From the lively streets of Dublin to the rolling hills of the remote Shetland Islands, encounter vivid histories and stunning scenery on a voyage from Dublin to Edinburgh by way of the Scottish Isles. Discover archaeological sites and wild landscapes steeped in ancient mythology in the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Sail past the Isle of Noss’ 180-meter-high sea cliffs teaming with tens of thousands of seabirds. Tour medieval castles, Viking ruins, and early Christian sites, and encounter colonies of puffins and other seabirds on rugged Rathlin Island.
Peer into the past in the prehistoric homes of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands and Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands
Ride Zodiacs for a close-up view of the unique geometric basalt columns of Staffa, a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides
Join our naturalists on excursions and aboard the ship to watch for puffins, gannets, fulmars, razorbills, kittiwakes, and more
Venture to the ruins of Dunnottar Castle, set dramatically on an isolated headland on Scotland’s east coast
Travel aboard the state-of-the art National Geographic Resolution, sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, and capture your best photos alongside a National Geographic photographer
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