British Isles Discovery Itinerary
Day 1 - Liverpool (UK)
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Embark Azores in Liverpool.
Day 2 - Cobh (Republic of Ireland)
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 excursions to the legendary Blarney Castle.
Day 3 - St Mary's (Isles of Scilly, UK) (by launch or tender)
The Isles of Scilly is Britain's only island archipelago which lies just off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary's is the largest of the inhabited islands and is a delight to explore. 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 4 - St Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands) (by launch or tender)
Castle Cornet has stood guard over 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 5 - 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 6 - At sea
Enjoy the facilities on board Azores as you spend a day at sea.
Day 7 - Invergordon (Scotland, UK)
Situated on the shores of the Cromarty Firth, Invergordon is a key port with an important naval history. The small town is the gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Perhaps take one of the optional excursions to the Glenmorangie Distillery or Loch Ness.
Day 8 - Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) (by launch or tender)
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 9 - 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 10 - Liverpool
Disembark Azores in Liverpool.
Please note that alternative arrangements will be made where possible if weather conditions prevent the ship from calling at a scheduled port of call.