British Isles Discovery Cruise
11 nights. March 2020. From £849.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join Magellan for an unforgettable spring cruise from Tilbury. Relax on board, enjoying the restaurants, bars, shops and other distractions on offer, or simply gazing out across the water as you cruise gently along the British coast.
Cruise north to discover the lovely harbour towns of Invergordon, Kirkwall and Oban all surrounded by the glorious rugged scenery of Scotland's Highlands and Islands. Discover a thriving city and the regenerated Titanic Quarter in Belfast, and join the throng in Grafton and O'Connell streets in Dublin. Spend sunny days strolling lanes lined with green fields and hedges filled with wild flowers on Guernsey, and cross the Channel as Magellan calls in Rotterdam, and at the pretty French port of Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine.
What's Included11 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsThe spring colours in eight contrasting ports
Explore the remote islands at both ends of the UK
The Highland scenery surrounding Invergordon
The welcoming Dutch port-city of Rotterdam
Kirkwall, capital of the rugged Orkney Islands
Delightful Oban on Scotland’s west coast
Lively Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
The friendly Irish capital, Dublin
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Normandy’s pretty Impressionists’ retreat, Honfleur
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Magellan's first port. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day 3At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning we'll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to Loch Ness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Glen Ord Distillery.
Day 5Kirkwall, Scotland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1400hrs Today Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.
Day 6Oban, Scotland
Arrive: 1000hrs Depart: 1900hrs Magellan's next stop is the pretty port of Oban on the rugged west coast of Scotland. Take a stroll around the harbour, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to one of the many nearby whisky distilleries, before Magellan sets sail for Irish waters this afternoon.
Day 7Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.
Day 8Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0815hrs Depart: 1930hrs Today Magellan arrives in Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe’s most engaging capitals. Grafton and O’Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city’s famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 9At sea
Relax on board as Magellan sails around the Cornish coast and into the English Channel on her way to France.
Day 10St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1630hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the town's cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.
Day 11Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0330hrs Depart: 1445hrs Magellan's last port of call is Honfleur, at the mouth of the River Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour that once inspired so many of the French Impressionists, or perhaps join an optional excursion into the surrounding countryside.
Day 12Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Bid farewell to Magellan, her crew and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.