Orkney & Shetland19th Jul 2025

Orkney & Shetland

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. This tour was recently named as one of The Times’ Best Cultural Holidays for 2022

Orkney

11 Days

Moderate

Deposit£850

(includes flights)

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What to Expect

  • 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

Day by Day Itinerary

Lerwick

We meet in our hotel on Shetland.

Meals includedDinner

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Tour Enquiry

The team is available Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm (GMT)

Call us: 01722 713 800