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5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from 5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
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Full Map
11 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Inverness
Day 2
Inverness - John O' Groats -...
Day 3
Full day touring around Orkneys
Day 4
Kirkwall - St Margaret's Hope -...
Day 5
Ullapool - Edinburgh
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Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation in either a B&B or 3-star hotel (breakfast included)
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees & optional activities.
  • Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Skara Brae
  • Entry/Admission - Maeshowe Chambered Cairn
  • Entry/Admission - The Italian Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Culloden Battlefield
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Additional Info
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Italian Chapel – no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to visit the chapel whilst on your tour.
  • Maeshowe - due to Covid19 restrictions, there will be no opportunity to visit Maeshowe, as the attraction remains closed at this time.
  • Culloden - no need to pre-book, you can choose whether you want to visit Culloden whilst on your tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • For your optional Skara Brae tickets you must reserve your time slot in advance. Please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Alice wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, Australia128 contributions53 helpful votes
What an incredible tour! I was on the 10 day Orkney and Outer Hebrides tour so I was only with this group for 4 of the 5 days where I had a day in Ullapool to myself, but those 4 days were wonderful. We saw so many places even though many businesses and museums/churches, etc.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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anniefanny wrote a review May 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom55 contributions64 helpful votes
If you want to really experience the beauty and history of Scotland, go on a RABBIES tour. Any tour. You will feel it. Whilst we were on visits to Scotland from Canada, we were lucky to go on several trips with Rabbies. We now live in Scotland, and eager to see and experience
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Rabbies_Aimee, General Manager at 5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
Responded 26 May 2020
Thank you so much for your review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your tour with us. Our aim is for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst our driver guides look after the driving. Our experienced guides will tell you all about our history, folklore, culture and interesting facts and with the small group and local knowledge, you can get off the beaten track to experience the hidden gems of our beautiful country, your positive review is a credit to our amazing team! We are delighted to hear that when it is safe to do so, you will be coming on another tour. We have loads of tours all over the UK and Ireland from 1 day to 17 day tours from visiting the Outer islands and highlands to Cornwall, the Lake District, Yorkshire, Ireland and much more.. Our website has all the tours available. We cannot wait to get back on the road again and look forward to you both joining us! Take care and thank you for taking the time to review us. Hazel
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106maruth wrote a review Nov 2019
Williamsburg, Virginia24 contributions44 helpful votes
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Lucked out with all beautiful sunny days!Our guide Emily was FANTASTIC!She was well informed,enthusiastic,spontaneous and charming!The tour was relaxing and fun I would highly recommend using Rabbies I myself hope to book with them again!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Amy J wrote a review Oct 2019
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As the last Orkney tour of the season, our tour group was only 4 travelers, but Rabbie’s was true to their promise and did not cancel, for which I am so grateful. The crowds were gone, the weather is fine and cool, the lighting is warm, and we could stretch a bit more time at a
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Date of experience: October 2019
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classic552018 wrote a review Oct 2019
Prescott Valley, Arizona6 contributions12 helpful votes
We just returned home from tour. Our guide Iain was excellent, very knowledgeable and we were able to see places that we would have missed if we’d attempted on our own. My 39 year old son joined us on the tour and I know he thought it was going to be a coach full of old folks.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Best place fr day trip
Excellent tour we had before lockdown we went for. Short day trip where we did some walkings and other stuffs which
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A Covid hero company
Highly recommended company! I booked a tour with Rabbies that was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. I initially
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Affordable and Friendly
Never regretted booking this tour. Bill was especially nice and professional. Had fun taking photos.
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Fantastic tour and wonderful tour guide
This tour was a wonderful, full-day tour. Our guide, Doug was so knowledgeable and entertaining! It was a long tour
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Amazing Trip! Totally worth it
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A trip to remember
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Fantastic Highlands/Loch Ness Tour
This tour is amazing. Our guide Gavin (Gav) AKA Hagrid was friendly, approachable, funny and informative. He looked
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Excellent Tour Guide
Stephan was really excellent and professional Tour guide. Enjoyed the Tour.. Scotland was magnificent.
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Stunning, peaceful Outer Hebrides and Skye tour
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Our Autumn tour to Highlands with Rabbies and Jim
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Worth it!
My friends and I just finished our tour of Loch Ness, the Highlands, & Glencoe today with Jim Scott as our amazing
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Gemma J
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Wonderful Way to See Skye and the West Highlands
The Highlands are one of my favourite places in Scotland, and they're so varied. I went on a day tour last year wit
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Great Taster of the Lakes
I had never been to the Lake District but have always wanted to. I'd previously travelled with Rabbie's and so was
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Touring safely During Covid Restrictions
From the beginning, it was clear that Rabbies takes the covid precautions very seriously. Each bus was equipped wit
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Key Details
  • Buachaille Etive Mor, Fort Augustus Abbey, and 9 more
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 22 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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