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Highlights

  • 5 day private sight-seeing Prehistoric Scottish tour is lead by your very own guide
  • See Stunning Coastal Scenery & Beaches
  • See St Magnus Cathedral & The Italian Chapel
  • See Glencoe Mountains and Film Locations
  • St Magnus Cathedral & The Italian Chapel
  • Ullapool Fishing Town & Seafood
  • Culloden Battlefield or Prehistoric Clava Cairns
  • You will be chauffeured around in the comfort of your very own air-conditioned vehicle.
  • A memorable experience with local knowledge by local people.
  • A wonderful tour allowing you time to explore some of Orkney’s prehistoric marvels
  • See Cairngorm National Park
  • Visit Dunkeld Town & Cathedral
  • Visit Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Mysterious Loch Ness
  • Visit The Highland Capital; Inverness

What to Expect

This 5 day private sight-seeing Prehistoric Scottish tour is lead by your very own guide who will pick you up and drop you off each day from your hotel. You will be chauffeured around in the comfort of your very own air-conditioned vehicle. With the luxury of stoping for as long or as little as you like at your very own pace. A memorable experience with local knowledge by local people.
Please note this is a guided sight-seeing tour only.


A wonderful tour allowing you time to explore some of Orkney’s prehistoric marvels including the village of Skara Brae dating from c.2900bc, the magnificent burial chamber of Maes Howe, plus formidable standing stones and attractive beaches.

Day One
Departing from your hotel in Edinburgh at 8.45am, today’s highlights include the majestic mountains of Glencoe, the mysterious Loch Ness and our first overnight stay, in the Highland capital, Inverness.

Picturesquely positioned around the River Ness, Inverness has much to offer the visitor with a wide array of restaurants to meet all tastes and budgets. Good walks around the pretty River Ness and Ness Islands.

Day Two
An early start, we depart Inverness to catch the lunchtime ferry over the Pentland Firth to Orkney, arriving at these highly impressive islands after one hour at sea.

We visit the Italian Chapel, built by WW2 Italian prisoners and the WW2 Churchill Barriers. If you wish to visit Highland Park or Scapa Distillery, we can go there too.

After an orientation of the capital town Kirkwall, we shall drop you at your Hotel. Kirkwall is an attractive town with narrow, winding streets and characteristic Orcadian architecture with a fine 12th C Cathedral at its heart.

Day Three
On day three of the Prehistoric Scotland tour, we will visit the incredibly well preserved prehistoric village of Skara Brae, dating from around 2900BC, the burial chamber Maes Howe complete with 12th C Viking graffiti, the Ring of Brodgar and Stones of Stenness, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We also visit the dramatic Yesneby sea cliffs and great local beaches.

We could stop for lunch in the second town of the Orkney Islands, Stromness. The Pier Art Centre here holds an important collection of 20th C British art, there is an impressive local museum, attractive winding cobbled streets and a colourful, busy harbour.

We return to Kirkwall via Scapa Flow, which saw so much action during both world wars.

Day Four
After a little free time in Kirkwall to perhaps visit the splendid 12th C St Magnus Cathedral or look in the interesting craft and jewellery shops, we take the crossing back to the mainland.

We now drive through the North West highlands, with its breath-taking beaches and towering mountains. It is the least populated area in the UK.

We arrive in the picturesque harbour town and cultural centre Ullapool, a charming town with some fine seafood and cosy local bars, which is our overnight stay.

Day five
We visit the sad Culloden Battlefield and award winning visitor centre, the site of the final battle on UK soil and marking the bloody end of the 1745 uprising. There is interesting social history here too and a great insight into life during these tough times.

If you would rather visit prehistoric Clava Cairns or go on a Dolphin Cruise, this can be done.

In the afternoon, we shall stop in the outdoor sports town of Aviemore with its interesting Victorian Railway station with views to the Cairngorm Mountains. We will have lunch here before carrying onto the cathedral town of Dunkeld, a little gem.

We then return to Edinburgh, but make one final stop in South Queensferry to view the Forth Railway Bridge, an epic Scottish icon and UNESCO World Heritage Site, before dropping you at your hotel in the early evening. A great end to a great Prehistoric Scotland Tour.


What is included

  • Private tour guide
  • Private vehicle
  • 5 day guided sight seeing tour
  • Pick up and drop off from hotel/airport
  • Please note this is a guided sight-seeing tour only

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing according to weather
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A camera

Please note

Please note that accommodation is not included.
Book accommodation of your own choise:
First night Inverness
Second and third night Kirkwall
Fourth night Ullapool


About your Localist

Richard

We offer tours and travel for individual small groups of guests. Encounter a more personal experience, more time on the backroads where larger vehicles cannot reach, greater flexibility, Increased levels of comfort and more stops.

All in all, a greatly enhanced and more memorable experience


Language

  • English


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