Small-ship Expedition Cruise
June 3–14, 2023
From $6,395 to $15,995
Starts: Glasgow, Scotland
Ends: Aberdeen, Scotland
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A Letter from Virginia Van Vliet
Dear ROM travellers,
I am thrilled to share that ROMTravel is working together again with Adventure Canada, the award winning family run travel company. This time we are delighted to introduce Scotland Slowly.
Scotland is a wonderful contradiction of wild ocean, dramatic cliffs rocks, and gentle grasses, but magic flows through this mystical, coastal landscape. You may have experienced the delights of Edinburgh or the rich architecture and arts of Glasgow, but it is the islands that remain a last bastion of the Gaelic language and culture. They are a stronghold of forgotten lifeways, and home to tightknit communities built by clan and kin, ancient mysteries awaiting rediscovery.
Like whisky, Scotland is best savoured slowly. The sea will be our gateway to its past and present, to a world of faeries, legends, and ancient kingdoms. Aboard the 198 passenger expedition ship “Ocean Endeavour” we will explore the rugged coastline from Aberdeen to Glasgow. We will enjoy fine food and comfortable lodging, with a fleet of Zodiacs to bring us to fjords and caves, cozy communities, and clamouring cliffside colonies of seabirds.
On board, we will learn from storytellers and historians who will regale us with Scottish folklore and history, and scientists and artists who will explore alongside us on shore. Music, dancing, and storytelling are at the heart of Scottish culture, and not to be missed are Scotland’s famous pubs where we will enjoy a pint or two and mix with locals for a dance and a yarn. Always, we learn as we go.
Join me, as a distinguished ROMTravel guest, where you will enjoy the company of a small group of friendly, like minded people. Together we will discover Scotland by sea.
ROMTravel will host a number of information sessions on our Scotland Slowly expedition, please join us.
Virginia Van Vliet
ROMTravel Contact Information
Virginia Van Vliet
Email: [email protected]
How to Book
To reserve your space contact Adventure Canada at 905.271.4000 or 1.800.363.7566 extension 1 or email at [email protected].
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Certified Safe Travels Operator
Adventure Canada has been awarded a Safe Travels certificate by the World Travel and Tourism Council and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. This accreditation recognizes us as a global leader in our adopted health and hygiene protocols and confirms our commitment to putting the safety, health, and security of our clients, staff, and crew before all else.
Top 5 Experiences on Scotland Slowly
Itinerary Scotland Slowly
Dates: June 3 to 14, 2023, aboard the “Ocean Endeavour”.
Cost: From $6,395 United States Dollars depending on cabin category. Flights not included.
Starts: Aberdeen, Scotland.
Ends: Glasgow, Scotland.
- Day 1-2: Aberdeen, Scotland
- Day 3: Aberdeenshire
- Day 4: Papa Stour and Foula
- Day 5: Kirkwall, Orkney
- Day 6: Isle Of Lewis
- Day 7: St. Kilda
- Day 8: Outer Herbrides
- Day 9: Skye
- Day 10: Iona and Staffa
- Day 11: Islay
- Day 12: Glasgow/Greenock, Scotland
- Appreciate Scotland's picturesque shorelines and fascinating maritime heritage.
- Wander among monuments at the heart of the Neolithic Orkney Unesco World Heritage site.
- Marvel at the largest collection of prehistoric megalithic structures in western Europe.
- Sample a wee dram at one of Scotland’s finest distilleries on the Isle of Islay.
- Experience island life on Foula in the Shetlands.
- View the largest seabird colony in the United Kingdom at the cliffs of Saint Kilda, a Unesco World Heritage site.
- Purchase world famous Harris Tweed, hand woven from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.
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Day 12 Greenock and Glasgow, Scotland
The “Ocean Endeavour” arrives in Greenock in the morning. Originally a small fishing community, Greenock grew with industrialization and boasts the site of the first dock on the River Clyde. The community has a rich maritime history and was a major shipbuilding and import centre.
We will depart via coach to Glasgow. You may choose to extend your stay in Scotland on your own or make your way home from here.
Expedition Cost Does Not Include
- Commercial and charter flights
- Program enhancements/optional excursions
- 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
We are pleased to provide the following optional program enhancements to help you make the very most of every day, in your own way!
Expedition Jackets (Complimentary)
You will receive a complimentary expedition jacket to keep you protected from the elements. Designed specifically for expedition travel, your jacket is waterproof and windproof. This jacket is yours to keep as a coveted and useful memento of your adventure.
Camera Lending Program (Complimentary)
Travellers aboard “Ocean Endeavour” expeditions will be able to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment. Together, we empower our guests to create truly dynamic images and tell vibrant stories.
Qajaq/Kayak (Pay Extra)
Explore at water level in small groups with our experienced kayak guides. We offer excursions on double kayaks, as well as the essential gear for safety and comfort.
Biking (Pay Extra)
Experience communities and landscapes at your own pace! For fitness enthusiasts and independent explorers, we carry a fleet of Kona mountain bikes. These multi geared, all purpose bikes are available during select community excursions.
Our Commitment to Safe Travel
As leaders in the expedition travel industry for over thirty years, Adventure Canada takes very seriously the ongoing health and safety concerns of all our guests, community hosts, staff, and crew during the global Covid 19 pandemic. Much uncertainty remains about the future of safe travel, and we are doing our best to understand these new challenges and respond appropriately.
In consultation with recommendations from the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators and the World Health Organization, we have developed the below set of guiding principles in preparation for our upcoming 2021 season.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will make changes to and further develop these protocols in the months ahead.
Learn more about our health and safety procedures.
Health & Safety Measures
Adventure Canada is committed to offering inspiring, thoughtful, and transformative travel experiences—all while keeping health and safety front of mind.
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