Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland
Uncover the hidden side of well-known isles on a journey that encompasses Britain, Ireland, and Scotland. Enter coastal villages by Zodiac and land on remote beaches. Witness prehistory juxtaposed with the present, probe the secrets of Stone Age megaliths, and discover early Christian settlements, Navigate through a picturesque sea cave, and observe colonies of migratory seabirds. Stroll charming, remote towns and mingle with locals in cozy pubs throughout the land.
Trace a maritime thread around the isles, exploring the wild and beautiful places where Celtic and Viking influences still thrive in local languages and customs
Zodiac into Staffa Island's ancient Fingal's Cave, formed entirely from hexagonal basalt columns (conditions permitting), and observe a puffin colony
Walk along Cornwall's scenic cliffside trails, and experience the peninsula's rich history and culture with visits to local producers and country estates
In the Inner Hebrides, see the stunning 12th-century Iona Abbey—believed to be the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland
Explore the wild, windswept coast of Western Ireland and Scotland; search for whales, dolphins, and seals; and see vast, important seabird nesting sites
Discover the Stone Age megaliths of the Ring of Brodgar and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae on Orkney
Extend your voyage: explore the Scottish Highlands on a post-voyage extension
Join Mary Robinson on the May 2 and May 13, 2025, departures.
Former President of Ireland
Chair of The Elders
Former UN special envoy on climate change
Expedition Spotlight: A Spectacular Day on Staffa Island
- Sep 2023
Puffins are the star of Staffa Island, but they’re not the only thing that makes this destination so special. Experience towering basalt columns formed over hundreds of thousands of years, and venture inside the famed Fingal’s Cave on an unforgettable Zodiac cruise. Naturalist Jim Wilson expounds on the geologic marvels and fascinating wildlife of this idyllic, uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland.
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National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer: The Standard for Exploration
Built to handle deep swells and towering waves, National Geographic Explorer invites polar exploration while providing exceptional comfort.
Originally constructed to navigate Norway’s famed Hurtigruten, or Coastal Express, her high degree of maneuverability, ideal size, and platform for discovery made National Geographic Explorer a natural choice for addition to the Lindblad Expeditions fleet. Her rebuild drew on 50 years of pioneering expedition history and expertise.
Today, National Geographic Explorer is a purpose-built expedition ship. She is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, with an ice-reinforced hull, enabling her to navigate polar passages while providing comfort, elegance and a deep connection to the environment.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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