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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99718

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

11 nights. May 2020. From £1079.00.

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

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 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

A 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
PRICE FROM ? £1079 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Newcastle
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Newcastle, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day 2

Dundee, 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 3

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board as Magellan cruises north and west.

Day 4

Portree, 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 5

Tobermory, 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 6

Belfast, 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 7

Dublin, 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 8

St 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 9

Honfleur, 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 10

Rouen, 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 11

At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Newcastle and home.

Day 12

Arrive 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

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