Grand British Isles Discovery Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99964
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. April 2019. From £799.00.
6 FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WHEN YOU BOOK BY 31st MARCH - QUOTE: FREEWINE
Explore some of Britain’s ‘other’ isles on this wonderful cruise. As Marco Polo follows the British coastline anticlockwise from Tilbury you’ll have the chance to see Orkney, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Belfast, the Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles, and to cross the Channel to pretty Honfleur at the mouth of the River Seine.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions11 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
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 Marco Polo in Bristol, today. Get to know the cruise staff and your fellow passengers as your UK cruise begins this afternoon, and, later, enjoy dinner on board.
Day 2Marco Polo arrives at St Mary's in the sheltered waters of the Isles of Scilly, this morning. Explore Hugh Town and the lovely landscape that surrounds it, or cross to Tresco for the chance to see the spectacular sub-tropical plan collection at Abbey Gardens.
Day 3Today your cruise takes you across the Channel to Honfleur. Relax in town or join a shore excursion into the Normandy countryside - perhaps even heading to Monet’s magical gardens at Giverny.
Day 4Spend today at sea, relaxing as Marco Polo cruises back into UK waters.
Day 5This morning we’ll arrive in Newcastle. Head ashore to visit the city, or simply relax on board.
Day 6Invergordon, in one of Britain’s great natural harbours welcomes Marco Polo, today. Here you’ll be able to join shore excursions to Inverness and Loch Ness, or perhaps head to the Royal Golf Club at Dornoch or the famous Ord whisky distillery.
Day 7A stop in Orkney’s tiny capital, Kirkwall, brings the chance to discover the unique history, traditions and wildlife of these rugged yet beautiful islands, which encircle the historic waters and long-standing naval base of Scapa Flow.
Day 8Today Marco Polo arrives in the Outer Hebrides and anchors off Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Wander the streets of the town, or visit the 4000-year-old stone circle at Callanish to marvel at the way the island’s deeply embedded human history enhances the rugged beauty of the landscape.
Day 9Discover the delightful scenery and spectacular wildlife of the island of Mull, and wander the colourful waterfront of pretty Tobermory, as Marco Polo stops here, today.
Day 10Belfast offers a range of interesting diversions. From the Titanic Quarter to the historic city centre, and to the vast ’stone staircase’ of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond, there’s plenty see on your day here.
Day 11The Isle of Man, where time seems to stand still and visitors are transported back to a gentler-paced era, welcomes Marco Polo today. Explore the island capital, Douglas, and perhaps join an optional shore excursion to discover the beauty of the island's rugged landscape.
Day 12Disembark at the end of a wonderful spring cruise as Marco Polo returns to Bristol today. Back to top
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.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.*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.