Archaeological Treasures of Orkney and Shetland - 6 day tour

Tour Summary

Archaeological Treasures of Orkney and Shetland
6 day/5 night

Follow in Stone Age and Viking footsteps at Skara Brae, Jarlshof and the Stones of Stenness and experience ancient wonders at Maeshowe and Mousa. Learn the fascinating folklore behind the Italian Chapel, St Ninian's Church and "the Light in the North". Explore the ruins of Scalloway and Dunotter Castles as you unearth the many secrets of Orkney and Shetland. 

Mousa - visit this rugged little island to see its famous seabird colonies and explore a 2,000-year-old broch 

Jarlshof - step back to the stone age to discover this prehistoric and Norse settlement, one of Scotland's most significant sites 

St Magnus Cathedral - explore this architectural masterpiece built by the legendary Viking, Earl Rognvald 

Maeshowe - visit this impressive neolithic burial chamber that Vikings used as a winter shelter   

Movie locations - Shetland (TV series), The Edge of the World and The Spy in Black

Hotel accommodation included

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Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Location: Northlink Ferry (1); Busta, Shetland Islands (1) and Kirkwall, Orkney islands (3)

Meals

  • Cooked/Continental breakfast (5)
  • Table d' hote dinners (5)

Visits, Admissions and Experiences

  • Admission to Jarlshof, Scalloway Castle, Italian Chapel, Maeshowe, Stenness Standing Stones, Skara Brae and Skaill House 
  • Excursion to Mousa 

Tour Essentials

  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats 
  • All ferry fares and reservations
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Service charges and taxes 

Exclusions

Departure information

From Glasgow

North Hanover Street Bus Stance, Glasgow, G1 2BP

Tour departure and return times will be advised in tour documentation.

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From Edinburgh

Outside Marriott Hotel, on Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8NF

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Child details

Please contact us for information on child prices. 

Price Notes

Accommodation
The price of this tour includes hotel accommodation/ferry cabin with en-suite bathroom. 

Departure and Return Times
Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days before departure.

FAQs
Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code
BW 03002

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