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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.

EXPEDITION CRUISE
Scotland Slowly

Starts: Glasgow, Scotland /_uploads/images/exclusive-email/scotland--.png
Ends: Aberdeen, Scotland

June 21 - July 1, 2019

Cat. 3 - Interior Twin
WAS $7,795 USD per person
NOW $6,625 USD per person

BONUS:
Savings of $2,340 USD per couple 
+ $250 Onboard Credit per person

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

ITINERARY

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Terms & Conditions:
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

*Save 15% on berth cost when booking any European Expedition Cruise, and 20% on berth cost when booking two or more European Expedition Cruises. Save 15% aboard Ireland Circumnavigation, Scotland Slowly, Iceland Circumnavigation, or In the Wake of the Vikings. Applies to the Berth rate only. The savings applies to 2019 Ocean Endeavour European expeditions only and is combinable with Adventure Canada’s League of Adventurers Loyalty Reward Program. It is not combinable with any other incentive or offer. Multi-trip booking can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Reward Program and Free Single Supplement only. When combining a European program with a non–European program Standard Multi-trip terms and conditions apply. Must be confirmed with registration and deposit before April 15, 2019. Based upon availability on new bookings only, and is not combineable with other promotions. Exclusive: $250 pp on board credit for all passengers booked on applicable trips. New bookings only, reservation must be confirmed by April 15, 2019, can be combined with Free Single Supplement or European Expedition Cruise promotions. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified, withdrawn or amended without prior notice. Additional conditions apply. Offers reliant on space availability.