Highlights of Shetland

5 days

From £1,300

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Summary

Shetland has long been famous as a mecca for bird enthusiasts and its rich archaeological landscape overlooked. However, the lack of intensive modern farming means that the preservation of these sites and their landscapes is exceptional and there is much to explore here from ancient field boundaries to Iron Age village; and from Viking longhouse to substantial relics from two world wars. We visit the internationally important sites at Mousa, Scatness and Jarlshof and take the ferry to the most northerly island in Britain, Unst, thought to be the first footfall of the Vikings. Nowhere is farther than three miles from the sea and the beauty of the landscape - deserted sandy beaches, jagged coastline, heather clad hill, and mirror like lochs – will stay with you long after you return home.

Tour highlights:

  • Climb to the top of Mousa Broch, the tallest of this unique Iron Age structure, standing at 13 metres – views over the sea are spectacular
  • Discover Scatness, an extensive settlement site with prehistoric, Viking and Pictish remains built and rebuilt over thousands of years
  • Explore Jarlshof constructed by Neolithic farmers c2400BC and occupied, though not continuously, for over 4,000 years

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Today's Price
£1,300

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £200

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Peter Yeoman

Guide Lecturer

Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
15 July 2021 ASHE210715 15 July 2021 (Thursday) 19 July 2021 (Monday) Peter Yeoman £1,300
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