Discover the lands of the Vikings and Gaels on this 10-day itinerary combining the treasures of Scotland and Iceland. Cruise for eight nights from Glasgow to Reykjavík aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bellot, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. Marvel at the 5,000-year-old Neolithic ruins of the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis. Experience the beauty of the Inner Hebridean Isles and visit the breathtaking archipelago of the Faroe Islands. Enjoy an excursion to Iceland’s Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and cruise along UNESCO-inscribed Surtsey Island. Edinburgh and Glasgow Pre-Program and Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Post-Program Options.
- Unique and exclusive travel program from Scotland to Iceland, featuring the Faroe Islands, created in the Gohagan & Company tradition of innovative and educational travel.
- Cruise in the Wake of the Vikings and Gaels on this eight-night voyage aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Bellot, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms.
- Visit the breathtaking archipelago of the Faroe Islands and Scotland’s seldom-visited Inner Hebridean Islands.
- Excursions to smaller ports inaccessible to larger vessels—Callanish, Tvøroyri, Tórshavn and Heimaey.
- A rare opportunity to visit the 5,000-year-old Neolithic ruins of the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis.
- Excursion to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, in UNESCO World Heritage-designated Vatnajoküll National Park.
- Cruise along Iceland’s Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Educational lectures aboard ship; learn from locals about Scottish, Faroese and Icelandic cultures.
- Edinburgh and Glasgow Pre-Program Option and Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Post-Program Option.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 - Arrive in Glasgow, Scotland / Embark Le Bellot
Day 3 - Isle of Iona / Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Day 4 - Stornoway, Isle of Lewis / Callanish
Day 5 - Tvøroyri, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Day 6 - Tórshavn / Vestmanna
Day 7 - Cruising the North Atlantic Ocean
Day 8 - Djúpivogur, Iceland, for Jökulsárlón
Day 9 - Heimaey, Westman Islands / Cruise along Surtsey Island
Day 10 - Reykjavík / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada
The Le Bellot
Exclusively Chartered, Five-Star Luxury Small Ship
The Le Bellot, launched in 2020, represents a new generation of Five-Star small ships, combining revolutionary design and a new standard of luxury for unparalleled cruising. Dock in smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships, where authentic cultural experiences and majestic scenery await you.
Edinburgh–Glasgow Pre-Program Option
Explore two of Scotland’s great cities intertwined with Celtic history. In Edinburgh, tour the medieval Old Town and Neoclassical New Town—both UNESCO World Heritage sites. See the Crown Jewels of Scotland on a visit to the legendary Edinburgh Castle and enjoy a special viewing at the renowned Museum of Scotland. Explore Glasgow’s 12th-century cathedral and the captivating St. Mungo Museum, named after a patron saint who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century. Spend two nights in the Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.
Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Post-Program Option
The captivating city of Reykjavík and its surrounding natural wonders provide you with the perfect conclusion to Iceland. Tour the legendary Golden Circle—UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Þingvellir National Park, the thundering terraced cataract of Gullfoss and Strokkur, possibly the world’s most iconic fountain geyser. Enjoy stunning panoramas from the futuristic glass dome of the Perlan (“the Pearl”) and discover the museum’s immersive exhibits on volcanoes, earthquakes and geothermal zones. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe Hotel Borg.
Pre-Program and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Specially arranged, guest speaker, Dr. Colin Richards is Professor of Archaeology at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland. He is a leading expert on stone circles, specializing in the Neolithic period in Orkney.