orkney. Alloggiate nella città vichinga e capitale delle Orkney, Kirkwall, per due notti.
L'occasione per esplorare questa fantastica e antica isola; una terra di contrasti nella quale i verdi pascoli sono incorniciati da litorali dalle sabbie gialle, bagnati dalle acque del Mare del Nord e dell'Oceano Atlantico. Tra i punti salienti vi sono una visita a Skara Brae, il mistico e preistorico cerchio di pietre a Brodgar, le pietre erette di Stenness, e Maeshowe, dove nel XII secolo i vichinghi lasciarono una delle maggiori raccolte di iscrizioni runiche norvegesi.
Ritornate via mare alle scogliere e alle spiagge sabbiose della drammatica costa settentrionale scozzese, passando per Ben Loyal, Ben Hope, Durness e Assynt al castello Ardvreck del XV secolo, e vi fermate per una notte a Ullapool, un pittoresco villaggio di pescatori, imbiancato a calce.
La mattina include visite a Corrieshalloch Gorge, l'antica Clava Cairns e la storia più recente e sanguinaria del terreno di battaglia di Culloden, prima di tornare a sud attraversando la grandiosità del Cairngorm National Park, l'antica foresta di pini Caledonian e Highland Perthshire fino a Edimburgo.
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 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 2 nights. Here you can visit Kirkwall's magnificent Viking Cathedral and its historic winding streets.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tu rimani due notti a Kirkwall, Orkney con una notte a Inverness e Ullapool prima e dopo.
Il tuo tour esclude la sistemazione; ma quando prenoti, puoi chiederci di prenotare un alloggio locale per te, oppure puoi scegliere di prenotare il tuo alloggio nei luoghi notturni.
Una volta prenotato il tour, prenoteremo tutto il tuo alloggio e il tuo autista ti lascerà con i padroni di casa. Pagherai direttamente il tuo alloggio. La maggior parte non accetta carte di credito, quindi preparati a pagare in contanti.
Le modifiche all'alloggio non possono essere garantite e sono soggette a disponibilità. Si applicherà una tassa di modifica.
Dovrai contattarci con i dettagli della tua sistemazione. Si prega di prenotare solo l'alloggio all'interno delle città durante la notte in cui il tour si ferma. L'autista ti lascerà all'alloggio prescelto purché sia relativamente centrale.
Se annulli meno di tre giorni prima della partenza, potresti essere responsabile per il costo della sistemazione della prima notte. E occasionalmente potresti essere responsabile per tutte le spese di alloggio.
Cerchiamo di prenotare un alloggio che si trova a non più di 20 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Controlliamo regolarmente i nostri fornitori di alloggi per garantire che raggiungano un certo standard. I prezzi sottostanti sono solo indicativi.
Standard B & B (Bed & Breakfast)
Il bagno e la doccia sono condivisi con almeno un'altra stanza della casa e il prezzo include la colazione. Il costo è di £35 - £40 a persona a notte. Una camera singola standard costa £40 - £60 a notte.
B & B En suite
Le docce e i servizi igienici sono privati e la colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £45 - £55 a persona a notte. Un singolo con bagno privato è di £60 - £80 a notte.
Gli hotel hanno un bar o un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo è di £70 - £85 a persona a notte. Una singola è £85 - £130 a notte.
Un ostello è composto da dormitori con da 4 a 16 letti a castello. I bagni sono a breve distanza dalla stanza del dormitorio. Le attrezzature della cucina sono attrezzate in modo da poter preparare i propri pasti. Il costo in base ai letti del dormitorio è di £19 - £25 a persona a notte.
Si noti che gli ostelli SYHA offrono solo dormitori dello stesso sesso. Alcuni ostelli indipendenti offriranno stanze miste (maschi e femmine insieme).
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.
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.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
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.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
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.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
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.
Il nostro stile di viaggio in piccoli gruppi ti consente di uscire dai sentieri battuti
o verrai rimborsato
I nostri tour ecologici supportano le comunità localiI