British Isles

Explore the beautiful and scenic British Isles, from rugged English cliffs and remote Scottish islands to historic Irish cities packed with culture.

British Isles Expedition Cruises

Visit port cities, towns and villages across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Immerse yourself in the culture of the British Isles and learn about the history of distinct nations within the UK, and Ireland. Discover the wild beauty of its isolated islands and beaches. Sail into Scottish lochs and English estuaries and encounter enchanting wildlife along the way. See our itineraries, activities and offers.

British Isles expedition cruises

Choose from 7 to 15-day itineraries. Go island hopping in Scotland, enjoy an Irish Sea tour, or sail along the south coast to Cornwall, and up the Scottish coast.

Activities for you

Your expedition comes with included and optional activities so you can enjoy some of the best things to do along the coasts of the British Isles, from landings to walks, wildlife watching and kayaking.  

British Wildlife

Go wildlife watching and visit some of the UK’s best birding sites. See Golden Eagles, seals, otters and perhaps even whales. 

Expedition Team

Your British Isles Expedition Team guide hikes, landings, and take you expedition boat cruising. They’ll also give talks on geology, nature and history. 

British Isles FAQ

Get to know the British Isles before your expedition cruise.

Britain’s diverse coastlines

Discover stunning coastal scenery as you cruise the British Isles, such as the magnificent Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Active exploration

Enjoy guided nature walks along rocky coastal paths, get close to nature in a sea kayak, and take small expedition boats to visit wild islands.

Activities in the British Isles

Cruise along the beautiful coast of the British Isles, enjoying included and optional activities along the way. We visit England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. See wildlife havens, and discover historic towns and cities packed with culture.

Lively waters

The seas and shores of the British Isles are rich in marine life. Join our Expedition Team to spot dolphins, basking sharks, humpback whales and seals.

Wildlife of the British Isles

The British Isles are home to an abundance of wildlife from sharks to butterflies. Scotland’s St Kilda and the Treshnish Isles are home to colonies of thousands of seabirds, as is Rathlin Island. As you cruise along the coast, you may catch sight of otters, seals, seabirds and shorebirds, and you might be surprised to discover that 16 species of whale and dolphin inhabit UK waters.

A cultural tapestry

Experience the distinct cultures and customs of the English, Irish, Scottish, Manx and Welsh people who share the British Isles.

Expedition Team British Isles

Your British Isles Expedition Team will help you get the most out of your expedition cruise. Knowledgeable and passionate, they’ll share history, wildlife facts, and cultural insights as you travel. These active explorers will also guide you on landings and expedition boat cruising and take you off the beaten track to see the wild beauty of these islands.

Ships to British Isles Expedition Cruises

Explore our ships that regularly sail to British Isles Expedition Cruises

Sustainable adventures

From the locally sourced food you eat onboard to the places you visit on optional excursions, we make a point of supporting local businesses and communities wherever we go.