Wild & Ancient Britain with Ireland

Wild & Ancient Britain
May 11, 2020
16 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
135 Guests
From $12,480

Expedition Team

Our leaders have visited this region numerous times and will provide valuable insight and commentary on the history, culture, and wildlife of the region. Fascinating lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and informal discussions will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wonders you will see.

Peter Wilson

| Expedition Leader
Peter Wilson

Peter hails from the town of Cobh, County Cork, on the south coast of Ireland. Growing up living next to the sea, he developed a fascination with whales and dolphins, along with birds and the wonders of the natural world. Ever varied in his interests, he studied English at University College Cork and went on to complete a master’s degree in Old English. A desire for more hands...

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Lisa Wurzrainer

| Cruise Director
Lisa Wurzrainer

After college, Lisa earned a master’s degree in International Studies, and her desire to explore the world brought her to Zegrahm Expeditions in 1993. Since then she has had the opportunity to visit all seven continents numerous times and feels very fortunate to have experienced the world with Zegrahm while helping to deliver unique educational adventures. She has held a...

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T.H. Baughman

| Historian
Tim Baughman

Dr. T.H. Baughman is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Central Oklahoma and currently teaches at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. T.H. has taught European history for more than 30 years, and has been leading travelers around the world for 25 years. He is the author of ten books, lectures widely on European and polar history, and teaches courses in...

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Amanda Charland

| Archaeologist
Amanda Charland

Amanda was born and raised in Canada, and she developed a love of travel and archaeology during a family trip to Mexico’s Chichen Itza. She received her Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Glasgow. During her doctoral research, Amanda travelled to Israel to survey and to study the ruins of Crusader-era city walls. Her particular interest lies in the interaction between...

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Terence Christian

| Archaeologist
Terence Christian

Dr. Terence Christian is an archaeologist and historian specializing in conflict archaeology and military history. Enthralled by historical travel from an early age, his first adventure abroad took him across Scandinavia and through the historic Russian capitals. Since that time, Terence has traveled extensively, visiting most of the world’s continents and oceans both as an...

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Stephen Fisher

| Historian
Stephen Fisher

Stephen is an historian and archaeologist from the south of England and, although British, has spent much of his life overseas. Born in Singapore, he spent most of his early childhood in Germany before moving to England. After university, he spent nearly four years teaching in Japan; his travels across Europe and Asia have created a deep interest in history that ultimately...

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Richard Jacoby

| Naturalist
Richard Jacoby

Richard’s love of the sea began at a young age, and he has worked on boats from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, Central America to Alaska, and beyond. He has worked as the captain of a training schooner with a focus on celestial navigation and offshore sailing, and was third mate on the 150-foot topsʼl schooner Californian from Norfolk to San Diego. He eventually settled in...

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Mike Murphy

| Zodiac Driver
Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy - Mike (also known as Murph) was born on the Isle of Wight and raised just a stone’s throw from what was once largest passenger ship terminal in the world. After a five-year apprenticeship as a marine engineer, Mike embarked on his first voyage and sailed around the world on five consecutive cruises. He then decided to emigrate to Canada and became scuba certified...

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Madalena Patacho

| Marine Biologist
Madalena Patacho

Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on...

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Tom Sharpe

| Geologist
Tom Sharpe

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over...

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Pepper Trail

| Ornithologist
Pepper Trail

Pepper grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on a wonderfully dilapidated 100-acre farm. A family trip to Mexico when he was 12 instilled a lifelong love of travel, which has taken him to all seven continents and across the oceans of the world. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University for his field study of the mating behavior of the spectacular Guianan cock...

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Stewart Walker

| Zodiac Driver
Stewart Walker

Stewart Walker, a born-and-bred Orcadian from the Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland, developed his lifelong passion for nature and wildlife from his father. A lighthouse keeper and ornithologist, his father taught Stewart how to observe the birds and marine life of the region throughout his life. A keen fisherman from a very young age, Stewart has led a life on and...

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Andrew Whittaker

| Naturalist / VENT Ornithologist
Andrew Whitaker

Andy has been leading tours since 1993 throughout Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Panama, Europe, Israel, and Antarctica. An avid birder from an early age (thanks to his father), he became a licensed A bander/ringer at age 17. Andy is an all-round naturalist who immensely enjoys sharing his fascination and deep knowledge of birds, animals,...

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Jim Wilson

| Ornithologist
Jim Wilson

Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science and pathology IT...

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John Yersin

| Naturalist
John Yersin

John is a microbiologist who worked in the industry for 33 years investigating the impact of industrial wastes and products on the environment. The tools of his trade included diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving. He conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys and then reported the results. Since retirement, John has done consultant work, taught...

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