Date(s) - 21/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, and displaying curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. In late April, expect to see returning seabirds such as auks and gannets; and our winter wildfowl such as great-northern divers and long-tailed ducks in superb summer plumage. Our speciality raptor, the hen harrier, should be displaying or ‘sky-dancing’ at this time of the year, a truly memorable sight. Three islands are visited: Hoy, Shapinsay and South Ronaldsay, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for 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 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.