British Isles Discovery Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99895
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. September 2019. From £939.00.
Delightful late-summer cruise
Spend two weeks cruising around the UK on board elegant Magellan. Visit Orkney, Shetland and Mull; explore the great Irish cities of Belfast and Cork; see the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands; and cross the Channel to pretty Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine.
What's Included11 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
Holiday HighlightsThe island landscapes of Orkney, Shetland and Mull
the Irish cities of Belfast and Cork
Lazy days relaxing on board
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 1Board Magellan in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Spend today relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 3Crossing 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 4Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.
Day 5This 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 Inverness 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 6Today 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 7Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 8Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Magellan cruises south and down the coast of Western Scotland.
Day 9The small town 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 10Early 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 11Ringaskiddy, at the mouth of the river Lee, lies just around the coast from the great trading city of Cork, the historic capital of southwest Ireland. Step ashore to explore, and perhaps head to foodie heaven Kinsale or famous Blarney Castle - where kissing the Blarney Stone is said to grant you "the gift of the gab".
Day 12Bid 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