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Up Helly Aa - Highland Explorer Tours
Up Helly Aa - Highland Explorer Tours
+4 Destinations
Shetland Islands


  • Travel on through the Kingdom of Fife
  • Explore Shetland Islands
  • Enjoy the main town of Shetland
  • Visit the resting place of John Brown
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the in-depth cultural tour Up Helly Aa, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 3 other destinations in Scotland. Up Helly Aa includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals and more.

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    I had the best day with some really cool travelers and a great guide in Caitlin! She was able to share both really inter... Read more

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    Gill was the best guide we could've imagined getting. Not only was she knowledgeable but she was funny and personable an... Read more

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    Caitlin was fantastic and a true pleasure to guide us through the week. She’s a fun loving free spirit who has a gift f... Read more

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Edinburgh to Lerwick
  2. Day 2: Shetland
  3. Day 3: Shetland
  4. Day 4: Up Helly Aa
  5. Day 5: Lerwick to Aberdeen
  6. Day 6: Aberdeen to Edinburgh

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  • Guide

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • October 1, 2016

      Since I'm a single traveller, will you guarantee that I'll share room with another single traveller of the same gender?

      You can book as a solo traveller and you will be roomed with a same gender traveller.

    • August 3, 2016

      How much will entry fees cost?

      We keep extra costs to a minimum and entry fees are always optional. You could expect to spend £8 - £10 a day if you visited all the attractions we stopped at.

    • August 3, 2016

      What about meals?

      We’ll be stopping at some excellent and varied restaurants en route with traditional and contemporary options to suit every palate. We’ll never tell you where you have to eat. Instead, your Guide will be on hand to give you the locals’ tips on the best hidden gems and then the choice is yours

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    • Martina25th April 2018
      The website is very complete and easy to navigate. All the information I could need was there and it made it easy for me to research and choose the tour that suited me the most. Moreover I got nice discounts. Will definitely keep using TourRadar



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    Start and end in Edinburgh.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $170 to confirm this Highland Explorer Tours booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 July 2018 the full payment of $1,111 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1111 for Up Helly Aa, but the deposit of $170 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,050 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 483 km
    • Lerwick (Scotland)
    • 40 km
    • Shetland Islands (Scotland)
    • 40 km
    • Lerwick (Scotland)
    • 339 km
    • Aberdeen (Scotland)
    • 149 km
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)

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