Sail north to Invergordon, gateway to the Scottish Highlands, historic castles, Culloden battlefield and Loch Ness. Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, has a unique character reflecting its fishing and maritime history, with white sand beaches, rolling peat moors and the pre-historic Callanish Stones.
Visit delightful Tobermory with its colourful hotels, shops and houses wrapped around the scenic bay. Enjoy the contrast in the bustling streets of Dublin with sightseeing including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, shopping and a glass of Guiness!
St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility with an option to visit Tresco’s famous Abbey Gardens. In pretty Honfleur, with its delightful old harbour and marina, explore the narrow streets that are little changed since medieval times, or opt to visit Claude Monet’s House & Garden.
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British Isles Discovery Itinerary
Day 1 - London Tilbury (England)
Embark Astor in London Tilbury.
Day 2 - At sea
A relaxing day at sea to enjoy the facilities on board.
Day 3 - Invergordon (Scotland)
Located on the shores of the Cromartry Firth, Invergordon has an important naval history. This modern town is the gateway to the picturesque Scottish Highlands. Romantic castles and historic battlefields feature in optional excursions along with the Glenmorangie Distillery and Loch Ness.
Day 4 - Stornoway (Outer Hebrides)
Stornoway was originally a Viking settlement. Today it is the main town of the island of Lewis. Perhaps visit some of the specialist shops selling the famous Harris Tweed. Traditional ways of life ate still very much evident and the island is considered the heartland of Gaelic culture.
Day 5 - Tobermory (Isle of Mull)
Established as a fishing port, colourful Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. It is the capital of the Isle of Mull which is the second largets island of the Inner Hebrides. Neighbouring Iona is where St Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland.
Day 6 - Dublin (Republic of Ireland)
Dublin is the capital of the Emerald Isle and has a fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and a magnificent mix of architecture. See the sights including Dublin Castle, Trinity College and the General Post Office.
Day 7 - St Mary's (Isles of Scilly)
The Scilly Isles is Britain's only island archipelago. St Mary's is the largest of the inhabited islands. Hugh Town is the hub of the island's activity. Perhaps visit the privately-owned island of Tresco, home to the spectacular Abbey Gardens.
Day 8 - Honfleur (France)
Many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to charming Honfleur with its half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets. Nestled in its streets historic buildings house art galleries, boutqiues and cafes.
Day 9 - London Tilbury (UK)
Disembark Astor in London Tilbury.
Please note that alternative arrangements will be made where possible if weather conditions prevent the ship from calling at a scheduled port of call.