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Take a trip back in time on one of these 10 archaeology tours to United Kingdom in 2022. Explore ruins, excavations, and archaeology digs near hot spots such as Iona, St. Kilda, Orkney Islands, Isle of Skye, and Shetland Islands on a guided private or small group tour with an exceptional multi-lingual guide aided by historians and archaeologists. These 10 archaeology trips also afford plenty of opportunities to enjoy archaeological site visits, small ship cruises, village visits, wildlife viewing, and hiking. Simply tell one of our United Kingdom travel experts about your ideal archaeology trip they will help you start planning a seamless adventure.
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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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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$10,989
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Reykjavik to Dublin

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • Visit Kirkwall
  • Observe the Isle of Man's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Dublin
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Iceland’s inspiring capital to Ireland’s irresistible one, enjoy a voyage that drinks in the beauty of the north. Sail from Reykjavik to Dublin on this Scottish island cruise that will have you gasping at the wonder of Mother Nature. Explore each island’s history to discover …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$16,920
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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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Two curious sheep in England
$6,473
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British Isles

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Maud
  • Visit Rathlin Island
  • Explore St. Kilda
  • Discover Isle of Lewis
  • Enjoy South Cornwall's beauty
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from the south of England to the most northerly region of Scotland – covering a vast area in between. A true British Isles journey, visiting England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebrides, head for remote destinations which will …
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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
$11,890
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 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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Isle of Iona, Scotland
$9,999
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Jewels Of The National Trust

15 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Ovation
  • Admire the Cliffs of Dover
  • Discover Chesil Beach
  • Walk through Isle of Man
  • Wander at Rothesay's gardens
  • Tour Oban whisky distillery
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the magnificent sights, sounds and tastes of Northern Europe on a 15-day cruise aboard Seabourn Ovation. This classic voyage begins in Dover, and travels to Northern Europe with visits to historic and beautiful ports of Portland, Falmouth, Fishguard, and Dublin,Isle Of Man, Belfast, …
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Cruise through the canals of Amsterdam
$4,999
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Gems Of The Baltic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Ovation
  • Discover archaeology in Dover
  • Explore Zeebrugge's medieval town
  • Learn Arendal's shipbuilding histor
  • Explore Copenhagen
Starts/ Ends in:
Copenhagen / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land Exploration, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Baltic Sea voyage takes you from Denmark to England, allowing you to see some of the region's most interesting sights. Explore the Danish capital of Copenhagen and bike your way around this city full of culture and the arts. Marvel at the fusion of old and modern architecture in …
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