British Isles Cruise – Expedition Around the Irish Sea

Departure date
12 days

Cruise Overview

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.


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

Glasgow, Alongside, Full day

Day 1

A microcosm of Scotland

Day 2

Colorful fishing port

Day 3

Scottish Highlands adventure town

Day 4

Gateway to the Isles

Day 5

Scottish island life, distilled

Day 6

Return to Glasgow

Day 7

What's included

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

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