Kravet Family Shetland & Orkney Explorations v1

3 pax in 2 rooms

Tuesday 21st May – Tuesday 28th May 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Overview

A fantastic eight day adventure takes you to the heart of the neolithic age as you explore some wonderful sites on Shetland and Orkney.  With your private guide, explore the iconic sites as well as getting off the beaten path to get under the skin of these wonderful islands.  With welcoming hospitality and beautiful vistas, you will take a small part of these islands home with you and a longing to return.

Highlights

  • Spend time exploring the heart of Neolithic Orkney
  • Take an evening boat trip to see the Storm Petrels returning to their nests
  • Visit places that were used in the BBC series Shetland

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 21st May - Welcome To Shetland!

Arrive in Shetland where your main driver guide will meet you.  Depending on the time of arrival there may be time to do some exploring, as the airport is right next to Jarlshof & Old Scatness (& Sumburgh Head Lighthouse) before heading north to your accommodation.

 

Overnight: Shetland | Scalloway Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Standard Double Room
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd May - Exploring Shetland

There are loads of options for today as you set out to explore the islands.  Perhaps visit the Shetland Pony experience to meet these gorgeous miniature horses.  There are also loads of amazing beaches to stroll along or perhaps visit a local croft on Tronda island to hear how they live and work the land.

Overnight: Shetland | Scalloway Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Standard Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 23rd May - More Shetland explorations

Spend the morning exploring the town of Lerwick, with it’s boutique shops and museums dedicated to all things knitting!  You can also, head out to St Ninian’s Isle which is connected to the mainland by a sandy causeway at low tide.  Enjoy a relaxed afternoon as this evening you will head out for a late night boat trip to see the storm petrels return home under the cover of darkness after feeding way out to sea during the day.  A truly incredible experience

Overnight: Shetland | Scalloway Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Standard Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 24th May - Relaxed Morning & Incredible Cliffs

Enjoy a relaxed morning today after the late night last night before taking a wander around Scalloway where both the Castle and the Harbour featured in Shetland.  This afternoon you could head north to Voe & Eshaness to gaze in wonder at the incredible cliff scenery.  A lovely relaxing way to spend your last day.

Overnight: Shetland | Scalloway Hotel
Room Type: 3 x Standard Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 25th May - Depart Shetland

Leave Shetland this morning for Orkney where your guide will meet you and you’ll head out to explore some of the island before heading to your accommodation for the night.

 

 

Overnight: Orkney | The Foveran
Room Type: 2 x King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sunday 26th May - Skara Brae, Coastal Hikes & Explorations

Skara Brae is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, and probably the best known of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney. An early start this morning will ensure that you get a chance to immerse yourself in this fascinating site while it is still quiet. Then hike north along the coastline with your guide along cliffs which are home to a multitude of seabirds and thousands of years of history in the form of archaeological sites. If you are feeling energetic then you can continue all the way to the rocky Point of Buckquoy. If the tides are in your favour you may be able to cross the tidal causeway to explore the Norse settlement on the tiny isle of the Brough of Birsay. There will be time for explorations with your guide this afternoon, or you can choose to have some time to yourself to explore at your own pace.

Overnight: Orkney | The Foveran
Room Type: 2 x King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Monday 27th May - Ring of Brodgar & Maeshowe

This morning you head to the incredible massive stone circle that is the Ring Of Brodgar. Theories still abound about the purpose of this site, so this morning you will be joined by a local expert to hear all the evidence and decide for yourself if it was a ritual site, a giant astronomical observatory or something completely different.

Nearby you will also find Maeshowe and the Stones Of Stenness, where 4 huge standing stones are all that remain of what is possibly the oldest stone circle in the British Isles. Before you return to your hotel you may also want to take some time today to explore the characterful town of Stromness, full of narrow alleys and always with the character of the sea permeating the air.

Overnight: Orkney | The Foveran
Room Type: 2 x King Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Tuesday 28th May - Depart

A private transfer will take you to the airport this morning in time for your onward travels – taking with you a small part of these incredible islands with you in your heart.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 8 throughout
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Visit the the Shetland Pony Experience
    • Evening boat trip to see the Storm Petrels
    • Entry to Jarlshof
    • Entry to Skara Brae
    • Entry to Maeshowe
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • All Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • We will keep looking for room upgrades in these locations and let you know if anything becomes available