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Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colorful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. Discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands. Explore the Inner Hebrides archipelago: the Isle of Skye, a bastion of Gaelic culture, its famous bridge, and its stunning scenery, Mull and the charming colorful town of Tobermory, and Iona, the cradle of Scottish Christianity. During your stopover in Belfast, you can visit the Giant's Causeway. This massive geological formation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features over 40,000 basalt columns. Disembark at Glasgow, end of this beautiful cruise.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykjavik | Embark
Day 2 : Reykjavik
Day 3 : Heimaey, Vestmann Islands
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Portree, Isle of Sky
Day 6 : Tobermory, Isle of Mull | Iona, Hebrides
Day 7 : Belfast
Day 8 : Glasgow | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the mysterious Giant's Causeway site a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Observe colonies of puffins at Heimaey, the real treasure of the Icelandic coast
  • Discover the colourful villages of the Inner Hebrides archipelago
  • Explore the stunning Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.

Ship

Le Jacques Cartier

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Pastel homes on Isle of Skye Street view of old town Reykjavik Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona Belfast City Hall and Ferris Wheel Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow
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Day 1 Reykjavik | Embark

Arrive in Reykjavik and board the ship. 

Day 2 Reykjavik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a museum located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical center where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and its famous thermal lagoons of the Blue Lagoon.

Day 3 Heimaey, Vestmann Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This land seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann islands and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over grey sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. You could visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum that traces the volcanic eruption that has experienced Heimaey in 1973.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Circumnavigation Of Heimaey, Heymaey, Pompeii of the North.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 5 Portree, Isle of Sky

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestling in the crux of a gorgeous bay, Portree reflects the magnificence of the grandiose Isle of Skye as well as being its main town. Apart from the charm of its colorful houses, the town’s outstanding location on the banks of a loch makes it a very pleasant place to be. From its colorful harbor bustling with local craftsmen’s shops, you can take in a stunning view of the surrounding hills. Before trekking through the wilderness and drinking in the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, check out some of the beautiful images in the Aros Centre.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Dunvegan Castle & Scenic Skye, Panoramic Isle Of Skye, Isle Of Skye & Museum Of Island Life.

Day 6 Tobermory, Isle of Mull | Iona, Hebrides

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located at the northernmost tip of the lovely Isle of Mull, Tobermory has to be one of the most beautiful natural seaports on Scotland’s West Coast. Founded in 1788, this ancient fishing village has been converted to a leisure port highly appreciated today for its surroundings and the quiet charm it exudes. You will definitely be won over by the row of many-storied houses on the hillside, illuminating the harbor with their vibrant colors. Although the real spectacle is outdoors, a visit to the interesting Mull Museum dedicated to the local history and the exhibitions at the An Tobar art gallery is well worth the time.

Of all the islands in the Inner Hebrides, Iona is by far the most conducive to contemplation and meditation. And for good reason... it is here that St Columba landed from Ireland in 563 and undertook to establish Christianity in Scotland. Now an abbey, the islandメs true spiritual center stands where the ancient monastery founded by the Irish missionary was built. Many kings of Scotland, including the legendary Macbeth, are buried in the nearby cemetery. In sunny weather, arriving on the Isle of Iona is a stunningly beautiful experience.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Traditional Weaving On The Hebrides, Iona Abbey, Cradle Of Christianity.

Day 7 Belfast

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital city of Northern Ireland is located on the very tip of Belfast Lough, in the north-east of the Emerald Isle. Along the waterfront, the building shaped like a fragmented liner is non-other than the Titanic Belfast, a homage to the famous transatlantic liner, with full-scale reconstructions making for an insightful experience of the Belle Epoque. In the historical center, you’ll also travel back in time when you see the majestic Edwardian columns of the City Hall and the imposing neo-gothic towers of Queen’s University for example. The carved wooden façades of the Victorian pubs will certainly entice you in for a pint of beer or chilled cider.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Spectacular Giants Causeway, Panoramic Belfast & Titanic, A Day Along The Antrim Coast.

Day 8 Glasgow | Disembark

In the heart of the Clyde Valley, the bustling city of Glasgow contrasts starkly with the wild beauty of the surrounding countryside. Scotland's biggest city overflows with landmarks from its extensive artistic heritage and outstanding architectural tradition. The cityメs chequerboard layout makes walking through the major pedestrian thoroughfares easy: go with the flow and let the lively street atmosphere take you past the many Victorian monuments.

Disembark after breakfast in Glasgow.
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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Free and unlimited Wi-Fi (Internet access may be slower or in some situations interrupted, depending on certain geographic locations or other circumstances beyond our control).
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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