NTS cultural cruises in the name of conservation

Date Posted: 21/10/2011

Group passengers can take to the seas in the name of conservation next summer as the National Trust for Scotland hosts two cultural cruises.

With the fare contributing towards the work of the trust, the 2012 cruises will enable groups to visit some of Scotland’s most spectacular islands. Featuring a week-long Islands of Inspiration cruise and a fortnight’s Arctic Adventure cruise, both itineraries favour smaller ports and include the archipelago, St Kilda.

The one-week Islands of Inspiration cruise will call at Stromness, St Kilda, Portree on the Isle of Skye, Canna, Staffa and County Donegal in Ireland; while the following two-week Arctic Adventure travels to the polar region of Svalbard, stopping at St Kilda, the Faroes and the Lofoten Islands, and sailing down Norway’s west coast on the way back.

Sailing onboard the 450-passenger ship MV Quest for Adventure, shore excursions have been tailored to reach beyond the tourist trail, and a team of lecturers will be on-hand to share their expertise in geology, archaeology, history and local culture.

For further information telephone: 0844-493 2104 or visit www.nts.org.uk  

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