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Far North Line to Orkney

Ring of Brodgar on Orkney

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

Extend your holiday by continuing to Shetland by overnight ferry?

Prices From

£1050

No of Nights

6
Train
Train

Ring of Brodgar on Orkney

Far North Line to Orkney

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

Extend your holiday by continuing to Shetland by overnight ferry?

Prices From

£1050

No of Nights

6

Experience Britain's most northerly railway as you journey to the fascinating Orkney islands.

A carefully designed self-guided train tour, which combines travel on the scenic Far North Line, from Inverness to Thurso, a chance to explore the north coast of Caithness, and a stay on the remarkable Orkney Islands, with their UNESCO World Heritage site status and fascinating Neolithic remains.

If you would prefer a fully-escorted tour, in a small group of maximum 15 passengers, take a look instead at our week-long North Highlands & Orkney Guided Rail Tour.

Holiday Details

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Day One – The Far North Line

Day Two – Exploring Caithness

Day Three – Journey to Orkney

Day Four – Touring Orkney

Day Five – Relaxing in Kirkwall

Day Six – To Inverness

Day Seven – Return Home

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around Scotland – in this case, including Orkney – without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally owned small accommodation and local guides on this holiday.

Location

Thurso, in Caithness, Kirkwall on Orkney and Inverness.


Pricing

£1050 per person for April & October, £1130 per person for May to September.

Prices based on two adults sharing a room, for six nights on a bed & breakfast basis. The holiday includes return train travel on the Far North Highland rail line from Inverness to Thurso, return ferry travel to Orkney, taxi transfers in Thurso and from the port to hotel on Orkney, a six hour guided tour of the Caithness area and a full day small group guided tour of key historical sites on Orkney.

The price for a single traveller, based on sole occupancy of double rooms is £1550 for April & October, £1630 for May to September.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Far North Line to Orkney

This holiday can be arranged from April to October. Due to timetables, the holiday will include a one night stay in Thurso at the end, instead of Inverness for departures up to 21st May and from 30th August.

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