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Select one of the below 26 best Scotland trips for 2024 and 2025. Your local English-speaking guide will lead your small group or personalized private tour on an extraordinary adventure exploring Aberdeen, Kirkwall, Banavie, Lerwick, and Edinburgh. Our Scotland trips for 2024 feature cruises, small ship cruises, village visits, archaeological site visits, and hiking, and start from $3,000 for trips of 6 to 15 days. Contact Adventure Life's Scotland trip planning experts to start planning your next seamless trip.
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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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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$10,290
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The only expedition of its kind, explore Scotland as few people have on an encompassing and enchanting Scotland voyage. Walk among ancient stone monuments, weave your way through ruins of fantastic castles, and stroll through a sacred abbey. Learn the legacy of 1,300-year-old clans and visit the …
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Broch of Mousa, Scotland
$5,995
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British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature

13 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • See Tresco, Bronze Age burial site
  • Discover Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Enjoy bird-watching in Rathlin
  • Step inside the fortress Llanduno
  • Visit the island of Staffa
Starts / Ends:
Portsmouth / Leith
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take this opportunity to join Sea Spirit on its 13-day cruise to explore and discover the wonderful beaches, ruins and wildlife as you visit different islands. Discover the sand-fringed island of Tresco, Bronze Age burial site and see the 20,000 exotic plants in Tresco Abbey Garden. Enjoy …
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Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow
$7,395
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Scotland Slowly

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Observe prehistoric structures
  • Appreciate Scotland's shorelines
  • Climb an Iron Age fortification
  • View a large sea bird colony
Starts / Ends:
Glasgow / Aberdeen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
June is an ideal month to visit Scotland, with birds breeding well underway, there are plenty of opportunities for avian enthusiasts. Photographers are in their glory amid the gorgeous scenery and small-group tutorials can help shutterbugs capture the experience at its finest. Board the Ocean …
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Adventures in Europe. Scottish marine band
$5,690
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland

7 Day Itinerary aboard Scottish Highlander
  • Visit Glencoe
  • Cruise Scotland's Lochs
  • Tour Cawdor Castle
  • Visit Eilean Donan Castle
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the cozy barge hotel Scottish Highlander. Explore the mysterious battlefield in Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days in Scottish history. Tour Cawdor Castle and gardens, a setting that is forever immortalized in …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$11,887
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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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Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape.
$5,395
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Scotland, The Faroe Islands, & Iceland: North Atlantic Saga

Aberdeen-Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Stand among Neolithic stones
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts
  • See the volcanic Surtsey island
  • Follow the routes of the Vikings
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day expedition cruise charts a course unlike any other on Earth, from the costaline of Scotland, through the cliffs of the Faroe Islands, to the volcanic plains of Iceland. Explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for …
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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$5,490
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Through the North Atlantic

Aberdeen - Reykjavik - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore the historic Orkney Island
  • Visit T├│rshavn in Faroes islands
  • Explore Scalloway Castle
  • Experience harbour village of Gjogv
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
JoinOcean Albatroson a 9-day springcruiseand explore the northern Atlantic Aberdeen to Reykjavik.Starting from the Scottish East Coast in Aberdeen. The voyage takes you to Kirkwall, the captivating capital of Orkney, famous for its sandstone cliffs and ancient cities. The next stop is the Shetland …
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Visit Neolithic sites of the Orkney islands
$5,490
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The Jewels of the Scottish Isles

Roundtrip Aberdeen - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore the Shetland Islands
  • Experience the waters in Loch Broom
  • Discover the town of Tobermory
  • Explore the heartland of Orkney
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Get on the Ocean Albatros for a 9-day cruise and learn about the interesting history of nine Scottish islands. Learn about their past, from hot molten lava millions of years ago to Stone Age settlements and the creation of single malt whisky just 12 years ago. Leave the Shetland Islands and go to …
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Eilan Donan Castle
$6,090
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland

7 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Scotland
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle
  • Cruise Scotland's Lochs
  • Visit to Culloden Moor
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the elegant barge hotel Spirit of Scotland. Take an evening stroll at Banavie before the start of the tour. Cruise along Lochs Lochy, Oich and the famous Loch Ness and perhaps a chance to see "Nessie". Take a stop at one of …
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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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Broch of Mousa, Scotland
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

Denmark - Scotland - 6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts / Ends:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Come aboard the Ocean Albatros on a 6-day adventure cruise across the North Sea, starting at a pier in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a scenic town where famous Danish artists lived in an artists' colony. Then, head to the west coast of Norway, where Viking warlords once ruled, and visit the …
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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$27,390
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Norwegian Fjords & Lofoten Islands

Edinburgh - Tromso - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Visit Tromso's Midnight Sun Magic
  • Stunning Glacier Views
  • Cruise through magnificent fjords
  • Watch for arctic diverse wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Leith / Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a 11-day Arctic cruise from Tromso to Edinburgh. The adventure begins in Tromso, known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, where the land of the Midnight Sun and its cosmopolitan atmosphere awaits. Cruise along the Lofoten Islands, famous for dramatic peaks and picturesque fishing villages. …
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View on the Waterfalls of the seven sisters at Geiranger Fjord in the morning light
$10,373
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Sailing with the Vikings

Tromso - Amsterdam - 14 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Tromso
  • Discover Trollfjorden
  • Experience Leknes
  • Marvel at Bronnoysund
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Amsterdam
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 14-day cruise aboard the SH Diana that traces the path of the legendary Vikings. Begin in Tromso, an Arctic city in Norway, passing through the mythical Trollfjorden and experiencing the charm of Leknes in the Lofoten Islands. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Bronnoysund and Molde before the …
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Golden hour on the coast
$11,499
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Lands of the Celts

15 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Venture
  • Discover St. Kilda
  • Explore Stornoway
  • Experience Isles of Scilly
  • Discover Dublin
Starts / Ends:
Isles of Scilly / Leith
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard Seabourn Venture, exploring the UK's history and natural beauty. Starting in Greenwich, London, visit historic landmarks including the Greenwich Naval Observatory and the birthplace of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Explore scenic destinations such as the Isles of …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$9,690
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For Conoisseurs 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 Conoisseurs 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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Fair Isle
$10,395
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Aberdeen
  • Discover Fair Isle
  • Experience Faroe Islands
  • Explore Jan Mayen
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Helsinki
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise from Aberdeen to Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. This expedition takes you to some of the world's most remote islands, blending history, culture, and the mesmerizing midnight sun. Traverse the North Atlantic, encountering the rugged beauty of the Arctic, …
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Bowhead whales
$3,000
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Arctic Ocean: Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Discover Fowlsheugh
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Explore Jan Mayen
  • Witness Forlandsundet
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius. From Vlissingen to explore the North Sea's wonders. Witness diverse marine life, from dolphins to majestic whales. Visit Fowlsheugh's seabird cliffs or the vibrant Ythan Estuary. Explore Fair Isle's serene charm, known for its …
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