Experience the beauty and heritage of the British Isles on this fascinating cruise from Liverpool.
Head to the Emerald Isle where the friendly locals and legendary traditions of Dublin await and St Coleman's Cathedral towers over Cobh's waterfront. Visit St. Mary's on the Isles of Scilly before Marco Polo heads to Guernsey and the attractive town of St Peter Port.
Marco Polo then heads to Honfleur, which has attracted many renowned painters and writers. See the beautiful half-timbered houses and charming old harbour, before sailing to Leith, from where you can explore magnificent Edinburgh before visiting the the amazing Orkney Islands and Outer Hebrides.
Shop for the famous Harris Tweed in Stornoway on the island of Lewis, considered the heartland of Gaelic culture and discover the colourful port of Tobermory, one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. Finally, Marco Polo sails to the cosmopolitan city of Belfast with the opportunity to visit the stunning Giant's Causeway.
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Gems of the British Isles Itinerary
Day 1 - Liverpool (UK)
Embark Marco Polo in Liverpool.
Day 2 - Dublin (Republic of Ireland)
Situated on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey, Dublin is a charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. Famed for its friendly locals, literary tradition and fascinating history, there is no shortage of things to see and do in the capital of the Emerald Isle.
Day 3 - Cobh
Cobh lies at the mouth of the River Lee and has one of the best natural harbours in the world. See the brightly coloured houses which line the streets from the waterfront and the imposing St Coleman's Cathedral. Cobh is also the gateway to the city of Cork and optional excursions to the legendary Blarney Castle.
Day 4 - St Mary's (Isles of Scilly, UK)
The magical Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary's is the largest of the inhabited islands and is a delight to explore with its white sandy beaches and tranquil waters. The village of Hugh Town is considered the capital. Perhaps visit the glorious Abbey Gardens on the privately-owned island of Tresco. Optional excursions explore St Mary's and Tresco.
Day 5 - St Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
Castle Cornet has stood guard over the attractive town of St Peter Port for over 800 years. Guernsey is geographically closer to France yet loyal to the British crown. This tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.
Day 6 - Honfleur (France)
Many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to charming Honfleur with its beautiful old harbour off the Seine's tidal estuary. Historic buildings house art galleries, boutiques and souvenir shops.
Day 7 - At sea
Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.
Day 8 - Leith (Scotland, UK)
The port of Leith is the gateway to Scotland's grand capital of Edinburgh. The port itself has been active for over 1,000 years and although once separated from the capital by a couple of miles, the two are now seamlessly blended together. Perhaps explore the rich history of this important port or venture into the city where the magnificent Edinburgh Castle awaits.
Day 9 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)
The capital of the Orkney archipelago stands at the dividing point between east and west mainland. Its sandstone St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline and is considered to be one of the finest medieval buildings in the north of Scotland. Perhaps discover the history of the Orkney Islands with a visit to the Neolithic standing stones or the archaeological site of Skara Brae.
Day 10 - Stornoway (Outer Hebrides)
Stornoway was originally a Viking settlement and is today the main town on the island of Lewis, considered the heartland of the Gaelic culture. It has a range of local specialist shops selling handcrafted goods including the famous Harris Tweed.
Day 11 - Tobermory (Isle of Mull)
Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. See the rainbow painted buildings which line the harbour back by hills. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides which boasts a diverse landscape. Neighbouring Iona is the island where St Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland in 563 AD.
Day 12 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)
Two yellow-painted gantry cranes, known as Samson and Goliath, tower above Belfast's skyline as a reminder of the the city's infamous shipbuilding industry. Just a short walk from the city centre, is the iconic Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic visitor experience. The magnificent Giant's Causeway isn't far away and is always a popular excursion.
Day 13 - Liverpool
Disembark Marco Polo in Liverpool.
For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.