©The path back to Rackwick from The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Share Me!

Shetland & Orkney Adventure

The Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, Skaill House, Ring of Brodgar, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Jarlshof Prehistoric Settlement & Scalloway Castle

Venture into the wild unspoilt landscape of northern Scotland and enjoy a real Highland adventure. Over 100 islands lie
some 200 miles north of Aberdeen and this fascinating area is famed for its rural lifestyle and traditions. We visit Lerwick on the Shetland Isles which have a dramatic history and character of their own and are an idyllic land of Viking legends, rich in bird and animal life. We also visit Orkney which was once ruled by the Norse and today still bears the
Scandinavian influences in island and farm names.

***We recommend passengers utilize a holdall style bag for the ferry services.

Accommodation

This tour utilizes Northlink Ferries service sailing from Aberdeen and facilities on board include restaurant, cafeteria, bar and lounges and accommodation will be in two berth cabins with en-suite shower/wc.

 

Itinerary*

Thursday: Travel northwards to Perthshire arriving in Pitlochry where we stay overnight at the Fishers Hotel with dinner, bed and Breakfast. This 3 star hotel is situated in the centre of the town and facilities include a lift, restaurant, bar and all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee maker.

Friday: After a hearty breakfast we continue our journey northwards travelling through the Cairngorm National Park Britain’s most vast mountain range. We arrive in Thurso staying overnight at The Royal Hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast. The hotel is situated in a prime position in the heart of Thurso and facilities include a lift, restaurant, lounge and bar. All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee maker.

Saturday: An early start today as we take the ferry crossing to the mystical Orkney Isles. We meet our local guide who will escort us throughout our island visit. Our tour takes us by the Churchill Barriers whose construction was ordered by Winston Churchill following the tragic torpedoing of the battleship, Royal Oak in the Scapa Flow during1939. We visit Skara Brae which was uncovered after a storm in 1850. This ancient settlement is older than Stonehenge and the preserved rooms provide a unique insight into pre-historic human living. We visit Skaill House one of Orkney’s top tourist attractions and the finest mansion on the island and steeped in 5,000 years of history. We then visit the Ring of Brodgar to view the standing stones which were constructed around 2500–2000BC. We end our day on Orkney at Kirkwall where dinner will be provided at a local hotel. After dinner we board our overnight ferry to the Shetland Isles.

Sunday: Breakfast is included on the ferry as we arrive in Lerwick. We meet our guide for the day making our way southwards to the tip of the headland and visit the Jarlshof Pre-historic and Norse Settlement. This fantastically preserved ruin was only revealed after a storm at the end of the 19th century. Over 4,000 years of history are continued within the site and it provides an insight into life on the island. We return northwards towards the capital Lerwick where some leisure time will be available and to obtain lunch. This afternoon we journey to Scalloway Castle and Museum former home to Earl Stewart and dating from 1600. Later we board the overnight ferry to Aberdeen with an evening meal on board.

Monday: On arrival in Aberdeen, breakfast is served before disembarking and begin the final journey with a scenic drive through some of Scotland’s most picturesque countryside. We arrive at the King Robert Hotel, Stirling where we stay overnight with dinner, bed and breakfast. The hotel is situated on the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, just 1.5 miles from historic Stirling. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and all bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee maker. There is a no lift at this hotel but ground floor bedrooms are available.

Tuesday: After breakfast we bid farewell to the hotel and travel homewards arriving back in the local area early evening.


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel
  • 1 night half board in Pitlochry
  • 1 night half board in Thurso; ferry crossing Scrabster-Stromness
  • Guided tour on Orkney; entrance to Skara Brae; entrance to Skaill House; hotel dinner in Kirkwall
  • Overnight ferry crossing Kirkwall-Lerwick including breakfast
  • Guided tour of the Shetland Isles entrance to Jarlshof Settlement; entrance to Scalloway Castle and Museum
  • Overnight ferry crossing Lerwick-Aberdeen
  • 1 night half board in Stirling.

Single Room Supplement

A single room supplement of £137.00 is applicable on this tour, for more information please call and speak to an advisor.

Pickup Points

Conwy, Lancaster Square
Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Deganwy, Castle Hotel
Llanrhos, Post Office
Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park
Llandudno, Clarence Hotel(Travel Lodge)
Craig Y Don, St Pauls Church
Penrhyn Bay, St Davids Church
Mochdre, Bowling Green
Rhos On Sea, Cayley Arms
Rhos On Sea, Hickorys (The Ship)
Colwyn Bay, Guys Newsagents
Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Old Colwyn, Opposite Marine Hotel
Old Colwyn, Top Shop
Old Colwyn, Queens Nursing Home
Old Colwyn, Junction Abergele Rd/Highlands Rd
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn, Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano, Pensarn Grange (Windjammers)
Towyn, Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove, Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay, Junction Bronwen Ave/ St Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay, Silver Birch
Bodelwyddan, Bus Stop opposite Garage
Bodelwyddan, The Vicarage
Rhuddlan, Vicarage Lane Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Highlands Road Bus Stop/ Pentre Lane
Rhuddlan, Rhyl Road Bus Stop
Denbigh, Lenton Pool
Denbigh, Colomendy
Denbigh, Plas Pigot
Denbigh, The Green Bus Stop
Denbigh, Myddleton Park
Trefnant, Village Hall Bus Stop nr Traffic Lights
Trefnant, The Tweedmill
Trefnant, Clwydian Park
St Asaph, HM Stanley Hospital
St Asaph, Cathedral Bus Stop
St Asaph, Fountain Garage
St Asaph, Ashley Court Bus Stop
St Asaph, Bod Erw
Rhyl, Ffordd Derwen Pub
Rhyl, Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhyl, Old Carlton Garden Centre (opp Rosehill Road/ Rhuddlan Rd Bus Stop)
Rhyl, Rhuddlan Road/ St Margarets Drive Bus Stop
Rhyl, Vale Road Flats Bus Layby
Rhyl, Argos, Bodfor Street
Rhyl, Catholic Church/Wellington Rd
Rhyl, Marine Lake Bus Bay
Rhyl, St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road /Churton Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road/ Old Golf Road
Rhyl, Eastville Bus Stop opp Denmore Stores
Rhyl, Tynewydd Estate Entrance( Junction Tynewydd Road/ Ffordd Anwyl)
Rhyl, Parrys Corner/ Pendyffryn Rd North
Rhyl, Junction Grange Rd/ Clifton Park Road
Prestatyn, Williams Estate Agents, Meliden Road
Prestatyn, Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Bus Station
Prestatyn, The Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Police Station
Prestatyn, Ffrith Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Clwyd Carpets ( Victoria Road West)
Prestatyn, Jolly Sailor
Prestatyn, Penrhwylfa Crossroads Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Junction Ffordd isa/ Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Roundwood Avenue
Meliden, Old Garden Centre
Gronant, Cross Roads
Talacre, Junction Coast Road/Station Road
Ffynnongroew, Crown Inn
Mostyn, Lletty Hotel
Greenfield, Queens Head Hotel
Bagillt, Blossoms Inn
Dyserth, Voel Depot
Dyserth, The Vicarage Bus Stop
Dyserth, Cross Keys/Pendre Farm Bus Stop
Dyserth, The Bank (Bus stop opposite junction High Street/ Thomas Avenue)
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall Bus Stop
Trelawnyd, Erw Wen Bus Stop
Lloc, Rock Inn
Carmel, Halfway House
Holway, Garage
Holywell, Traffic Lights (Fron Park Road/ Brynford Street)
Holywell, Victoria Hotel
Flint, The Ship Hotel Bus Stop
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Sychdyn, Cross Keys
Mold, Station Motors, Chester Road
Mynydd Isa, The Griffin
Queensferry, Deeside Leisure Centre
Ewloe, Clwyd Car Aucitons
Buckley, The Tivoli
Chester, Holiday Inn Wrexham Road (Old Post House)

Booking Information

To book give us a call, or download our Booking Form Here