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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

British Isles Explorer

Immerse yourself in the British Isles, discover Scotland's legendary Highlands, explore the Shetland and Orkney Islands and visit England's historic cities on this 14-night cruise from Bergen. Includes flights, shore excursions and overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £5590pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Edinburgh in summer
  • Inverness Castle
  • London
  • Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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An overnight stay in Bergen gives plenty of time to explore this ancient Norwegian city. Visit the city's Hanseatic Museum before heading to the Scottish island of Lerwich which is known for its Shetland Ponies. Marvel at the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle in Invergordon and explore the medieval beauty of Edinburgh, the vibrant capital.

From Kirkwall, be fascinating by the well-preserved Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae, then head to Ullapool, a place of spectacular natural beauty. Embrace the authentic Irish charm of Belfast in Northern Ireland and retrace the life of the Beatles in Liverpool before cruising on to the charming Welsh city of Holyhead which is contained within a three-walled Roman fort.

Explore the medieval city of Canterbury, which was made famous through Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and discover Greenwich’s maritime and royal history or take the opportunity to visit London's iconic landmarks before this amazing cruise comes to an end.

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British Isles Explorer

Day 1 - 2 - UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen. Embark your Viking ship in Bergen. After settling in, enjoy time at leisure in this ancient city. This evening mingle with the locals and dine ashore before spending the night in port. The following morning, enjoy a guided tour with a visit to the Hanseatic Museum. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s famous composer Edvard Grieg, or a trip to the peak of Mt. Ulriken to savour an Ulriken bun, a cinnamon pastry, at the mountaintop restaurant.

Day 3 - Lerwick (Scotland)

Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th-century Dutch herring fleets. Hay's Dock is home to the Shetland Museum and Archives, set out to explore the island and meet its famous residents—Shetland ponies. Perhaps explore the impressive archaeological site of Jarlshof on the southern tip of Mainland.

Day 4 - Invergordon

Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Enjoy a scenic drive into their splendour, stopping to view Loch Ness, legendary home of the elusive monster, and the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland’s largest, perched on a ledge overlooking the famous lake.

Day 5 - Edinburgh

Admire the medieval and neoclassical beauty of Scotland’s capital during a guided tour. Perhaps take the opportunity to explore Edinburgh Castle more closely, including a visit to the Crown Jewels. Or, venture to medieval St. Andrews, birthplace of golf.

Day 6 - Kirkwall

Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney archipelago. The spectacular St Magnus Cathedral dominates the town's skyline. Immerse yourself in the island's history by visiting the Standing Stones of Stenness, a 5,000-year-old circle of stones and the well-preserved Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae. Alternatively, enjoy a visit to a local whiskey distillery.

Day 7 - Ullapool

Journey through the stunningly scenic Western Isles and anchor in the pristine waters of Loch Broom to explore Ullapool, situated in a spectacularly remote area of the United Kingdom.

Day 8 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)

The cosmopolitan yet historical city of Belfast boasts an array of impressive sights including the quaint Cathedral Quarter, the majestic City Hall, bustling St. George's Market and the poignant murals recalling its past turbulence. Enjoy a guided tour and be sure to embrace the authentic Irish charm in its pubs and shops. Perhaps discover the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway on an optional excursion from the city.

Day 9 - Liverpool (England)

Discover Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles and a spectacular cultural centre of beautiful churches and impressive architecture. Witness some of Liverpool's iconic sights during a guided tour or perhaps take the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate Beatles Experience.

Day 10 - Holyhead (Wales)

Holyhead on Anglesey is bursting with charm and is contained within one of the few three-walled Roman forts in Europe. Visit the historic St. Cybi's Church at the fortress's centre and explore the Holyhead Maritime Museum, chronicling local seafaring history.

Day 11 - Dublin (Ireland)

Located on the Liffey River, this captivating capital city is one of Europe's most significant cultural hubs. Enjoy a panoramic tour with visits to Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Cathedral.

Day 12 - At Sea

Enjoy the ships facilities as you cruise the Irish Sea to the Celtic Sea.

Day 13 - Dover (England)

From the city of Dover, head to the medieval city of Canterbury to visit the shrine of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket or immerse yourself in natural beauty at Sissinghurst Castle and Garden, an Elizabethan-era mansion which showcases a classic English country garden.

Day 14 - London

Discover Greenwich’s maritime and royal history during a guided walking tour or make the short journey to vibrant city of London to see the famous landmarks.

Day 15 - London

Disembark your Viking ship in London.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full board cruise
  • Return flight from UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Complimentary shore excursion in every port with a wide choice of optional extra excursions available
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Choice of dining options from casual to private dining and al fresco dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee available 24-hours
  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Gratuities
  • All port charges and government taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional optional shore excursions

Additional Information

  • Included excursions:
  • Panoramic Bergen Tour
  • Shetland Panorama Tour & Ponies
  • Inverness Scenic Drive
  • Edinburgh Highlights
  • Highlights of Historic Orkney
  • Explore Picturesque Ullapool
  • Historic Belfast City
  • Iconic Liverpool
  • Edwardian Beaumaris
  • City Views of Dublin
  • Panoramic Rye
  • Royal Greenwich by Foot

Cruise Extensions

  • Bergen Pre-Cruise Extension - 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (or similar), 2 breakfasts, Viking Tour Director and all transfers from just £389pp. Please contact us for details
  • Edinburgh Post-Cruise Extension - 3 nights at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh (or similar), 4 meals, 4 guided tours, Viking Tour Director, flights and all transfers from just £699pp. Please contact us for details
  • London Post-Cruise Extension - 2 nights at luxury London hotel, all breakfasts and all transfers from just £699pp. Please contact us for details
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    • Jul 26th - London to Bergen - Sailing on: Viking Jupiter From: £5990
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    • Aug 9th - Bergen to London - Sailing on: Viking Jupiter From: £5990
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