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Shetland & Orkney Mini Cruise

5 Days/4 Nights

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Join us for an exciting Scottish holiday to remember with our popular 5-day break returning for 2022 which takes you to discover Scotland's remote islands; Shetland & Orkney.
Enjoy a guided tour of Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar and the Italian Chapel on Orkney before an overnight cruise to Shetland with a local guided tour of the Island. Enjoy 2 nights onboard Northlink Ferries and overnight stays in Caithness and Aberdeen.



  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 Overnight Stops
  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Northlink Ferry Travel
  • Guided Tour of Orkney Islands
  • Guided Tour of Shetland Isles
  • Single Supplements apply, limited rooms





Day 1

Enjoy your journey north to Thurso where you will be welcomed a local hotel for your overnight stay with dinner served in the main restaurant this evening.


Day 2

Depart from Scrabster, Thurso on the MV Hamnavoe, for the 90 minute sailing past Britain’s highest vertical cliffs and the Old Man of Hoy. Arrive in Stromness  and meet your local guide, who will take you to visit World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, plus Skaill House, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow. Evening visit to one of Orkney’s most popular attractions. A delicious 3 course meal will be served to you in a local restaurant before boarding the Northlink Ferry for the overnight crossing to Lerwick, Shetland. 


Day 3

Arrive in Lerwick, Shetland followed by breakfast on board. At 08.30 Depart ship for day tour of Shetland with your local guide. Visit the outstanding site of Jarlshof in the south and Scalloway Castle. Lunch at your leisure in Lerwick today before boarding the Northlink Ferry for your overnight sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Dinner is provided onboard.


Day 4

Arrive in Aberdeen and have breakfast on board the ferry before the coach disembarks and takes you on a morning tour around the Granite City of Aberdeen. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the shopping haven, then enjoy your overnight stay in Aberdeen, where you will be served dinner, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the lounge bar.


Day 5

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy your return journey back home after your trip to the Islands.





Situated in the town centre all amenities, including an interesting selection of shops, are within easy walking distance. A perfect base for business, with the friendly public bar and ambiance of the Orkney Restaurant, the Royal Hotel will cater for all your needs.



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.




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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 MULTI73 0 5 £599.00 0 Please call
Mon 15 Aug, 2022 MULTI74 0 5 £609.00 10 + Book Now
Fri 2 Sep, 2022 MULTI77 0 5 £609.00 10 + Book Now