Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise
- Duration: 12 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99718
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
11 nights. May 2020. From £1799.00.
Island, Ireland & French Cities
Enjoy an unforgettable Bank Holiday cruise aboard Magellan. Discover astonishing island scenery and tiny, perfect ports in the Isles of Skye and Mull. Cross to Ireland to experience the contrasts and culture of two very different capitals - Belfast and Dublin - then head south to the tip of Cornwall, and explore the gardens and green landscape of the Scilly Isles.Leaving the UK behind, Magellan will cruise up and across the Channel, and then into the gentle waters of the River Seine, on her way to two delightful French ports. See the harbourside houses that inspired the French Impressionists in Honfleur, and the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc was burnt to death, in stunning, medieval Rouen.
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 HighlightsA delightful early summer voyage
Eight contrasting, unforgettable ports
Crossing the Channel to Rouen and Honfleur
Pretty Tobermory on Mull and Portree on Skye
Vibrant Belfast, home to the Titanic Quarter
Explore the friendly "fair city" of Dublin
The chance to visit Tresco from St Mary's in the Scilly Isles
A call in the historic Scottish port of Dundee
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 Newcastle
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Newcastle, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Dundee, Scotland
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 2200hrs Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board as Magellan cruises north and west.
Day 4Portree, Isle of Skye
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish and chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum's Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.
Day 5Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque waterfront of brightly painted buildings, is a delightful place, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Day 6Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs 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 7Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0800hrs 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 8St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Magellan anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 9Honfleur, France
Arrive: 1400hrs Depart: 0115hrs (Day 10) Crossing the Channel, our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet's delightful house and gardens at Giverny.
Day 10Rouen, France
Arrive: 0745hrs Depart: 2100hrs Overnight, Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy - heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We'll spend the morning and early afternoon here, giving you the chance 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 11At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Newcastle and home.
Day 12Arrive back at Newcastle
Arrive: 0800hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your 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