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Live one of the below 18 unique Scotland cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like cruises, village visits, small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, and hiking and cost from $4,290 for experiences of 6 to 14 days. Tell us about your ideal Scotland cultural trip and our Scotland experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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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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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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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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Visit charming Portree
$6,880
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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords Voyage - with Smithsonian Journeys

Glasgow, Scotland - Bergen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore Bergen
  • Experience a rail journey
  • Visit Lerwick
  • Experience Loch Ness
Starts / Ends:
Glasgow / Bergen
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day adventure on Le Bellot, exploring the Norwegian fjords and the untamed landscapes of the Scottish Isles. The trip begins in Bergen, renowned for its Hanseatic port, Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site reflecting the city's medieval history. Hop on the Flam Railway for a …
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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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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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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 Tórshavn 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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Beautiful view of Spitsbergen.
$6,795
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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 Kirkjubøur
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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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$28,990
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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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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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Isle of Iona, Scotland
$9,166
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Spirit of Celts

Portsmouth - Dublin - 13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Visit Portsmouth's naval heritage
  • Experience Isles of Scilly
  • Uncover Bantry's ancient history
  • Roam through Dingle's craggy cliffs
Starts / Ends:
Portsmouth / Dublin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a captivating 13-day Spirit of Celts cruise aboard SH Vega, exploring the British Isles with a light-hearted spirit. Start in historic Portsmouth, boasting a naval legacy and an enticing Historic Dockyard. Sail to Fowey, a Celtic-inspired Cornish town, and enjoy the wonderfulselection of …
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Paddlers in the Nyhavn district of Copenhagen
$9,660
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Cultural Treasures and Scandinavian Panoramas

Stockholm - Edinburgh - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Explore exceptional Karlskrona
  • Discover the charming Gudhjem
  • Experience Copenhagen's art
  • Sail along Norway's stunning fjords
Starts / Ends:
Stockholm / Aberdeen
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard Le Bellot, exploring Scotland and Scandinavia's cultural treasures and panoramas. Visit Visby, a UNESCO Heritage Site with well-preserved historic buildings. Discover Karlskrona's 17th-century architecture. Explore Gudhjem's landscapes on Bornholm …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$10,880
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Shetland, Faroe, Iceland: wild islands & lands of legends

Bergen - Reykjavík - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Explore Norway
  • Discover Hardangerfjord
  • Explore the Shetland Islands
  • Uncover Viking & Scottish heritage
  • Explore the Faroe Islands
Starts / Ends:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise from Bergen to Reykjavik aboard Le Champlain, exploring the stunning landscapes of Norway, Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland. Depart from Viking-rich Bergen and sail through the tranquil waters of the Hardangerfjord, adorned with lush fruit orchards. Le Champlain …
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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$14,660
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Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords

Narvik-Bergen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Featuring Nick Rains
  • Explore Lofotr Viking Museum
  • Witness the cod fishing tradition
  • Embrace Bronnoysund's environment
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on a 14-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, venturing into Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords. Narvik, near the Arctic Circle, awaits potential recognition as a sustainable tourist destination, offering stunning mountain and fjord vistas. The historic Ofoten Line …
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Explore Dublin
$6,760
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Celtic Voyage: The Hebrides and the Irish Sea – with Smithsonian Journeys

London - Glasgow - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover Scotland's warm culture
  • Explore Hebrides archipelago
  • Experience the wonders of Belfast
  • Visit legendary Dublin
Starts / Ends:
Glasgow / Glasgow
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your voyage in London, the economic and cultural heart of the country. Continue along to Dover, known for its famous and impressive white cliffs, which have inspired many a poet and playwright. Visitthe Isles of Scilly, where everything resembles a tropical paradise. Le Dumont-d’Urville …
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Spirit of Scotland Ship
$68,000
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Scotland Aboard Spirit of Scotland

7 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Scotland
  • Cruise Scotland's Lochs
  • Visit to Culloden Moor
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle
  • Admire Falconry display
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day private cruise aboard the elegant barge Spirit of Scotland. Cruise along with the Lochs Lochy, Oich, and the famous Loch Ness and perhaps a chance to see "Nessie." Explore the mysterious battlefield in Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days …
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$6,780
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Spirit of Celts

13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Visit Portsmouth's naval heritage
  • Experience Isles of Scilly
  • Uncover Bantry's ancient history
  • Roam through Dingle's craggy cliffs
Starts / Ends:
Portsmouth / Dublin
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a captivating 13-day Spirit of Celts cruise aboard SH Diana, exploring the British Isles with a light-hearted spirit. Start in historic Portsmouth, boasting a naval legacy and an enticing Historic Dockyard. Sail to Fowey, a Celtic-inspired Cornish town, and enjoy the wonderfulselection of …
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