SF1 THE SCOTTISH ISLES & FAROE ISLANDS TOURSEARCH TOUR
Edinburgh, Orkney, Shetland & Faroes (Denmark)
Edinburgh city tour; Remote and unique Scottish Isles; Tracing the footsteps of the Norse and other early cultural groups; Far-flung and gorgeous Faroe Islands
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- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 28 Aug 2018||Fri 07 Sep 2018||$5690 USD|
|Tue 27 Aug 2019||Fri 06 Sep 2019||$5690 USD|
This tour requires a $1000 per person, non-refundable deposit (unless we cancel the tour). Once the tour becomes 'guaranteed,' we will require additional payment of $1500 per-person in order to purchase non-refundable internal air tickets. This is in variance with our regular terms governing most of our scheduled tours.
Optional Single Supplement: $781 USD (number of singles limited).
Denmark's far-flung Faroe Islands are a spectacular and remote up-and-coming destination, featuring otherworldly land and seascapes, dramatic weather, a rugged and resilient local population, interesting local history and culture, and an intriguing regional cuisine. And if you're in the neighbourhood, why not throw in another nearby-yet-unique island group? The Scottish isles of Orkney and Shetland feature raw nature at its best, along with fascinating ancient remains and some of the friendliest islanders on Earth.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Motel One Edinburgh-Princes
Set in the city centre and a 1-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station, this modern hotel is also less than ... mile from both Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland.
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The Orkney Hotel
Built in 1670, this upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from historic St. Magnus Cathedral and cemetery, and 11.7 miles ... the Ring of Brodgar prehistoric site. Traditional rooms come with flat-screen TVs with premium channels, and tea and coffeemaking equipment
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Located in central Thorshavn, Hotel Havn offers free parking and modern rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Thorshavn ... is a 4-minute walk away.
Breakfast and most dinners (local restaurants & hotels) daily. All transport (including internal flights)*, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Services of an Adventures Abroad Tour Leader. Gratuities for drivers, local guides, restaurant staff, porters (if available). Airport transfers for land & air customers, including early arrivals/late departing customers who have booked their extra nights through us.
* The internal flights for this tour are quite costly given the remoteness of the destinations included and the lack of volume to these far-flung places. As such, the transportation costs on this trip account for a significant proportion of the per diem cost of the tour.
International airfare to/from the tour. Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.
Seasonality and Weather
Summer is the most comfortable time in this part of the world, though conditions are notoriously changeable and can go from one extreme to the next in a hurry, which is actually part of the charm and fascination of the place. One must be prepared for a wide range of conditions -- from windy and rainy and misty, to fine and warm, and everything in between!
Transport and Travel Conditions
Larger distances are covered by scheduled air carriers; locally our ground transport will range from taxis to mini-bus and full-size touring coach. Road journeys are not long and stops for sightseeing will be frequent.
This is a fairly easy-going tour in terms of sites visited -- walking tours are conducted at a leisurely pace and sites of interest are not large. As per the above, we rely on short flights; you must be prepared to manage with your own luggage at airports. You should also not rely on the services of baggage handlers at the small hotels we utilize at some locations.
As this tour is a bit on the short side, owing to internal flights that do not occur daily and tend to limit our flexibility, a popular idea is to extend either in the Faroes or in Copenhagen at the end of the trip. Most flights from the Faroes go daily via CPH, which is an excellent place to add on, or a convenient connection to other points in Western Europe.
Hotels in Edinburgh and Aberdeen will be typical city-style, international 3-star standard. Hotels on the islands will be smaller, character properties -- clean, well-located, comfortable and modern.
The overnight ferry to Aberdeen is comfortable, with "Premium" cabins on the Northlink Ferry, including access to Magnus Lounge.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout; local drivers and guides at several locations.
Maximum 18 plus Tour Leader
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