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Orkney & Shetland Self-drive

Skara Brae on Orkney

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

add an extra night or two on each island group to explore in depth?

Prices From

£895

No of Nights

6
Self-Drive
Self-Drive

Skara Brae on Orkney

Orkney & Shetland Self-drive

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct

Why not...

add an extra night or two on each island group to explore in depth?

Prices From

£895

No of Nights

6

Explore prehistoric sites and experience a very different way of life.

Our self-drive touring holiday of Orkney & Shetland gives you the opportunity to experience the landscapes, wildlife and archaeological heritage of these magical, and very different, parts of the UK. Both have featured recently on the BBC, yet in very contrasting ways: Orkney is hailed for its rich folklore, prehistoric sites and abundance of wildlife, while Shetland owes its ever increasing popularity to the hit TV series Shetland based on Ann Cleeves’ gritty – and fictional – crime stories.

This holiday is based on ferry crossings, starting from the north coast of Scotland near Thurso and returning to Aberdeen. Let us know if we can tailor-make it for you to link with a self-drive tour of the Scottish Highlands.

We also offer a fly-drive holiday as an alternative way to visit Orkney & Shetland.

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Day One to Three Orkney

Days Three to Four – To Shetland

Day Six/Seven – Return Home

Location

Orkney and Shetland, off the north coast of Scotland.  The holiday described is based on taking your own car, but ask us if you would like a fly-drive proposal, flying to and between the islands and hiring a car on each island.


Pricing

£895 per person for March, £965 per person for April & October and £1015 per person for May to September.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room for this six night holiday and includes breakfast in both hotels, ferry crossings from Caithness to Orkney, from Orkney to Shetland and from Lerwick to Aberdeen. Outer two berth cabins included on the Orkney to Shetland and Shetland to Aberdeen crossings. We also include a Boat trip around Noss during your time on Shetland (please note this only runs between May and mid-September).

If you would like to spend an extra night or two on either Orkney or Shetland, we’d be delighted to assist. Please contact us for more details.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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