Orkney & Shetland

11 days

From £2,995

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

Summary

From standing stones to chambered cairns

The islands beyond the northernmost tip of Scotland glory in some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the world. For more than five thousand years they have been home to farmers and fishermen, who left monuments so impressive that this has been called an archaeologists’ paradise. During the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the people of Orkney and Shetland were among the first in Britain to begin building Megalithic chamber tombs and later henge monuments. The islands are also blessed with an extraordinary natural beauty. Wildflowers bloom throughout the summer, covering the green cliffs with colour and the exquisite scent of heather.

Tour highlights:

  • Marvel at the Neolithic dwellings at Skara Brae
  • Visit Maeshowe, one of Europe’s finest Neolithic chambered cairns
  • Admire the megalithic Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar
  • Discover Jarlshof with its remarkably well-preserved wheelhouses

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Today's Price
£2,995

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £1, was £500.

Single supplement: £195

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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Tina Cresswell

Tour Manager

Tina was lucky enough to visit many worldwide destinations at the beginning of her career as an air hostess.

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Gurness Broch
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • 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. Offer Availability
13 July 2020 AOAS200713 13 July 2020 (Monday) 23 July 2020 (Thursday) Peter Yeoman Tina Cresswell £2,995
(ex. flights)
£1
£500
£195

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13 May 2021 AOAS210513 13 May 2021 (Thursday) 23 May 2021 (Sunday) Dr Val Turner £3,275
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£99
£500
£715 £3,225
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29 July 2021 AOAS210729 29 July 2021 (Thursday) 8 August 2021 (Sunday) Peter Yeoman £3,345
(ex. flights)
£99
£500
£675 £3,295
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