Faroes & Northern Isles Cruise
- Duration: 7 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99665
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
6 nights. May 2020. From £589.00.
Idyllic island outposts
Spend a week exploring three remote, beautiful islands on this late-spring cruise from Dundee during which Magellan will follow the Scottish coastline north to Orkney. Step ashore in Kirkwall to see St Magnus Cathedral, or cross the island to gaze out across the historic waters of Scapa Flow, before Magellan cruises further north to Shetland. Explore the island capital, Lerwick, or join an optional shore excursion to the remarkable archeological site at Jarlshof.Your final port of call will be Torshavn, the tiny capital of the Faroe Isles, a birdwatchers’ paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and your cruise will end with a visit to the historic city of Newcastle. Each island you visit will offer up an enchanting mix of village life, local traditions and some of the most astonishing coastal scenery anywhere in Europe.
What's Included6 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 HighlightsThe stunning beauty surrounding Kirkwall in the Orkneys
Lerwick, in the rugged Shetland Islands
Toytown-like Torshavn, the capital of the Faroes
Lazy days relaxing at sea
A chance to explore the lively, historic city of Newcastle
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 Dundee
Depart: 2230hrs Board Magellan in Dundee, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2200hrs Magellan's first port of call is 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 3Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Magellan's second northern island call is the Shetland Isles 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 4Torshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Your third island call is tiny Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day 5At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 6Newcastle, England
Arrive: 0600hrs Depart: 2000hrs Newcastle was once among the most vibrant centres of the British Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into one of England's most energetic and exciting cities. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you'll have some time to explore before beginning the final leg of your cruise.
Day 7Arrive back in Dundee
Arrive: 0930hrs Say goodbye to Magellan, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Dundee, 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