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Shetland Fly-drive

Stay in Shetland's West Mainland

Best Time To Go

Experience the "simmer dim" light nights in June/ July.

Why not...

add a day with a local tour guide?

Prices From

£675

No of Nights

3
Fly-Drive
Fly-Drive

Stay in Shetland's West Mainland

Shetland Fly-drive

Best Time To Go

Experience the "simmer dim" light nights in June/ July.

Why not...

add a day with a local tour guide?

Prices From

£675

No of Nights

3

The quickest and simplest route to this unique, far flung part of the UK.

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 Cleeve’s gritty, iconic crime stories.

The easiest and quickest route to Shetland is by air, and with regular daily flights taking around ninety minutes from Glasgow or Edinburgh, this is a convenient option to maximise your time in this unique and remote part of the UK.

Your hire car will give you the opportunity to explore during your three night stay.  The dramatic coastline is never far away, while causeways and short local ferry crossings make trips to neighbouring islands quite possible – the adventurous may even want to head as far north as possible to view the wonderfully-named Muckle Flugga lighthouse. We will provide plenty of suggestions for you.

If you have more time to explore these fascinating islands, we also offer the week-long See Shetland Differently holiday.

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We can arrange flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness or Aberdeen, and connecting services from Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Gatwick.


Pricing

£675 per person in March, £725 per person in April & October and £765 per person in May to September.

Prices based on 2 adults sharing a room for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis, 4 days hire of a small manual car and return flights from Edinburgh or Glasgow. We can also arrange private or small group day tours with a local guide – please ask us for more details.

*For dates in January including the Up Helly Aa festival (31st January 2023), we will be offering a special package, from £995 per person, for three nights accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis in an ensuite double room, return flights from Edinburgh or Glasgow, car hire (small manual) and a half day orientation tour with a local guide, during which you can learn more about the background of the events you will be witnessing.

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.

Please note that the above pricing does not include stays over Christmas or New Year. If you are interested in taking this holiday across those dates, please get in touch for a bespoke quote. 


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