The British Isles | 13 days
This voyage sets off from Portsmouth and sails west to Tresco in the Scilly Isles, Ireland’s Dunmore East and Llandudno on the north coast of Wales before re-crossing the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland for the Giants Causeway. It takes in the Inner and Outer Hebrides including remote and storm ravaged St Kilda, the Orkneys, Shetlands and Bass Rock which hosts over 150,000 northern gannets in the breeding season. Disembark in Edinburgh.
Ship: Sea Spirit
When: 8 - 20 May 2022
Guide price:Normal price £6,480 per person based on twin cabin (private facilities)
** Current special offer from £5845 per person if booked before 30 June 2021**
Fiona’s travel tipsBEST TIME TO GO: May and June for the best weather.
MIDGES: Unfortunately the first midges start to appear in Scotland early June and can be around right up to the end of October! However they don’t like strong sunlight, breezes or white or light clothing. Wearing protective clothing and repellents will help keep them at bay.
“Particular thanks to Fiona for her courtesy, professionalism and help with booking flights back to Edinburgh. Pre-departure information very good. Excellent handling of last-minute changes caused by change of vessel.”
“Weather – very good. Scenery – spectacular. Wildlife sightings – excellent. Boat – extremely comfortable. Expedition staff – mostly extremely good. Atmosphere – friendly and convivial on the whole. We had very good service from all at Arcturus and the result was one of the most memorable and enjoyable holidays we have ever had.”
Mr and Mrs John Nugée, Scottish Islands, North Atlantic and Spitsbergen
“Deepest thanks for all your kindness and help before departure and to lovely staff on board.”
Alison Lambie, St Kilda, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Plancius)
“Weather – very good. Scenery – spectacular. Wildlife sightings – excellent. Boat – extremely comfortable. Expedition staff - mostly extremely good. Atmosphere – friendly and convivial on the whole. The result was one of the more memorable and enjoyable holidays we have ever had.”
Mr and Mrs John Nugée, North Rona, Faroes, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen (Plancius)