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+44 1756 706500

Around the British Isles

This springtime no-fly voyage from Cardiff showcases the best of the British Isles, plus visits picturesque Honfleur in France and the quaint Irish town of Cobh, gateway to Blarney Castle

No Fly Cruise
11 nights from £649pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles
  • Skara Brae
  • Tobermory
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Blarney Castle

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From the breathtaking Scottish highlands and islands to the tranquil Isles of Scilly, this voyage takes in the beautiful ports of the British Isles as well as enchanting Honfleur and pretty Cobh.

Join Marco Polo in Cardiff and head to the serene island of St Mary's, gateway to Tresco's beautiful gardens, and on to Honfleur, which has inspired artists for centuries. Take the opportunity to explore the stunning Scottish highlands or the legendary Loch Ness during your time in historic Invergordon, and perhaps visit the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae from Kirkwall.

Charming Lerwick is just a stone's throw from the extraordinary archaeological site of Jarlshof, while Tobermory is renowned for its colourful waterfront, and is your gateway to the island of Iona where St Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland. See the sights of Belfast and perhaps head to the famous Giant's Causeway, before cruising to scenic Cobh, a short drive from the legendary Blarney Castle.

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Around the British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Cardiff (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in Cardiff.

Day 2 - St. Mary's (Isles of Scilly)

The 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. The island of Tresco, the only privately-owned island, is home to the famous Abbey Gardens. Optional excursions explore St Mary's and and Tresco.

Day 3 - Honfleur (France)

Many renowned painters have been attracted to charming Honfleur with its ever-changing light, half-timbered houses and beautiful old harbour. Nestled in its picturesque cobbled streets, explore the art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.

Day 4 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Invergordon (Scotland)

Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The incredible Scottish scenery forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields that feature in optional excursions such as the Glenmorangie Distillery and a visit to Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

Day 6 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney archipelago. The spectacular St Magnus Cathedral dominates the town's skyline. Take one of the optional excursions during your time here including the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae .

Day 7 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. Hay's Dock is home to the Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland is the impressive archaeological site of Jarlshof.

Day 8 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Tobermory (Isle of Mull)

The picture-postcard village of Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. Its large natural harbour is home to colourful boats bobbing on the waves and a rainbow of brightly painted buildings backed by wooded hills. Mull’s diverse landscape ranges from high mountain and wild moorland to sea cliffs and sandy beaches.

Day 10 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)

The cosmopolitan city of Belfast is home to Titanic Belfast, the museum exploring the legend of the Titanic. At the heart of today’s cosmopolitan city is Belfast’s elegant City Hall, which stands in Donegal Square. Perhaps discover the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway on an optional excursion from the city.

Day 11 - Cobh (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 optional excursions to the legendary Blarney Castle.

Day 12 - Cardiff (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in Cardiff.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £329