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Shetland Islands Knitting Tour

We are very excited to announce the details of our 2019 Shetland Islands & Scotland knitting tour.

We will be gone from June 9th to the 20th (11 days).
We leave from Toronto airport at 9:10 am on June 9th and fly out to Glasgow.
We return on June 20th from Glasgow at 11:15 am and arrive in Toronto at 1:25 pm.
The cost for a person sharing a room is $4379 and the cost for a person having a single room is $4999.
This price includes all flights, travel by buses and ferries along with all accommodations and almost all the meals!
The contact info for our travel agent Pam Franklin is at the bottom of the page.

The itinerary is as follows;
Day 1 – Arrive at Glasgow Airport and meet with our coach and Airport Assistance Guide and journey to the hotel in Edinburgh or area.
En-route visit to Doune Castle.
Castle of Doune
Check in at hotel.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Edinburgh hotel.

Day 2 – Panoramic city of tour of Edinburgh.
Knitting Workshop with Lucy Hague at Kathy’s Knits with tea/coffee and cake. Sessions are 15 persons each so there will be 2 sessions.
The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Edinburgh hotel.

Day 3 – Depart Edinburgh and travel to Perth
En-route enjoy a mini workshop and talk with Di Gilpin.
Continue and visit Scone Palace.
Scone Palace

Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Perth hotel.

Day 4 – Relax and check out the town of Perth with lots of free knitting time!

Day 5 – Catch the ferry to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands.

Day 6 – Arrive in Lerwick.
Tour the south of the Shetland Islands.
Visit the Croft House Museum.
Visit Jarlshof Pre-historic Settlement.


Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Lerwick hotel.

Day 7 – Visit the Shetland Museum & Archives (self-guided visit).
Enjoy a knitting workshop with Hazel Tindall and Donna Smith.
Spend free time in Lerwick.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Lerwick hotel.

Day 8 – We will be going out for a tour of the north part of the Shetland Islands.
We will transfer to Lerwick Port for 17h30 crossing as a foot passengers to Kirkwall.
Arrive at Kirkwall at 23h00 and transfer to the hotel in Stromness.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Stromness hotel.

Day 9 – Have a leisurely start to the morning.

Ring of Brodgar
Tour the island and visit the Ring of Brodgar. The Brodgar Ring is part of one of the most beautiful stone circles in the world. Dating from 2,500 to 2,000 BC AD, the stone ring was build as a real circle of 104 meters wide and originally contained sixty megaliths. Today, only twenty-seven of these stones remain.The reason for the construction of the Brodgar’s Ring, which required a considerable amount of work at that time, is not known with certainty, perhaps for an astronomical observatory, a religious sanctuary or rituals. The Ring of Brodgar forms with Stones of Stenness, Maeshowe and Skara Brae the Neolithic heart of the Orkney, which was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1999.
Skara Brae
Afterwards we’ll visit the Skara Brae and Skraill House. The neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, lying near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill, is the best preserved group of prehistoric houses in Western Europe. Uncovered by a storm in 1850, which blew away the sand to reveal the shapes of stone buildings, the attraction presents a remarkable picture of life around 5,000 years ago. This Neolithic village on the shores of the Bay of Skaill in Orkney’s west mainland is one of several stunning archaeological sites within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the summer months, visitors can also access Skaill House: built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham on the site of a Norse farmstead. All 12 of its Lairds have been related and all have contributed to the history and collection in the house. Inside you can see rooms with furniture and artifacts belongings to generations of Skaill lairds and see a dinner service used by Captain James Cook on his final voyage.
Take the 16h45 ferry as foot passengers from Stormness to Scrabster.
Arrive in Scrabster at 18h15 and continue by coach to the Inverness or area hotel.
Dinner under your own arrangements due to late arrival to hotel.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Inverness hotel.

Day 10 -This morning we will depart for Glasgow.
While en-route we will go for a cruise on Loch Ness and enjoy a photo stop at Glencoe.
We will continue to Glasgow and take a panoramic tour when we arrive.
Overnight dinner, bed & breakfast at the Glasgow hotel.

Day 11 – Head to the Glasgow airport and our flight home.

There are just 30 spots available for this trip.

To book your spot contact Pam Franklin of Marlin Travels