Discover the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, where ancient Neolithic and Viking sites conjure images of civilizations long gone. Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins, seals, and photograph seabirds in one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies. Visit charming villages, meet the friendly locals and maybe even sample a wee dram of Scotland’s finest.
• Visit Britain’s highest sea cliffs at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St Kilda
• Take a Zodiac cruise to Staffa’s world-famous Fingal’s Cave
• Discover the Shetland Islands and their fascinating history
• Look out for otters, dolphins, and seals
• Discover some of Scotland’s genuinely far-flung and rugged islands, where few adventurous souls dare visit
Transfer from the airport to our group hotel on Day 1 transfer
One night’s hotel accommodation in Edinburgh on day 1 including breakfast
Half-day tour in Edinburgh followed by a transfer to Troon, on Day 2
Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
Captain’s Farewell reception includes a four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
Educational lectures and guiding services from the expedition team
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
Comprehensive pre-departure information
Port surcharges, permits, and landing fees
Gratuities for ship crew
International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary.
Transfers – unless specified in the itinerary.
Airport arrival or departure taxes.
Passport, visa, reciprocity, and vaccination fees and charges.
Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges.
Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary.
Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges.
All items of a personal nature, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, wi-fi, email or phone charges.
*In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you in the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and is subject to change due to ice and weather conditions.