Wild & Ancient Britain with Ireland

Wild & Ancient Britain with Ireland
May 9, 2018
16 Days
Aboard the Ocean Adventurer
120 Guests
From $10,980
Atlantic Puffins, Flannan Islands

Expedition Highlights

  • Witness some of Europe’s largest seabird colonies—puffins, gannets, guillemots, kittiwakes, and more—pack dramatic cliffs and rocky offshore islands.
  • Visit Giant’s Causeway where some 40,000 closely-packed hexagonal columns descend like a staircase into the sea.
  • Discover important Neolithic monuments—the Standing Stones of Stenness; the Ring of Brodgar; and Skara Brae, a well-preserved Stone Age village.
  • Explore a variety of architectural wonders, from Mousa’s Iron Age broch and 12th-century Iona Abbey to the magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.

Expedition Team

Ocean Adventurer

The 120-guest Ocean Adventurer will be refurbished in 2017 and is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull that allow her to navigate easily in the most rugged natural environments. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows us to explore at a moment’s notice. Each stateroom has an ocean view, an in-room music system, and en suite bathroom.

Additional Exploration

Faroe Islands
Post-Trip Extension:
The Faroe Islands
May 24May 28, 2018
From $3,480

With dramatic landscapes of green meadows, craggy mountains, and windswept headlands, the remote Faroe Islands are a nature-lover’s paradise. The hospitable residents of this demi-country have a language and culture unique to the islands, and boast a long and fascinating history.

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    The name alone should send shivers up and down your spine. As a photo appeared on the screen at Recap for our next adventure, there was a gasp in the crowd...okay, not really. But everyone’s eyes got wide and there were definitely some nervous giggles—and that was from the staff! The Flannan Islands, known for their lighthouse, is a place shrouded in mystery—literally.

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    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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    July 3, 2010 | Blog Post

    An excellent way to start the day! Brunch, sunshine, and a full day tour of the stunning archaeology of the Orkney Islands. Of course, I confess to being somewhat biased in my enthusiasm—having spent some 30 years of my life digging in Orkney and discovering its Viking past—but enthusiasm is infectious!

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