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Shetland Discovery - Land Of The Vikings

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA8407

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

9 days

9 Days | Half Board | by Coach

Highlights: Yell & Unst, Muckle Flugga, Skidbladner, Ballater, Dundee, V&A Museum, Scalloway, Rerwick, Guided tour of the Shetland Islands 

Beyond the northern reaches of the Highlands and the inner islands of the Orkneys, the captivating Shetland Isles offer a special journey into the extraordinary. Discover ancient sites and unspoilt landscapes, soaring cliffs and an abundance of wildlife - all thriving on beautiful coastlines relatively untouched over thousands of years. By using local guides and experts this wonderful nine day adventure offers the discerning visitor a real flavour of this unique environment and a sense of remoteness and seclusion that is hard to equal anywhere in the world.

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Itinerary

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Everything Included:

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accomodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

Your Itinerary

DAY 1: From local joining points we travel north to our overnight stop in the north of England.

DAY 2: Across the border into Scotland and on to our second overnight stop.

DAY 3: Today we make our way through Royal Deeside, pausing to glimpse the Queen’s favourite estate, Balmoral and reaching the attractive town of Ballater. We continue to Aberdeen to board our overnight sailing to the Shetlands.

DAY 4: This morning we wake to the remote isles of the Shetlands. After breakfast on board we meet our experienced guide for a tour of the northern isles of Yell and Unst.
Passing the vast oil terminal of Sullom Voe we cross by ferry to Yell and visit the Old Haa Museum - full of unusual artefacts from Shetland life. We continue to Unst where
the beautiful beaches are a highlight. We include a light lunch before viewing Muckle Flugga – the northern most tip of the British Isles before completing our day with a visit
to Skidbladner, a replica Viking Long Ship that would have reached these shores. We return to check in to the Shetland Hotel in Lerwick for our two night stay.

DAY 5: Cameras at the ready today as we tour the south and west mainland. We begin with a coastal tour towards the RSPB reserve at Sumburgh Head, pausing at
the delightful beach at Rerwick, a mix of golden sand, cliffs and seabird colonies. We continue to the large archaeological site of Jarlshof before visiting the Croft
House Museum. This afternoon we look out for famous Shetland ponies in the Tingwall Valley before finishing in Scalloway, the former capital of Shetland with its 15th
century castle dominating the skyline.

DAY 6: We start the day on the west of the island to Voe and Brae to the 'Drongs' - a spectacular series of sea stacks. We also visit the Tangwick Haa Museum, exhibiting
the crafting and fishing history of the island, before taking a guided tour of the Shetland Jewellery Workshop and viewing the Wormadale Viewpoint for one last glimpse
of Western Shetland. After some free time in Lerwick we board our ferry for the overnight crossing back to Aberdeen.

DAY 7: We disembark after breakfast and take the coastal road south passing St Cyrus Beach to Dundee. Here we include a visit to the new and impressive V&A Museum
before we continue to our overnight hotel.

DAY 8: Leaving Scotland behind we make our way south to our final overnight stop in
the north of England.

DAY 9: Our tour comes to a close as we head home.

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