Itinerary, Pricing and Cabins

Expedition Cruise

Scotland Slowly

June 21 to July 1, 2019

Save 15% until April 15, 2019

Applies to berth cost only, per person based on double occupancy.

From $5,495 $4,670 to
$15,095 $12,830 USD

Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland

Ends: Aberdeen, Scotland

Scotland Slowly Map For 2019

Itinerary

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions

  • Day 1
    Glasgow

    The bustling metropolis of Glasgow is the economic engine of Scotland—and an architectural delight. You’ll find Italianate steeples, neo-Gothic towers, the Art Nouveau of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the titanium, glass and steel of contemporary buildings.

    We depart Glasgow via coach—and travel onward to Greenock, where we'll meet the Ocean Endeavour, our home for the next ten nights.

    Glagow Helensburgh
  • Day 2
    Islay

    The Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides. This island lies only forty kilometres from the Irish coast. Islay is a haven for seabirds, thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream.

    Islay is world-famous for fine whisky, thanks to clear waters, fine peat, and barley. The capital of Islay is Bowmore, known for its distilleries and is home of the Bowmore Round Kirk.

    Finnlaggan Islay
  • Day 3
    Iona and Staffa

    The isle of Staffa is famed for basaltic formations and numerous caves. The best known of these is Fingal’s Cave, a spectacular geological feature named for the Celtic hero. Originally known in Gaelic as “the melodious cave”, it provided the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s overture, The Hebrides.

    St. Columba established his monastery at nearby Iona—the burial place of kings. The restored Iona Abbey complex preserves two outstanding eighth-century crosses and a splendid collection of sculpture.

    Iona Abbey The Burial Place Of Kings
  • Day 4
    Skye

    This is a fabulous day for birders, photographers, and hikers. En route to the Isle of Skye, we sail by the cliffs at Lunga, where razorbills, guillemots, and puffins make their nests.

    We will cruise the southwestern shore of Skye to visit Loch Coruisk, a freshwater loch accessed through Loch Scavaig. Here we find one of the finest mountainscapes in Britain, backed by the Cullin Mountains. We will hike the western shore and revel in the view.

    Skye Hike Loch Skavaig
  • Day 5
    Mingulay

    Mingulay has been uninhabited by humans since 1912. Instead, puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, shags, fulmars, razorbills, eagles, and peregrine falcons make their homes here.

    A large natural arch, towering cliffs, and dramatic sea stacks are found at Mingulay. The island inspired the “Mingulay Boat Song”. Today it is managed by the National Trust.

    Atlantic Puffins Fair Isle 01
  • Day 6
    St. Kilda

    The archipelago known as St. Kilda was inhabited until 1930. Today, St. Kilda is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, protecting fascinating ruins as well as natural heritage features. Enormous cliffs offer dramatic ocean views for our hikers!

    Seabirds thrive on the nearby island of Hirta—notably, puffins, fulmars, and the largest gannet colony in Britain (and the second-largest in the world). Hirta is also home to feral sheep left by the departing islanders.

    Hirta St Kilda
  • Day 7
    Isle of Lewis

    Lewis is the largest of the Hebridean Islands and a Gaelic stronghold. Harris Tweed has its headquarters on Lewis. Its product is hand woven exclusively in the Outer Hebrides by weavers working at home. We’ll visit Stornoway, the island’s capital.

    On the west side of Lewis is Callanish, one of Britain’s most important Stone Age sites. Callanish’s standing stones are said to be giants who were punished by St. Kieran for refusing to convert to Christianity.

    Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
  • Day 8
    Kirkwall, Orkney

    At the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar—the third-largest standing stone circle in the UK, predating Stonehenge.

    Kirkwall is dominated by the massive Magnus Cathedral, dating from 1137. This is the final resting place of the famed Orcadian Arctic explorer, John Rae.

    Ring Of Brodgar Orkney
  • Day 9
    Papa Stour and Foula

    Marine and bird life flourish at Papa Stour among cliffs, caves, sea stacks, and blowholes. There are numerous Neolithic burial sites, as well as Norse Ruins.

    Twenty-three kilometres west of the Shetland Islands, Foula is the most remote inhabited island in the UK. Here, a few dozen folk make their homes, many preserving traditional methods of agriculture and subsistence. Arctic terns, red-throated loons, and great skuas may be found here.

    Caves Papa Stour Shetland Islands
  • Day 10
    Mousa

    A fine birding island, uninhabited Mousa is home to a Special Protection Area (SPA) for breeding storm petrels. It is also the site of the best preserved broch in the world. These fortified structures are unique to Scotland. The Mousa broch dates to the Iron Age and is mentioned in two Norse sagas. Its original purpose is a matter of debate and speculation.

    Broch Of Mousa Shetland Islands
  • Day 11
    Aberdeen

    The Ocean Endeavour arrives in Aberdeen in the morning. You may choose to extend your stay in Scotland, take part in one of our optional extensions, or make your way home from here.

    Aberdeen

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Can be combined with Multi-Trip Promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition in a calendar year. Can be combined with Free Single Supplement promotion and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program

  • Family Friendly Icon

    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

Pricing and Cabins

All Cabin Amenities

  • Private bath
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Intercom
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe, towels, body wash, and hair care products

Inclusions

Included:

*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour *Applicable taxes and Credit card fees *Complimentary Expedition jacket (Ocean Endeavour only) *Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Pre-departure materials *Educational program *Nikon Camera Trial Program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *All shipboard meals

Not Included:

*Commercial & charter flights *Program Enhancements/optional excursions *Gratuities *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Scotland

The Ocean Endeavour

Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top-deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer.

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