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If only one day in Lerwick and Shetlands

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What would you most recommend?

There's appears to be great kayak trips, and also trips about the South Mainland to various sites including the Croft Museum, Ninian's Island and Jarlshof, and my ship has an included two hour Shetland pony trip with a ride through Tingdale Valley to Girlsta with a photo stop at Scalloway. And Lerwick itself looks interesting....

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A bus trip is probably the best way to use your day. Or hire a car.

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If you're offered a tour to the south mainland including Jarlshof, Sumburgh Lighthouse, St Ninian's, that may well be the best option. Or you could hire a car - the driving isn't too hard, though the roads connecting the main road to St Ninian's Isle are narrow and winding in places. Lerwick itself has a broch at Clickimin, a very picturesque historic waterfront and a really excellent museum, plus shops selling proper Shetland knitwear and other local products. Scalloway also has a good small museum, telling the moving story of the Shetland Bus (worth a google) and the castle is quite impressive.

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Do you have availability for a tour on Aug. 29? We prefer to go south of Lerwick.

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Maria

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@luvst0cruz - this is just a public forum not sure who you think you are trying to communicate with re booking a tour.

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Has anyone booked a tour company that will pick you up at the cruise terminal and tour you around for the day?

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If there are any I would have expected the cruise ship to have booked them all out.

We hired a car for the day and went where we liked for a fraction of the cost of the cruise excursions.

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Cruise ships tend to book coaches for their passengers. The tour guides who use their own vehicles will be available if you book quick enough.

Also local bus services are popular for tourists who want to do their own thing.

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We do want to go the south route, and do not like bus tours. Are there any recommendations for tour companies for a private car to take us for maybe 5 hours, we will be on Shetland in August 2019

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Judi

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Hi Judi. Qualified guides are available and a few of them are 'driver guides' who will take you to where you want to go in their own car or a hired car and tell you about the places you're visiting. As I live in Shetland and haven't used their services, I don't have any basis for recommending a particular one, but the Shetland-based names which come up on a search for Driver Guides are Lara Thomason, Paula Moss, Les Sinclair, and Robina Barton. (Gil Nadin also comes up, but it says that she doesn't do Driver Guide work).

You can do that search if you go to https://www.stga.co.uk/guide-services/driver-guide-services, and, in the four drop-down boxes on the right, choose English; Lerwick; your main interest (or you can leave that blank); and Driver Guide. There's more information in profiles for each of the guides. Hope that helps.

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Hello! My husband and I are in Lerwick for one day (cruise ship). Looking for travel guide to drive us to sites for 1/2 perhaps. Options? Thank you.

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