Shetland – Island of the Vikings
Ruggedly handsome and wonderfully secluded – Shetland boasts a landscape quite unlike anywhere else in the world, with huge cliffs, unspoilt coastline and an abundance of wildlife. Here is a once in a lifetime chance to holiday on an Island quite unlike anywhere else in the UK.
Shetland Hotel, 3 Star
Lerwick Tel: 01595 695515
The hotel is in a lovely location overlooking the bay, only a few minutes walk into the centre of town. Lift.
Wednesday 5 August 5 Days £830
Single Supplement £208. Insurance £20
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
Please note Photo ID is required on ship.
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Return Overnight Cruise from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Level Berth Cabins, Entry to all attractions as shown in Itinerary, Three Days with Local Shetland Guide.
DAY 1 We make our way to Aberdeen to board our overnight sailing to Lerwick to enjoy dinner on boards and comfortable en-suite twin berth cabins.
DAY 2 After breakfast on board, we will meet our local experienced guide for a tour of the North Isles – Yell and Unst. Photo stop at the vast Sullom Voe Oil Terminal then the short ferry crossing to Yell, with entry to the Old Haa Museum. We then board the short ferry to Unst, with many beautiful beaches and home for decades to the RAF. Light lunch included. See Muckle Flugga – the most northern tip of the UK then Skidbladner – a replica Viking Long Ship. We check in to our hotel around 6pm.
DAY 3 Coast tour today towards Sumburgh Head RSPB Reserve, stopping at probably the best Beach on Shetland – Rerwick. View cliff scenery, golden beaches and seabird colonies. Afterwards to Jarlsof archaeological site – one of Europe’s largest spanning over 5000 years. After lunch we have a photo stop of Shetland Ponies in the Tingwall Valley before arriving in Scalloway with its 15th century castle dominating the skyline. We visit the museum displaying local island exhibitions and local history.
DAY 4 Today we go to Voe and Brae and the Drongs – a spectacular series of sea stacks. Entry Tangwick Haa Museum. After lunch we have a guided tour of Shetland Jewellery Workshop. Free time in Lerwick via Wormadale Viewpoint, before we board our ship for our overnight sailing to Aberdeen.
DAY 5 After breakfast, we disembark and head homeward.
Please note this Itinerary may be subject to change.