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Cruise ship tour

South Mainland 
North Mainland
Unst and Yell

The cruise ship tour was created to accommodate groups disembarking with only a few hours ashore. The tour will include Lerwick, going back in time at the crofting township in Fladdabister and the Mousa Broch viewpoint. We will talk about the Shetland Islands history and culture as we enjoy various popular photo stops, including Mossy hill. We will visit St Ninians Isle and its beautiful Tombolo before having a short tea and coffee break in the village of Bigton. We will try to find Seals at Rerwick and Spiggie beaches, Puffins at Sumburgh head and have a Shetland Pony stop. The exact itinerary will depend on what you want to do and time available ashore. Pick up will be from where you disembark.

The south tour is the most popular and blessed with scenic stops, history and wildlife.

In the south of the Island we will stop across from Mousa to take in a view of the best preserved broch in the world, visit St Ninians Isle, the 4000 year old Jarlshof settlement (£7.50 entry) and the Crofthouse museum. On the way through Fladdabister we will talk about what life was like in Shetland over a century ago and then we will drive to the top of mossy hill. We will stand on the edge of the wild cliffs of Sumbrugh Head where we will see Puffins from mid April to mid August, and have a close look at Sumbrugh Lighthouse which was opened in 1821.

On the way we will see lots of Shetland Ponies, seabirds and other wildlife.  We will have lunch at Sumbrugh Hotel, which was built in 1867. 

Heading West as we leave Lerwick this tour makes its way through Scalloway, whiteness, weisdale, Aith and Voe before heading north to the breathtaking views of the cliffs of Eshaness, along with Ronas Voe.

In Scalloway we will learn about the Shetland Bus and mid morning have a break at the Original cake fridge. 

Stopping at Mavis Grind (Shetland's narrowest point) you will have the opportunity to throw a stone from the Atlantic ocean to the North Sea.  We will pass through Sullom Voe and Dales Voe on the way back to Lerwick. 

Again we will have plenty of photos stops for Shetland Ponies.

 

 

The Northern Isles tour to Unst and Yell takes us to the very edge of the United Kingdom, which will see us hop on and off two ferries on the way.

Our first Island will be Yell, Shetland's biggest island (excluding the mainland)

From there we will catch the 5 minute ferry to Unst.  Here we will stop at the 400 year old Muness Castle, the ex-RAF base of Saxa Vord, where there is now a brewery and gin distillery. From Saxa Vord we will see Muckle Flugga, the most northerly part of the British Isles. We will see the Haroldswick boat museum and visit the reconstructed viking longhouse and longship created by Viking Unst before visiting Hermaness and its visitor center. 

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