Easter British Isles Discovery Cruise
- Duration: 11 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99608
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
10 nights. April 2021. From £1589.00.
Springtime in the UK
Join Magellan in Tilbury as she begins an unforgettable Easter cruise. Visit Kirkwall on Orkney, Portree on the Isle of Skye and pretty Tobermory on Mull. Explore Belfast, Northern Ireland's fascinating, historic capital, and spend sunny days wandering the country lanes, little villages and lovely harboursides of Guernsey and the Scilly Isles. As your cruise begins and ends you'll also cross the Channel – heading first to lively Rotterdam, and later to the pretty French port of Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine.
What's Included10 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 HighlightsCall at eight wonderful ports
Some delightful island landscapes
The Dutch maritime city, Rotterdam
Rugged Orkney capital, Kirkwall
Pretty Portree is your gateway to stunning Skye
Tiny Tobermory on Mull
Belfast – home to the Titanic Quarter
The stunning Isles of Scilly
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Discover the Impressionists’ Normandy 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 from London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Magellan in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's first port is the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. 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 4Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 0800hrs 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 fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.
Day 5Portree, Isle of Skye
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs The tiny harbour of Portree is set on the sheltered eastern coast of the mystic Isle of Skye. It’s you gateway to a rugged island landscape of windswept moors that sweep upward into the brooding Cuillin Hills and a coast teeming with wildlife. You may also have the chance to visit historic Dunvegan Castle, the world’s longest continuously inhabited fortress, on a shore excursion this afternoon.
Day 6Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs The tiny 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 7Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1500hrs 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 8St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Magellan anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 9St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs 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 town's cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.
Day 10Honfleur, France
Arrive: 1030hrs Depart: 2000hrs Crossing the Channel to France, your last port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, which once inspired so many of the French Impressionists, or perhaps join an optional excursion into the surrounding countryside.
Day 11Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0900hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful 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