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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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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers 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.
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
Important Information
Departure Point
Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • 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 travelers 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 travelers
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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anniefanny wrote a review May 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom56 contributions30 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
1 Helpful vote
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 contributions4 helpful votes
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
Amy J wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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 contributions
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
Shirley D wrote a review Oct 2019
Nuneaton, United Kingdom19 contributions11 helpful votes
Great trip, Nick A was our tour guide, driver and master dj, he was a star. We stopped at so many spectacular locations for walks to see some gorgeous sites.
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1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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An amazing day in Scotland
Great experience. It was my second time with Rabbie's tour. Our tour guide Nick A. was really entertaining, i would
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Absolutely amazing! I got to explore the beauty Scotland has to offer in a really comfortable bus. Our guide Barbar
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Two fantastic trips to the Islands!
They were two excellent 3 day trips from Inverness, which covered so many amazing places. The tours were well plann
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Breathtakingly Beautiful
I lucked out on the weather for this tour as we had a warm sunny day to explore some of the great lochs and castles
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Excellent experience
We have been on two tours with Rabbies and really enjoyed both. Very knowledgeable tour guides with a sense of humo
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Excellent tour
Excelent trip! Our guide Doug was great. I completely recommend this tour. My favourite moment was to swimm in the
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Memorable Trip and Experience with Rabbie's Tour!
We were lucky as it was only 3 of us for the whole 3 day trip experience to Isle of Skye and Highlands. Our guide K
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Absolutely the best.
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Great day trip
Really great day. Michael, our guide was absolutely brilliant. He was funny, helpful and very knowledgeable about
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Amazing day trip!
Firstly I’d like to say what a wonderful day this was. We saw so many wonderful places, famous film spots, gorgeous
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Amazing tour with Grant!!
Wonderful day/tour visiting the Highlands. Our guide Grant was brilliant, taking care of the group, making sure eve
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Fantastic trip to Scotland!
Just got back from this excellent 4-day West Highlands and Isle of Skye tour with Sean our tour guide / driver. The
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Great - professional & safe plus entertaining
Adam made our experience memorable. Interesting, professional & taking care for the whole group as well as with in
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Alex D
Wonderful tour
We had a great time with Grant. The tour was amazing and we had so much fun. Grant is extremely knowledgeable and m
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 22 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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