This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.
Relax and unwind at the Royal Hotel, Stromness before exploring all the islands have to offer. From a historic harbour town with a story to tell and rugged coastlines where you can wander amongst Viking remains, to former wartime defences and poignant memorials, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a private tour of the Ness Battery, lunch and a tour at the Orkney Brewery, return flights courtesy of Loganair and car hire provided by Orkney Car Hire.
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The prize for two adults includes:
- Return flights to Kirkwall courtesy of Loganair
Start your journey in style with Loganair and fly to Kirkwall direct from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness. Sit back and relax with Scotland’s airline serving over 70 routes across the UK and Europe, including the Orkney Inter-island service and the world’s shortest flight between Westray and Papa Westray. Have your camera at the ready, as you’ll be treated to amazing views of the islands on your approach to Kirkwall.
- Four-day car hire courtesy of Orkney Car Hire
You’ll have the freedom to explore at your own pace with four-day car hire courtesy of Orkney Car Hire. Arrive in Kirkwall airport and collect your hire car before you hit the road on a short drive to your base in the town of Stromness. The Brough of Birsay, The Earl’s Bu and Round Church at Orphir, Maeshowe, Marwick Head, Mull Head, Ness Battery, Scapa Flow, The Italian Chapel, Yesnaby and much more will all be within very easy reach, so you’ll be spoiled for choice.
- A three-night stay at the Royal Hotel, Stromness
Stay for three nights at the Royal Hotel where a warm Orcadian welcome awaits. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the islands and ideally situated in the heart of Stromness. Discover all this vibrant town has to offer. From narrow winding streets to steep passageways and an iconic waterfront and harbour, the seaport has remained unchanged in centuries. Be sure to browse the local shops and galleries where you’ll find some of Orkney’s best crafts, textiles and jewellery.
- A tour and lunch at Orkney Brewery
Head out of Stromness and only a mile from the Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae, you’ll find Orkney Brewery housed in the former schoolhouse in Quoyloo. Here you’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and learn what it takes to produce the finest award-winning hand-crafted ales, and gain an insight into traditional methods developed and handed down through time. Top off your tour by sampling a few of the Brewery’s tasty wares before enjoying a delicious lunch in the Tasting Hall.
- A private tour of Ness Battery
On the outskirts of Stromness, just a short walk from the town is Ness Battery – one of Britain’s best-preserved wartime sites and the only remaining gun battery with World War II huts intact. Embark on a fascinating tour and learn about this important relic of Orkney’s wartime heritage that once defended Scapa Flow against enemy attack during two world wars. Visit the gun emplacements, control tower and wooden accommodation camp, and don’t miss the remarkable Mess Hall mural.