Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

Discover the remote beauty and ancient history of Scotlandís far north on this eight day tour.
Inverness Far North Line Helmsdale Naver Valley Dunnet Head Dunrobin Castle Orkeny Island Stromness Kirkwall John oíGroats Duncansby Head Dornoch
£1895To£1995 excluding flights
7 Days
Small group
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Not included: dinner and lunch except where stated, optional visit to the Highland Park Distillery, drinks, gratuities & tips.
Please note the price for single travelers: May £2445 / June - September £2545
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Description of Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney


Price information

£1895To£1995 excluding flights
Not included: dinner and lunch except where stated, optional visit to the Highland Park Distillery, drinks, gratuities & tips.
Please note the price for single travelers: May £2445 / June - September £2545
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

Scotland railway
Train is, without a doubt, the best way to explore Scotland. Relaxed, and wonderfully scenic as it takes you through landscapes unscarred by roads, ra...
People who live in Orkney are called Orcadian, which is sort of apt because it is reminiscent of the word ĎArcadianí, the old Greek word pertaining to...

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


1 Reviews of Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The beauty of each place by a warm and competent guide.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Youíll love it.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent due to a sensitive and knowledgeable guide, Dan Tyler and each visit was so well explained and also a fine group of like minded people.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


This tour is carefully planned and organised so that clients can access remote areas without the need for a car. We are expanding our range of public transport vacations for those who actively choose low-carbon transport.

This guided tour has been designed to allow you to explore much of Scotland, traveling from Inverness to Helmsdale, Dunrobin to Thurso and Tain to Inverness by train. It takes you beyond the end of the train lines, through the careful addition of short taxi transfers and guided mini-coach tours.

Access to Orkney is via ferry, from Scrabster to Stromness and Burwick to John o'Groats.

We choose our business partners carefully, checking that they share our values of sustainable and responsible travel. For us, true sustainability means promoting and maintaining a way of life in remote and often rural locations.

We are corporate members of the John Muir Trust, an organisation committed to protecting the Scottish Highlands and islands. We are also members of AITO, The Specialist Travel Association, and adhere to their strict code of conduct.

The internet is our main marketing channel. We produce limited printed materials for past customers and inquirers and our preferred method is to supply vacation documents via an app. We make sure any leftover marketing materials are recycled.


We prefer to work with locally-owned and managed businesses in order to provide an authentic experience in each destination. All transfers and tours are conducted by local people who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel. Wherever available, we partner with small, usually family-owned accommodation in each location.

The meals included in this tour are in local hotels and restaurants. Each menu focuses on local specialties, with ingredients coming from the local area as much as possible.

We strive to ensure that interaction with the local community is always at the heart of the experience. Our day excursion in Orkney is led by a local expert, who has years of experience and knows the destination inside out.

We directly employ a small team in central Glasgow who travel to work by public transport, cycling or on foot. Each member of our staff undertakes at least two educational visits in a year, so we can always recommend and include the best local restaurants and experiences. We stick to our promise that we wonít send you anywhere we havenít been ourselves. The whole team share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.

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