A Shetland Experience
2012 was the last time we operated this tour and we are delighted to bring it back for 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the ruggedly handsome and wonderfully secluded Shetland, which boasts a landscape quite unlike anywhere else in the world.
Be enchanted by the rugged beauty of the landscape, its dramatically changing colours and textures will take your breath away. A world where wildlife is truly wild; where you can watch otters and seals at play; where the air is filled with the sound of seabirds. However, there is so much more to the Shetland Islands than awe-inspiring nature and wildlife, Shetland has a truly unique culture. Why not join us on this adventure of discovery ~ where a different world awaits you ~ you won’t be disappointed!
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
· Return overnight NorthLink Ferry, Aberdeen – Lerwick with Evening Meals & Breakfasts Included.
· 3 Nights Half-Board on Shetland
· Stunning Shetland Scenery
· Discover the remote Northern Islands
· Explore Southern Mainland
· Explore Western Mainland
· Tour of the North & Central Mainland
· Fully Guided Programme on the Shetlands
· 3 x Light Lunches included
Wednesday : We enjoy our outward journey making suitable stops en-route to Aberdeen for our overnight sailing to Lerwick. Dinner this evening is served on-board the ship. Breakfast on the ship is served on Thursday morning.
Thursday – Sunday : The following excursions are included whilst on Shetland: -
· Remote Northern Islands ~ we travel north to the picturesque community of Voe, with its Scandinavian influence, pass through Brae and onto Sullom. From here we make our way to catch the ferry to Yell, Shetland’s second largest island making a stop at the Old Haa Museum. We continue upwards in time for our second ferry crossing to Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. You will see how the geology and landscape varies greatly in both Yell & Unst. We make our way to North Unst Hall where we enjoy a soup & sandwich lunch. In the afternoon we visit Muckle Flugga Lighthouse (weather permitting), Britain’s most northerly point before making our way back for the mainland and onto the hotel.
· Exploring Southern Mainland ~ we enjoy the journey to tranquil Hoswick. Whilst here we take time to visit the Hoswick Visitor Centre. From here we continue via Rerwick beach to Jarlshof for a tour of the archaeological site. Jarlshof is one of Europe’s biggest and most complex archaeological sites spanning over 5,000 years of occupation, from New Stone Age up to the 1600’s. Following this visit we enjoy a soup & sandwich lunch at the Sumburgh Hotel. From here we make our way to Quendale Mill where we can view the mill. We then continue our journey back to Lerwick where we enjoy some free time.
· We depart the Hotel to enjoy a tour of the West Mainland via Gulberwick and Black Gaet onto the Scalloway viewpoint – an ideal photo opportunity. From here we continue to Hamnavoe for a visit to Shell House. We continue to East House Croft at the south end of Burra Isle, East House Croft, featured on the first series of the BBC’s “Restoration” programme. Following this visit we continue to Scalloway where we visit Scalloway Castle, built in 1600 by Patrick Stewart and visit Scalloway
Museum. We make our return journey to Lerwick where we have some
free time to obtain some lunch (not included today). We then take time to visit the Shetland Museum & Archive.
· Exploring North & Central Mainland ~ we drive to the North West corner of the Shetland Mainland where the North Sea almost meets the Atlantic Ocean and the scenery becoming more spectacular with every mile. We make some stops on the way before heading onwards for spectacular cliff-top scenery. We continue to the Tangwick Haa Museum, which has various displays of local artefacts and examples of Shetland’s past. We re-join the coach to make our way to St. Magnus Bay Hotel for our included soup & sandwich lunch. Following lunch we head southwards to visit Shetland Jewellery, where silver and gold jewellery using Nordic, traditional and wildlife designs are produced. Our last visit on the Island is to see the Shetland Ponies, before making our return to Lerwick, in time for our overnight ferry back to Aberdeen. Evening Meal on-board the ferry this evening
Monday : Breakfast on board the ship. We re-join our coach and make suitable stops on our way home.Back to top