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Grand British Isles Discovery Cruise

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99964

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

11 nights. April 2019. From £799.00.


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 Inclusions

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
PRICE FROM ? £799 per person
Plan My Trip


Day 1

Board 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 2

Marco 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 3

Today 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 4

Spend today at sea, relaxing as Marco Polo cruises back into UK waters.

Day 5

This morning we’ll arrive in Newcastle. Head ashore to visit the city, or simply relax on board.

Day 6

Invergordon, 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 7

A 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 8

Today 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 9

Discover 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 10

Belfast 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 11

The 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 12

Disembark at the end of a wonderful spring cruise as Marco Polo returns to Bristol today. Back to top


Marco Polo

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.

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Further Information

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 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.

Terms and conditions

Offer applies to new bookings on ocean cruises only made between 1st and 31st March 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines If this free gift is chosen, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Offer is subject to availability, and can be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing Back to top