Just off the north coast of mainland Scotland lie the sparsely populated archipelagos Orkney and Shetland. Each with their very own, distinctive landscapes and culture, they do share a common Celtic and Norse history. And both are home to numerous prehistoric sites, plenty of wildlife and stunning coastal scenery with towering cliffs and pristine beaches.
The ferry crossings are partly what make this trip so exciting, because it’s from the boat that you can best see some of the main points of interest, such as sea stacks, seabirds and marine wildlife.
You will be staying in carefully selected, authentic B&B or hotel accommodation, where you will enjoy the warm island hospitality. As with all our tours, you will be given a leisurely and well-balanced itinerary so you get to both relax and discover.