The Expedition Experience

See the Isles as few, including its inhabitants, have ever seen them—largely because an expedition ship is required. Tropical gardens on the Isles of Scilly. Beehive huts of 6th century Celtic monks. Cliffs thronged with puffins at St Kilda. Macbeth’s (presumed) grave at Iona. Despite centuries of civilization, there is a pervasive wildness still, and a visible pre-history.

What It's Like/What You'll Do

In-depth encounters and a balance between daily discovery and reflection. See how

Cultural Experiences

Timing, highlights & variety. We reveal the region’s facets expedition-style

British & Irish Isles Expedition Team

Engaging companions dedicated to delivering unique experiences. See who’s aboard

Pack Your Camera

A National Geographic photographer & a photo instructor aboard to inspire & assist you

Guest Speakers

World-class experts add layers of interest. See who’s aboard

Life Aboard

Camaraderie, amenities, comfort & wellness––see life aboard NG Explorer

British & Irish Isles for Families

Family unit or entire clan—an expedition is ideal for sharing

Daily Expedition Reports

What happens out there? Daily field reports with photos and video

British & Irish Isles FAQs

Answers to your questions about our expedition

Read Up, Gear Up

A selection of the best books & helpful tips on what to pack & more

Top 10 Reasons

See why exploring the British & Irish Isles with us should be on your must-do list

Global Stewardship

Sharing and conserving the British & Irish Isles and beyond


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