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One Day Tours?

Richmond, Texas
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One Day Tours?

Howdy from Houston, Texas,

We will be in Lerwick for one day off of a cruise ship. What do you recommend that we must see/do? Is there a tour company that will pick up from the cruise port that does a great job with partial day cruises?

Thank you in advance for any suggestions you can provide.

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Banchory, United...
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1. Re: One Day Tours?

When you are going to go on a cruise the Cruise Company will give you literature usually a brochure with all the places of interest that give you lots of information, it will also give you the tours they will do with timings. After you read this, you can contact Tour companies in Shetland and arrange your own trip, but find out what you want to see first, then compare prices.

We have been on lots of cruises and always read the Cruise Lines brochures before we decide what we want to do.

Asking on a Forum is good for information, but you may only get the views of what others want to see and do.

Shetland Islands...
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2. Re: One Day Tours?

You will find tour guides here


Alternatively you can take a bus to Scalloway or Jarlshof



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3. Re: One Day Tours?

Doing a google search, these websites may help you...






For ideas of what to do, follow the linkjs on this map.


Jarlshof and Sumburgh Head make a good trip. Also allow time to explore Lerwick and Clickimin Broch.

Scalloway has a ruined castle and also a small museum about the Shetland Bus (if you are intrrested in WW2)


Make sure you book well in advance of your visit as Shetland isn't very big and tours will get booked up quickly if there is a cruise ship. This also applies to taxis.

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4. Re: One Day Tours?

When we had one day in lerwick we hired a car and drove ourselves around for the day.

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