Take a Trip To Orkney From Inverness
On The Orkney Bus
The bus takes you to The Travel Centre in the centre of Kirkwall where a number of hotels are within easy walking distance. You can book these directly - please see below. You will find further Orkney accommodation on our Where to Stay page. Depart Inverness at 7.30am or 2.20pm, arriving in Kirkwall at midday or in the evening. Stay as long as you wish in Orkney and depart again from the Travel Centre at 9am or 4.15pm. Simply book the Orkney Bus here online (£55 return) and book your accommodation directly with the hotel. It's as easy as that!
Town Centre Hotels In Kirkwall
Or take one of our standard
SHORT BREAKS FROM INVERNESS TO THE ORKNEY ISLANDS
Enjoy a fascinating 2 night Short Break to the enchanted Orkney Islands this summer.
Leave from Inverness any day 1 June to 29 August 2013
Price £200 per person (single supplement £20)
This price includes return Orkney Bus and ferry travel from Inverness to Kirkwall, 2 nights accommodation in a town centre Kirkwall hotel and a full day tour of mainland Orkney.
DAY 1.... Inverness to Kirkwall
Our coach leaves from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 1) at 2.20pm. (You can choose our earlier departure at 7.30am if preferred - please state when booking). Settle back and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Scotland's far North Highlands. You'll arrive at famous John O'Groats, "the end of the road" at approximately 5pm. Take some time to browse round the local craft shops before boarding the passenger ferry MV Pentland ~Venture at 6pm. After a short 40 minute crossing across the Pentland Firth a waiting coach will drive you over the famous Churchill Barriers and North to Kirkwall the capital town of the Orkney Islands.
DAY 2....Tour of mainland Orkney
After breakfast meet your tour bus at 10.45am in Kirkwall's Travel Centre. Your driver will take you on a fascinating trip round mainland Orkney. Visit the historic port of Stromness, last port of call for 19th century Arctic bound whaling ships. Then onto Skara Brae, the 5000 year old Neolithic village which was hidden under sand dunes, perfectly preserved, for thousands of years and only rediscovered last century. An entrance free approx £6.90 adults, £5.50 seniors applies. Your tour then takes you along a narrow tongue of land between the lochs of Harray and Stenness with a visit to the mystical stone circle of Brodgar. Return to Kirkwall 4pm. Time now to visit the shops, lookout for Orkney jewellery, woollens and finest Orkney produce.
DAY 3.... Homeward Bound
Your coach leaves Kirkwall's Travel Centre at 9am to meet with the 9.45am ferry back to John O'Groats. On arrival in John O'Groats board the southbound coach back to Inverness. Arrive back at 1.25pm.
To book this 2 night short break email or telephone us.