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Shetland & Orkney Mini Cruise

5 Days/4 Nights

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£629.00

Join us for an exciting Scottish holiday to remember with our popular 5-day break returning for 2023 which takes you to discover Scotland's remote islands; Shetland & Orkney.

Enjoy 2 days exploring the sights of Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar and the Italian Chapel on Orkney before an overnight cruise to Shetland with a tour of the Island and attractions. Enjoy 2 nights onboard Northlink Ferries and overnight stays in Caithness and Aberdeen.

  

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • 4 Nights DBB
  • 2 Overnight Stops with DBB
  • All Coach Travel
  • Northlink Ferry Crossings
  • Tour of Orkney Islands
  • Tour of Shetland Isles
  • No Single Availability
Excursions

DAY 1

Enjoy your journey northwards to Thurso where you will be welcomed into the Station Hotel for your overnight stay, with dinner served in the restaurant this evening.

 

DAY 2

Today we have an exciting trip over to visit the first of the archipelago islands - Orkney. Depart from Scrabster at mid-day and board the MV Hamnavoe for the 90 minute sailing past Britain’s highest vertical cliffs the Old Man of Hoy. Arrive in Stromness and our coach will tour the island taking you to visit World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, the Standing Stones of Stenness and the mystical Ring of Brodgar. You also see the famous WWII Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow where the German Fleet were scuttled after WWI. A delicious 3 course meal will be served to you in a local restaurant in Kirkwall before boarding the Northlink ferry for the overnight crossing to Shetland.

 

DAY 3

Arrive in Lerwick harbour after breakfast on board the ferry. Depart the ship for our day tour of Shetland with our coach and visit the outstanding prehistoric settlement of Jarlshof and then onto Scalloway Castle, which was once the home of the Earl of Orkney & Shetland. Lunch will be at your leisure in Lerwick and you will have some free time to explore the town before boarding the Northlink ferry for your overnight sailing back to the Scottish Mainland.

 

DAY 4

Arrive in Aberdeen where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast on board the ferry before the coach disembarks and takes you on a morning tour around the sights of the Granite City of Aberdeen. Overnight stay near Aberdeen this evening.

 

DAY 5

After a hearty breakfast in the hotel we return home today after our journey to the beautiful Shetland & Orkney islands.

 

STATION HOTEL - THURSO (1ST NIGHT)

The very centrally located Station Hotel serves fine Scottish meat cooked in a traditional style. There is a good selection of drinks including several whiskeys. Full English breakfast is included in your room. The hotel is well located for Scrabster Harbour, and has welcoming, friendly staff.

 

NORTH LINK FERRIES 

Your journey with NorthLink Ferries will be the start of your experience of the life, culture and history of the Northern Isles. On board you will find that our services help you get in the mood for exploring the history of the isles. There is also a cinema, restaurant, bars & souvenier shop aboard most vesels.

 

ABERDEEN HOTEL (LAST NIGHT)

The Britannia Aberdeen is a modern hotel and has everything you’ll need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The hotel has a fantastic restaurant, which serves a delicious full English breakfast each morning. Dinner is also available in the evenings with a wide variety of dishes to choose from. There is an on-site bar, serving hot and cold beverages in a friendly atmosphere, which is open till late. The hotel offers non-smoking bedrooms, which are tastefully decorated and have an en-suite bathroom, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There is free parking, free Wi-Fi in public areas and the hotel has a 24-hour reception.

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Sat 29 Apr, 2023 MULTI89 0 5 £629.00 10 + Book Now
Fri 15 Sep, 2023 MULTI93 0 5 £629.00 10 + Book Now