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Caithness & Orkney

5 Days/4 Nights

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Caithness holds onto many legends from its past, and you will see many of them on our 5 day break based in the Viking town of Thurso.  Explore the far north including a fabulous full day excursion to The Orkney Islands where you will pass over the Churchill Barriers built for WWII, see the Italian Chapel, discover the hidden mysteries of Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar and also have some time in Kirkwall. The holiday also includes the opportunity to visit the Queen Mother’s Castle of Mey with its beautiful walled gardens and wonderful interiors just the way she left them. Join us on this wonderful trip to the far north of Scotland and be amazed by the history and culture of the area called Caithness.



  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Luxury Coach Travel 
  • Excursions as Stated
  • Drinks Reception on Arrival
  • Porterage
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Single Room Supplements £40




The Orkney Islands

A full day excursion to the Orkney Islands; whose shores are shrouded in culture and legend. We visit the Italian Chapel which was built by Italian WWII prisoners and is beautifully painted by hand. After crossing the Churchill Barriers, travel along the main island through wonderful scenery to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae; 5000 years old and still standing to this day. Explore the village here before we travel back to the mystical Ring of Brodgar - one of the many standing stone circles dotted throughout Caithness. Some time in Kirkwall before returning to the mainland on the afternoon ferry. The Orkney’s have many hidden treasures, most of which still remain a mystery.


Thurso & North Coast

This morning we set out on our journey along part of the beautiful NC500 route, to our first visit at the Strathnaver Museum, Bettyhill. This museum takes you on a journey from the mystical past of pre-history to the vibrant culture of today. For those who wish to, there is time to take the short walk to Farr Beach, one of the most beautiful and remote Scottish beaches. We travel to Tongue where we will we will stretch our legs and break for a lunchtime stop before returning to Thurso for the rest of your afternoon here.


John O’Groats, Castle of Mey & Wick

A day out to John O’Groats and a visit to the Queen Mother’s holiday home; Castle of Mey today.  First stop of the day is the castle, perched on the edge of the mainland with views out towards Hoy and Stroma. Onto John O’Groats for some shopping time then travel onto Wick to visit the royal burgh which has many shops and cafes to enjoy.  




The Royal Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated near the charming little town centre of Thurso, easily within walking distance of many exciting shops, bars and restaurants. This quaint hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the North Coast. Centralized for both leisure and business, close to the bus and train stations, the friendly atmosphere of Royal Hotel is unmatched.

With the friendly public bar and relaxing ambiance of the Orkney Restaurant, Royal Hotel caters the needs of all types of guests. The beautiful North Coast of Scotland is a practically untouched paradise of fine, white sandy beaches, while contrasting with the dramatic cliffs and craggy headlands that one would expect.



If you are looking for accommodation in Thurso or the wider Caithness area then look no further than the Park Hotel. For over 50 years we have been providing clean and comfortable accommodation to those visiting the far North of Scotland.  All our rooms feature as standard: Complimentary wireless internet,  Walk in shower enclosures in annex rooms, shower over bath in rooms in main building, 32″ LCD TV’s, many with freeview HD Tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities, complimentary toiletries.


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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 24 Jun, 2019 PARK2 1 5 £379.00 10 + Book Now
Mon 16 Sep, 2019 PARK3 2 5 £379.00 10 + Book Now
Thu 26 Sep, 2019 THURSO46 2 5 £379.00 10 + Book Now