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British Isles Discovery Cruise

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99732

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way

10 nights. July 2020. From £979.00.

Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12

Set sail on an unforgettable summer cruise aboard Columbus. Relax on board, enjoying the enviable array of restaurants, bars, shops and other distractions Columbus has to offer, 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, Mull and the Isle of Skye. Spend sunny days strolling lanes lined with green fields and hedges filled with wild flowers on Guernsey and in the Scilly Isles, and cross the Channel completely at the beginning and end of your cruise as Columbus calls at the delightful, cosmopolitan Dutch port of Rotterdam, and the pretty, French port of Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine.

What's Included

10 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Summertime visits to seven fascinating ports
Exploring remote islands, country lanes and historic cities
Long sunlit evenings relaxing on board
The Highland scenery surrounding Invergordon
The welcoming Dutch port-city of Rotterdam
Rugged Orkney's capital, Kirkwall
Pretty Tobermory on Mull and Portree on Skye
Visit Tresco from St Mary's in the Scilly Isles
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Honfleur - an artist's retreat at the mouth of the River Seine
PRICE FROM ? £979 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day 2

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Columbus' first call. 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 3

At sea
Spend today relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day 4

Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1630hrs 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 5

Portree, Isle of Skye
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. 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 Scotla

Day 6

Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to visit, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

Day 7

At sea
Spend another day relaxing on board.

Day 8

St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1930hrs This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Columbus anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.

Day 9

St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.

Day 10

Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Crossing the Channel, your final 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 11

Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

Visit 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.

Terms and conditions

WINE12 TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on long-haul air holidays made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises lasting more than two nights made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines (www.virginwines.co.uk). By accepting this offer, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is not valid on departures with late-availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing corporate@virginwines.co.uk. CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-free (for Buy One Get One Free), www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-half-price-plus (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-getaway-deals (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top