Kirkwall Cruise

Kirkwall Cruise
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Sail on an MSC cruise to the unique and fiercely independent archipelago of Orkney! For an Orcadian, the Mainland means the largest island in Orkney rather than the rest of Scotland, and their history is inextricably linked with Scandinavia.


Kirkwall, Orkney’s capital, has one great redeeming feature – its sandstone cathedral, without doubt the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland. Nowadays, the town is divided into two main focal points: the old harbour, at the north end of the town, where inter-island ferries come and go all year round, and the flagstoned main street, which changes its name four times as it twists its way south from the harbour past the cathedral.
Standing at the very heart of Kirkwall, St Magnus Cathedral is the town’s most compelling sight. This beautiful red sandstone building was begun in 1137 by the Viking Earl Rognvald, who built the cathedral in honour of his uncle Magnus, killed on the orders of his cousin Håkon in 1117.
To the south of the cathedral are the ruined remains of the Bishop’s Palace, residence of the Bishop of Orkney since

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PROTECTOURS: KIRKWALL WALKING TOUR
  • Category: MSC PROTECTOURS
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL01
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ORKNEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 3.15 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL02
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SKARA BRAE & SKAILL HOUSE
  • Category: CULTURE AND HISTORY
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL05
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ANCIENT STANDING STONES & DRAMATIC LANDSCAPES
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL07
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ISLAND DRIVE
  • Category: SCENIC ROUTE
  • Duration: 2.5 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL09
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KIRKWALL AND ITS ISLAND COUNTRYSIDE BY BIKE
  • Category: MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS
  • Duration: 4.5 hour(s)
  • Code: KWLBK1
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NEOLITHIC ORKNEY BY E-BIKE
  • Category: MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS
  • Duration: 6 hour(s)
  • Code: KWLBK2
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ORKNEY SIGHTSEEING TOUR FOR ANNIVERSARY
  • Category: NATURAL WONDERS
  • Duration: 3.15 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL02ANN
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WIDEFORD HILL PANORAMIC HIKE
  • Category: ACTIVE & ADVENTURE
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL11
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Stromness Express
  • Category: CITY TOUR
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Code: KWL12
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