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England, Scotland, Wales, & Northern Ireland make up the United Kingdom, known for its ancient castles & regal atmosphere. Your expedition will take you on zodiac rides around picturesque islands, treks in the lush countryside & highlands, and walking tours through medieval & contemporary cities. See the famous Loch Ness, where the mysterious green monster is rumored to live, or the Orkney & Shetland Islands, where you'll explore fascinating archaeology & Neolithic history. In the metropolitan captial of London, you'll see Tower Bridge & the majestic Buckingham Palace, watched over by the monumental London Eye Millennium Wheel. The shores of Wales host quaint fishing villages & beautiful scenery. The UK is also a key part of tours through the rest of Europe, including Ireland, France & Portugal, & Scandinavia.
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Tresco, Isles of Scilly
$7,990
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Wild and Windswept: The Coasts of England and Wales

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Zodiac and kayak for scenic views
  • Visit historic Portsmouth dockyards
  • See Dartmouth Castle in Fishguard
  • Stargaze with a local astronomer
Sail from London to historic Portsmouth and the battlements of Dartmouth Castle. Zodiac, kayak, and hike with naturalists; see historic Alderney and Skomer Island’s wealth of seabirds, and the Isles of Scilly or Tresco. Hike the rugged Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. On Sark Island, visit La Seigneurie Gardens or hike to the Gouliot Caves.
Activities: Biking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Dartmouth, Dublin, Fishgard, Holyhead, Isles of Scilly, London, Portsmouth, Sark, Tresco
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$7,570
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Scotland's Highlands and Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Lord of the Glens
  • Sail through Loch Ness
  • Visit medieval abbey ruins
  • Hike in spectacular Cuillin Hills
  • Discover ancient standing stones
Explore the historic sites of Scotland on this week-long cruise on board the Lord of the Glens. Sail through lochs, past castles, visit villages and popular pubs, and explore ancient ruins. Enjoy the charm of modern Scotland through live music and a visit to the Isle of Eigg.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Europe, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Banavie, Clava Cairns, Culloden, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Inverie, Inverness, Iona, Isle of Eigg, Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Loch Linnhe, Loch Ness, Oban, Tobermory
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Travelers hiking through the Norwegian arctic.
$6,890
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Orkney & Shetland Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/S Stockholm
  • Encounter dramatic landscapes
  • See a 5,000-year-old village
  • View rare birds on Fair Isle
  • Explore the hanseatic city of Bergen
The Orkney and Shetland Islands offer their visitors spectacular nature, remarkable bird life, and fascinating history. For the collector of remote islands this is a unique opportunity to reach several exciting islands such as Fair Isle, Out Skerries, or Papa Stour.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Bergen, Glasgow, Handa, Lerwick, Oban, Stromness
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Isle of Iona, Scotland
$7,990
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Norway and Scotland: Fjordlands and the Inner Hebrides

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Kayak and Zodiac cruise inlets
  • See ancient dwellings
  • View spectacular wildlife
  • Hike to Sumburgh Head lighthouse
Voyage from the vibrant cultural center of Dublin to the stunning landscapes and ancient ruins of Scotland and beyond. Visit a Shetland pony farm, a Fair Isle seabird research station, the Stone Age megaliths of the Orkneys, and sacred Christian sites of Iona. Then sail through fjord country and hike and kayak the dramatic Sognefjorden.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Bergen, Dublin, Fair Isle, Isle of Iona, Kirkwall, Shetland Islands, Staffa, Stornoway
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Coastal village in the arctic
$7,650
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Remote Isles On the Way to Iceland

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Observe various seabird species
  • Visit Neolithic and medieval sites
  • Experience the unique Faroe Islands
  • See dolphins, seals and porpoises
  • See Neolithic Heartland of Ork
  • See Europe’s largest bird cliff
The captivating history of these remote islands will astound, as you discover Neolithic sites, medieval ruins, and historic homes. Perhaps spot puffins, Grey seals, or even Orcas as you travel northwards to the Faroe Islands. Zodiac cruises, stunning natural parks and delicious local cuisine are all just parts of this multi-faceted trip.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Scandinavia, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Akureyri, Bass Rock, Djupivogur, Grimsey Island, Isafjordur, Isle of May, Kirkwall, Latrabjarg, Leith, Lerwick, Mykines, Reykjavik, Torshavn
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$13,690
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Nordic Passages: Shetlands, Orkney, Faroes, and Iceland

13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • See Iceland’s Vatnajökull icecap
  • Sail under the bird cliffs of Noss
  • Discover living geology
  • Meet welcoming locals
  • See dramatic cliffs and sea stacks
Explore Stone Age sites, rugged & tranquil islands, geothermal wonders & charming villages on this 13-day cruise on the National Geographic Orion. Sail beneath the midnight sun, over seas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call these scenic islands home.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bergen, Djupivogur, Grimsey Island, Husavik, Isafjordur, Latrabjarg, Mykines, Orkney Islands, Reykjavik, Shetland Islands, Surtsey Island, Torshavn, Vestmanna
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Locals of Poland wearing colorful traditional clothing.
$5,370
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North Sea & the Baltic

9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Soleal
  • Explore cities along the Baltic Sea
  • Discover the canals of Bruges
  • Sightsee in Amsterdam
  • Visit Copenhagen's royal palaces
Discover the natural sites and history-laden cities of the Baltic Sea aboard Le Soleal on this 9-day cruise around Northern Europe. Explore the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Sweden aboard your luxurious 224-passenger luxury vessel.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Urban Exploration
Places: Belgium, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Harlingen, Kiel, Oostende, Portsmouth, Stockholm, Szczecin
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Lerwick, Shetlands
$5,754
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In the Wake of the Vikings

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Explore archaeological sites
  • Visit Tórshavn
  • Hear exciting Viking stories
  • Enjoy a hike on Mykines
  • Tour Surtsey and Heimaey
Join this fascinating 10-day cruise rich in history as the MS Spitsbergen sails along the Viking trail from Bergen via the British Isles to Iceland.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bergen, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Reykjavik, Surtsey Island, Torshavn
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Spot the Minke whale
$2,130
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Whale Safari: Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Whale watch in the Scottish waters
  • Visit ancient circular stone towers
  • Tour the volcanic Jan Mayen Island
  • Sail along the edge of sea-ice
Board the Ortelius, an ice-strengthened Polar expedition vessel, for a 10-day cruise through the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. The expedition crosses paths with whales and dolphins on the way to the mysterious Jan Mayen with its massive volcano. Heading further north to Spitsbergen, the pack ice reveals more wildlife sightings.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Scotland, Svalbard, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Aberdeen, Jan Mayen, Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord, Shetland Islands
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St. Petersburg's Hermitage, the former home of the Russian imperial family
$13,480
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Best of the Baltic

16 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Discover scenic Bornholm Island
  • Visit Visby, a World Heritage Site
  • Tour Gdansk, Riga, and Tallinn
  • Spend two days in St. Petersburg
  • Transit the 61-mile Kiel Canal
Discover the scenic beauty of Bornholm Island; visit Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and once trading center of the Hanseatic League; tour the historic districts of Gdansk, Riga, and Tallin; and enjoy a daylight transit of the 61-mile Kiel Canal.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Expedition Cruises, Urban Exploration
Places: Bornholm Island, Gdansk, Helsinki, Klaipeda, London, Riga, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Sylt, Tallinn, Turku, Visby
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A humpback whale breaches the polar waters
$2,380
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Whale Safari: Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Whale watch in the Scottish waters
  • Visit ancient circular stone towers
  • Tour the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Sail along the edge of sea-ice
Board the Ortelius, an ice-strengthened Polar expedition vessel, for a 12-day cruise through the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. The expedition crosses paths with whales and dolphins on the way to the mysterious Jan Mayen with its massive volcano. Heading further north to Spitsbergen, the pack ice reveals more wildlife sightings.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Arctic, Asia, Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, North America, Norway, Scandinavia, Scotland, Svalbard, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Aberdeen, Jan Mayen, Longyearbyen, Prins Karls Forland, Raudfjord, Shetland Islands
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Ilulisat
$12,909
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Epic Crossing of the Arctic North

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Join optional excursions
  • Visit Ilulissat and Sisimiut
  • Explore Qassiarsuk
  • Discover Iron Age sites
Join this exciting 14-day Arctic cruise and explore the islands of the North Atlantic aboard the MS Spitsbergen. Cruise the land of the midnight sun and end your journey in Bergen, Norway, gateway to the fjords.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Bergen, Copenhagen, Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq, Lerwick, Nuuk, Qaqortoq, Qassiarsuk, Qeqertarsuaq, Reykjavik, Sisimiut, Torshavn
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Sunrise on the cliffs
$7,990
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Bordeaux to London: The French Atlantic Coast

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Follow France’s wild western coast
  • Approach Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Walk the WWII beaches of Normandy
  • Explore the Crozon Peninsula
Explore the beautiful landscapes of Brittany and Normandy. Revisit history from Napoleon to the D-Day beaches. See iconic Mont-St.-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, Vauban Citadel, and charming Honfleur. Study cognac-making in La Rochelle, gather oysters on St. Malo, and feast on fabulous French regional specialties.
Activities: Biking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Europe, France, United Kingdom, United Kingdom & Ireland, Western Europe, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Bordeaux, Cherbourg, Honfleur, Ile d'Aix, La Rochelle, London, Saint Malo
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Brightly colored houses decorate the pier.
$7,990
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The North Sea: Copenhagen to London

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Zodiac through the Harlingen canals
  • Make Belgian chocolates in Brugge
  • Bike across storybook landscapes
  • Visit many cultural attractions
Explore glorious medieval and Renaissance cities, and learn about their history, religion, culture, and art. Walk the cobbled streets of Brugge, Antwerp, Brussels, and Lubeck. Zodiac the picturesque canals of Harlingen & see Dutch masterpieces at Amsterdam’s recently refurbished Rijksmuseum. Discover North Germany’s exquisite storybook landscape.
Activities: Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Places: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Copenhagen, Harlingen, Kiel, London, Lubeck, Oostende
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United Kingdom Travel Guide

Highlights of the British Isles
Although it is one unified nation, the four countries that comprise this island kingdom are very distinct. They all have beautiful, green landscapes and rocky cliffs, but that’s just about where the similarities end. As you tour each country, you’ll get to know their unique histories, legends, and lifestyles:
  • Scotland: The northernmost territory, you can visit interesting sites like the Hebrides (a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where Scotish-Gaelic culture is still alive and a 13th century abbey & nunnery can be found); the Shetland & Orkney Islands; or the famous Edinburgh, which maintains its medieval feeling even today.
     
  • England: Home to the capital city of London, you will tour this prominent nation via the proud Thames River. You will see the Isle of Wight, where the Royal Osborne House served as one of Queen Victoria's favorite residences.
     
  • Wales: Tucked in the corner, just across from Ireland, Wales is home to beautiful scenery, tranquil coastal villages, and the site where the stones from Stonehenge were taken. Stroll along the beach or board a Zodiac to see whales, seals, and dolphins. You can also buy some of the softest Welsh wool.
     
  • Northern Ireland: Here, you will see Belfast, perhaps most famous as the birthplace of the HMS Titanic. Here, you can explore the streets fo this traditional town, visit the local ship-building & Titanic museums, or check out the mythical Giant's Causeway on the Antrim plateau.

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