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Panoramic North Shetland & Eshaness Cliffs
Destination: Transatlantic

Port/City: Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland

Activity Type:
Verified Sustainable ExperiencesDestination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

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

Restrictions:  N/A

Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*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
Panoramic North Shetland & Eshaness Cliffs - WK12

Discover the rugged land and seascapes, agricultural areas, hamlets, villages and the island's famous ponies from the comfort of the motor coach. Your route will take you across the narrow strip of land at Mavis Grind where the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean seem to meet and cut the Mainland Shetland in two.
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Watch closely as Mainland Shetland’s cultural heritage and natural beauty come to life on a four-hour motor coach trip past rural villages to see historic Scalloway Castle and discover the volcanic topography of Eshaness Cliffs. Take off from bustling Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, and travel across undulating knolls where Shetland ponies spend their days. Enjoy a quick photo stop at Scalloway Castle, where you’ll hear about the legacy of tenants that once lived in this roofless tower house built in 1600. You’ll then pass the sleepy seaside hamlet of Voe and the peaceful fishing village of Brae before riding across Mavis Grind. This narrow isthmus connects the Northmavine peninsula to the rest of Mainland Shetland, and here you can see where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the Norse origins of lands surrounding St. Magnus Bay before making your final stop at Eshaness Cliffs. Witness the powerful blowholes spewing North Atlantic waters and admire the steep oceanfront bluffs that were shaped by layers of lava and pyroclastic rock formed from a long extinct volcano. Head back to port feeling well connected to Shetland’s history and unique landscapes.

• Mainland: Enjoy a scenic ride past sleepy seaside villages, picturesque St. Magnus Bay and the narrow isthmus of Mavis Grind.
• Scalloway Castle: Hear tales of this tower house, which was built in 1600 and housed a lineup of noble residents.
• Eshaness Cliffs: Take in the sheer beauty of these oceanfront bluffs while admiring their powerful blowholes and volcanic nature.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Local currency
• Sun protection
• Umbrella (from ship)

What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses
• Warm clothes
• Layered clothing
• Wet weather gear

Important Notes:
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• Tour operates in all weather conditions. Appropriate weather gear recommended.
• The roundtrip coach ride is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.
• Tour sequence may vary.
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