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Iceland Northern Lights Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99684

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

11 nights. October 2020. From £2209.00.

BOOK BY 30TH JUNE AND CLAIM SIX FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WITH PROMO CODE: LAUNCHWINE

The highlight of this wonderful cruise from Newcastle aboard Marco Polo will be the three days spent in colourful Reykjavík. While here you'll have the chance to explore the Icelandic capital, and to head into the pristine, volcanic interior of this stunning Land of Fire and Ice in search of the Aurora Borealis. Calls at remote island outposts in Shetland, the Faroes and Orkney add to the pleasure.Your first call, in Rosyth, is followed by days discovering the natural beauty, ancient history and culture of Shetland and the Faroes as Marco Polo calls in Lerwick and Tórshavn. A passage through waters teeming with marine life brings you to Reykjavík, where geothermal pools, bubbling geysers and spectacular waterfalls dot the landscape around the lively city. Scan the night skies for the Northern Lights, and don’t miss the chance to visit the famous Blue Lagoon hot springs and spa. Your return voyage to the Tyne will be broken by a rare but enchanting stop in the tiny Faroese port of Klaksvík - a birdwatcher’s haven surrounded by conical mountains - and the Orkney Islands capital, Kirkwall.

What's Included

11 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Calling at six delightful northern outposts
Three nights in the colourful Icelandic capital, Reykjavík
The delightful Faroe Isles ports of Tórshavn and Klaksvík
Kirkwall - your gateway to rugged, beautiful Orkney
Lerwick, in the rugged, spectacular Shetland Islands
A call in the historic Scottish port of Rosyth
PRICE FROM ? £2209 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Newcastle
Depart: 1800hrs Your holiday begins as you journey to Newcastle, ready to embark and sail this afternoon.

Day 2

Rosyth, Scotland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1400hrs Marco Polo's first port of call will be Rosyth, from where you can head into Edinburgh. Wander the beautiful, historic streets of Scotland's capital, climb the hill to the Castle or visit the famous palace of Holyroodhouse.

Day 3

Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1600hrs Your next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day 4

Tórshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today we'll arrive in tiny Tórshavn, 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 5

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Days 6 to 8

Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs (Day Six) Depart: 1600hrs (Day Eight) Marco Polo will spend almost three full days in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital. Sitting on a promontory jutting into crystal clear waters and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, this city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool, and at the original Geysir - after which all others are named.

Day 9

At sea
Relax on board as Marco Polo spends another day at sea.

Day 10

Klaksvík, Faroes
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1400hrs You'll make a rare call in Klaksvík, capital of the Nordoyar (the six northeasternmost Faroe Isles), today. Many of the inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Sheltered by conical mountains, Klaksvík is surrounded by a birdwatcher's paradise of green meadows that you'll be able to explore on today's optional shore excursion.

Day 11

Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1400hrs Today Marco Polo 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 12

Arrive back in Newcastle
Arrive: 0900hrs Marco Polo arrives back in Newcastle, today, and you'll disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top

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 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.

Terms and conditions

This offer applies to new bookings on ocean cruises of four days or more made between 20th February and 30th June 2020 (inclusive) only. Your six bottles of free wine will be added to your order when you apply the promo code LAUNCHWINE and will be confirmed before purchase. Your wine will be dispatched within 30 days of your holiday return date. If you cancel your holiday, your free wine will not be dispatched. One case of free wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be given. Newmarket Holidays reserves the right to supply wine that is different to that shown for promotional purposes, but guarantee the value will remain the same. Free wine is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. Free Wine applicable for over 18s only. By choosing free wine 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 wine. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. The terms and conditions in our Booking Conditions do not apply to any matters concerning the provision of the free wine. Back to top