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Top United Kingdom Cruises & Tours in 2023

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Scotland
  • 33 Cruises
Sheep walking on the road in the British countryside.
England
  • 13 Cruises
Sunset in Houses of Parliament
London
  • 6 Cruises
Big Ben on a sunny day in London
Ireland
  • 12 Cruises
Castle ruins overlooking the sea
Shetland Islands
  • 15 Cruises
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Shetland pony in the Shetland Isles.
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Take a cruise to United Kingdom in 2023 on one of our hand-selected small ships exploring the best of Aberdeen, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Lerwick, and Iona. The most popular activities and experiences on small ship cruises to United Kingdom in 2023 are small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, village visits, hiking, and archaeological site visits. Explore United Kingdom's hot spots during the day and sail port-to-port on your comfortable small ship without repacking your suitcase. Savvy travelers know that small ship cruises offer an excellent balance of fewer crowds and access to small port towns, harbors, and coves that large cruise ships simply can't visit. Our cruises to United Kingdom in 2023 range in price from $2,750 to $74,870 for expeditions of 6 to 22 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert United Kingdom trip planners for help planning a seamless cruise to United Kingdom in 2023.
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$9,430
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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 Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
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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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$17,770
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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Arctic puffins
$7,995
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Norsemen
  • Explore the volcanic and glacier
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for exploration
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small number of adventurers have ever left their footprints. This 14-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer shows you the region’s rugged beauty and whaling and Viking history, visiting the awe-inspiring and unspoiled …
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Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow
$6,395
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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
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, 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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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape.
$4,395
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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

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 Sites, Hiking, Village Visit, 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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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$9,200
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Dublin to Reykjavik expedition

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • See Icelandic eiderdown collectors
  • Observe Arctic's wildlife in Vigur
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience how different and yet how beautiful three countries can be on this journey through Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland on this 13-day expedition aboard Silver Cloud. Sail from Ireland’s capital to Iceland’s capital, Dublin to Reykjavik, with stops in Scotland and the …
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A polar landscape
$2,750
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a whale safari from the Scottish Islands to Spitsbergen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters. This unforgettable Arctic …
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Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.
$10,050
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North Sea Voyage: Copenhagen to London

11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Amaze with beauty of Lübeck
  • Sail through Cliffs of Dover
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
  • Experience London’s landmark
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the …
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Surfacing Humpback Whales
$3,250
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Bremerhaven - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from our home port of Vlissingen to our favorite Arctic island group.Enjoy places of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. You will most likely take home memories that will accompany you wherever your …
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Hiking in Spitsbergen
$3,000
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Helgoland - Fair Isle-Jan Mayen-Spitsbergen

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Enjoy watching rare birds
  • Look out for different whales
  • Snowshoe across the Arctic
  • Visit historic Dutch whaling sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from the German port of Bremerhaven to our favorite Arctic island group. Crossing the North Sea, you stand an excellent chance of spotting minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises, among …
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Explore the enchanting city of Glasgow
$5,860
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Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords Voyage - with Smithsonian Journeys

Bergen - Glasgow, Scotland - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Discover beautiful Norwegian Fjords
  • Experience a rail journey
  • Enjoy the view of Olden
  • Discover beauty of Bergen
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Glasgow
Activities:
Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day journey through the Norwegian fjords and the wild landscapes of the Scottish Isles. Begin your journey in Bergen, famous for its Hanseatic port, Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site that still bears traces of the Viking-founded city's illustrious …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$4,290
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Vikings of the North Sea

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Learn the history of Orkney Island
  • Experience wonders of Skagen
  • Visit legendary Haugesund
  • Explore Skara Brae
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Aberdeen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an exploration voyage across the North Sea with Ocean Albatros, departing from a port in central Copenhagen. Visit Skagen, a little picturesque town on the pointy 'top' of Denmark, where many great Danish artists previously lived in an artists' colony. Continuing into open …
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Grass-roofed houses of the Faroe Islands
$4,290
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Through the North Atlantic

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • View unique Arctic wildlife
  • Visit glaciers & steepwalled fjords
  • Visit the legendary whaling town
  • Enjoy beautiful scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Aberdeen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Lerwick, Shetland and Faroe Islands via Jan Mayen to Svalbard. Early summer's cruise from the green islands of Scotland and North Atlantic to the Arctic islands of Jan Mayen and Svalbard. Sail together with the migrating birds, and hopefully, spot polar bears hunting from the sea ice. The …
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Stroll through romantic Strasbourg
$5,815
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Romantic Rhine with trip in Lucerne, Paris and London

14 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Panorama
  • Tour Mechanical Musical Museum
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Delight with Lucerne
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
  • Explore Lucerne, Paris, and London
Starts/ Ends in:
Lucerne / London
Activities:
Land & Sea, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover highlights of western Europe on this 14-day journey that combines a Rhine River cruise with land-based exploration of some of the world's most famous cities. Spend two days exploring beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland before venturing to Basel to board Avalon Panorama and set off on your …
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Bridge of Plaza de Espana, Seville
$18,590
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Ultimate Iberian & Western Europe Discovery

Barcelona to Bergen - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Immerse yourself in Iberian culture
  • Discover the culture of Seville
  • Enjoy the Balearic Islands
  • Visit British Channel Islands
  • Explore romantic Amsterdam
  • Hike beautiful trails in Norway
Starts/ Ends in:
Barcelona / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxurious Scenic Eclipse on this 22-day cruise exploring the highlights of the Iberian Peninsula and the coast of Western Europe. Depart from beautiful Barcelona and visit favorite Spanish ports such as Malaga, Cartagena, and the Balearic Islands. Experience the rich Andalusian culture in …
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Stroll through the romantic streets of Amsterdam
$18,625
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Western Europe Discovery with Scandinavia

Lisbon to Copenhagen - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Explore diverse European cities
  • Enjoy the beautiful Cíes Islands
  • Visit British Channel Islands
  • Hike beautiful trails in Norway
  • Learn about Viking history
  • Tour palaces in Copenhagen
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Copenhagen
Activities:
Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore highlights of Western Europe and Scandinavia on this 21-day journey from Lisbon to Copenhagen. Cruise north from Portugal and visit large ports such as Amsterdam and Bruges, as well as smaller gems such as Spain'sCíes Islands and France'sBelle-Île. The cruise portion of …
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