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Orkney & Shetland Adventure

Orkney & Shetland Adventure

An new fully escorted adventure to amazing Orkney & Shetland for 9 days departing on 1st October including hotels, ferries, cabins, sightseeing excursions, meals and coach

 

Shetland

A place of wild, dramatic landscapes, Shetland is known for its Scandinavian history and rich Viking heritage. Located where the Atlantic Ocean and North Sea meet, Shetland forms the very tip of the British Isles. Made up of a hundred or so islands and located 50 miles northeast of Orkney, just 15 of Shetland's islands are inhabited. Neolithic remains which were uncovered in coastal sands tell the story of how people lived and survived on these isles. Jarlshof, a prehistoric and nnorse settlement tracks human life for over 4000 years.

 

 

Orkney

With over 70 islands, thousands of birds and more archaeological sites than anywhere in Europe, Orkney offers a wonderful mix of history, wildlife and coastline. Home to one of the UK's oldest World Heritage sites, is a collection of ancient and extremely well preserved sites offering a glimpse of island life over 5000 years.

 

Thursday

We depart on our journey northwards, stopping en route and arrive later to the Salutation Hotel, Perth. Dinner in the hotel

 

 

Salutation Hotel in Perth for 1 night  located in the heart of Perth. The oldest established hotel in Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie who stayed here in 1745. Today, the welcome is warm with traditional hospitality with modern comforts www.the salutation.com

 

 

 

Friday

Breakfast. We head north to the granite City of Aberdeen, where we board the overnight ferry to Shetland. Dinner. www.northlinkferries.co.uk

 

Saturday

Breakfast.  Arrive into Lerwick, Shetland. We meet a local guide who will take us on a tour of the island. Dinner at the hotel.

 

 

 

The Moorfield Hotel, Brae for 2 nights -  Set in the picturesque setting of Brae, it is nestled in Shetland's second largest village. There is a restaurant and bar. The hotel uses environmentally friendly materials sourced both locally and from further afield. www.themoorfieldhotelshetland.co.uk

 

 

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Sunday

Breakfast. A wonderful guided tour around Shetland, including Jarlshof, the Shetland Pony stud and the Shetland Museum. Dinner in the hotel.

 

 

Monday

Breakfast. We travel to Lerwick, where there will be free time to explore. Late afternoon we board the ferry to Orkney. Dinner on board. Late evening we check into the Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall.

 

 

 

Ayre Hotel, Lerwick for 2 nights - one of Orkney's finest hotels and is situated in the principal town of Kirkwall. They provide a friendly service to make your stay as comfortable & enjoyable as possible. www.ayrehotel.co.uk

 

 

Tuesday

Breakfast

A day at leisure to explore Kirkwall. Maybe visit St Magnus Cathedral or take a tour around the nearby gin distillery. Dinner

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Breakfast

A guided tour of Orkney including The Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow and Skara Brae. Dinner in the hotel. Late evening we board the ship for the overnight sailing to Aberdeen.

 

 

Thursday

Early arrival. Breakfast on board. We journey southwards. stopping en route to the New Lanark Mill Hotel.

 

 

New Lanark Mill Hotel for 1 night - Situated in one of the restored former cotton mills, the 4 star hotel is an oasis of comfort with great food and service. www.newlanarkhotel.co.uk

 

 

Friday

After breakfast, we take a guided tour of the New Lanark Mill Village Unesco World Heritage Site. www.newlanark.org Later we head homewards, stopping for high tea.

 

Breakfasts, Dinners & Friday High Tea

 

Coach travel throughout -  Departure from Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley, Horsforth, Leeds, Bradford, Ainley Top

 

Escorted by Hanson Exclusives’ Tour Manager

 

Images copyright Visit Scotland Images. Northlink Ferries. Strathmore Hotels. New Lanark Mill Village & hotel

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

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

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Ainley Top Ainley Top - Layby in front of Cedar Court Hotel
Bradford Bradford - Drake Street
Behind Telegraph & Argus Building
Calverley Woodhall Road Calverley - Woodhall Road
Junction of Thornill Street
Farsley Farsley - Old Road
Outside The Library
Horsforth New Road Side Horsforth New Road Side Bus Stop near The Fleece
Leeds Leeds - Aire Street
By First Bus Stop
Pudsey Pudsey - Manor House Street
Behind Town Hall / Outside Wetherspoons
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