Shetlands & Orkney Cruise

Shetlands &  Orkney Cruise

Shetlands & Orkneys Cruise

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NEW TOUR FOR 2019

Join us on this new voyage of discovery as we travel to the Northern Frontier of Europe and experience the unique island lifestyle, folklore, traditions and history as we enjoy a taste of Shetland and Orkney on this fascinating mini cruise

 

The Ships

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.

 

Stromness Hotel ***

The Stromness Hotel is located next to the pretty harbour in the centre of Stromness, close to the amenities • En-suite bedrooms • Television • Hairdryer • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Restaurant • Bar • Free Wi-Fi • No lift. www.stromnesshotel.com

 

Day 1

Travel to our overnight accommodation.

Day 2

Sit back and enjoy the wonderful scenery as we travel north through Perthshire, the Cairngorms and Dee Valley to Aberdeen. We travel via Perth, the dramatic pass of Glenshee, Braemar and Balmoral. We board our ship in time for the 17.00hrs sailing. Enjoy dinner on board with an overnight sailing, staying in a 2 berth en-suite cabin.

Day 3

Shetlands Tour: After breakfast you join the coach and meet our guide for a full day sightseeing taking in the unspoilt coastline with huge cliffs and an array of wildlife. See Shetland ponies and the outstanding site of Jarlshof in the south and the Scalloway Castle and Museum before we return to the ship late afternoon.
Enjoy dinner on board as the ship sails to Stromness on Orkney arriving at 23.00hrs. We then transfer to our hotel.

Day 4

Orkney Tour: After a leisurely breakfast we will be met by our guide for a full day sightseeing tour taking in the unspoilt sea and landscapes, bountiful wildlife, outstanding archaeology and 5,000 years of history. We visit the World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Stomes of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, plus Skaill House, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow. Free time in Kirkwall to find lunch and the opportunity to visit to St Magnus Cathedral. Dinner in the hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast we depart the hotel for the short sea crossing to Scrabster. We head south along the coast road before reaching our half board accomodation.

Day 6

We continue south through the Highlands to our last overnights half board accommodation.

Day 7

We complete the journey to South Wales

Executive coach travel • 3 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation • 1 overnight dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation on board Northlink ship • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation, plus one dinner in Stromness • Guided tour of Shetland • Visit the Jarlsof Viking Settlement • Explore Scalloway Castle • Guided tour of Orkney • Visit Skara Brae • See the Standing Stones of Stenness • Marvel at the Ring of Brodgar • See Scapa Flow and the Churchill Barriers • Visit the Italian Chapel

Please note: Double rooms on the ships are Twin Cabins

 

DEPARTURE DATES

8th Jun 6 nights £899 Flyer

21st Sep 6 nights £899 Flyer

Single room supplement £128 (Brochure incorrect)

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 Contact Details
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park
Carmarthen - Boars Head Carmarthen Llamas Bus Stop (Outside Boars Head)
Cross Hands Library Bus Stop outside old Library, Cross Hands
Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
SA6 8QG
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Gorseinon - West St Gorseinon - West St Bus Station
Llanelli - Town Hall Llanelli -The old bus stops, behind the Town Hall
Waunlanyrafon
Magor Services Magor Service Coach Park
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station
Newport RAILWAY STATION Stops Q1 & Q1A outside the RAILWAY STATION,NEWPORT
Port Talbot Plaza Port Talbot Plaza, Opposite British Legion
PORT TALBOT
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park
Swansea Wellington Street Swansea Wellington Street

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