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Explore the top-rated Edinburgh small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Edinburgh, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Edinburgh small ship cruises start at $4,630 for a trip of 8 to 14 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream Edinburgh small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$10,095
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Wild Scotland

Edinburgh - Aberdeen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit the St Kilda
  • Explore the Orkney Islands
  • Kayak through caves and lochs
  • Visit an Iron Age broch
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Aberdeen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From the Hebrides in the west to inhospitable windswept specks of land like St Kilda and Foula, and to the Orkney and Shetland islands in the north, you’ll explore the intriguing diversity of Scotland’s wild islands. You can plan to take in Neolithic sites scarcely changed in 5,000 …
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Beautiful view of Spitsbergen.
$6,795
EBD 20%
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Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Enjoy Edinburg's unique charm
  • Explore St. Magnus Cathedral
  • Explore Spitsbergen & its wildlife
  • Visit KirkjubÞur
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Sea Spirit to join this 13-day Arctic cruise from Edinburgh, Scotland to Longyearbyen, Norway. Long days and short nights give you ample opportunity to experience this region the way the Vikings did centuries ago. Enjoy stops in the Faroe Islands, Kirkwall, and the Shetland Islands before …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$6,170
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Shetland, Orkney & Hebrides

Edinburgh - Glasgow - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore Edinburgh Castle
  • Discover Lerwick
  • Explore Portree
  • Experience Kirkwall
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Glasgow
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard Le Bellot, exploring the enchanting Celtic lands through Scotland's breathtaking archipelagos. Starting from Edinburgh, a city steeped in history and UNESCO's City of Literature, visit Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, known for the ruins of Scalloway Castle. …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$9,690
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For Connoisseurs and Sailing Buffs

Edinburgh - Hamburg - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Discover the city of Aberdeen
  • Explore the region of Speyside
  • Experience haute cuisine
  • Sail to Sylt and explore
  • Cruise the Elbe River
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Hamburg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this9-day For Connoisseurs and Sailing Buffs Cruise from Edinburgh to Hamburg aboard Sea Cloud Spirit, sail from Scotland to Norway and Sylt on a culinary voyage that awakens your senses and celebrates fine dining. Begin in Aberdeen, a historic city, and explore Speyside, the renowned whisky …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$10,887
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Starts / Ends:
Windsor / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day cruise from Portsmouth to Edinburgh aboard the National Geographic Explorer. Exploring the enduring Celtic and Viking influences in local culture and language. Visit the ancient Fingal's Cave on Staffa Island and observe a thriving puffin colony. Explore the 12th-century Iona …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$21,495
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Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland & England

Scotland to London - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Experience a luxurious voyage
  • Explore Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore the Highlands
  • Experience the fantastic history
  • Drive through Western Isles
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / London
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day journey of the British Isles aboard Le Dumont D'Urville. Begin in Edinburgh, where you'll stay at the luxurious Balmoral Hotel and explore the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Sail on the Firth of Forth and witness the world's largest gannet colony on Bass Rock. Discover the …
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Explore Dublin
$4,630
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Journey along Celtic shores

Dublin - Edinburgh - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover Dublin
  • Visit Scotland's capital, Edinburgh
  • Witness Orkney Island
  • Discover Lewis Island
Starts / Ends:
Dublin / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Escape to the British archipelago on this 8-day cruise aboard Le Lyrial from Dublin to Edinburgh. Explore the majestic lakes of the Highlands and the cliffs of the Scottish Isles. Visit Belfast and see the Giant's Causeway, then journey to Fort William and the beautiful scenery of Glencoe. …
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Incredible ice in Svalbard
$11,399
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Svalbard: Beyond The North Cape

13 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Venture
  • Explore Tromso
  • Experience the North Cape
  • Explore Svalbard
  • Witness Bjornoya
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Edinburgh
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 13-day Arctic cruise aboard the Seabourn Venture, starting in Tromso, Norway's northern hub. Experience Tromso's vibrant art scene and the phenomenon of the midnight sun. Sail to the Gjesvaestappen island chain to witness remarkable seabird colonies, then visit the North Cape …
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