Availability of Wildlife Tours

2019 Prices and Tour Schedule: our 16th season

WH_Business_ConceptsA 7 night, 6 day tour of Orkney (with a ‘day free’ for personal wishes) with all-inclusive accommodation is £1,450 per person. This represents good value-for-money for a small group tour (maximum 6 persons), and is all-inclusive of the high quality accommodation, meals, transport within Orkney, and most important of all, the years of experience of your guide.  The price compares very favourably with other operators, with a smaller group size, giving you more personal attention and space. All you have to do is to get here, and we will do the rest! 

A note for our solo travellers about single supplements. Provided that you are happy to share a same sex large suite with your own room, but a shared bathroom, we don’t charge a single supplement for our Orkney tours. We have to charge a single supplement elsewhere as we are charged one.

Further discounts may be available for group bookings of 4 or more persons – please contact us for details.

Note that exact accommodation will depend on availability, and that a single supplement will apply on booking if applicable. Excludes transport costs to Orkney and any items purchased of a personal nature.

PLEASE NOTE: 2019 TOURS ARE NOW SOLD OUT EXCEPT FOR 2 PLACES TO ROMANIA WEEK COMMENCING SATURDAY 18 MAY – PLEASE ENQUIRE HERE FOR DETAILS.

Short-break, private tours may be available on request – please enquire here.

 

Date/Time Event
27/04/2019 - 03/05/2019 The Ultimate Orkney Shetland Wildlife Tour 27 April 2019 - Available Spaces: 8

The archipelago of Orkney forms a complex jigsaw of land and water. Her fertility gives rise to a wealth of wildlife particularly birds. Red-throated Divers on the small lochans, Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls on the moors and an abundance of seabirds and seaduck around the pristine coastline. By popular demand we bring you this very popular Ultimate Orkney holiday, which visits the Mainland of Orkney, Hoy, Shapinsay and South Ronaldsay. Three major archaeological sites are also visited: the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. I lead this tour on behalf of my friends and colleagues in Shetland Wildlife. To book visit their Shetland Wildlife page. This tour has an Aberdeen departure point, cost £1,595.

04/05/2019 - 11/05/2019 Orkney Wildlife & Archaeology Tour 4 May 2019 - Available Spaces: 0

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. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

11/05/2019 - 18/05/2019 Orkney Wildlife & Archaeology Tour 11 May 2019 - Available Spaces: 0

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. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

08/06/2019 - 15/06/2019 Orkney Wildlife & Archaeology Tour 8 June 2019 - Available Spaces: 0

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. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

15/06/2019 - 22/06/2019 Orkney Wildlife & Archaeology Tour 15 June 2019 - Available Spaces: 0

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. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

24/06/2019 - 01/07/2019 60 ̊ N Shetland 24 June - 1 July 2019 - Available Spaces: 0

Steve has been visiting Orkney’s close neighbour Shetland for 40 years and knows the islands extremely well. This tour takes in many of the South Shetland bird sites: Noss NNR and Sumburgh Head for seabirds, especially puffins and gannets; and an unforgettable evening trip to Mousa to see the storm petrel colony at the spectacular Pictish broch. Whilst on the Mainland we also visit the black volcanic scenery of Papa Stour (Steve’s favourite Shetland island!) and Eshaness, and search for otters in some favourite spots. Lerwick with its fine museum is also visited. Accommodation is provided by the Busta House Hotel – see www.bustahouse.com

Then we move further north still, to our base on Unst, the northernmost part of the UK. Here we visit 3 more islands: Fetlar (for red-necked phalaropes and whimbrel); Unst (for bonxies, puffins and gannets at Hermaness NNR, and rare flowers at the Keen o’Hamar NNR); and Yell for its beautiful coastal scenery. Accommodation is provided by the Baltasound Hotel – see www.baltasoundhotel.co.uk

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 £1,450 but the ‘Early Bird’ offer of £1,395 is available, see above. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

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