Iconic history and dazzling birdlife: the British Isles
From magical landscapes and iconic coastlines to sites brimming with history, the endlessly intriguing British Isles always offers something new to uncover.
Discover the rugged West Coast of Ireland and the wild isles of Scotland on small ship expeditions designed especially for birders, photographers and adventurers. You’ll have access to exclusive presentations from our Expert Hosts – birders and naturalists who will share their love of travel and the natural environment.
For a limited time, save up to 25%* on select British Isles expeditions in 2022.
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic, journey through hundreds of islands, enchanting peninsulas and fjords, soaring cliffs, crumbling castles and discover unique flora and fauna.
Zodiac-cruise past sea-sculpted coastlines watching for dolphins, seals, and photograph seabirds in one of Europe’s largest seabird colonies.
Alongside the up to 25%* off sale, we are also offering solo travellers who have been thinking about taking the plunge into an extraordinary travel adventure in 2022, the no single supplements on select Expeditions*.
If you’re a birding enthusiast, the British Isles also holds a special surprise in the range of birdlife that call this region home, here are a handful of the birds to look out for:
David Ascanio, a Venezuelan birder and naturalist, has spent 35 years guiding birding tours throughout his native country. David combines superb birding skills with an astonishing command of bird vocalizations. David is an excellent communicator, has a great sense of humor, and is tireless in helping others find birds and wildlife. These traits have made him one of the most popular naturalists/guides in the Neotropics.
A field leader in bird branding, Brian Gibbon’s most amazing recoveries were a female Wilson’s Warbler that had been banded in Alaska and was captured by Brian in Colorado, and a Sooty Tern that perished after a hurricane on the Texas coast; it had plied the Gulf of Mexico and the oceans of the world for 24 years. Brian’s recreational bird-seeking has taken him to Machu Picchu in Peru, the Great Wall in China, the plains of East Africa, and the Himalayas in Nepal. Brian leads birding trips in the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, South Africa, and Europe.
A VENT tour guide since 1993, Andrew Whittaker is a true all-around naturalist and loves sharing his intimate bird knowledge and fascination for all aspects of the natural world in a fun and enthusiastic way. Andy is well recognized for his passionate and intimate knowledge of bird vocalizations and taxonomy, which has enabled him to discover several new species and rediscover others thought to be extinct. He is an excellent communicator and tour organizer and loves nothing better than finding and sharing a rare skulker, or telling one of his many fascinating and fun bird and travel stories.