5 days

From £1,045

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Summary

If you want to get away from it all, Shetland is the place to be. As close to Norway as it is to Scotland, Shetland is rugged and remote, with a raw natural beauty, a unique culture and wonderful wildlife. There are over a hundred islands here, only 16 of which are inhabited, each with its own individual character, and our tour offers the opportunity to visit four of them, providing a real taste of the diversity of this amazing archipelago, not to mention the simple pleasure of travelling by boats, both large and small, as the indomitable inhabitants of these islands have done for hundreds of years. We visit the little island of Mousa, whose Iron Age broch is the best-preserved example anywhere in the world, the Shetland Croft House Museum which gives an insight into a typical 19th century croft, while Jarlshof provides a unique archaeological time-capsule, spanning 3000 years of successive settlements. Finally we have a tour of the northernmost islands of Yell and Unst, a day of stunning seascapes and air so fresh it takes your breath away.

We will be cruising with Serco Northlink Ferries, whose purpose-built vessels, the Hrossey and the Hjaltland, which have set new standards for comfort and speed on this route. From the time you step on board you’ll appreciate that these ships have all the attributes of a mini-cruise liner. Your cabin will have its own shower/toilet facilities en suite and the ship boasts a delightful restaurant where you’ll spoil yourself with some delicious meals. There is also a comfortable bar and lounge.

Tour highlights:

  • Rich wildlife on the Island of Mousa
  • 3000 years of archaeological history at Jarlshof
  • Muness Castle – the most northerly castle in the British Isles
  • The stunning sea cliffs of Noss
  • Bobby’s bus shelter in Baltasound – surely the most famous in the world!

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Today's Price
£1,045

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £50, was £100.

Single supplement: £325

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Glasgow
North Hanover Street
12.00 13.00
Edinburgh
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
13.15 12.00
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
13.45 11.45
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
14.00 11.30
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
14.15 11.00
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
15.30 10.30
Arbroath
Outside the Railway Station
15.50 10.10
Montrose
Outside railway station
16.10 09.50
Aberdeen
Northlink Ferry Terminal
17.00 09.00

Please note pick-up points are subject to minimum numbers and 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
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
21 June 2021 BSHI210621 21 June 2021 (Monday) 25 June 2021 (Friday) £1,145
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
£325 Call for availability
29 August 2021 BSHI210829 29 August 2021 (Sunday) 2 September 2021 (Thursday) £1,045
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
£325 Book Now
26 July 2021 BSHI210726 26 July 2021 (Monday) 30 July 2021 (Friday) £1,045
(ex. flights)
£50
£100
£300 Book Now
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