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Embark on a timeless journey through the United Kingdom's rich past with our 12 archaeological site visit tours for 2024. The British Isles are steeped in millennia of history, from the enigmatic standing stones to ancient Celtic fortresses and Viking cultural remnants. These tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the stories etched into this land, where each stone and ruin whispers tales of bygone eras. Over a range that spans from 8 to 15 days, you will sail aboard small ships like Sea Spirit and Le Lyrial, exploring legendary locales such as Tresco Abbey Garden with its Bronze Age burial sites or Loch Ness with its medieval ruins—all starting at just $5,395 to $33,630. To weave your own tale into the fabric of these ancient isles' storied tapestry, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless 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
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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
$6,195
EBD 20%
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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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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$5,595
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British Isles & Faroes: Wild Islands & Lands of Legends

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore Edinburgh
  • Discover Kirkwall
  • Experience Orkney
  • Enjoy Fair Isle
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition aboard the Sea Spirit starting in Edinburgh, Scotland, where historic charm awaits. Cruise from the Port of Leith to Kirkwall, immersing yourself in Orkney's rich heritage at St Magnus Cathedral and ancient Neolithic sites. Fair Isle dazzles with birdwatching and …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$11,122
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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
$10,999
BOGO
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Northern Legends

Reykjavik to Dublin - 9 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Explore Reykjavík's
  • Discover wonders of Tórshavn
  • Visit Callanish in Stornoway
  • Marvel at Belfast
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Dublin
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a remarkable 9-day journey from Reykjavik to Dublin aboard World Voyager, exploring Iceland, Denmark, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. Begin in Reykjavík and be captivated by the colorful houses and the modern architecture of the Harpa Concert Hall. Continue to …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$9,690
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For Connoisseurs 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 Connoisseurs 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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Visit Neolithic sites of the Orkney islands
$9,599
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Iceland to the North Sea

Reykjavik to Dublin - 9 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Marvel at Belfast
  • Discover wonders of Tórshavn
  • Marvel at the Stornoway
  • Explore Isafjörður
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Dublin
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a remarkable 9-day cruise aboard World Traveller, where you'll discover the breathtaking beauty and rich culture of Iceland, Denmark, the UK, and Ireland. Begin in Reykjavik, with its charming colorful houses and unique modern architecture. Explore Isafjörður, a hidden …
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Cross the River Liffey while exploring Dublin
$10,399
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Scottish Legends

Dublin - Amsterdam - 12 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Explore Isle of Man’s rich folklore
  • Cruise Amsterdam’s canal and market
  • Visit Stirling Castle
  • Visit UNESCO's Giant’s Causeway
Starts / Ends:
Dublin / Leith
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover Scottish legends and European highlights on a 12-day World Voyager cruise. Explore Dublin's medieval charm and modern vibrancy. Visit the Isle of Man for its folklore and scenic beauty, then delve into Belfast’s Titanic heritage and the Giant’s Causeway. Experience …
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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:
Variable
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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Brilliant tulips growing near Amsterdam
$10,179
Savings
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Gems of Western Europe

11 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Experience Lisbon's historic charm
  • Stroll through Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Wander Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Relax on a sea day with ocean views
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Lisbon
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Spa Relaxation, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day European coastal cruise aboard SH Diana, starting in the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Explore Zeebrugge’s charming medieval architecture and Bruges’ romantic canals. Discover Honfleur’s artistic heritage and Saint-Malo’s pirate past. Delight in the …
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