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British Isles Discovery Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99895

Holiday Summary

  • 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 Included

11 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 Highlights

The island landscapes of Orkney, Shetland and Mull
the Irish cities of Belfast and Cork
Lazy days relaxing on board
PRICE FROM ? £939 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Board Magellan in Bristol today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day 2

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

Day 3

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 4

Relax on board as Magellan spends another day at sea.

Day 5

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 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 6

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 7

Our 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 8

Spend another day at sea, hopefully enjoying sunny skies, as Magellan cruises south and down the coast of Western Scotland.

Day 9

The 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 10

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 11

Ringaskiddy, 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 12

Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top

FurtherInfo

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. Back to top