Stones & Shores – Crown Princess Extended Tour!


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7 hours
15 seat minibus
Stones and Shores Crown Princess tour!
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Experience Orkney’s most famous stones and most storied shores!

Make the most of your time on Orkney as part of your May 20th Crown Princess Cruise with our tour. Take in the best historical sites with our local expert guide and return to the Crown Princess after seven hours of unforgettable adventure.

We begin with the mysterious  mound of Maeshowe.    Stand in a  tomb which has stood for longer than the pyramids of Giza.

grass field with Maeshowe mound in focus in front is a Heart of Neolithic Orkney info sign

Then we travel deeper into the Heart of Neolithic Orkney to the Standing Stones of Stenness.  Marvel at these ancient giants.

Standing stones of stenness in winter dusk

We then travel to the even larger stone circle – the Ring of Brodgar.  Gaze in wonder, then hear the tales.

standing stones against blue sky at ring of brodgar

Then it’s on to Skara Brae, the prehistoric and mysterious settlement. As the waves hit the shore you can imagine how life was thousands of years ago.

skara brae looking out to the sea

We then explore Orkney’s grandest manor, Skaill House. Discover the finery and tales of long ago.

Then we head back to the viking stronghold of Kirkwall. There you will discover the deeply significant St Magnus Cathedral.

St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall

After discovering the wonders of this impressive cathedral we explore some sites which haven’t survived as well. The Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces are haunting ruins with a dramatic past – learn for yourself!

grated window on bishops palace

After seven hours of unforgettable adventure, you will be returned to Hatston for the next leg of your journey!

Stones & Shores – Crown Princess Extended Tour!




  • Depart Hatston and drive along the scenic coast to the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Heart of Neolithic Orkney”

  • Guided Tour Maeshowe (late stone age tomb)

  • Depart for Standing Stones of Stenness and experience the 5000 year old stone circle

  • Guided Tour Ring of Brodgar

  • Travel through the rolling hills to the world famous Skara Brae

  • Then experience the historic Manor Skaill House

  • Return to Kirkwall enjoying panoramic views of the smaller islands and waters

  • Lunch break (buy your own)

  • Guided tour of St Magnus Cathedral

  • Guided Tour of the Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces

  • Return to Hatston

Ticket includes

Entry into five Historic Environment Scotland sites (Maeshowe, Skara Brae, Skaill House,the Earl’s Palace, the Bishop’s Palace) worth £19.50.

Select May 20th  in the“Departure” calendar below   to book. 


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