14-night Ancient Isles – England, Ireland, and Scotland Cruise

Cruise Line:
Lindblad Expeditions
Ship:
National Geographic Explorer
Destination:
Bergen/London
Departure Date:
5/30/2021
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1397491

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
5/30/2021
5/30/2021

With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen’s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon’s Hall.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

Lerwick, Shetland Island
5/31/2021
5/31/2021

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys. Lerwick is the capital of the principal island of Mainland and is Britain's most northerly town. Founded on the fishing industry and with strong Viking connections, little now remains of the old village of Lerwick. Features of interest include the Cromwellian Fort Charlotte and annual Norse fire festival, Up-Helly-Aa, held every January. On the southern tip of the island is Jarlshof, site of ruins of several Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings as well as wheel-houses from the Iron Age. Elsewhere on the island is Clichimin Broch, another prehistoric site containing a Bronze Age fort.

Jarlshof
5/31/2021
5/31/2021

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Shetland Islands
6/1/2021
6/1/2021

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys.

Shetland Islands
6/2/2021
6/2/2021

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys.

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)
6/3/2021
6/3/2021

The Orkney Islands are different from mainland Britain and reflect the original 9th century Viking settlement. In addition to Norse heritage are remains of prehistoric monuments such as Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown. Steep-roofed stone houses line streets winding around medieval St. Magnus Cathedral. A museum featuring Orkney artifacts is housed in 16th-century Tankerness House. Other attractions include Maes Howe, Britain's best-preserved megalithic tomb, and the stone-age village Skara Brae. Rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages are scattered about, gaining these islands international recognition. Only the walls and tower of the 12-century residence, Bishop's Palace, stand. The top of the tower affords a great view of the cathedral and across Kirkwall rooftops. Earl's Palace dates from 1600. Its style blends medieval fierceness with elements of French Renaissance architecture - featuring dungeons, massive fireplaces and magnificent central hall. A good mile south of town is Highland Park - the "most northerly legal distillery in Scotland."

Ring of Brodgar, Mainland
6/3/2021
6/3/2021

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Skara Brae, Mainland
6/3/2021
6/3/2021

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Callanish
6/4/2021
6/4/2021

Callanish is a village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland. Callanish is best know to be the home of the Callanish stones, one of the oldest and most mysterious megalithic monuments in the country. Visiting the stones allows visitors to take in the surrounding beauty of the Scottish countryside, and also visit other prehistoric sites, and museums.  


 

St. Kilda, Scotland
6/4/2021
6/4/2021

St. Kilda is a volcanic archipelago belonging to western Scotland, and it is now one of the country’s World Heritage Sites. The island is home to some of the biggest sea cliffs in Britain, and is known for the abundance of wild life including birds. St. Kilda now is an isolated island, however for thousands of years it was inhabited by locals that were forced to move out due to bad conditions, ruins of such villages are still standing today.

Iona
6/5/2021
6/5/2021

Iona is a remote, low-lying, and treeless green island with high cliffs and rolling meadows. It lies off the southwestern coast of Mull across the Sound of Iona. It's only 1 mile by 3 1/2 miles. Staffa, with its famous musical cave, is a 75 acre island in the Inner Hebrides, lying to the west of Mull.

Staffa, Inner Hebrides
6/5/2021
6/5/2021

Staffa is an island located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. This is an island that commonly provides its visitors with sightings of wild life such as puffins, black-legged kittiwakes common shags, numerous seabirds, dolphins and pilot whales. Staffa also features many sea caves to be discovered by taking one of their speed boat tours along the island. 

At Sea
6/6/2021
6/6/2021

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Inishmore
6/7/2021
6/7/2021

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The Skelligs
6/8/2021
6/8/2021



The Skelligs refer to two very steep and rocky islands off the southwest coast of County Kerry, Ireland.  Little Skellig, the smaller of the two islands, famous for its flourishing puffin and gannet seabird populations, is closed for public visitation.  The larger island, Great Skellig (Skellig Michael), declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, is home to the remains of a 6th century Christian monastery.  Tourism to Great Skellig is very limited and due to safety reasons, visitors are only allowed during the summer months.



 

Dingle Peninsula
6/8/2021
6/8/2021

The Dingle Peninsula is a top destination among tourists for all its attractions and activities. The Peninsula offers sandy swimming beaches, excellent surfing, walking trails, fine dining, and a variety of festivals.  Families will enjoy visiting the Oceanworld Aquarium  and Fungie, Dingle's most famous dolphin resident. The peninsula is also home to the highest concentration of archaeological sites in Ireland.

Cobh
Suggested Private Excursion
6/9/2021
6/9/2021

Cobh’s landmark Cathedral clings miraculously to the town’s steep slopes as they sweep down to the sea of Cork Harbour. That was also the last bit of Irish soil millions of Irish had under their feet before emigrating from here across the oceans in the last century. This tragic part of the nation’s history as well as Cobh’s historic and maritime story is brought alive in the splendid Interpretative Centre.


Suggested Private Excursions

Cobh - Cork/Blarney Shore Excursion - Full Day Tour

Cobh's Highlight's Shore Excursion - Cobh/Midleton - Full Day Tour

Isle of Scilly
6/10/2021
6/10/2021

"Stop, look and listen" takes on a whole new meaning in Scilly. Relax and take time to discover the islands' flora and fauna and listen to the timeless whisperings of the ocean all around under wide Atlantic skies.
But don't think timeless islands need to be behind the times. All the inhabited island offer excellent, modern accommodation and amenities, safe sandy beaches, pubs and opportunities for outdoor sport. There are many sites of historical interest throughout the islands and the birdwatching and scuba diving are renowned and, most importantly, Scilly is virtually crime-free, making it one of the safest environments in the world.
Spring and autumn are especially good times to visit the islands. Enjoy the peace and the tranquillity of one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos.

Fowey
6/11/2021
6/11/2021

This medieval harbor of Fowey is crowded with trawlers and yachts, giving the town a brisk purposeful character and allowing visitors and residents alike to experience the best of Cornwall.

Eden Project
6/11/2021
6/11/2021

No information currently available.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
6/11/2021
6/11/2021

No information currently available.

Portsmouth, UK
6/12/2021
6/12/2021

Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city and is located on Portsea Island in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England.

London
6/13/2021
6/13/2021

London is undoubtedly one of the world's finest cities. In addition to numerous monuments from its more glorious past, London is equally well-known for its pageantry and tradition. London has something for everyone - wide boulevards buzzing with excitement far into the night, quiet squares and explorable alleyways. Visit this famous city's parks, museums, galleries, monuments, abbeys and churches, skyscrapers and ruins, Georgian squares. Take in such events as the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower, or the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or even one of the many theatrical productions. Some of the most exclusive shops are found along Oxford, Bond and Regent Streets. An old favorite and one of the world's premier institutions is Harrods - offering everything from Chanel suits and sliced salmon to caviar and even pets.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Prices are per person and include cabin fare, taxes, fees, excursions and all meals while onboard.  Airfare is available at an additional charge unless otherwise stated.

Departure Date:
5/30/2021
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 14-nights accommodations
  • All meals aboard ship
  • And more
Remarks:

Price is per person, double occupancy.

Cost Includes: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation whe

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1397491

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