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Up-Helly-Aa Fire Festival and The Scottish Isles – Orkney and Shetland – 10 nights (subject to availability)


Admire the vibrant capital city,medieval castles, picturesque towns and villages
Visit archaeological sites including a 9th-century Viking-Age settlement, Standing Stones and 12th-century monastery, Prehistoric and Norse Settlement – including oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking long houses, medieval farmstead, 16th century laird’s house, Tomb of the Eaglesand ancient Norse town
Fly to Shetland
Learn about one of Britain’s most historic stretches of water
Tour the classic single malt distilleries and visit rich arts and crafts centres
Travel to the most northerly town in Scotland
Experience the Festival of Up Helly Aa
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and Holyrood House

What you will see

  • Edinburgh
  • Orkney
  • St Magnus Cathedral
  • Earl’s Palace
  • Skara Brae
  • Standing Stones of Stenness
  • The Ring of Brodgar
  • Scapa Flow
  • Tomb of the Eagles
  • St Margaret’s Hope
  • Single malt distilleries
  • Shetland – Mousa
  • Festival of Up Helly Aa
  • Trondra, West Burr and East Burra
  • Busta House and Scalloway Castle
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Holyrood House

What you will experience

  • Admire the vibrant capital city,medieval castles, picturesque towns and villages
  • Visit archaeological sites including a 9th-century Viking-Age settlement, Standing Stones and 12th-century monastery, Prehistoric and Norse Settlement – including oval-shaped Bronze Age houses, Iron Age broch and wheelhouses, Viking long houses, medieval farmstead, 16th century laird’s house, Tomb of the Eaglesand ancient Norse town
  • Fly to Shetland
  • Learn about one of Britain’s most historic stretches of water
  • Tour the classic single malt distilleries and visit rich arts and crafts centres
  • Travel to the most northerly town in Scotland
  • Experience the Festival of Up Helly Aa
  • Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland and Holyrood House


Admire the highlights of the vibrant city of Edinburgh and its iconic castle
Admire the highlights of the vibrant city of Edinburgh and its iconic castle

Tour the island of Orkney and marvel at the Old Man of Hoy, seabirds and one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town
Tour the island of Orkney and marvel at the Old Man of Hoy, seabirds and one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town

St Magnus Cathedral - widely considered the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland
St Magnus Cathedral - widely considered the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland

Admire the frontal façade of the Earl’s Palace
Admire the frontal façade of the Earl’s Palace

Archaeological sites of mainland Orkney: Skara Brae , Maeshowe, a 9th-century Viking-Age settlement and 12th-century monastery
Archaeological sites of mainland Orkney: Skara Brae , Maeshowe, a 9th-century Viking-Age settlement and 12th-century monastery

Standing Stones of Stenness and The Ring of Brodgar comprising a massive ceremonial enclosure
Standing Stones of Stenness and The Ring of Brodgar comprising a massive ceremonial enclosure

Festival of Up Helly Aa - an annual community event culminating in a thousand person torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley
Festival of Up Helly Aa - an annual community event culminating in a thousand person torch-lit procession and the burning of a galley

Prehistoric Orkney
Prehistoric Orkney

Tour of the classic single malt distilleries: Highland Park and Scapa
Tour of the  classic single malt distilleries: Highland Park and Scapa

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