Footloose in Orkney and Shetland
9 nights including 2 Gala Dinners
Take a stunning summer cruise around the beautiful Shetland and Orkney Isles with days filled with wonderful guided walks and an abundance of alternative visits for those who prefer a more relaxed pace, all of which is combined with the elegance and charm of Hebridean Princess.
Start this enchanting cruise by striking out on a half day walk from Invergordon, or perhaps indulge in a visit to the magnificent Dunrobin Castle and gardens, home of Lord Strathnaver.
Arriving in Orkney, we venture to the highly ornate Italian Chapel, and series of causeways known as The Churchill Barriers, before heading to the famous Sheila Fleet jewellery workshop. For the walkers, a full day walk from Kirkwall awaits.
Steaming north, we land on the remote Fair Isle, an irresistible bird and wild flower haven, prior to embracing the scenic beauty and mystical charm of Unst, as we stride out to explore on foot or embark on a tour of the island and Boat Haven.
Two half day walks on the Shetland mainland and island of Bressay are the order of the day, or perhaps enjoy a visit to the Shetland Museum and the Bressay Heritage Centre, which charts the island’s past.
Noup Head Lighthouse was constructed in 1898 and we explore this north-west headland of Westray or partake in a half day guided walk, before continuing to Hoy for an island tour and a visit to the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre. Alternatively, engage in a full day of walking.
Leaving the Northern Isles behind us, we explore Mary Ann’s Cottage or embrace the final walk of our voyage at Dunnet Head.