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Shetland & Orkney Isles - 6 Days

Shetland & Orkney Isles - 6 Days


Orkney & Shetland, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow, Skaill House


Thursday Day 1: We travel northwards with comfort stops to our overnight at the 3* Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry with time to freshen up before our evening meal. Tonight there will live entertainment in the bar.

Friday Day 2: After a hearty Scottish breakfast, we begin our drive through the stunning and scenic Cairngorm National Park to Inverness. We continue up the east coast to Thurso arriving in time for dinner at the 3* Royal Hotel, Thurso.

Saturday Day 3: We visit John O’Groats as far north as mainland Scotland goes. We return to Scrabster for our ferry crossing to the mystical Orkney Isles. We meet our local guide who will be with us throughout our visit to the island. Our tour takes us by The Churchill Barriers, the construction of which was ordered by Winston Churchill after the tragic torpedoing of the battleship, Royal Oak, in Scapa Flow during 1939. We will visit the Italian Chapel, ‘the miracle of camp 60’, that was built by Italian prisoners during World War II, followed by the mystical ancient settlement of Skara Brae, uncovered by a storm in 1850. This ancient settlement is older than Stonehenge and the amazingly preserved rooms provide us with a unique insight into pre-historic human living. Our tour continues with a visit to Skaill House, one of Orkney’s top tourist attractions, and the finest mansion on the island, steeped in 5,000 years of history, after which we continue on to the mystical Ring of Brodgar to view the standing stones, reminiscent of those at Stonehenge and Avebury, having been constructed around 2500 - 2000BC. We finish our time in Orkney at Kirkwall where dinner is provided at a local restaurant. After dinner, we will board our overnight ferry to the Shetland Islands.

        

Sunday Day 4:  After breakfast on board, we arrive in Lerwick and meet our guide for the day. We make our way southwards to the tip of the headland to visit the Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement. This fantastically preserved ruin was only revealed by a storm at the end of the 19th century. Over 4,000 years of history are contained within this site and it remains a fantastic insight into life on the islands. We return northwards towards the capital Lerwick, where we will enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we make the journey to Scalloway Castle and Museum, dating from 1600, the castle is the former home to Earl Stewart. Later in the afternoon, we board our overnight ferry where dinner is served on board. We can relax and enjoy the final sea leg crossing from Lerwick to Aberdeen.

    

Monday Day 5: On arrival in Aberdeen, breakfast is served before we begin our final journey with a scenic drive through some of Scotland’s most picturesque countryside. We then continue our journey to our final hotel, the 3* King Robert Hotel, Stirling, where you can relax prior to dinner this evening.

Tuesday Day 6: Today, we will leave Scotland behind and make our way home.



Your Holiday Includes


  • 3 nights half board in all hotels
  • Welcome tea/coffee @ Fishers Hotel &Stirling
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Ferry crossing: Scrabster – Stromness
  • Full day step on guide of Orkney
  • Entrance to Skara Brae
  • Entrance to Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, Skaill House, Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow
  • Dinner in a local Orkney restaurant
  • 1 night B&B NorthLink Ferry
  • Overnight ferry crossing: Kirkwall – Lerwick
  • Full day step on guided tour of Shetland Isles
  • Entrance to Jarlshof Prehistoric & Norse Settlement
  • Entrance to Scalloway Castle & Museum
  • 1 night half board NorthLink Ferry
  • Overnight ferry crossing: Lerwick – Aberdeen

Your Hotel
Your Hotel The friendly 3* Fishers Hotel is situated in the main high street in the heart of historic Pitlochry. All bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a lift & ground floor rooms. The 3* Royal Hotel is located in a prime position in the heart of Thurso and provides an ideal base for exploring the stunning Highlands. The 103 bedrooms are traditional in style and there is a well sized restaurant, a pub style bar and a comfortable lounge. • lift • bar • restaurant • tea/coffee in room. The 3* Robert the Bruce Hotel 1.5 miles from historic Stirling . All 52 en suite bedrooms have flat screen satellite television direct dial telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer & complimentary wireless Internet access. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Your Hotel
Your Hotel


Price £855 per person
  single r supp. £130


Departure Date: 4 July 19



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