6 days

From £1,395

Summary

Sail away to lands steeped in history, wildlife and stunning scenery, far from the jostling crowds to the haunting beauty of the Orkney and Shetland Isles. Many people have landed there before you - some as early as 3000 BC. Most famous of all were the Vikings, but they were not alone and all around you will find historical treasures. Both islands, but particularly Shetland, in summer have virtually no darkness and the beauty of this ‘Simmer Dim’, as it is called locally, has to be seen to be realised. Both Orkney and Shetland have their own identity, Orkney being very green and fertile while Shetland has a more rugged cliff and sea loch scenery. Both however share a colourful history of Picts, Norsemen, ancient antiquities, buried treasure and seafaring legends, bound up with an independent spirit that makes them quite different from the rest of Scotland.

We sail with Serco Northlink Ferries and their modern, purpose-built vessels, the Hrossey and the Hjaltland, from Aberdeen overnight to Lerwick. We then have two full days to tour Shetland. After rejoining the ship for an evening sailing to Kirkwall, we have a further two full days touring Orkney, before our short crossing back to the mainland.

Tour highlights:

  • Spectacular sea cliffs at Eshaness
  • Multitudes of seabirds at Sumburgh Head (May-July)
  • The multi-period settlement of Jarlshof
  • Neolithic Orkney – a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • The Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel, poignant reminders of more recent history

Today's Price
£1,395

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £25, was £100.

Single supplement: £375

Rocky Coast

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
Outside the Millennium Hotel
11.45 21.15
Edinburgh
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
13.00 20.00
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
13.30 19.30
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
14.30 18.30
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
15.00 18.00
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
15.30 (does not return to Dundee)
Aberdeen
Northlink Ferry Terminal
17.00 (does not return to Aberdeen)
Inverness N/a 15.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
3 May 2021 BOSH210503 3 May 2021 (Monday) 8 May 2021 (Saturday) £1,295
(ex. flights)
£25
£100
£375 Call for availability
7 June 2021 BOSH210607 7 June 2021 (Monday) 12 June 2021 (Saturday) £1,395
(ex. flights)
£25
£100
£375 Call for availability
2 August 2021 BOSH210802 2 August 2021 (Monday) 7 August 2021 (Saturday) £1,295
(ex. flights)
£25
£100
£375 Book Now
20 September 2021 BOSH210920 20 September 2021 (Monday) 25 September 2021 (Saturday) £1,195
(ex. flights)
£25
£100
£375 Book Now
17 May 2021 BOSH210517 17 May 2021 (Monday) 22 May 2021 (Saturday) £1,245
(ex. flights)
£25
£100
£375 Book Now
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