Hiking Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands (land tour)

Dates: Saturday, August 1, 2015 to Tuesday, August 11, 2015 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Val Turner

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney Islands. © AAWH

This is the perfect opportunity to explore all that Scotland’s Northern Isles have to offer: prehistoric stone circles, burial chambers, and settlements; quaint villages; huge seabird colonies; and remarkable plant life—all amidst dramatic landscapes. This will be Scotland seen slowly, with time for in-depth exploration at each site.
The Orkney and Shetland islands have an amazing wealth of archaeological sites dating back 5,000 years. Together the islands have more than 18,000 known sites, with new discoveries being made every year. This archaeological saga is worth the telling, and nowhere else can the evidence be seen in more glorious a setting.

Tour Pricing: $6,095 per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $925.


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Saturday, August 1, 2015  - DEPART HOME
Sunday, August 2 - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND | Kirkwall, Orkney
Monday, August 3 - Kirkwall | Mainland Orkney | Kirkwall
Tuesday, August 4 - Kirkwall | Isle of Rousay | Kirkwall
Wednesday, August 5 - Kirkwall | Skara Brae | Kirkwall
Thursday, August 6 - Kirkwall | Isle of Hoy | Kirkwall
Friday, August 7 - Lerwick, Shetland | South Mainland | St. Ninian’s Isle | Brae, North Mainland
Saturday, August 8 - Brae | Fethaland | Brae
Sunday, August 9 - Brae | Isle of Unst | Brae
Monday, August 10 - Brae | Isle of Mousa | Lerwick
Tuesday, August 11 - Aberdeen | FLY HOME

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