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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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£1 Deposit Offer for 2023 Tours - Top-up deposit payment due by 30 September 2022

The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Single supplement: £195

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Meet your Experts

Peter Yeoman

Andante 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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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
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
15 July 2023 ASHE230715 15 July 2023 (Saturday) 19 July 2023 (Wednesday) Peter Yeoman £1,515
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