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Gaelic Explorers
 
Leith (Edinburgh), United Kingdom to Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland
Sun Jul 20, 2025 - Mon Jul 28, 2025,
 8 days
 on Star Legend
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$5,311
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Port
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Watersports
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Shore
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Sun Jul 20
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
Sun Jul 20
Leith (Edinburgh), United Kingdom
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Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
2 Available
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From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty
2 Shore Excursions Available
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Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Airport TransferEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$235
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Edinburgh, Panoramic Tour of Edinburgh & The Castle with Windstar Hotel TransferEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$235
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Mon Jul 21
AT SEA
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Tue Jul 22
Invergordon, United Kingdom
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:9:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Here is your entry to Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. In Inverness, listen for the song of the Highlands in the sparkling gurgle of the River Ness as it winds through the town’s center. Look for a glimpse of the elusive Nessie in Loch Ness. And wait for whispers of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the fairytale setting of Cawdor Castle.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Invergordon, Cawdor Castle & CullodenCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$215
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Invergordon, Dunrobin Castle & Lovely Dornoch Culture | Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$179
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Invergordon, Loch Ness Cruise & Historic Urquhart CastleBoating | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$239
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Invergordon, The Ultimate Loch Ness Outlander ExperienceBoating | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration8.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$375
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Wed Jul 23
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Kirkwall on FootEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration1.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$99
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Concierge Collection: Scapa Distillery & Royal Oak GardensConcierge Collection | Culture | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration2.75 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$345
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Kirkwall, Sites of the South Isles with a Taste of Orkney Refreshments | Wine | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$245
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Kirkwall, Orkney Treasures Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$165
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Thu Jul 24
Ullapool
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
3 Available
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The scenic fishing town of Ullapool is nestled on the shores of Loch Broom and is the gateway to the Northern Highlands. The North Atlantic Drift passes by here bringing moderate temperatures. Described as an outdoor paradise, Ullapool was voted one of the UK’s top 10 outdoor destinations. It offers a delightful choice of varied walks and footpaths. Nearby is the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, home to pine martens, wildcats, and golden eagles and one of the most photographed hills in the area, Stac Pollaidh, with its unique shape.
3 Shore Excursions Available
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Ullapool, Exclusive Access to Castle LeodCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$409
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Ullapool, Knocking Crag - Heart of the Geopark Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$185
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Ullapool, Scenic Assynt Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$175
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Fri Jul 25
Tobermory, United Kingdom
Arrive:6:00 AM
Depart:4:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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On the beautiful approach to Tobermory, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide if the cheery buildings along the harbor or the fishing boats in front have the brighter palette. Call it a draw, and an appetizer to the day ahead in this charming port off the beaten path. Go whale watching or watch the shadows play in the cloister of magnificent Iona Abbey. Good thing your yacht is so appealing or you might be tempted to stay.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Tobermory: Iona Abbey & Scenic Mull Culture | Walking | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration7.25 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$275
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Tobermory: Mulls Duart Castle with Tea Refreshments | Culture | Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$219
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Tobermory, Traditional Weaving on the Inner Hebrides Refreshments | Culture | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration5.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$229
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Tobermory, Wildlife of Mull Wildlife | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$189
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Sat Jul 26
Portrush, United Kingdom
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
3 Available
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Enjoy this beautiful Northern Ireland resort town, graced by sandy beaches and wonderful tide pools. You may also want to visit Belfast from here, with its superb gardens and architecture. Or arrange a side trip to the famous Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO site. A visit to Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne will heighten your appreciation for the builder’s art.
3 Shore Excursions Available
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Portrush, Antrim Coast & CausewayCulture | Essentials Collection | Walking
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$155
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Portrush, Delights of Londonderry Dining | Culture | Walking | Essentials Collection
Duration6.75 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$249
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Portrush, Titanic Belfast & City Dining | Culture | Essentials Collection
Duration7.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$259
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Sun Jul 27
Isle of Man
Arrive:9:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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From the Manx Grand Prix to the 14th century castle at Peel. From Rushen Abbey to the island’s own breed of cats and sheep. The Isle of Man stands on its own. Here you can enjoy one of our most exciting optional excursions – experience the motorcycle course that draws fans from all over the world on our own specially designed 3-seater Trike. And enjoy beautiful scenery of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve while you ride.
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Isle of Man, Concierge Collection: World Famous TT Course by MotorbikeConcierge Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing
Duration2 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$439
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Isle of Man, Cregnaesh & The SoundCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$129
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Isle of Man, Isle of Man & Snaefall Mountain RailwayEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$175
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Isle of Man, Volcanoes & Vikings Walking Tour Walking | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$189
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Isle of Man, Castle Rushen & Vintage Steam Train Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$195
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Isle of Man, Concierge Collection: Half Day Private CAR with Driver guideEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$549
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Mon Jul 28
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin), Ireland
Arrive:7:00 AM
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Watersports Platform: 
3 Available
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Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. And embrace the beauty of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
3 Shore Excursions Available
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Dublin, A Taste Of Dublin & Guinness with Transfer to Windstar Hotel Sightseeing | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Duration3.25 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$159
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Dublin, Dublin & Saint Patricks Cathedral with Transfer to AirportEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$159
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Dublin, Dublin & St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Transfer to Windstar HotelEssentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$159
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