Small Group Tours
We have pre-planned mini-bus tours for indivduals and groups of up to 18. Like our larger bus tours, they go out West where the scenery is very typical of the islands - the coastline varies from dramatic cliffs to long, narrow Atlantic inlets (called 'voes') reaching deep into the landscape of heathery hills and green crofts. The traditions of crofting and fishing are still very much alive here - in the small, scattered communities you will see crofts (a particular type of small Scottish farm), fish and shellfish farms, and inshore fishing boats. The roads are quiet and the weather is often better than the east side of the islands, but few groups visit this part of Shetland.
Working with local small businesses, we have put together a 3 hour tour starting in Lerwick which includes the following......
A visit to see Marion at Tresta, with the family’s Shetland Ponies, Shetland Sheepdogs and flock of coloured Shetland sheep. Marion's family have lived here on the croft for several generations and she will be happy to chat to you, while you view the animals. Her daughter Amanda lives next door and now runs the croft and the Breckenlea Shetland pony stud. This stop will ensure you can get up close to Shetland’s native animals in their homeland. This visit is outside, but if the weather is particularly inclement there will be some shelter available.
A visit to the 'Cake Fridge', where you will have the opportunity to purchase a take-away cake and hot drink for our picnic stop at...........
Michaelswood - a small woodland planted in memory of a young musician. It has become a favourite with locals and visitors alike, with its Philosopher's Trail and tranquil setting. You will have the opportunity for a short stroll and there is some shelter if the weather is inclement.
Photostops at scenic viewpoints
This tour can operate any day and the timing will be arranged to suit each group. Please contact us to check availability for your chosen date.
There are 3 price options for this tour, depending on group numbers:
For up to 7 people (or 8 if the group includes children), using our 8 seater minibus with a driver-guide, qualified and accredited with the Scottish Tourist Guide Association. The total cost for this option is £280.
For up to 7 people (or 8 if the group includes children), using our 8 seater minibus with a local driver. The total cost for this option is £180.
For up to 18 people using our 19 seater minibus with a driver and qualified guide (accredited with the Scottish Tourist Guide Association). The total cost for this option is £380.
In addition to the above costs, there is a small charge for the visit to Marion's of £2.50 per adult and £1.50 for under 16's. This is charged separately, as group numbers may vary so much.