Day 1 – On way to Scotland, we will stop for regular comfort breaks.
Day 2 – Free time to explore Scotland before a cruise to Shetland. The ship departs from Aberdeen at 1700hrs.Enjoy dinner on board, overnight in a 2 berth en-suite cabin.
Day 3 – Wake up in Lerwick. After breakfast we will meet on aboard of the coach, where you can meet our guide for the day. This is a full day tour taking in the unspoilt coastline with huge cliffs teaming with abundant wildlife. The day includes visits to the outstanding site of Jarlshof Viking settlements & Scalloway Castle. Time free here in the Island capital before returning to the ship late afternoon. Where we will sail to Orkneys, dinner on board, arriving 2300hrs with transfer to the 3* harbour side Stromness Hotel.
Day 4 – Your guide will meet you at the hotel. A full day tour taking in the unspoilt sea and landscapes, bountiful wildlife, outstanding archaeology and an opportunity to discover over 5,000 years of history. Visiting World Heritage sites of Shara Brae, Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, plus Skaill House, Church Barriers, Italian Chapel, Scapa Flow. Lunch at leisure in Kirkwall followed by a visit to St. Magnus Cathedral. Back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Breakfast for 1100hrs sailing to Scrabster. (Breakfast can be purchases on board, not included). Heading south the road hugs the coastline – to Brora with its sandy beaches passing “fairy-tale” Dunrobin Castle. Onwards to Inverness with time free for shopping & sightseeing. Afterwards, continue south through the Spey Valley to your selected hotel.
Day 6 - Travelling back with a comfort break en route.