British Isles – Picturesque Ports, Isolated Islands, and Wonderful Wildlife

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Departure date
July 11, 2022
15 days

Explore the coastal treasures of the British Isles and beyond. Discover the wildlife, natural wonders and history of its most beautiful port towns and islands.

Embark on this ultimate voyage sailing from Dover as we discover the splendours of the British Isles. With over 127 years’ experience of expedition cruising, we will expertly take you to often inaccessible places in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebrides.  We visit picturesque villages and towns, isolated islands and discover wonderful wildlife on our adventure.

Highlights include the fishing village of Fishguard with its quaint harbour and isolated islands such as Rathlin Island, home to Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony, before reaching the remote beaches on the Isle of Iona.  During our time in Scotland, we visit the bustling Hebridean harbours of Stornoway and Portree, famous Fort William and Islay, land of whisky.  On our way back down to the South of England, we discover the enchanting archipelago of the Isle of Scilly, the attractive Cornish town of Fowey and the Isle of Portland along the dramatic Jurassic Coast.   

Our knowledgeable and experienced Expedition team are on hand to ensure you make the most of your time on board as well as ashore. They will share their extensive knowledge and give you a richer and deeper understanding of the places and things you experience along the way.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Castle in Dover, England.

Day 1

Your Voyage Begins

Day 2

Relax and Learn

Day 3

Quaint villages and prehistoric forts

Day 4

Seabirds, Choughs and Corncrakes

Day 5

Pilgrims and Puffins

Day 6

Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides

Day 7

King’s Port on the Isle of Skye

Day 8

Scottish Highlands

Local whisky awaits worldwide export.

Day 9

Land of Whisky

Douglas, Isle of Man.

Day 10

Viking History on a Celtic Island


Day 11

A Warm Irish Welcome

Scan for grey seals among the rocks.

Day 12

Beauty, history and brimming with wildlife

Day 13

Riverside Exploration

The light house Portland Bill in Dorset.

Day 14

Birders Paradise

Dover, England.

Day 15

Return to England

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British Isles

British Isles – Picturesque Ports, Isolated Islands, and Wonderful Wildlife