Wildness & deep history in a land occupied for over 6,000 years

Embark on a journey that encompasses Britain, Ireland, and Scotland. Enter coastal towns by Zodiac and land on wild beaches. Stroll the streets of charming, remote towns and even go on a quiet kayaking foray. Discover the wild, rugged, seldom-seen islands of the west as well as historic Portsmouth and dramatic Iona and Skellig Michael. Walk through 5,000-year-old Stone Age village ruins, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited locals 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 continuously inhabited since Stone Age times. Uncover the hidden side of places well-traveled on an expedition that hits the highlights while subverting clichés and offering personal encounters of authentic magic and meaning.

  • Trace a maritime thread around the isles, exploring the wild and beautiful places where Celtic and Viking influences still thrive in local languages and customs

  • Sail around magical Skellig Michael, which is crowned with a seventh-century beehive monastery

  • See the stunning 12th-century Iona Abbey, and Zodiac into Fingal’s Cave in Scotland

  • Explore wild, windswept outer isles; search for whales, dolphins, and seals; and see vast, important seabird nesting sites

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Duration

16 Days

Price

From $16,920 per person

Dates

Jun

Next departure

6/16/2022

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Europe & British Isles

Day By Day

Explore the British & Irish Isles in the most engaging ways possible—on an expedition. Every day you can join our naturalists or historians and go with the individual whose background and expertise matches your interests. Meet the lively characters who make up the contemporary scene in towns along the way. And there’ll be time to simply settle in and enjoy the open decks and glorious views from National Geographic Explorer.

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Embark

London, England

Disembark

Bergen, Norway

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