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

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Departure date
July 25, 2022
15 days

A spectacular cruise around the UK and Ireland

  • 15-day expedition cruise from Dover around the British Isles, discovering the wildlife, natural wonders and history of beautiful port towns and islands.

  • Take in the rugged beauty of the Hebrides and Scottish Highlands, along with picturesque Cornwall and Devon coasts on this five-country cruise.

  • Explore wild nature and bird colonies on Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland, UNESCO-listed St Kilda, and the bird haven of Portland.

The far-flung British Isles

Taking in remote idylls and incredible landscapes, we cruise along the south coast up to Wales, Northern Ireland and the Hebrides, returning via the Scottish Highlands, Ireland, and scenic Cornwall and Dorset.

Nature, wildlife and whisky

Spot birdlife on Rathlin Island and the UNESCO site of St Kilda. Enjoy thrilling coastal walks around Fishguard and Portland, and marvel at the Isles of Scilly and Fowey. On 'whisky' island Islay, drink in incredible views before exploring the wild landscapes at Fort William.

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

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Day 1

Depart from Dover

Day 2

A relaxing day at sea

Day 3

The Pembrokeshire coast

Day 4

Seabirds of Rathlin

Day 5

The Inner Hebrides

Day 6

Wild St Kilda

Day 7

Home of Harris Tweed

Day 8

Adventure in Fort William

Day 9

Islay's whisky and nature

Day 10

Scenic Isle of Man

Day 11

Vikings of Waterford

Day 12

Beautiful Scilly Isles

Day 13

Pretty Cornish harbours

Day 14

The birdlife of Portland

Day 15

Return to England

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.