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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99670

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

13 nights. July 2020. From £1089.00.

Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12

Join Magellan for an unforgettable summer cruise around the UK. Sail south from Greenock, Spend a day in Belfast learning about the city's long and complex history and exploring the Titanic Quarter, and another in Dublin wandering Grafton and O’Connell Streets and Temple Bar, visiting Trinity College and 'soaking up the culture' in the city's pubs and bars.

Discover astonishing island scenery and tiny, perfect ports on Orkney and Guernsey, and the heather-clad glens of the Highlands as Magellan anchors in Oban and the great natural harbour of Invergordon. After a call in Portsmouth, Magellan will cross the Channel and cruise up the Seine to Rouen. Stroll along narrow streets past half-timbered houses, see the magnificent Cathédrale Notre-Dame, and climb the belfry of the Gros Horloge to enjoy wonderful views. Magellan will spend the night here before retracing her route down the Seine and back around the UK to Liverpool.

What's Included

13 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

Astonishing island scenery and tiny, perfect ports
Lazy summer days relaxing on board and ashore
Cruising up the Seine to Rouen
Lively Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
The friendly Irish capital, Dublin
Delightful Oban on Scotland’s west coast
Rugged Kirkwall on Orkney
The Highland scenery surrounding Invergordon
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
Liverpool - historic home of the Beatles
PRICE FROM ? £1089 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Greenock
Depart: 2200hrs Join Magellan in Greenock, today, and settle in to your cabin ahead of her late-evening sailing.

Day 2

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter and its exhibition that tells the story of 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 3

Liverpool, England
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning Magellan arrives in Liverpool. Discover the great city's seafaring heritage, soak up some culture at the Walker Art Gallery, or perhaps learn how the Fab Four found fame at The Beatles Story.

Day 4

Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Magellan arrives in Dublin, today. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Day 5

Oban, Scotland
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's next stop is the pretty port of Oban on the rugged west coast of Scotland. Take a stroll around the harbour, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to one of the many nearby whisky distilleries. If you have the energy, why not climb Battery Hill to McCraig's Tower? On clear days, the views of the Islands of Kerrera and Mull are well worth the effort.

Day 6

Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2200hrs 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 7

Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs This morning you'll arrive in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to Loch Ness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Glen Ord Distillery.

Day 8

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 9

Portsmouth, England
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Portsmouth has a long, proud maritime history. Visit the refurbished D-Day Museum to see the 82-metre long embroidery of images and events from Operation Overlord, or perhaps head to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior or the Mary Rose Museum.

Days 10-11

Rouen, France
Arrive: 1500hrs (Day 10) Depart: 1500hrs (Day 11) Today Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. You'll spend the afternoon and the night here, before leaving in the early afternoon of Day 11, which means you'll have plenty of time to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was executed, the city's famous one-handed mechanical clock (one of the oldest timepieces in France) and the stunning Gothic cathedral.

Day 12

St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes Magellan 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 13

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 14

Arrive back at Liverpool
Arrive: 0800hrs Disembark in Liverpool at the end of a wonderful summer cruise. An optional coach transfer back to Greenock will be available to book in advance. 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

WINE12 TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on long-haul air holidays made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises lasting more than two nights made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines (www.virginwines.co.uk). By accepting this offer, 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. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is not valid on departures with late-availability pricing, is subject to availability and may 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 corporate@virginwines.co.uk. CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-free (for Buy One Get One Free), www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-half-price-plus (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-getaway-deals (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top