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Scotland Slowly

From $5,995 to $15,595 USD

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Overview

Scotland, like good whisky, is best savoured slowly. Nature and culture thrive on the isles. Hear music and stories. Revel in wildlife. Absorb the scenery. Immerse yourself in history.

Visit Glasgow, the Western Isles, Orkney, the Shetland Islands, and Aberdeen. Learn from Scottish experts as we go.

Search for whales and seabirds by Zodiac. Get a glimpse of island life. Raise a dram at world-famous distilleries. Wander among Neolithic ruins. Savour Scotland, slowly!

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Highlights

  • Stromness Orkney

    It’s all about the islands

    The Shetlands, the Orkneys, and the Hebrides offer a glimpse of Scottish island life, where crofters and fisherfolk live close to the sea.

    • Travel in comfort aboard the Ocean Endeavour to Scotland’s farthest-flung islands
    • Make landings by Zodiac in places otherwise inaccessible to visitors
  • Ring of brodgar orkney standing stones

    History and archaeology—everywhere!

    History buffs will wander wide-eyed in Scotland. From Neolithic villages to medieval castles, Scotland is a living testament to a rich and layered history

    • Visit archeological ruins including standing stones, brochs, ancient complexes, and castles
    • English, Scots, Norse, Pictish, and Neolithic cultures all made their mark in Scotland
  • Fair Isle puffins

    Astounding sea life

    Scotland’s rocky coastlines attract millions of seabirds, including puffins—and the rich waters of the North Atlantic and North Sea are favoured by numerous species of whales.

    • Spring conditions are excellent for viewing seabirds and spotting marine mammals
  • Jura Distillers

    Fine Scotch straight from the source

    Small distilleries are famed the world over as some of Scotland’s most enduring attractions. Among the islands, where fresh water and characteristic peat are found in plenty, numerous Scotch distillers ply their unique trade. Visit distilleries dating to the 1700s, and sample their glorious fare!

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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Travellers’ Testimonials

  • “The onboard team was outstanding! Definitely one of the best trips I've ever taken! I loved everything about this trip; the scenery was unbelievably beautiful, the people were friendly, and the staff were wonderful!”

    Candice Cooper

    Newfoundland Circumnavigation

  • “I was travelling alone, so I really appreciated how warm and welcoming everyone was. There was an impressive group of experts on board, and their enthusiasm was contagious.”

    Alma Beard

    Greenland and Wild Labrador

  • “I came home feeling like I had a college education! So much knowledge presented in a fun and easily understandable way.”

    Amy Powers

    Out of the Northwest Passage

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