Route of the Vikings: Expedition to the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland & Beyond - 2021

Edinburgh • 18-night expedition cruise with Kirkwall (Orkney Islands); Shetland Islands; Tórshavn (Faroe Islands); Heimaey Island, Reykjavík, Stykkishólmur (Iceland); Kulusuk, Isortoq, Nanortalik (Greenland) • Boston
  • Expedition Cruise to the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and Beyond including Edinburgh, Shetland Islands; Reykjavík, Iceland, Kulusuk, Greenland and Boston
  • Vantage travelers at Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland
  • Orkneys Ring of Brodgar
  • Kallur lighthouse on Kalsoy island on Faroe islands with cliffs, sea, and grass
  • Scotland, Shetland Islands, Beautiful view of island
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Join the inaugural season of the new Ocean Explorer and skirt the Arctic Circle on this debut expedition. You'll follow in the wake of great explorers as you cruise across the dramatic North Atlantic, stopping to explore mystical Viking redoubts, idyllic seafaring villages, mind-boggling glacial and volcanic formations, electric blue icebergs in all shapes and sizes, and teeming wildlife habitats that most people only ever see on nature shows. Your expedition cruise also features visits to Iceland’s Golden Circle, Inuit hunting and fishing outposts in Greenland, historic Boston, and more.

It’s one thing to observe the natural beauty of these remote, arctic and subarctic lands from afar. It’s quite another to make landfall there, seamlessly experiencing the region’s otherworldly splendor in the most exhilarating and visceral way possible. This is where your six-member, Vantage expedition team truly shines. They will be with you every step of the way, safely and smoothly guiding your Zodiac small craft landings, and leading you to wondrous locations. Talk about bragging rights! You will feel a deep sense of satisfaction just for having set foot here.

Plus, during your time on board, our highly-credentialed Expedition Team will conduct workshops and presentations on numerous topics that will enhance your understanding of pertinent topics including geology, oceanography, history, and more. There will even be a photography workshop to help ensure that you return home with a beautiful cache of images to commemorate your adventure.

Best of all, the starkly rugged environs will be even more starkly contrasted by the luxuriousness of your 5-star expedition vessel. Sure, you will be safely navigating the North Atlantic in a state-of-the-art, fully stabilized, ice-class vessel. But you can also expect impeccable service, exquisite dining, and spacious, finely-appointed outside staterooms (most with private balconies). Take advantage of a host of amenities such as a spa, library, gift shop, theater, lounge, two-story observation deck, infinity pool, fitness center, and more.

With Vantage, even though you’ll be visiting the ends of the Earth, the comforts of home (and then some) will never be far away.

Edinburgh to Boston

Pre-Trip Extension

Edinburgh, Scotland

FROM: $1299 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $433 PER DAY
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DAY 1:

Depart home and fly overnight to Edinburgh

Your expedition begins! Today you’ll fly overnight from the U.S. to Edinburgh, Scotland.

DAY 2:

Land in Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival a Vantage representative will meet you and arrange transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and Dinner this evening.

An immersive "Address to the Haggis" before dinner honors centuries-old culinary traditions, featuring musical entertainment from a traditional bagpiper. 

Cultural Discovery:

  • Welcome Dinner with bagpipe musical entertainment

Included meals:


DAY 3:

Discover Edinburgh, and come aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia

The unforgettable city of Edinburgh unfolds before you on a half-day city tour. Highlights of the Old Town include Edinburgh Castle, set high above the city on Castle Rock, and St. Margaret’s Chapel. Built around 1130, it is the oldest surviving building in town. Fast-forward to 18th-century as you explore the New Town, with its elegant neoclassical and Georgian architecture. Both districts are together listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip set sail to visit their far-flung dominion, they did it on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll come aboard to inspect this elegant vessel, which often hosted a retinue of more than 45 guests. It still features the furnishings and décor favored by the Queen when the ship was launched in 1953.

The balance of your day is free to explore Edinburgh on your own — pop into some local pubs for whisky sampling, or head to the Leith neighborhood. Here, you'll find a haven for music lovers and theater-goers, as well as trendy bars and restaurants.

If you're arriving from the pre-trip extension today, you will enjoy an excursion to St. Andrews with lunch on your own. Your evening is at leisure with dinner on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Edinburgh city tour with visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia

Included meals:


DAY 4:

Wind through the Scottish Highlands to Invergordon, embarking the new Ocean Explorer

After breakfast you’ll check out of your hotel and enjoy a scenic transfer to Invergordon through the Scottish Highlands. This land of high mountain valleys, rushing trout streams, sparkling lochs, and sheep-dotted pastures was once the stronghold of Gaelic-speaking Scottish clans. Following the Highland Clearances of the 18th and 19th centuries, small farmers were largely driven from the land, so today this remote region is one of the least-populated areas in Europe.

Our route takes us through wildly scenic Cairngorms National Park, the largest in the U.K. We’ll stop for an included lunch in the town of Pitlochry, which blossomed as a tourist destination after Queen Victoria visited in 1842. Soon thereafter you’ll arrive in Invergordon and come aboard your ship, the brand-new Ocean Explorer. Get settled in to your room, then feel free to explore the ship, stopping by the Concierge desk to say hello or even make a spa appointment. Later this afternoon, there will be an informative port talk later; after, gather with your fellow travelers for a Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Included Feature:

  • Scenic drive through the Scottish Highlands

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 5:

Delve into the World War II heritage of Kirkwall in the Orkneys

Rise and shine in beautiful Kirkwall, the capital of Scotland’s northern Orkney Islands. Kirkwall was mentioned in a Norse saga from 1046, but the islands were inhabited long before that, as is evident in the island’s various Neolithic sites.

Your touring today reveals what is one of the best-preserved ancient Norse towns in Scotland. Kirkwall sits on a calm harbor and is laced with mysterious wynds (lanes) that lead to the main edifice, the imposing St. Magnus Cathedral. It is named for a local noble son who refused to participate in the Viking’s violent raids, and was martyred for it. St. Magnus stands in sharp contrast to the charmingly quaint Italian Chapel at Lamb Holm. This fanciful white stucco church was built during WWII by Italian POWs, who wanted a place to worship. They had been sent to the Orkneys to help construct the causeways (called the Churchill Barriers) that served as defensive links between the islands. Today, they are still vital roads. You’ll see both of these landmarks during your tour.

After lunch on board, enjoy leisure time on the ship or continue to explore Kirkwall at your leisure. Perhaps tour one of the local gin or whiskey distilleries, or visit the town’s many craft galleries and boutiques to find a handmade souvenir. Tonight before dinner, enjoy onboard entertainment by local performers.

Included Feature:

  • Historical tour of Kirkwall

Cultural Discovery:

  • Evening onboard entertainment

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Optional Tour: Polar Kayaking

Polar Kayaking

  • Approximate Cost: $599 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 2-3 hours per session*
  • Location: At Sea
  • When: Morning and afternoon tour weather depending*

This small group excursion is one you will remember for a lifetime! Explore the soul-stirring polar environment of Antarctica on a world-class kayaking adventure! Led by knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Leaders, you will go to places that Zodiac boats can’t reach. These unique excursions let you experience the jaw-dropping landscapes and encounter wildlife up-close, in a responsible way. Tours take place in calm and protected waters, with only two individuals per kayak. This optional tour is available on all expedition cruises and perfect for adventurous adults. Participants must possess the appropriate fitness level and previous kayaking experience is a plus. Medical declaration for this journey must be completed appropriately and delivered to the ship’s doctor upon embarkation. Download the form here.

*Optional kayak excursions are offered in place of regular excursions. The number of available excursions will depend on itinerary and weather conditions.

Please note: This optional tour is available for pre-booking only. Medical declaration must be completed appropriately and delivered to the ship’s doctor upon embarkation. All guests must complete a medical declaration. Reservations will close 30 days prior to departure. All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

DAY 6:

Your choice of tours in the Shetland Islands: Exploring Scalloway & Lerwick, or following in the footsteps of the Vikings

Floating between the Atlantic and the North Sea, the Shetlands are as far north as you can go and still be in Scotland. But at the same time, centuries of Norse rule make these spectacular green jewels a unique cultural hybrid. If you are on deck, perhaps a flock of northern fulmars or gannets will herald our arrival as our ship makes its way towards Mainland, the largest of the archipelago’s 16 inhabited islands. Your ship will drop anchor in Lerwick, the capital, and from here you will have two choices for exploration: An exploration of Scalloway and Lerwick, or a tour that brings you to important Viking sites.

Your first tour choice introduces Shetland’s past and present capitals on a Scalloway & Lerwick tour. The name Scalloway derives from an Old Norse phrase that means “bay with the large huts” and in this case, the huts were the ancient shelters built here for delegates to Tingwall, the parliament for Orkney and Shetland. In 1608, those huts were overshadowed by Scalloway Castle, the ruins of which still stand. You’ll visit the site, and also peek into the Scalloway Museum that chronicles important events, most notably the WWII era when Scalloway was the “depot” of the Shetland Bus. This clandestine operation ferried Norwegian refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation to safety in the Shetlands, and returned the boats to Norway with arms and munitions for the Resistance. You’ll also visit Clickimin Broch, a defensive Bronze Age round tower. Before returning to ship, enjoy a guided walk around Lerwick and stop at a local farm that breeds the island’s iconic, stout Shetland ponies.

Visit Scumburgh Head Lighthouse, a visitor's center and nature reserve. Take a sightseeing tour which will focus on not only Vikings, but the regional wildlife. On your tour, you'll have the chance to see different bird species, even puffins at close proximity you'll enjoy great views of the island.

Back on board, enjoy the afternoon’s presentations by your expedition team and some leisure time. If conditions permit, perhaps this evening one of our expedition team members will host a stargazing session.

Included Feature:

  • Your choice of tours: Excursion to Scalloway & Lerwick or ”In Viking Footsteps” tour of Scumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 7:

Exploring Europe's best kept secret: the Faroe Islands

If you’re an early riser, hit the deck as we approach the Faroe Islands, and perhaps you’ll spot some wildlife. The 18 Faroe Islands form an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark. The islands’ main industry is fishing and the 50,000 or so inhabitants enjoy a high standard of living. Your ship will dock on the island of Streymoy in Tórshavn, which was founded in the 10th century and which many historians believe to be the oldest (albeit smallest) capital in Europe. The name means “Thor’s Harbor” and it’s fitting that the town be associated with the god of thunder, since the Faroes can be quite storm-tossed.

Your tour showcases the main attractions of Tórshavn, plus some of the surroundings. In Tinganes, the narrow neck of land that divides Tórshavn’s two harbors, you’ll see a cluster of modest, red wooden houses that was one of the oldest parliamentary gatherings in the world. Vikings would convene here for regular “Thing” meetings to resolve conflicts and establish laws. Contrast this with the contemporary Løgting or “Law Assembly” that serves as the Faroese Parliament. The office of the prime minister is also located here. At the National Museum of the Faroe Islands, you’ll see various displays celebrating the islands’ natural and cultural heritage. One of the most important is the Kikjubøstólarnirlso which are pew-ends from the ancient St. Olav’s church. Dating from the 12th century, these national treasures feature elaborate carvings depicting the apostles and other biblical lore.

After lunch, your afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps you’ll stroll the side streets and admire the pastel-colored houses with their turf roofs. Or maybe you’ll amble down Tórshavn’s main shopping street, Niels Finsens gøta, in search of some stylish Faroese knitwear.

Enjoy a little predinner entertainment as a local Faroese folk troupe comes aboard to serenade us.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic coach and walking tour of Tórshavn

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Evening onboard entertainment: performance by Faroese troupe

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 8:

Cruising the North Atlantic

A full day to relax on board your 5-star ship. Throughout the day, your expedition team will be conducting different presentations on topics relevant to your destinations, and you'll also have a moment to take advantage of your ship’s other amenities to refresh and restore yourself, perhaps visiting the sauna or enjoying a soothing massage in the spa.

Scenic Sailing:

  • As we cruise the North Atlantic, there will be more sights to see on deck, enjoying the gorgeous waters of the ocean and looking out for sea birds that might be soaring up above

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 9:

Discover the Westmans from Heimaey Island, Iceland

After a day at sea, the remote Westman Islands come into view. The Vestmannaeyjar or Westman archipelago is a collection of 15 volcanic islands and about 30 rock pinnacles and skerries off Iceland’s southern coast. Most of the islands have sheer cliffs overlooking the sea, which are fertile habitats for all of Iceland's seabird species including guillemot, gannet, kittiwake, Iceland gulls, and the iconic puffin (which is the symbol of the  Vestmannaeyjar.) It is also a good place to spot whales, including orca or killer whales. If weather and sea conditions allow, we will pull into Heimaey, the largest of the Westman islands, and enjoy a full day of discovery.

Bear in mind as you travel by coach across the lava fields of Heimaey that this wonderland is still being formed by volcanic action. You’ll see some of nature’s handiwork in the Herjolfsdalur Valley, whose name means “Valley of Magic”—a moniker that is attested to by the amphitheater-like slopes, rocky cliffs and massive seascapes. Continuing on to the scenic western part of the island, keep your eyes wide open in case we spot some of the remaining puffins, more than 8 million of which seasonally come to roost here each summer.

Why is Heimaey known as the “Pompeii of the North?” You’ll find out at the Volcanic Center and Eldheimar Museum, which chronicles the effects of the 1973 Eldfell volcano whose massive lava floes destroyed half the town. The museum is built around the remains of one of the homes. You’ll also learn about the recent arrival of Surtsey Island, which emerged form the ocean during a volcanic eruption in 1963, and continued to form for four years thereafter.

Included Feature:

  • Scenic tour of Heimaey

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 10:

Explore Reykjavik and the Golden Circle including a horse show as inaugural feature

After exploring so many remote and rewarding destinations, today the Ocean Explorer arrives in Iceland’s vibrant, youthful capital, Reykjavik. This spotless, cosmopolitan hub is surrounded by a treasure-trove of fantastic geysers, mountains, and glaciers. You’ll see the best of it on today’s full-day adventure along the famous Golden Circle route.

Iceland is one of the most conservation-minded, green destinations on the planet, and today you will see the natural endowment that has inspired such concern. Did you ever think that tomatoes would grow in such a subarctic, oceanic environment? They do, as you’ll see when we visit a unique local tomato farm and greenhouse, where you'll savor a taste of "Iceland's best Bloody Mary." You'll then find out why the Icelandic horses are so friendly during a show as a special inaugural feature.

Our explorations continue in awe-inspiring Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the here in 930 AD that early Viking settlers held the first Althing, or parliament, hosting representatives from all over the island. The park is also renowned for its extraordinary landscapes, many of which formed the backdrop for scenes in the Game of Thrones fantasy television series. You’ll also stop to admire the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall, and the hot springs of the Geysir geothermal field.

Iceland’s rich music scene runs the gamut from medieval folk songs to classical to avant-garde jazz to pop. Before dinner you’ll be treated to a sampling of the talent that keeps Reykjavík's toes tapping.

Inaugural Feature:

  • Icelandic horse show

Included Feature:
  • Full-day tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle

Cultural Discovery:
  • Evening onboard entertainment: musical performance by a local band

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 11:

Journeying to the "Center of the Earth" in Snæfellsjökul and Stykkishólmur, Iceland

When Jules Verne wrote A Journey to the Center of the Earth, his protagonists entered the earth’s crust from the caldera of Snæfellsjökul, a 700,000-year-old, glacier-capped strato-volcano that towers above the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This region, which is often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, will be the focus of today’s discoveries after your ship docks in the charming port of Stykkishólmur. Your expedition leaders will coordinate today’s activities, which are all dependent on the weather and local conditions.

You might travel to the base of the Snæfellsjökull glacier, where your expedition leaders will take you up to 4,600 feet on an unforgettable snowcat excursion. If the day is clear, you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the quaint village of Hellissandur and bird-rich Breiðafjörður Bay. Alternatively, you might enjoy a tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, which includes a drive through the area’s striking lava fields, black lava beaches, and the Londrangar Rock pinnacles, which are remnants of a massive volcanic crater. You will also stop by the charming fishing village of Arnarstapi, as well as the Shark Museum in Bjarnarhöfn.

Included Feature:

  • Expedition to Snæfellsjökull (dependent on weather conditions)

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 12:

A day at sea cruising the Denmark Strait to Greenland

Enjoy a day at sea as we sail towards the southeastern coast of Greenland, following in the wake of Eric the Red and other Vikings who migrated here from Iceland more than 1,000 years ago. Learn all about these larger-than-life characters during the onboard enrichment lectures offered by your expedition team. Other presentations might focus on Greenland’s wildlife, topography, Inuit peoples, and more. From the observation lounge, you can keep an eye out for the occasional iceberg or whale sighting.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 13:

Exploring Greenland's remote Kulusuk island

If you are an early bird you might wander up on deck as your ship cruises into the harbor of Kulusuk, ringed by brightly painted houses set against green hills, and dark mountains that rise above the iceberg-flecked blue water. Only about 250 permanent residents call Kulusuk home. The island was originally settled by the Paleo-Eskimo cultures. Next came the Thule people who are descendants of today’s Inuits. Some Danes ran aground here in 1909, built a church, and stayed. As a result, today Kulusuk blends European and Inuit cultures. Most people earn their livings hunting and fishing, and some are skilled tupilaq carvers. Tupilaq means “soul of the ancestor,” and these carved figurines are said to offer protection against evil. Perhaps you’ll pick one up as you explore the town.

Your expedition leaders will determine where and how our activities will take shape based on the weather and local conditions, and you will have options for how active you want to be. You might hike from the shore of Kulusuk to the top of the 984-foot-high hill known as Isikajia Mountain, for jaw-dropping views of the village, the icebergs, and the stunning fjords that chisel the coast. As you explore keep your eye out for sea birds. You might also be lucky enough to spot ravens, white-tailed eagles or even the occasional rare gyrfalcon.

Included Feature:

  • Expedition to Kulusuk (dependent on weather conditions)

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 14:

Visit one of the most remote places on Earth: Isortoq, Greenland

Isortoq means “Foggy Sea,” and it sits less than 3 miles from the edge of the polar ice cap. Today you will set foot on pristine land that may just well be the most remote place you’ve ever been in your life (so far!)

Experience Inuit traditions in Greenland’s smallest village, where fewer than 100 or so residents eke out a life by hunting and fishing. In summertime, they are also sustained by boat shipments of fresh produce and other supplies, but for most of the rest of year, Isortoq is largely inaccessible — surrounded by pack ice and battered by the powerful polar winds called piteraqs. Based on local conditions, your expedition leaders will coordinate a visit to the settlement, where you can see observe the native Inuit lifestyle firsthand.

As you leave Isortoq today, you'll be rewarded with awesome views of Greenland's coastline.

Included Feature:

  • Expedition to the Inuit village of Isortoq

Scenic Sailing:

  • As you leave Isortoq today, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of Greenland's dramatic coastline

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 15:

Cruising the Prince Christian Sound along the coast of Greenland

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea, perhaps indulging in a spa treatment, enjoying cocktails in the lounge, and attending onboard workshops presented by your expedition crew. As you take in the scenery from the decks, you might notice that the icebergs have a uniquely blue color. That is because the icebergs in southern Greenland are older and denser with less air.

Scenic Sailing:

  • Breathe in the fresh air as you cruise along the coastline of Greenland to Nanortalik, enjoying your vantage point of the uniquely blue icebergs

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 16:

Discovering the beauty and nature of Nanortalik, Greenland

Nanortalik means “the place with polar bears,” and though you won’t find too many within the city limits, if you scan the ice packs as they float by you might just spot one of these white ursine wonders lounging about. Otherwise, the southernmost town in South Greenland has plenty to attract your eye, as Nanortalik is carved by deep fjords and surmounted by jagged peaks. Nanortalik is South Greenland’s adventure capital, attracting mountaineers, climbers, kayakers and extreme sport enthusiasts from around the world. After breakfast on board, your expedition leaders will coordinate some soft adventures for you to choose from, based on local conditions.

Included Feature:

  • Expedition to Nanortalik

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAYS 17-21:

Cruising the Labrador Sea

Enjoy five days at sea to unwind and enjoy the facilities as your ship makes way towards Boston. Your Expedition Team might offer a lecture today; you might also take in a movie, join a fitness class, do some dancing in the lounge, attend a cooking demonstration, or simply curl up with a book from the library.

Included Meals:

5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners

DAY 22:

Discover the best of Boston and Cambridge

The heart of Boston is quite compact, but it packs a big wallop in terms of its cultural, historic and touristic attractions, even compared to much larger cities. Boston has been called a “city of neighborhoods,” and on your city tour today you’ll see some of its most charming locales.

Riding across town, you’ll pass Copley Square, ringed by architectural jewels like Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and the Old South Church. Continue riding through the Back Bay and see trendy Newbury Street, the Public Gardens, Boston Common, and Beacon Hill, crowned by the gold-domed, Bulfinch-designed Massachusetts State House. From here you’ll head to the Old North Church, where Paul Revere hung two lanterns in the steeple to signal that the British were coming. It sits in the middle of the North End, Boston’s historic Italian neighborhood. Take a little time to walk around and enjoy its sights, sounds, smells, and (of course) tastes. From here you’ll cross the Charles River and head across Cambridge to Harvard Square, where you’ll have time to walk around and see the campus and surrounding commercial center of America’s oldest and most prestigious university.

The balance of the afternoon and evening are free for you to explore. Perhaps you’ll walk along sections of the Freedom Trail, passing the site of the Boston Massacre of 1770, Boston Common, the Old Granary Burying Grounds (where many illustrious Bostonians are buried), and more. Heading towards the renovated Seaport district, you can see a replica of the Boston Tea Party ship, where colonists protested a British tax by dumping tea into the harbor in 1773. Boston has a brisk dining, music, and theater scene, so don’t forget to ask your Vantage Concierge to help you plan your time.

Included Feature:

  • Boston city tour

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 23:

Visit Lexington and Concord

After breakfast, discover Lexington and Concord, the battleground where the “shot heard round the world” officially triggered the American Revolution. Concord is also famous for its literary history, and was the home of the American Transcendentalist movement spearheaded by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Arriving at Lexington’s Battle Green, you will stand where the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired. Your route to Concord takes you along the Battle Road Trail that Paul Revere followed during his famous midnight ride. Here you will walk on the Old North Bridge, a replica of the wooden bridge where militiamen beat back the British forces, and view the outsides of the gracious, historic homes where Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott (and the rest of her illustrious family) and others established one of America’s most formative, 19th-century intellectual circles.

Return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at leisure in Boston. Tonight, attend a Farewell Reception and Dinner onboard.

Included Feature:

  • Tour of Lexington and Concord

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 24:

Disembark the Ocean Explorer and fly home

You'll disembark the Ocean Explorer — we hope you enjoyed your expedition on Vantage's first oceangoing small ship expedition vessel! — and return home today.

Included meals:


Post-Trip Extension

Ottawa, Canada

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Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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