5 days

From $2,515 $2,655


You asked and we listened! As it’s a long way by road and sea, we have launched this alternative itinerary that explores the glorious and wild Orkney and Shetland Isles, which includes a flight from Aberdeen to Sumburgh and back from Kirkwall. This makes the journey to the start point of our tour far shorter and avoids us having to take an overnight sailing to Lerwick.

Over the course of six memorable days, we will explore lands steeped in history, wildlife and stunning scenery, far from the jostling crowds as we lose ourselves in the haunting beauty 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.

NB: Flights are also available from Edinburgh at a $140pp supplement (August departure only).

Tour highlights:

  • Mousa Broch – the best preserved Iron Age tower in existence
  • Spectacular sea cliffs at Eshaness
  • Multitudes of seabirds at Sumburgh Head
  • 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

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Deposit: $350 Single supplement: $350

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  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
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Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
25 March 2024 BAOS240325 25 March 2024 (Monday) 29 March 2024 (Friday) $2,655
(ex. flights)
$350 $350 $2,515
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25 May 2024 BAOS240525 25 May 2024 (Saturday) 29 May 2024 (Wednesday) $2,725
(ex. flights)
$350 $385 $2,585
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