The Scottish Isles

Island Hopping in the Hebrides

Price from $6,255

Departure Dates
7 departures between Apr 2023 and May 2024
11 days

A Scottish Hebridean island odyssey

11-day expedition cruise around Scotland and the Hebrides

Romantic and rugged landscapes 

Cruise from Glasgow to remote and wildlife-rich Scottish islands, discovering local culture and history, and experiencing activities that bring you right up close to nature. We'll be landing on beaches, going on guided hikes, sea kayaking and much more as we explore this fascinating country. 

Whisky, wildlife and UNESCO Sites 

You'll be transfixed by the raw natural beauty of the Treshnish Isles, Iona and Skye, while UNESCO-listed St Kilda gives new meaning to ‘wild abandon’. Visit castles, historic homes and standing stones and experience Scotland's cultural notes with whisky, tartan and tweed.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 10-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†  
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle  
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can ongoing with live scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embark in Glasgow

Day 1

Beautiful Isle of Arran

Day 2

Islay's whiskey and nature

Day 3

Sustainable Isle of Gigha

Day 4

The spirit of Iona

Day 5

Wild St. Kilda

Day 6


Day 7

Isles of beauty

Day 8

A most delightful sound

Day 9

Colonsay birds and blooms

Day 10

Back to Glasgow

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages