Explora Journeys reveals Scotland and Iceland travel experiences

Explora Journeys reveals Scotland and Iceland travel experiences

The exciting five-day, land-based itineraries are designed to complement the line's luxury cruises

Explora Journeys has partnered with Pelorus, an experiential travel company founded by two former Captains of the British Army reconnaissance regiment, to offer guests immersive land-based adventures before or after their ocean journeys.

Accompanied by a Pelorus host, guests will be able to explore Scotland and Iceland to gain a richer understanding of each destination's nature, culture and history. 

Guests will experience a wide variety of activities including helicopter rides, wild water rafting, wild food gathering with a trained forager and cultural festivals.


Explora Journeys chief executive officer Michael Ungerer said: “We're delighted to be in partnership with Pelorus to help us take luxurious adventures and a sense of discovery to the next level. 

How Jimmy Carroll and Geordie Mackay-Lewis, the two former British Army Captains and co-founders, use their military precision and training to help craft unforgettable experiences is unique. The ingenuity of the bespoke itineraries created for Explora Journeys is set to surpass expectations."

Mackay-Lewis added: “We're hugely excited to be partnering with Explora Journeys and delivering world class experiences together. We have planned some truly unique, memorable luxury adventures that aim to transform the way our guests see the world. Both brands share a desire to travel with purpose and we look forward to building a strong long-term partnership.” 

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Destination Experience in Scotland, 2 to 6 September 2023
Highlights include... the opportunity to participate in the Braemer Gathering, the world’s most famous highland games; a helicopter trip to the Isle of Skye, and a meeting with an astronomer in the Cairngorms National Park to learn about the stars in the Dark Sky Park.

Destination Experience in Iceland, 9 to 13 September 2023 
Highlights include... hiking, biking and Icelandic horse-riding around volcanoes, waterfalls and crystal-clear glacial lakes; the chance to fly by helicopter to one of the world’s most impressive hotels, the luxurious, grass-roofed 13-room retreat Deplar Farm on the northern Troll Peninsula. 

In the coming years, Pelorus and Explora Journeys will also offer opportunities for guests to disembark and experience Pelorus expeditions in destinations including Alaska, British Columbia, Costa Rica and Japan.

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