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Castle ruins overlooking the sea
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Live one of the below 20 unique United Kingdom cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like cruises, village visits, small ship cruises, archaeological site visits, and hiking and cost from $5,395 for experiences of 7 to 16 days. Tell us about your ideal United Kingdom cultural trip and our United Kingdom experts will help you plan every detail of your next 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
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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England Old Bell
$6,090
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Classic England Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Magna Carta
  • Taste the English Cream Tea
  • Explore Hampton Court Palace
  • Experience British Royalty
Activities:
River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience British royalty in this 7-day cruise embarking the luxurious, 8-passenger Magna Carta. Explore the castles of England and its quaint riverside towns and villages.Take in the Capital's most famous sights and enjoy a unique look at the spectacular waterway that has been so important in …
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Eilan Donan Castle
$6,090
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European Classic Cruise - Scotland

7 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Scotland
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle
  • Cruise Scotland's Lochs
  • Visit to Culloden Moor
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day getaway cruise aboard the elegant barge hotel Spirit of Scotland. Take an evening stroll at Banavie before the start of the tour. Cruise along Lochs Lochy, Oich and the famous Loch Ness and perhaps a chance to see "Nessie". Take a stop at one of …
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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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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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Explore the surreal Giant's Causeway
$9,399
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Scotland Explorer

Amsterdam - Dublin - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Visit Edinburgh's Historic Streets
  • Explore Edinburgh Castle & Old Town
  • Enjoy kayak and wildlife encounter
  • Discover neo-Gothic Castle of Mey
Starts / Ends:
Leith / Dublin
Activities:
Kayaking, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Step aboard the World Voyager for an unforgettable 11-day Scotland Explorer cruise. From Amsterdam's canals to Scotland's rugged coast.Explore Aberdeen, the renowned Granite City, delving into its centuries-old history. Journey to Scrabster, nestled in the Scottish Highlands, where the …
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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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Landscape with red fisherman houses on Lofoten islands, Norway
$28,990
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Norwegian Fjords & Lofoten Islands

Edinburgh - Tromso - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Visit Tromso's Midnight Sun Magic
  • Stunning Glacier Views
  • Cruise through magnificent fjords
  • Watch for arctic diverse wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Leith / Tromso
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a 11-day Arctic cruise from Tromso to Edinburgh. The adventure begins in Tromso, known as the cultural hub of the Arctic, where the land of the Midnight Sun and its cosmopolitan atmosphere awaits. Cruise along the Lofoten Islands, famous for dramatic peaks and picturesque fishing villages. …
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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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View on the Waterfalls of the seven sisters at Geiranger Fjord in the morning light
$12,965
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Sailing with the Vikings

Tromso - Amsterdam - 14 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Explore Tromso
  • Discover Trollfjorden
  • Experience Leknes
  • Marvel at Bronnoysund
Starts / Ends:
Tromso / Amsterdam
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day cruise aboard the SH Diana that traces the path of the legendary Vikings. Begin in Tromso, an Arctic city in Norway, passing through the mythical Trollfjorden and experiencing the charm of Leknes in the Lofoten Islands. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Bronnoysund and Molde before the …
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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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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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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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An early morning view of Alesund, Norway
$14,660
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Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords

Narvik-Bergen - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Featuring Nick Rains
  • Explore Lofotr Viking Museum
  • Witness the cod fishing tradition
  • Embrace Bronnoysund's environment
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Bergen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 14-day cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, venturing into Autumn Splendours: From Lofoten to the Norwegian Fjords. Narvik, near the Arctic Circle, awaits potential recognition as a sustainable tourist destination, offering stunning mountain and fjord vistas. The historic Ofoten Line …
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Spirit of Scotland Ship
$68,000
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Private Charter - European Classic Cruise - Scotland Aboard Spirit of Scotland

7 Day Itinerary aboard Spirit of Scotland
  • Cruise Scotland's Lochs
  • Visit to Culloden Moor
  • Tour of Cawdor Castle
  • Admire Falconry display
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the beauty of Scotland on a 7-day private cruise aboard the elegant barge Spirit of Scotland. Cruise along with the Lochs Lochy, Oich, and the famous Loch Ness and perhaps a chance to see "Nessie." Explore the mysterious battlefield in Glencoe, famed for one of the darkest days …
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