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Jarlshof Ruins & Scenic Mainland Drive
Destination: Transatlantic

Port/City: Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*59.75 USD (Adult)
*43.75 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
  

Restrictions:  N/A



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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Jarlshof Ruins & Scenic Mainland Drive - WK08

Explore the ruins of a settlement going back to the Stone Age, discover the traditions of Shetland weaving and see the island's namesake shaggy-coated ponies. You'll visit Jarlshof, a remarkable 4,000-year sequence of layered settlements that includes a Norse longhouse and a 16th-century "laird's house." Watch Shetlanders demonstrating traditional knitting in historic Hoswick and shop for genuine cashmere and wool garments. The tour will make photo stops when Shetland ponies are sighted.
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Explore the ruins of a settlement going back to the Stone Age and see the island’s namesake ponies. You’ll visit Jarlshof, a remarkable 5,000 year sequence of layered settlements that includes a stone age house, Bronze age smith, iron age dwellings, a Norse longhouse and a 16th century “laird’s house.” You can also shop for genuine wool garments. The tour will make a photo stop when Shetland ponies are sighted. 

Highlights:
• Jarlshof Ruins: Take a walk through history from the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages to Viking and Medieval times.
• Relaxing, Scenic Drive: Enjoy views of grazing sheep and Shetland ponies; your motorcoach will make photo stops where possible.
• Hoswick: Shop for wool garments.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:
• Wind/water-resistant jacket
• Hiking/walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must be able to walk approximately half a mile over uneven pathways and inclines, with some steps.
• The drive to and from Jarlshof takes about an hour each way, depending on traffic.


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