British Isles Cruise – Expedition Around the Irish Sea

Price from £2,707

Departure date
6 days

Historic ports, natural wonders and cultural gems

  • 7-day expedition cruise of the British Isles, starting in Scotland and sailing to Northern Ireland, the independent Isle of Man, Wales and Ireland.

  • Discover natural wonders around the Irish Sea from the Giant’s Causeway to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Isle of Man.

  • Visit bustling Glasgow, elegant Belfast, lively Dublin and the UK's smallest city of St Davids.

Celtic culture

From the cultural centre of Glasgow, we'll sail to Portrush, to visit the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway and the magnificent ruins of Dunluce Castle. Then on to Belfast, where you’ll have the chance to explore its shipbuilding heritage and cultural highlights.

Fascinating history

Learn about the Celtic and Viking roots of the Isle of Man, and explore its capital, Douglas. The next day we'll visit the Welsh town of Fishguard, a great place to discover more about the Iron Age. Our final stop before returning to Glasgow is the lively and welcoming city of Dublin, where you can sample a Guinness fresh from the brewery.

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with our adventurous spirit, we visit small remote ports on our expeditions. Due to sea conditions and secluded locations we visit, it's not always possible to dock in port. Sometimes we have to use our small expedition Rib boats to get ashore.

What's Included

Expedition Cruise

Onboard Activities

Landing Activities

Route overview

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

Embark in Glasgow

Day 1

See the Giant’s Causeway

Day 2

Elegant Belfast

Day 3

Scenic Isle of Man

Day 4

The Pembrokeshire coast

Day 5

Conservation in Dublin

Day 6

Return to Glasgow

Day 7

Ships on this expedition

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