Broch of Dun Carloway Lewis

© Dennis Minty

Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Scotland Slowly

June 13 to June 23, 2025

From $7,395 to $16,995 USD

per person based on double occupancy

Save 20%

Applies to berth cost only

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  • Day 1: Glasgow/Greenock, Scotland
  • Day 2: Islay
  • Day 3: Iona and Staffa
  • Day 4: Skye
  • Day 5: St. Kilda
  • Day 6: Stornoway, Lewis
  • Day 7–8: Papa Stour and Foula
  • Day 9: Fair Isle
  • Day 10: Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day 11: Aberdeen, Scotland

Itinerary

  • Historical building in glasgow

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 1: Glasgow/Greenock, Scotland
    Begin Your Adventure

    After meeting in Glasgow we’ll depart via coach, and travel onward to Greenock. Greenock has a rich maritime history and was a major shipbuilding and import centre. Here, we'll embark and start our journey.

  • Finlaggan Castle site

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2: Islay
    Tour the Loch Finlaggan Historic Site

    Explore the renowned Loch Finlaggan Historic Site, tucked away in the enchanting Islay, also known as the Queen of the Hebrides. Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of the region. Indulge in the stories of Scottish nobility at the ancient seat of the Lord of the Isles and Clan Donald in the Finlagglan Castle. Delve into its captivating past and marvel at the artefacts on display in the site's museum.

    If you’re a Scotch lover (and who isn’t?), take the opportunity to enhance your journey with an optional excursion to the world-renowned whisky distilleries that the island is famous for.

  • Zodiac cruise fingles cave

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 3: Iona and Staffa
    Make a Pilgrimage to Iona Abbey and Fingal's Cave

    Visit Iona, where St. Columba established his monastery—the burial place of kings. Admire the beautifully restored Iona Abbey complex, which preserves two outstanding crosses dating as far back as the eighth century.

    Take a Zodiac cruise at the Isle of Staffa, famed for basaltic formations and numerous caves, the best-known being Fingal’s Cave.

    See for yourself why it is originally known in Gaelic as “the melodious cave” and provided the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s overture, The Hebrides.

  • View of pond in skye

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 4: Skye
    Enjoy Photography, Birdwatching, and Hiking

    Whether you’re a hiker, photographer, or birder, you will love a visit to Skye.

    Cruise the southwestern shore of this large island keeping a keen eye out for species like common sandpiper, oystercatcher, gannets, and razorbills. Delight in the opportunity to witness these remarkable creatures in their natural environment and add unique sightings to your birdwatching list.

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of Skye's mountainous landscapes and choose the level of activity that suits you best for a walk, hike, or trek among the awe-inspiring Cuillin Hills, one of Britain's finest mountainscapes.

  • St kilda UNESCO heritage site

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 5: St. Kilda
    Journey to St. Kilda UNESCO World Heritage Site

    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.

    Seabirds thrive on the island of Hirta, which is also home to feral sheep left by the departing islanders. Enormous cliffs offer dramatic ocean views for our hikers!

  • Stornoway lewis historical site

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 6: Stornoway, Lewis
    Witness Modern and Ancient Scottish Culture

    Visit Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, a Gaelic stronghold and the capital of the largest of the Hebrides. Browse charming shops to purchase the island’s famous tweed.

    Meander through one of Britain’s most important Stone Age sites, Calanais Standing Stones, which are said to be giants who were punished by St. Kieran for refusing to convert to Christianity.

    Experience the living history at Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, where you can learn about a typical crofting township of the last century. Explore the blackhouses and traditional activities, including the weaving of the famous Harris Tweed.

    Discover Dun Carloway Broch, a uniquely Scottish site perched on a rocky mound. See this ancient structure, standing at an impressive nine metres tall.

  • Papa stour zodiac cruise

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 7–8: Papa Stour and Foula
    Take a Zodiac Cruise

    Explore the rugged coastline and spot flourishing marine and bird life among Papa Stour’s cliffs, caves, sea stacks, and blowholes on a Zodiac cruise.

    Call in at sweet and petite Foula, twenty-three kilometres west of the Shetland Islands, home to just a few dozen folks, many of whom preserve traditional methods of agriculture and subsistence.

    Keep an eye out for the Arctic terns, red-throated divers, and great skuas that may be found here.

  • Puffin flapping wings

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 9: Fair Isle
    Enjoy Birdwatching and Serene Island Culture

    Journey to charming Fair Isle, once a Viking hub and now an idyllic island colony of artists and shepherds.

    Keep your binoculars handy to spot some of the 350 bird species that the island boasts, including puffins and great skuas in substantial numbers.

    Take a tour of the local museum, dedicated to preserving the island's heritage.

  • Skara brae stone house

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 10: Kirkwall, Orkney
    Visit the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Wander through the stone walls of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar.

    Tour the Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer John Rae. In Kirkwall, let yourself be captivated by the city’s sights, dominated by the massive St. Magnus Cathedral dating back to 1137.

    Experience its lively pubs, vibrant music scene, fabulous shopping opportunities, and thriving artisan community.

    Step back 5,000 years to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae. Considered one of the most important Neolithic ruins in Europe today, wander the well-preserved stone houses and learn what daily life was like here.

  • Aberdeen sign

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 11: Aberdeen, Scotland
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Complete your journey by disembarking in Aberdeen.

    Many of the historic stone buildings here are made of locally quarried granite; high in mica, they can sparkle like silver. The city is also famed for its forty-five parks, gardens, and floral displays.

    Say your farewells in this modern city that retains its old-world charm.

Pricing and Cabins

This promotion is combinable with our Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program. Not combinable with any other offers or incentives. Applies to new bookings only.

Canadian residents may opt to use our in-house exchange rate (fixed quarterly) and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars. Contact Adventure Canada or your travel advisor for more details.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, and advanced navigation equipment. 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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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

    Scotland Slowly

    June 13 to June 23, 2025

    From $7,395 to $16,995 USD

    per person based on double occupancy

    Save 20%

    Applies to berth cost only

  • 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

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and 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 and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Incentives

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    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! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 30% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica) in the same calendar. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

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

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    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.

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