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Loved this trip. Really appreciated that Highland Experience still ran the trip even though the numbers were below the normal minimum. That meant a bit more flexibility as to timing as well. The driver was good fun and very informative and accommodating. Very much enjoyed the Highlands and loved Orkney. The Neolithic sites are wonderful but also loved the town of Kirkwall itself and just wandering the streets. As always, one could always do with more time, but we had plenty of time at each place to appreciate it. I recommend this tour. As a solo traveller, it would have been nice to be in the same B&B as other participants but that was probably because I booked not long before the trip started.
Orkney Island is a 2.5-3 hr bus ride from Inverness. It is a beautiful ride but it makes for a long day. I was happy they offered to preorder food for us both when we arrived in John o Groates and a sandwich on the ride back.
The guide on the tour was great. Very knowledgeable and with a good sense of humour. I appreciated the historic references and cultural information. A natural at the job.
waited 60 years to see it, Helen was super, really had lots of local knowledge, accomadations execellent, just had a great time thank you, ET