5 days

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Summary

Surrounded by an endless sky and a powerful sea, over the centuries the ancient farming communities on the Orkney Islands constructed huge monuments which now litter the landscape. The four monuments that make up the heart of Neolithic Orkney are unquestionably some of the most important in Europe - the 5000 year old village of Skara Brae; the giant chambered grave of Maeshowe; the atmospheric Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle, a mysterious wide circle of standing stones some over 5m tall, and the Stones of Stenness, four huge megaliths that once formed an elliptical circle of 12 stones. Our tour visits all of these sites and will also include a special visit to the Ness of Brodgar to coincide with the seasonal excavations taking place.

Please note: It is possible to link this tour with our Shetland tour meeting in Lerwick on 21st July.  Ferry and overnight accommodation can be arranged – please contact us for details.

Tour highlights:

  • Admire the megalithic Standing Stones of Stenness and discover the enigmatic Ring of Brodgar
  • Explore the Stone Age mausoleum of Maeshowe whose internal walls were later graffitied by Vikings
  • Climb into the Tomb of the Eagles at Isbister, a stalled cairn built before 3000BC

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£1,475

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £320

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Caroline Wickham-Jones

Guide Lecturer

Caroline Wickham-Jones is an archaeologist living and working in Orkney. She studied archaeology at the University of Edinburgh and has a Masters in Heritage Management from the University of Birmingham.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
21 August 2021 AORK210821 21 August 2021 (Saturday) 25 August 2021 (Wednesday) Caroline Wickham-Jones £1,475
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£500 £320 Call for availability
8 July 2022 AORK220708 8 July 2022 (Friday) 12 July 2022 (Tuesday) Peter Yeoman £1,600
(ex. flights)
£500 £355 £1,575
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28 July 2022 AORK220728 28 July 2022 (Thursday) 1 August 2022 (Monday) Peter Yeoman £1,575
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