11 days

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From standing stones to chambered cairns

The islands beyond the northernmost tip of Scotland glory in some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the world. For more than five thousand years they have been home to farmers and fishermen, who left monuments so impressive that this has been called an archaeologists’ paradise. During the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, the people of Orkney and Shetland were among the first in Britain to begin building Megalithic chamber tombs and later henge monuments. The islands are also blessed with an extraordinary natural beauty. Wildflowers bloom throughout the summer, covering the green cliffs with color and the exquisite scent of heather. This tour was recently named as one of The Times’ Best Cultural Holidays for 2022

Tour highlights:

  • Marvel at the Neolithic dwellings at Skara Brae
  • Visit Maeshowe, one of Europe’s finest Neolithic chambered cairns
  • Admire the megalithic Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar
  • Discover Jarlshof with its remarkably well-preserved wheelhouses

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Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $805

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.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • 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
20 July 2024 AOAS240720 20 July 2024 (Saturday) 30 July 2024 (Tuesday) Peter Yeoman $5,725
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