Excursion package. Available for the "Vikings of the North Sea" and "Through the North Atlantic" voyages. The excursions must be pre-booked. (Depending on availability, you might be able to book it onboard.)

Depart Kirkwall and head into the west of Mainland, Orkney’s largest island.  Pass through gentle rolling landscape and into the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney; an area designated as a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology.  Passing the Standing Stones of Stenness, stop at the Ring of Brodgar; a huge ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5000 years.  Enjoy a short stop here to explore the ancient monument and admire the landscape of the islands.

Continue to the pretty fishing village of Stromness.  After a briefing and orientation enjoy free time to explore the picturesque harbour in Stromness and stroll along the quirky flag-stoned streets. Visit the beautifully refurbished Pier Arts Centre with exhibitions by both local and international artists, relax with a hot beverage in a café or explore the craft shops selling local knitwear, pottery and artwork.

Return to the coach and continue this circular route following the coastline of Scapa Flow, a famous British Naval Base in both World Wars. 

Total duration. 3 hours

Facts about Highlights of Orkney