Take a cruise to the UK: England, Scotland, Wales, & Northern Ireland, 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 cruises to the rest of Europe, including Ireland, France and Portugal, and Scandinavia. Need advice? Contact one of Adventure life's travel experts.
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 Scottish-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 for this traditional town, visit the local ship-building & Titanic museums, or check out the mythical Giant's Causeway on the Antrim plateau.