Date(s) - 04/05/2019 - 11/05/2019
With 16 years experience of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Bronze-age, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites such as the Tomb of the Eagles, are in stunning natural settings, and one at Brodgar is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar, or grey seals bobbing around off Skara Brae! Expect to see seabirds such as puffins and gannets; and raptors such as our speciality bird, the hen harrier. Three islands are visited: Hoy (where sea eagles breed!), South Ronaldsay and Westray, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, with its attractions of St. Magnus cathedral and Tankerness House museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for the most northerly little tern colony in the UK and other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our comfortable 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention and space. ‘Early Bird’ price if you book by the end of the British Birdwatching Fair (19 August 2018) is £1,395. The normal price for 2019 is £1,450.