Shetland Wildlife & Archaeology

7 days

From £1,995

Activity Level:


Wonderful archaeology, abundant birdlife, beautiful and rugged landscapes

The islands beyond the northernmost tip of Scotland glory in some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the world. For more than 5,000 years they have been home to farmers and fishermen who left their mark here with over 8,000 sites recorded in the Sites and Monuments Record. Situated midway between the UK mainland and the Arctic, in the flight path of migratory birds and surrounded by nutrient rich waters, they are also home to an abundance of wildlife from porpoises and puffins to seals and skuas. On this tour we discover not only the wonderful archaeology of the islands but also their abundant bird life, sea life and stark white beaches.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore extraordinary Iron Age culture and outstanding wildlife on the most northerly outpost of the British Isles
  • Discover the drystone structures at Mousa, Jarlshof and Old Scatness, the zenith of prehistoric architectural achievement in Northern Europe
  • Enjoy an itinerary designed to allow time to enjoy Shetland’s plethora of seabirds and sea life, as well as the island’s spectacular views

Book Now

Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £300

Meet your Experts

Peter Yeoman

Andante Guide Lecturer

Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester.

View full bio

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
16 August 2023 ASHW230816 16 August 2023 (Wednesday) 22 August 2023 (Tuesday) Peter Yeoman £1,995
(ex. flights)
£500 £300 Call for availability
Tour Enquiries

I agree to my data being processed in accordance with the Andante Travels Privacy Policy