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Experience the wild charm of the United Kingdom with Adventure Life's 22 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through Scotland's Highlands and Islands, from the captivating Loch Ness to the medieval abbey ruins and ancient standing stones. Sail through the Scottish Isles to explore the intriguing diversity of Scotland's wild islands, from the Orkney Islands to the Shetland Islands, each offering unique activities like kayaking, village visits, and wildlife viewing. Engage in archaeological site visits, hiking in the spectacular Cuillin Hills, and unravel the legendary history and wild nature of the British Isles. Delve into the heritage sites of Dublin, the charming Gudhjem, and the stunning fjords of Norway on an enriching 12-day adventure. With activities ranging from photography seminars to spa relaxation and an activity level suitable for all, this journey promises a seamless exploration of the cultural treasures and panoramic landscapes of the United Kingdom. Don't miss this opportunity to discover the hidden gems of the British Archipelagos and Celtic Shores. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Ring Of Brodgar, Orkney
$11,995
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Wild Scotland

Edinburgh - Aberdeen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit the St Kilda
  • Explore the Orkney Islands
  • Kayak through caves and lochs
  • Visit an Iron Age broch
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / Aberdeen
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
From the Hebrides in the west to inhospitable windswept specks of land like St Kilda and Foula, and to the Orkney and Shetland islands in the north, you’ll explore the intriguing diversity of Scotland’s wild islands. You can plan to take in Neolithic sites scarcely changed in 5,000 …
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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:
Variable
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
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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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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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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$21,495
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Cruising the British Isles: Scotland, Ireland & England

Scotland to London - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Experience a luxurious voyage
  • Explore Edinburgh Castle
  • Explore the Highlands
  • Experience the fantastic history
  • Drive through Western Isles
Starts / Ends:
Edinburgh / London
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day journey of the British Isles aboard Le Dumont D'Urville. Begin in Edinburgh, where you'll stay at the luxurious Balmoral Hotel and explore the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Sail on the Firth of Forth and witness the world's largest gannet colony on Bass Rock. Discover the …
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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:
Variable
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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$10,999
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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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Beautiful view of Spitsbergen.
$6,795
EBD 20%
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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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pair of killer whales
$2,900
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Arctic Ocean - Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

Aberdeen - Longyearbyen - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Explore Aberdeen
  • Experience Fair Isle's charm
  • Explore Jan Mayen
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the 10-day cruise aboard MV Plancius as you journey through the stunning Arctic Ocean. From the city of Aberdeen to the remote island of Jan Mayen, each destination offers unique experiences and breathtaking scenery.Explore the rugged landscapes of Fair Isle, where you can experience …
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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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Fair Isle
$11,495
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore Aberdeen
  • Discover Fair Isle
  • Experience Faroe Islands
  • Explore Jan Mayen
Starts / Ends:
Aberdeen / Helsinki
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 14-day expedition cruise from Aberdeen to Helsinki aboard the Ultramarine. This expedition takes you to some of the world's most remote islands, blending history, culture, and the mesmerizing midnight sun. Traverse the North Atlantic, encountering the rugged beauty of the Arctic, …
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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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Bowhead whales
$3,200
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Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Discover Fowlsheugh
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Explore Jan Mayen
  • Witness Forlandsundet
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Plancius. From Vlissingen to explore the North Sea's wonders. Witness diverse marine life, from dolphins to majestic whales. Visit Fowlsheugh's seabird cliffs or the vibrant Ythan Estuary. Explore Fair Isle's serene charm, known for its …
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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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Minke whale swimming in the ocean
$3,200
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Arctic Ocean - Aberdeen, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Ice Edge, Spitsbergen, Birding

Vlissingen - Longyearbyen - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Spot white-beaked dolphins
  • Discover Aberdeen
  • Experience Fair Isle
  • Witness the midnight sun
Starts / Ends:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience the ultimate 12-day Arctic Ocean Cruise aboard MV Hondius. Departing from Vlissingen, your adventure begins with sightings of white-beaked dolphins and majestic orcas as you traverse the North Sea. Arriving in Aberdeen, immerse yourself in the charm of the Granite City before setting …
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Visit the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
$13,495
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European Coastal Cruise: France, Spain & Portugal

London to Lisbon - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville
  • Tour Honfleur's Maritime Heritage
  • Visit Saint-Malo
  • Explore Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum
  • Sample Port Wine in Porto
  • Tour Lisbon's Iconic Monuments
Starts / Ends:
London / Lisbon
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day luxury cruise aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville setting off from Dover. Explore Honfleur's historic streets, St. Catherine’s Church, and the Old Port. Optionally, visit Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery. Discover Saint-Malo's market and 15th-century …
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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$20,265
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Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland

16 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Explore secluded inlets by kayak
  • Encounter the Bronze Age ruins
  • Explore the culture of Faroe Island
  • Observe nesting seabirds
Starts / Ends:
Oslo / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an amazing 16-day Arctic journey from Norway to Iceland. Begin in Oslo with a tour of the Fram Museum celebrating polar explorers. Then, fly to Tromso for a look at its unique architecture and maritime history at the Polar Museum where you will boardNational Geographic Endurance.In …
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