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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Beautiful British Isles

This exciting no-fly cruise from Portsmouth showcases the picturesque British Isles, from stunning scenery to historic towns and remote islands, plus enjoy visits to lively Dublin and quaint Cobh

No Fly Cruise
13 nights

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Skara Brae
  • Tobermory
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Douglas
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Ha'Penny Bridge, Dublin
  • Blarney Castle
  • St Mary's
  • St Mary's

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Beautiful British Isles Special Offer

Explore the beautiful British Isles on board Marco Polo, plus discover Dublin, the lively capital of the Emerald Isle, and tranquil Cobh on this fantastic holiday.

Spend the day exploring the dynamic city of Newcastle, take the opportunity to visit the legendary Loch Ness from historic Invergordon, and explore picturesque Kirkwall, gateway to the spectacular archaeological site of Skara Brae.

Learn about 4000 years of history on an optional tour of Jarlshof, a magnificent archaeological site, admire the colourful harbour of Tobermory, and perhaps head to the impressive Giant's Causeway during your time in Belfast. See the sights of Douglas, experience Irish hospitality in lively Dublin and stroll along the streets of pretty Cobh, just a stone's throw from the legendary Blarney Castle. Marco Polo then calls at the idyllic island of St Mary's before heading back to Portsmouth.

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Beautiful British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Portsmouth (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in Portsmouth.

Day 2 - At Sea

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

Day 3 - Newcastle

Newcastle was once an important wool and coal port, but today it is renowned for its nightlife, shopping and many attractions. The city has hosted the Great North Run since 1981 which attracts thousands of runners to the area. Nearby is the magnificent Alnwick Castle and neo-Classical Wallington Hall.

Day 4 - Invergordon

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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - At Sea

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

Day 8 - 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 9 - 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 10 - Douglas (Isle of Man)

The Isle of Man is a unique self-governing kingdom with its own parliament, laws, traditions and culture. Discover enchanting scenery, ancient sites and medieval castles and step back in time by taking a delightful trip on a Victorian railways or horse tram. Look out for superb handicrafts in the specialist shops found in Douglas's pedestrianised shopping centre.

Day 11 - Dublin (Ireland)

Dublin is the capital of the Emerald Isle and boasts a superb mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. The city is home to Dublin Castle, Trinity College and majestic Four Courts. Perhaps cross the Ha’penny Bridge, one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

Day 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - Portsmouth (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in Portsmouth.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13 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