KITTYWAKE TOURS! That is all you need to know about what to do in gorgeous Lerwick! We booked privately with 'Kittywake Tours,' and were absolutely mind-blown by our experience. To provide context; Lerwick, was day 23 of a 24 day ... Read More
KITTYWAKE TOURS! That is all you need to know about what to do in gorgeous Lerwick! We booked privately with 'Kittywake Tours,' and were absolutely mind-blown by our experience. To provide context; Lerwick, was day 23 of a 24 day cruise. 11 months earlier, we had 26 days cruising and touring the Eastern Med (also with HAL). In the previous 12 months we had met many tour guides and visited many magnificent sites. Kitty Corbett, from 'Kittywake Tours,' left every other tour we had been on in her wake.. Kitty totally exceeded our expectations. Kitty was very responsive to our first-contact emails, providing suggestions based on our preferences. We disembarked our cruise ship an hour earlier than we intended, to have a little wander around the port and use the nearby cash machine. We got chatting to some of the locals on the dock whose faces actually lit up when we told them we were doing a Lerwick, tour with Kitty. Everyone knew Kitty and obviously loved her! Kitty greeted us like we were long lost family and immediately made us feel enthusiastic and excited about our day. Our tour of Lerwick and South Shetland with 'Kittywake Tours,' was the absolute highlight of our entire cruise. We shared our tour with another couple from the ship; but on reflection, next time, we would pay the small additional fee to have Kitty to ourselves. Kitty is enchanting, charming, very intelligent, thoughtful and kind! It is obvious that Kitty loves where she lives and loves sharing her insights and incredible local knowledge with awestruck visitors. Our tour was incredibly comprehensive - Kitty managed to fit in an amazing number of breathtaking stops.. we saw Puffins up close, fed Shetland ponies, sat by a smokey peat fire in a historic stone cottage and had a yarn with an elderly local, wandered through an abandoned croft, drove across an active runway, visited a specular lighthouse, toured the most amazing pre-historic to medieval site, visited craft wool shops, visited the 'Shetland,' television sites, visited the best 'Fish & Chippy,' on the Island, and sipped hot chocolate and ate biscuits [UK], cookies [USA], while gazing down on the most magnificent white sandy beaches.
We highly recommend 'Kittywake Tours,' for anyone lucky enough to visit beautiful Lerwick. Read Less