Scottish Highlands, Islands And Lochs Cruise
- Duration: 11 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99932
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
10 nights. April 2019. From £499.00.
6 FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WHEN YOU BOOK BY 31st MARCH - QUOTE: FREEWINE
Sail north to visit a collection of beautiful Scottish ports, including Stornoway, pretty Tobermory and the remote town of Fort William, situated at the gateway to Ben Nevis. Then turn south, sailing via Greenock, to call at the thriving Irish capital, Dublin, and the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies en route back to Poole.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions10 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxes
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 1Board Astoria in Poole today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Enjoy a first restful first day at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day 3Astoria arrives in historic Belfast, today. Explore the shops and cafes of the buzzing Cathedral Quarter, or visit the Titanic Quarter that pays homage to the ill-fated vessel. Alternatively, join an excursion to the iconic Giant’s Causeway.
Day 4Magellan anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly four thousand years old.
Day 5Discover the small town of Tobermory, on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront. Step ashore to explore the attractive streets, or visit nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Days 6 and 7The climbing outpost of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, is gateway to the stunning scenery of the Highlands and the Great Glen. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the perfect Highland valley of Glen Nevis, backdrop for movies like Rob Roy and Braveheart, and perhaps take in Fort William’s fascinating West Highland Museum.
Day 8Arriving in the Scottish port of Greenock, you might join an excursion to one of two famous and fascinating cities. In Edinburgh, explore the Royal Mile, shop in Princes Street or take in city views from the ancient Castle’s ramparts. In Glasgow, discover ’Scotland’s style capital’, with its culture, architecture and design.
Day 9Today Astoria 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, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 10This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary’s, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 11Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Beautiful, 550-passenger MV Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a Transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
The cabins on board Astoria offer accommodation to suit a range of pockets and preferences. Each passenger cabin offers private facilities with shower and bath, a TV, a hairdryer and personal safe. Superior and Deluxe cabins and Suites offer extra touches such as mini-bars fridges, bathrobes and slippers and even champagne to toast your arrival on board. Outside cabins offer picture windows and portholes. Passengers who book a Junior Suite will also enjoy Priority Embarkation, a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh flowers, priority boarding at tender ports, and a special 'At Your Leisure' disembarkation service and complimentary UK daily or Sunday newspaper on the day they disembark. In addition, passengers who choose to book Astoria's Owners Presidential Suite will receive a complimentary laundry service, will be served pre-dinner hors-d'oeuvres each evening, enjoy complimentary DVD hire from the ship's library, a well stocked bookshelf for holiday reading and confirmed ship's restaurant seating requests and shore excursion reservations (on tours with at least 40 participants).Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain 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.*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.