British Isles Discovery Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99705
- Travel Type: Make your own way
11 nights. September 2020. From £1799.00.
Autumn Cruise around the UK
Set sail on an unforgettable cruise from Bristol. Relax on board, enjoying Magellan's enviable array of restaurants, bars, shops and other distractions, or simply gazing out across the water, as you cruise gently along the British coast.Discover little harbours hidden beneath the rugged Highland and Island scenery of Cromarty Firth, Orkney, Mull and the Isle of Skye, and explore Belfast’s historic harbour and Titanic Quarter. See Oban on the Firth of Lorn at the mouth of spectacular Loch Linnhe, and cross the Channel as Magellan calls 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 HighlightsLazy days at sea, relaxing on board
Calling at seven fascinating ports
Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities
The Highland scenery surrounding Invergordon
Rugged Orkney's capital, Kirkwall
Pretty Tobermory on Mull and charming Portree on Skye
The lovely French port of Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine
Vibrant Belfast, home to the Titanic Experience
Delightful Oban on Scotland’s west coast
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 from Bristol
Depart: 1845hrs Board Magellan in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2At sea
Spend your first day at sea, relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 3Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0545hrs Depart: 1600hrs Crossing the Channel to France, our first port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion into the surrounding countryside.
Day 4At sea
Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day 5Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2400hrs 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 can head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Glen Ord Distillery.
Day 6Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to the sheltered waters and World War battle site at Scapa Flow, to Churchill's famous Barriers or to the Italian Chapel.
Day 7Portree, Isle of Skye
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs The Isle of Skye is your next port of call. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish and chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum's Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.
Day 8Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs The tiny port of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque waterfront of brightly painted buildings, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Day 9Oban, Scotland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs 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 Northern Irish waters.
Day 10Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2300hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the Titanic Quarter, where the Titanic Belfast Experience pays 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 11At sea
Spend a final day relaxing on board as Magellan sails south and home.
Day 12Arrive back at Bristol
Arrive: 0600hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, 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. Back to top