Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 14 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99670
- 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 Included13 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 HighlightsAstonishing 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
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 Greenock
Depart: 2200hrs Join Magellan in Greenock, today, and settle in to your cabin ahead of her late-evening sailing.
Day 2Belfast, 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 3Liverpool, 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 4Dublin, 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 5Oban, 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 6Kirkwall, 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 7Invergordon, 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 8At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 9Portsmouth, 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 10-11Rouen, 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 12St 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 13At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 14Arrive 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
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.