Orkney & Shetland Mini Cruise

Orkney & Shetland Mini Cruise

We follow the banks of Loch Lomond and Loch Ness up to the northern tip of the Highlands.

We follow the banks of Loch Lomond and Loch Ness up to the northern tip of the Highlands. Then, boarding the Northlink Ferry, we enjoy a mini-cruise to the Orkney and Shetland Islands.  Both have amazing prehistoric remains and a rich Viking legacy. Our circular route opens up a wide variety of beautiful Scottish landscapes.

 

Hotel day 1:

Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly (1 night D, B&B)

Some rooms in Gladstone House annex

 

Overnight ferry days 2 & 3:

Northlink Ferry(en-suite cabin, lunch and breakfast included). Overnight bag recommended.

 

Hotel day 4:

Best Western Queens Hotel, Dundee (1 night D, B&B)

Day 1

Arriving early morning in Cairnryan, we drive north along the western edge of Loch Lomond, then through Glencoe and follow the shoreline of Loch Ness to our hotel near Inverness.

Hotel: Lovat Arms Hotel, Beauly *** (1 night D, B&B)

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Day 2

After an early breakfast, we drive north to Scrabster where we take a 90min cruise past the Old Man of Hoy to Orkney. Disembarking at Stromness, a guided tour takes us to various important cultural sites, including Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, Churchill’s Barriers, the Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow. After dinner in Kirkwall, we board the late overnight sailing to Shetland.

Overnight: Northlink Ferry (en-suite cabin with side-by-side beds)

B, D, L

Day 3

After breakfast on the ferry, we join the coach in Lerwick for a day-long guided tour of Shetland. We visit Jarlshof in the south, see Shetland’s famous ponies and explore Scalloway Castle and Museum, before re-boarding the ferry for dinner and the overnight sailing to Aberdeen.

Overnight: Northlink Ferry (en-suite cabin with side-by-side beds)

B, D

Day 4

After an early arrival in Aberdeen we travel west through the Cairngorms National Park before reaching Dundee around lunch time. We experience life in the Antarctic with Captain Scott and his crew on the RRS Discovery before checking into our hotel with a welcome tea/coffee.

Hotel: Best Western Queens Hotel, Dundee *** (1 night D, B&B)

B, D

Day 5

We stop in Glasgow for a few hours of shopping and sightseeing before we catch the evening ferry back to Belfast.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included, L=Lunch Included

Tour Highlights

Guided tours of Orkney and Shetland • Jarlshof •

Scalloway Castle and Museum • RRS Discovery • Glasgow

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £135

• Holiday Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
Belfast
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28 May
2018
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2018
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Glengall Street,

Belfast, BT12 5AH

Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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