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Shetland Discovery

Shetland Discovery

Shetland Discovery

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On the edge of the Arctic Circle, 130 miles north of the Scottish mainland lies the Shetland Isles, an archipelago of 100 islands with 5000 years of historic and Viking influenced culture. Join us on this fascinating tour with experienced local guide and you will see landscapes like no other.



Shetland Hotel, Lerwick ***

The Shetland Hotel is situated across from the ferry terminal in Lerwick with commanding views overlooking the bay and is just a few minutes walk from the town centre.

• Spacious en-suite bedrooms • Flat screen television with Freeview • Free Wi-Fi • Hairdryer • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Restaurant • Bar / Lounge • Lift



Cabins on board NorthLink Ferries are modern and fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom, tea, coffee-making facilites and have individual temperature controls.  There is a self-service restaurant on board and bars shops and a cinema.


We are given both 4 berth and 2 berth cabins so no-one would have to use the top bunks, in the 2 berth cabins it is 2 lower fixed beds.




Day 1

We travel to northern England / southern Scotland where we stay overnight. (D)

Day 2

We continue our journey northwards to Aberdeen from where we board the overnight Northink sailing to Lerwick with dinner included on board. (B, D)

Day 3

We wake up in Shetland this morning and after breakfast, join our local guide for a tour of the Northern Isles, Yell and Unst. During the day we'll see the vast Sullom Voe Oil Terminal and take a short ferry crossing to Yell with included entry to the Old Haa Museum full of artefacts from the lives of islanders. We catch another ferry to Unst which has been home to the RAF for many years. A light lunch is included before seeing Muckle Flugga, the most northern tip of the UK then we make our way to Lerwick where we stay for the next two nights. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Today we depart on a coastal tour towards Sumburgh Head stopping at probably the best beach on Shetland - St Ninian's. We continue on to the Viking Jarlshof archeological site, one of Europe's largest spanning over 5000 years, with entry included into the Croft House Museum. In the afternoon we have a photo stop of Shetland Ponies then visit Scalloway, the former capital of Shetland with its 15th century castle. Entry is included to the museum here. (B, D)

Day 5

Enjoy a day at leisure in Lerwick. (B, D)

Day 6

This morning we see Voe, Brae and the 'Drongs' a spectacular series of sea stacks before visiting the Tangwick Haa Musuem with entrance included. In the afternoon we'll enjoy a guided tour of Shetland Nomadic Workshop then free time in Lerwick before we board the Northink ferry for the overnight sailing with dinner taken on board. (B, D)

Day 7

After breakfast on board the ship we take the coastal road passing St Cyrus Beach, Montrose and Arbroath, famous for its 'Smokies'. You'll have free time in Dundee to explore at leisure as well as visiting the new Victoria & Albert Museum with entrance included before continuing on to our overnight hotel. (B,D)

Day 8

We depart this morning and complete the journey home. (B)

  • Executive coach travel

  • 2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation

  • 2 overnight return sailings on Northlink Aberdeen/Lerwick with dinner and breakfast included

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & full Scottish breakfast accommodation in Lerwick

  • 3 days experienced Shetland guide

  • Tour of the Northern Isles – Yell & Unst

  • Entrance to the Old Haa Museum

  • Light lunch on one day

  • Tour of South & West Mainland

  • Entrance to Viking Jarlshof archaeological site

  • Entrance to the Croft House Museum

  • Tour of North Mainland

  • See the ‘Drongs’ a spectacular series of sea stacks

  • Entrance to the Tangwick Haa Musuem

  • Guided tour of Shetland Jewellery Nordic Workshop

  • Free tine in Lerwick

  • Scenic coastal drive

  • Entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee



16th Jul 7 nights £1439


SRS £333

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services CF23 8RA
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park, CF72 8SA
Dyffryn Depot Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Magor Services NP26 3YL Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station, SA11 1BY
NP20 4AX
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza, SA13 1HW
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
CF33 6AG
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park, CF32 9SY

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