Hiking Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands (land tour) 2019

Dates: Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Tuesday, July 23, 2019 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Val Turner

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.

$6,195 (13-15 participants) per person double occupancy
$6,395 (10-12 participants) per person double occupancy
$865 single supplement (limited availability)

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required.  With fewer than 10 participants, a small group surcharge may be added.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 - DEPART HOME
Sunday, July 14 - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND | Kirkwall, Orkney
Monday, July 15 - Kirkwall | Skara Brae | Kirkwall | Welcome dinner
Tuesday, July 16 - Kirkwall | Isle of Rousay | Kirkwall
Wednesday, July 17 - Kirkwall | Mainland Orkney | Kirkwall
Thursday, July 18 - Kirkwall | Isle of Hoy | Kirkwall
Friday, July 19 - Lerwick, Shetland | Old Scatness | Isle of Mousa | Brae, North Mainland
Saturday, July 20 - Brae | Isle of Unst | Brae
Sunday, July 21 - Brae | Fethaland | Brae | Farewell dinner
Monday, July 22 - Brae | Jarlshof | St. Ninian’s Isle | Lerwick
Tuesday, July 23 - Aberdeen | FLY HOME

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

Related PDFs

  • https://www.archaeological.org/sites/default/files/nscotland7-19resform.pdf
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