5 days

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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.

Please note that space at the Busta House Hotel is limited however if necessary we can provide alternative accommodation at the nearby Brae Hotel. Dinner is still served at the Busta House Hotel and transfers are provided.

Up-grade to an outside cabin and enjoy sea views from the comfort of your cabin.
Outside Cabin Supplement: $80pp.

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!

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queens Street Station
12.00 13.00
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
13.15 12.00
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
13.45 11.45
Moto Services on M90
14.00 11.30
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
14.15 11.00
Outside Discovery Point
15.30 10.30
Bus stop off the A90, near McDonalds
15.50 10.10
Market Square
16.30 09.30
Aberdeen (Northlink)
Northlink Ferry Terminal
17.00 09.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
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