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British Isles Discovery Cruise

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  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8162

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

11 days

Cruising 2018

PRICE FROM ? £1240 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Here is a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate some of the beautiful scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the British Isles. On this fascinating cruise Magellan visits stunning Scottish Islands, charming Guernsey in our beloved Channel Islands, and the remote Isles of Scilly. Discover picturesque harbours and historic castles, Ireland’s fair capital and a corner of France to complete this wonderful cruise.

Coach Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 – Embarkation in Bristol & Cruising
After joining the coach, we travel to Bristol Port and board the Magellan. We then begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities. 

Day 3 – Portree, Isle of Skye
Set around its picturesque natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, charming Portree is the main town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. The impact of Skye’s stunning scenery is spectacular. The soaring peaks of the Cuilins, undulating heather moorland, small lochs and gently flowing streams form a wonderful backdrop to optional excursions featuring crofting villages and iconic castles with both colourful and poignant history. On the outskirts of Portree, the Skye Heritage Centre and Aros Experience bring to life the history of the island and give an insight into the life these Highland communities lived.

Day 4 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
We arrive in the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

Days 5 & 6 – Cruising & Honfleur, France
After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive in the picturesque port of Honfleur. Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to Honfleur, with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and fine souvenir shops.


Day 7 – St Peter Port, Guernsey
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.

Day 8 – St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly, lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.

Day 9 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland
The Emerald Isle’s capital of Dublin is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the River Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks. We stay overnight in the port of Dublin.

Days 10 & 11 – Cruising & Disembarkation in Bristol
After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Bristol Port the following morning where we disembark and join the coach for our journey home.

Self Drive Itinerary

Days 1 & 2 – Embarkation in Bristol & Cruising
Meet us at Bristol Port and board the Magellan. We then begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities. 

Day 3 – Portree, Isle of Skye
Set around its picturesque natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, charming Portree is the main town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. The impact of Skye’s stunning scenery is spectacular. The soaring peaks of the Cuilins, undulating heather moorland, small lochs and gently flowing streams form a wonderful backdrop to optional excursions featuring crofting villages and iconic castles with both colourful and poignant history. On the outskirts of Portree, the Skye Heritage Centre and Aros Experience bring to life the history of the island and give an insight into the life these Highland communities lived.

Day 4 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
We arrive in the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. The magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

Days 5 & 6 – Cruising & Honfleur, France
After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive in the picturesque port of Honfleur. Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to Honfleur, with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and fine souvenir shops.


Day 7 – St Peter Port, Guernsey
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.

Day 8 – St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly, lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.

Day 9 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland
The Emerald Isle’s capital of Dublin is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the River Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks. We stay overnight in the port of Dublin.

Days 10 & 11 – Cruising & Disembarkation in Bristol
After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Bristol Port the following morning where we disembark for your journey home.

Deck Plan

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel to Bristol Port
  • 10 nights full board accommodation on the Magellan
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-10pm)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

Self Drive Bullets

  • 10 nights full board accommodation on the Magellan
  • Afternoon tea & late night snacks
  • Self-service tea & coffee (6am-10pm)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Guest speaker and arts & craft sessions
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

Search Bullets

  • 10 nights full board accommodation on the Magellan
  • Nightly entertainment & Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party

Helpful Information

To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, a programme of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost in advance of the cruise departure for pre-registration. Please note certain ports may only be accessible by the use of a smaller tender vessel.

The Magellan operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account. A gratuity of £5 per person, per day will be debited to your account automatically.

Please note:
Prices and supplements are per person based on two people sharing a cabin (except single cabins where specified). Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation. Any difference to the prices quoted will be advised at the time of booking.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Just Go Holidays offers complete financial protection for all customers through our BCH (Bonded Coach Holiday) bond. On the cruises featured in this brochure, the booking conditions of either Just Go Holidays/Cruise & Maritime Voyages or Fred Olsen Cruises apply; a copy of these is available upon request before booking. A full copy of the relevant terms and conditions will be sent to you with your booking confirmation.

All cruises are offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted.

This tour operates on a mega coach. Please see our FAQ’s page for more details on mega coaches.

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available. The port of Bristol offers car parking at a cost of approximately £11 per day. Please inform us at the time of booking if you are taking this option.

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Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%
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