Orkney Encounter

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Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
3 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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  • S
    Written on March 28, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    you put gusts to he Inn guest House in Orkney , and took their money then did not pay the money due to us, which the guests payed for!! I have asked you to pay for this many times but do not book on this site .its a scam
    Walkabout Scotland commented on this review
    this bill was overlooked by accident. No reminders were received but have checked through accounts and have found originals. However, your phone is currently offline (9pm 28/4/18) but have emailed new card details today after receiving your phone call to the office this afternoon.
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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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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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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    • Lynette12th April 2018
      I haven't travelled yet but from what I've seen so far I'm extremely happy I have chosen to travel with TourRadar. From my very first enquiry I was impressed. I had been researching a number of companies to find the right tour for us but all the others took their time in replying and I had to ask a number of times for information. The team at TourRadar were always prompt with answering me and very forthcoming with information. The website was easy to use and I was very impressed that it had so much information. What information I couldn't find on the website was quickly given to me once I asked. Would I refer TourRadar to my friends.....I already have! Now I can't wait to travel



    Orkney Encounter

    • Sunday
      Aug 12, 2018
      from Edinburgh
      7 Days
      Aug 18, 2018
      to Edinburgh
      4 seats left
      USD $1,457
    • Sunday
      Sep 16, 2018
      from Edinburgh
      7 Days
      Sep 22, 2018
      to Edinburgh
      4 seats left
      USD $1,457

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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Walkabout Scotland booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 September 2018 the full payment of $1,457 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1457 for Orkney Encounter, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Walkabout Scotland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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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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