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UNITED KINGDOM:ENGLAND / IRELAND / SCOTLAND / WALES

Adventures Afloat: Stepping Stones in the Atlantic: The Hebrides, Faroes, Shetland & Orkney Islands

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Program #21678RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In prehistoric times, Celtic monks in search of the utmost solitude took to the sea, sailing from Great Britain to remote “stepping stone” islands: the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Hebrides and Faroes. Embark on a voyage to these isolated isles and delve into their human history from ancient settlements to recent evacuations. Zodiac boats bring you close to dramatic coastlines. Look for whales and seals.


Highlights

• Navigate to some of the most beautiful, isolated islands in the Atlantic including St. Kilda and the Faroe Islands.
• Interact with the 60 or so residents of Fair Isle, the most remote inhabited island in the United Kingdom.
• Discover Orkney’s remarkable prehistoric sites including two ceremonial stone circles and a well-preserved village.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some uneven terrain and stairs. Must be able to get into and out of smaller landing craft.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Edinburgh (Scotland), 2 nights; coach to Oban, embark Sea Explorer, 10 nights (ports of call include Mingulay, Pabbay, St. Kilda, North Rona, Streymoy (Faroe Islands), Mykines, Papa Stour (Scotland), Foula, Lerwick, Mousa, Fair Isle, North Ronaldsay, Mainland); disembark Aberdeen, 1 night; departure.

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May 9 — May 23, 2015 $7595  
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Special Offer: Free round-trip airfare from JFK is included in the program price. [Other cities are available for a low add-on. Call an Advisor toll free at (877) 426-8056 for more information.]

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13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 9 lunches, 13 dinners
11 Field trips

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