Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99711
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. July 2020. From £989.00.
Ireland, Scotland & the Seine
Join us on board Magellan for an unforgettable summer cruise around the UK. Cross to Dublin to spend a day 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 in 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 back down the Seine to the sea.
What's Included11 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 HighlightsCalling at seven wonderful, contrasting ports
Astonishing island scenery and tiny, perfect ports
Lazy summer days relaxing on board and ashore
Cruising up the Seine to Rouen
The friendly Irish capital, Dublin
Rugged Kirkwall on Orkney
Delightful Oban on Scotland’s west coast
The Highland scenery surrounding Invergordon
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
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 Liverpool
Depart: 2000hrs Join Magellan in Liverpool, today, and settle in to your cabin ahead of her late-evening sailing.
Day 2Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0730hrs Depart: 1600hrs Today Magellan arrives in Dublin. 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 3Oban, 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 4Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
Arrive: 1300hrs 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 5Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs This morning Magellan ties up 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 6At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 7Portsmouth, 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 8 and 9Rouen, France
Arrive: 1500hrs (Day Eight) Depart: 1615hrs (Day Nine) 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, site of Saint Joan's martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 10St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes us 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 11At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 12Arrive back in Liverpool
Arrive: 0700hrs Disembark in Liverpool, after breakfast this morning, at the end of a wonderful summer cruise. 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. Back to top