Scotland’s western and northern isles are a dream destination—and for many, a long-awaited return to ancestral homelands. Culture, heritage, and natural history abound with echoes of Europe’s ancient past. The far-flung reaches of the Scottish isles are best appreciated by ship, and the experts at Adventure Canada have designed an expedition cruise featuring stops that highlight the best of Scotland. The Orkneys, the Shetlands, Papa Stour, Mousa, Skye, and Mingulay are all waiting for you.
Explore Scotland’s Remote Island Culture and History
Adventure Canada’s Scotland Slowly expedition aboard the 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour is first and foremost an exploration of Scotland’s remarkable history. Together with a team of local experts—historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists—guests will be able to explore living history. With stops such as the St. Kilda UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Norse ruins and Neolithic burial sites at Foula, and the Callanish standing stones, travellers will experience a voyage truly out of time.
Travel with Local Experts and Scottish Staff
What better way than to learn from locals? Adventure Canada expeditions feature the onboard interpretation and knowledge of an expert resource staff—and on this trip, they’re from Scotland! Scotland Slowly features historian and professor Ted Cowan, author and historian Ken McGoogan, explorer (and last recruit for the Hudsons’ Bay Company) David Reid, archaeologist Callum Thomson, explorer and author James Raffan, and environmental scientist Steven Gillispie—all of whom are Adventure Canada veterans. They are overjoyed to share their wealth of knowledge and love of Scotland!
Why Adventure Canada?
Expedition travel means getting on the ground, getting out in boats, and exploring wild, wonderful places with respect and reverence. The Adventure Canada approach to travel highlights wilderness, wildlife, and culture. They use the knowledge they have cultivated for over thirty years. Scotland holds a special place in the Adventure Canada catalogue, due to founder Matthew Swan’s proud Scottish routes. A lifetime of travelling in Scotland has quipped the Adventure Canada team with a deep understanding of the magnificent country’s ins and outs—and they’ve sailed to remote Scottish islands since 1994.
What’s in a Day?
No two days aboard the Ocean Endeavour are the same—and that’s the way Adventure Canada likes it! Each day, travellers will be briefed about what to expect, whether that means gearing up in waterproofs for a Zodiac shore landing, exploring archaeological ruins with expert interpreters, or simply looking for wildlife from the deck of the ship. The Ocean Endeavour is equipped with three superb presentation spaces, and when passengers aren’t out adventuring, they can spend time in these lounges learning from the experts through onboard lectures, talks, and interactive workshops. Top it all off with excellent dining, an onboard spa and fitness centre, and a back-deck hot tub.
Book Now and Save!
There’s never been a better time to set sail for Scotland. For a limited time, save 10% on Scotland Slowly 2019 when you book before May 31, 2018! This early-bird promotion is combinable with Adventure Canada’s loyalty rewards program, but not any other offer. Can’t wait? There are still a few spaces left aboard the 2018 sailing. Call your Vision Travel Advisor today!