Orkney Encounter

Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
2 reviews
+8 Destinations
Orkney Islands


  • Visit the bird lovers paradise of Orkney
  • Stroll through the historic port of Stromness
  • Take a ferry to the island of Hoy
  • Do the West Westray Coastal walk
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
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Start and end in Edinburgh! With the discovery tour Orkney Encounter, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 7 other destinations in Scotland. Orkney Encounter is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as meals, transport and more.

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  • RE
    Written on August 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Stunning countryside and excellent guide made for a great holiday. However, administration and communication from head office definitely needs improvement.
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  • KR
    Written on May 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great guide, good accommodations, very interesting route. Really loved the history and archaeological sites. Great walks with lots of beautiful scenery.
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    Thanks a lot for the great review Kathleen! Cheers Jon
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • February 1, 2017

      Where is the pickup location? What time will we be picked up?

      The Orkney pick up is at 09.00am Edinburgh Waverley Station and 12.30pm Inverness tram station.

    • February 1, 2017

      Can you provide the expected walking times each day of the tour?

      Here are the walking times:

      *Monday - about 6 hours walking with a couple of hours break at Scara Brae
      *Tuesday - 7 hours walking plus ferry travel
      *Wednesday - travel day with short walks
      *Thursday - 6 hours walking
      *Friday - 4 hours plus travel time

    • August 1, 2016

      Where do I have to go to meet you for the Orkney Tour and where will you drop me off after the trip?

      You need to be in Edinburgh before 09.00 or we can pick you up from Inverness at midday. On the way back we can drop you at Inverness by midday or be back in Edinburgh by 5pm.

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        Your booking agents were very helpful, they were prompt to reply and were happy to help in any way they could. They provided great information and were very friendly.

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      Covering a total distance of approx 834 km.
      • Edinburgh (Scotland)
      • 355 km
      • Orkney Islands (Scotland)
      • 18 km
      • Kirkwall (Scotland)
      • 19 km
      • Stromness (Scotland)
      • 12 km
      • Hoy (Scotland)
      • 12 km
      • Stromness (Scotland)
      • 42 km
      • Scrabster (Scotland)
      • 31 km
      • Rackwick (Scotland)
      • 163 km
      • Inverness (Scotland)
      • 181 km
      • Edinburgh (Scotland)

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