Treasures Of The British Isles
11 nights. April 2020. From £969.00.
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Orkney's Kirkwall and pretty Tobermory, on Mull, as well as the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies, are among the highlights of this spring cruise around the UK that also features Guernsey, Honfleur and an all-too-rare call in Aberdeen.
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 HighlightsSpring island calls at both ends of Britain
Explore eight contrasting ports
Normandy’s pretty Impressionists’ retreat, Honfleur
Pretty Tobermory on Mull
The Orkney capital, Kirkwall
Ullapool, your gateway to the Highlands and the Western Isles
An opportunity to visit Royal Deeside on a shore excursion from Aberdeen
Guernsey – a beautiful island with tax-free shopping
The chance to explore Tresco’s Abbey Gardens from St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
Time to explore Cork as you call in Cobh
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 Bristol Avonmouth
Depart: 2230hrs Make your way to Avonmouth to embark before Marco Polo sets sail this afternoon.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs Tobermory’s waterfront parade of multi-coloured houses welcomes Marco Polo to the lovely island of Mull. Explore this delightful little town, visit nearby Duart Castle or simply let the spectacular coastal scenery take your breath away.
Day 4Ullapool, Scotland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1700hrs Marco Polo arrives in the delightful Wester Ross fishing port of Ullapool, today. The town is a stepping stone to the Western Isles and the breathtaking North West Highlands, which include Torridon’s granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt. Step ashore to explore, or take an optional excursion to discover some of Britain’s most awe-inspiring scenery.
Day 5Kirkwall, Orkney
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2100hrs Today Marco Polo calls in Kirkwall, historic capital of Orkney. Wander the meandering streets and marvel at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join excursions to Scapa Flow, Churchill’s famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel, and discover the island’s unique mixture of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Day 6Aberdeen, Scotland
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs This morning, Marco Polo arrives in Aberdeen, the Granite City, close to the Royal Family’s summer retreat at Balmoral. Step ashore to discover the hidden charms of one of Britain’s more remote cities, or to enjoy an excursion into the surrounding countryside, or to one or more of the famous distilleries on the Malt Whisky Trail.
Day 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Honfleur, France
Arrive: 0945hrs Depart: 2100hrs Say a temporary farewell to the British Isles as we cross the Channel to call in Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour of this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, or venture further afield to fashionable Deauville, historic Caen and the nearby D-Day beaches or to Monet’s delightful house and gardens at Giverny.
Day 9St Peter Port, Guernsey
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Crowded around its busy harbour, St Peter Port is utterly charming. Fortified Castle Cornet is a must-see attraction, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Visit stunning Hauteville House, one time residence of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite interior design is preserved in the house.
Day 10St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs The blue waters of the Scilly Isles welcome you to St Mary’s today. Here, tiny Hugh Town waits to be explored, and you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the world-famous Abbey Gardens on Tresco - where the mild winter and long summer days offer an unexpected haven for exotic plants from around the globe.
Day 11Cobh, Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Early this morning, Marco Polo arrives in Cork's long, narrow harbour of Cobh. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city, for a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone.
Day 12Arrive in Bristol Avonmouth
Arrive: 0900hrs Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, 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.