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  • SCOTLAND & ORKNEY ISLANDS
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SCOTLAND & ORKNEY ISLANDS

MONDAY 30 MAY 2022 - 10-days

BOOKINGS 'ON REQUEST' - as from 14 April 2022s

We had a wonderful time exploring Scotland’s spectacular Outer Hebrides in 2018, so we’re off to tour some more beautiful Scottish islands – The Orkneys!
We’re not going ‘straight up’ and ‘straight back’ like most coach tours – a leisurely 3-days up & 3-days back, staying in lovely hotels en route is more OUR style!

WE’RE NOT THE CHEAPEST FOR COACH HOLIDAYS, BUT WE’RE DEFINITELY THE BEST!
We’re an independent travel company, with the ‘owner’, Lin, accompanying EVERY tour for a much appreciated personal service. We personalise our holidays to the needs of our clients, ensuring a happy holiday experience for everyone!

We’re all in need of a relaxing, hassle-free, stress-free holiday as soon as possible after Covid, so why not join us on this exclusive, unique tour of Scotland and the Orkney Islands?

You won’t have to worry about getting up to the north of Scotland in one go as most coach tours tend to do, as we will stay 2-nights overnight, visiting places of interest during our outbound and return journeys. Scotland is a wonderful place to escape to and the ideal place to put the turbulent 2 years behind us. This is also your chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and see pastures new in our 10-day ‘staycation’ to the UK’s most northern Scottish islands.

Orkney contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe; the ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The islands also boast an abundance of marine and avian wildlife.

Hotels en route include the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, near Blackburn and the Nethybridge Hotel in the Cairngorms. Our main hotel for 5-nights is at the typically Scottish Stromness Hotel, Stromness. On our return journey we will stay at the Salutation Hotel, Perth and the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield.

Established in 1901, the historic  Stromness Hotel has 42 bedrooms hotel and lies in the heart of the unique fishing port of Stromness, overlooking the working harbour and Scapa Flow. The á la carte Scapa Flow Restaurant prides itself on using the finest local Orcadian produce including the very best grass-reared beef, fresh fish and succulent shellfish.

The comfortable rooms are all equipped with en suite Shower or Bath/shower; Tea & coffee making facilities; TV & Wi-Fi. There is also a lounge bar with a fireplace, serving Orkney ales and more than 100 whiskies! Other amenities include a garden and a function room for up to 120 people. Meals will be taken in the Scapa Flow restaurant  with its contemporary style

A variety of included  excursions en route and in this ‘Area of Natural Beauty’ will be offered each day to ensure you enjoy as much as possible during our 10-day tour to the Orkney Islands. As most of the attractions were still closed at the time of compiling this tour,  the final itinerary will not be known until April. Therefore the finer details will be updated prior to our departure, when all the places of interest and guides have finalised their summer programme.

We all need something to look forward to, so if you’re looking for great company, delicious food and spectacular scenery, this holiday could be just what you’re looking for! All YOU have to do is PACK!

THE VERY BEST WAY TO TRAVEL on your own, as a couple or as a small group of friends – is a fully escorted, trusted, professional and Covid safety conscious company – THAT’S US! It’s EASY to book. It’s EASY to pay. It’s EASY to communicate, as we’re based where YOU live!

PS. Our Scotland Holidays always sell out very quickly as we have a max of 25 places on this exclusive tour – with just 5 places remaining (1 single & 2 twin/doubles) as at 1st April. As Scotland is proving so popular for staycations in 2022, our unsold rooms are being released by the hotel on 12 April so best book today if you’re interested in joining us for a wonderful holiday …. and a celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee in one of her favourite places – the Orkney Islands!

Our Hotels:

Sightseeing:

For your peace of mind and financial protection, our Short Break has been arranged  in conjunction with our preferred, fully bonded and trusted Tour operator, Success Tours.

Only £1,895pp inclusive
Single Supplement £435pp

What's Included?

What's Not Included?

Orkney Islands: One of the oldest houses in the world!

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Half-board Tariff in all hotels – Breakfast & 3-course/3-choice dinner with after dinner tea/coffee  
Lunch taken at leisure whilst on excursions – or as stated in itinerary

DAY 1  Monday 30 May 2022 – Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel 
0830    Coach leaves Stokes Bay, Gosport 
0840    Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – seafront shops
0850    Pick up at Stubbington – Bus stop opposite Red Lion
0900    Pick up Peak Lane, Fareham
1300    Lunch stop at Barnard Castle!
1600    Arrive Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel 
Approx
1900    3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

DAY 2    Tuesday 31 May – to Nethybridge Hotel, Caingorms
               Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. Check out.
               Lunch stop at place of interest
               Arrive Nethy Bridge Hotel, Nethy Bridge in the Cairngorms
               3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included        

Day 3   Wednesday 01 June – to Stromness Hotel, Stromness, Orkney  
               Scottish Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. Check out.
               Ferry from Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney (Crossing – 90 minutes)
               Arrive Stromness Hotel
               3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

Day 4    Thursday 02 June – Stromness Hotel
               Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant
               Full day guided excursions including the Italian Chapel; Orkney Heritage Fossil Centre & Kirkwall. Lunch at leisure.
              3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

Day 5    Friday 03 June – Stromness Hotel
               Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant
               Full day guided excursions to include Sara Brae & Skaill House, Brewery Tour & light lunch (included).
              3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

Day 6   Saturday 04 June – Stromness Hotel
              Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant
              Free Day at leisure: The ideal day for ‘ramblers’ to go walking miles of beautiful rolling countryside. It’s also a great day for relaxation or some retail therapy!
              Afternoon: OPTIONAL Whisky Distillery vist & tasting (limited availability (8) due to small venue – approx. £38/£40pp including return taxi )
              3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

Day 7   Sunday 05 June – Stromness Hotel
              Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant
              Full day guided excursion to Hoy Island 
              3-course Dinner in hotel restaurant with after-dinner tea & coffee included

Day 8    Monday 06 June – to Salutation Hotel, Perth
              Scottish Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. Check out.

Day 9    Tuesday 07 June – to Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield
              Scottish Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant

Day 10   Wednesday 08 June – homeward bound
                Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. Check out.
                Lunch stop & visit to explore the excellent National Space Centre, Leicester
1800/
1900      Arrive home area

EXPECTED EXCURSIONS/VISITS TO BE CONFIRMED – dependent on Covid-restrictions & openings:
Barnard Castle; Kirkwall; Guided Tours; Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre; Italian Chapel; Maeshowe, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village; Skaill House; Orkney Brewery & Tasting with light lunch; Standing Stones of Stenness; Ring of Brodgar; Hoy Island; Scapa Flow; National Space Centre.
OPTIONAL: Whisky Distillery visit & tasting for all you single malt whisky lovers, like me! (Limited places available)

Day 1 – 1-night:
Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel 
https://all.accor.com/hotel/6617/index.en.shtml

Day 2 – 1-night:
Nethybridge Hotel, Nethy Bridge, Cairngorms
https://strathmorehotels-nethybridge.com/

Day 3 to Day 7 – 5-nights:
Stromness Hotel,
Stromness, Orkney
https://paymanclub.com/united-kingdom/stromness/the-stromness-hotel

Return journey:
Day 8 – 1-night:
Salutation Hotel,
Perth
https://www.strathmorehotels-thesalutation.com/

Day 9 – 1-night:
Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield
Hotel Website: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/sheffield/

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