Jarlshof in Shetland is a multi period archaeological site which has been occupied for 5000 years

Mini-Cruise Orkney and Shetland

Scrabster – Stromness; Kirkwall – Lerwick – Aberdeen

Our most popular ferry cruise – add 2 nights, add 2 islands

Departing Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Complete Package Includes:

All accommodation on board in our low-berth en-suite cabins.

Day One – Touring Orkney

The Italian Chapel, Orkney0845 – Monday – Friday, Saturday between 1 June – 31 August

1200 – Saturday excluding 1 June – 31August

1315 – Monday – Friday, Saturday between 1 June – 31August
Tuesday from 1 June – 31 October
Depart from Scrabster, Thurso on the MV Hamnavoe for the 90 minute sailing past Britain’s highest vertical cliffs and the Old Man of Hoy

1445 – Arrive in Stromness (only applicable to the 1315 departure) meet your local guide, visit World Heritage sites of Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, plus Skaill House,
Churchill Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow

2030 – Three-course evening meal in local restaurant

Scapa Flow, Orkney2230 – Depart for NorthLink Terminal, Hatston, Kirkwall

2300* – Board MV Hrossey or MV Hjaltland. Settle into comfortable en-suite low-berth cabins for 2 nights

Day Two – Touring Shetland

Scalloway Castle, Shetland0730 – Arrival in Lerwick, Shetland followed by breakfast on board

0830 – Depart ship for day tour of Shetland with your qualified local guide
Visit the outstanding site of Jarlshof in the south, meet Shetland Ponies and visit Scalloway Castle and Museum. Lunch at leisure in Lerwick (not included in price).

1730 – (1900 on Sundays) Depart on the MV Hrossey or MV Hjaltland
Dinner on board and overnight sailing

Day Three – Aberdeen

Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick0700 – Arrive in Aberdeen; breakfast on board

The touring itinerary may be subject to change for April and October departures. For customers requiring longer stays in Orkney and/or Shetland, all return journeys can be made (subject to availability) to your own request

Price per person includes:

  • NorthLink cruise ferry crossings for coach and guests:
    Scrabster – Stromness; Kirkwall – Lerwick – Aberdeen
  • 2 nights in en-suite twin cabins
  • 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner on board
  • Qualified Orkney Guide for an afternoon and evening tour of Orkney and itinerary planning
  • Evening visit with tea/coffee on Orkney
  • 3 course dinner with tea/coffee on Orkney
  • Qualified Shetland Guide for a full day tour of Shetland and itinerary planning
  • All service bookings


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