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See Shetland Differently

Explore Britain's most northerly island - Unst

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

visit in June/July to experience the "simmer dim" or light nights?

Prices From

£1195

No of Nights

8
Self-Drive
Self-Drive

Explore Britain's most northerly island - Unst

See Shetland Differently

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

visit in June/July to experience the "simmer dim" or light nights?

Prices From

£1195

No of Nights

8

A chance to get right under the skin of Shetland with this week long, two-centre holiday.

This holiday enables you to explore the length and breadth of Britain’s most northerly islands: the Shetland Isles.  You will have the chance to really get under the skin of Shetland, spending time on the mainland and on its most Northerly island, Unst.

You’ll have lots of opportunity to visit the key attractions: from impressive prehistoric remains to dramatic natural sea cliffs and sandy beaches.  Enjoy a full day in the company of a local guide, as well as a boat trip around Noss to view Seabirds and Seals.

At 60 degrees North of the Equator, Shetland enjoys very long days in mid-summer, with several weeks when it never really gets dark at all – known locally as the “simmer dim”.  The weather is, of course, unpredictable, adding to the drama of the natural landscape, and forming the magnificent coastline, with steep cliffs, caves, stacks and rock arches.

This is a magical place, with a completely different feel from the rest of Scotland. What’s more, the Shetland Isles are experiencing ever increasing popularity thanks to BBC’s hit TV series Shetland based on Ann Cleeves’ gritty crime stories.

Don’t have a full week to travel? We also offer the shorter Shetland Fly-drive holiday.

Holiday Details

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Day One – Journey to Shetland 

Day Two – Exploring Shetland

Day Three – Exploring Shetland

Day Four Day of Leisure

Day Five – Noss Boat Trip

Day Six – Exploring Unst

Day Seven – Day of Leisure

Day Eight Return home

Day Nine – Arrive in Aberdeen

 

Location

This holiday has two centres: the south of Shetland near Sumburgh, the West Mainland convenient for Lerwick, and the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, Unst, where you will enjoy a day trip.


Pricing

£1195 per person in April & October, £1295 per person in May to September.

Prices based on two adults sharing a room, for eight nights on a bed & breakfast basis in the hotels as described, return ferry travel for car and passengers from Aberdeen to Shetland, including accommodation in an outer two berth cabin in both directions. Meals on board are not included.

The holiday also includes a full day guided tour with a local guide, and boat trip around Noss. The return ferry travel to Unst for car and passengers is pre-booked but must be paid on boarding.

This holiday can also be arranged as a “fly-drive” with return flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen to Shetland, and car hire while on the islands. Add £80 per person to the ferry-based holiday price for this option.

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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This holiday can be arranged from late April to the first week of October.

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