Itinerary Overview

Evocative ruins and historic sites set among spectacular landscapes


The archipelagos of Scotland tell an intriguing story of ancient kings, early Christians, and prehistoric peoples making a life on Europe’s farthest frontiers. Beginning in lively Dublin, venture to the islands of the Inner Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland, discovering evocative ruins and historic sites set among spectacular landscapes. Delve deep into the significance of important sites from Iona to Skara Brae.

  • Discover Viking longhouses, Stone Age megaliths, Iron Age fortifications, and a whisky distillery.
  • Get up close to spectacular wildlife—puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, and minke whales, to name a few. Plus, see the famous Shetland ponies that have acclimated to the unique conditions of these islands.
  • Hike to the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye, an iconic pinnacle that can be seen for miles.
  • Explore the Stone Age sites of Orkney, from the Ring of Brodgar to the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae.
  • Experience the windswept beauty of the Shetland Islands, and visit the 4,000-year-old seaside ruins of Jarlshof.

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