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Orkney Encounter

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Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
Orkney Encounter - Walkabout Scotland
Good
3 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
+8 Destinations
Orkney Islands
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • 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
Max Group Size
10
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.

    • 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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    About the countries

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    Location
    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    Deposit
    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 20 June 2018 the full payment of $1,221 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 $1221 for Orkney Encounter, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Walkabout Scotland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Walkabout Scotland tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    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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