Hiking Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands (land tour)

Dates: Thursday, August 16, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Mary MacLeod Rivett

Travelers on the Shetland Islands. Image © AAWH

The Orkney and Shetland islands have an amazing wealth of archaeological sites dating back 5,000 years. This unique tour is more active than our usual land tours, and features daily hikes (of 1.25 to 6.75 miles) that are easy to moderate in difficulty. It is the perfect opportunity to explore all that Scotland’s Northern Isles have to offer: prehistoric stone circles, burial chambers, and settlements; quaint villages; huge seabird colonies; and remarkable plant life—all amidst dramatic landscapes. Highlights include a private tour of the active Ness of Brodgar excavations, and visits to the chambered tomb of Maeshowe, the Stones of Stenness, the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, Mousa Broch, Old Scatness, and Jarlshof. Limited to fifteen participants.


Pricing:
$5,645 (13-15 participants) per person double occupancy
$5,845 (10-12 participants) per person double occupancy
$765 single supplement (limited availability)


 

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Itinerary

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - DEPART HOME
Friday, August 17 - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND | Kirkwall, Orkney
Saturday, August 18  - Kirkwall | Skara Brae | Kirkwall
Sunday, August 19 - Kirkwall | Isle of Rousay | Kirkwall
Monday, August 20 - Kirkwall | Mainland Orkney | Kirkwall
Tuesday, August 21 - Kirkwall | Isle of Hoy | Kirkwall
Wednesday, August 22 - Lerwick, Shetland | Old Scatness | Isle of Mousa | Brae, North Mainland
Thursday, August 23 - Brae | Isle of Unst | Brae
Friday, August 24 - Brae | Fethaland | Brae
Saturday, August 25 - Brae | Jarlshof | St. Ninian’s Isle | Lerwick | Sumburgh | Aberdeen
Sunday, August 26 - Aberdeen | FLY HOME

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