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

Beauty of the British Isles

Discover remote islands, explore Gaelic culture and uncover ancient cultures on this no-fly British Isles cruise, with a stop at Honfleur adding some French flair

No Fly Cruise
11 nights from £969pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Tobermory
  • Ullapool
  • Kirkwall standing stones
  • Honfleur
  • St Peter Port
  • Cobh

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Beauty of the British Isles Special Offer

Visit some of the most beautiful ports in the British Isles, as well as enchanting Honfleur and Cobh, and learn about their history and heritage.

Tobermory is renowned for its colourful waterfront, and is the gateway to the island of Iona where St Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland. Enjoy spectacular Highland scenery in Ullapool then uncover over 6,000 years of history at incredible archaeological sites in the Orkney Islands. Cruise to Honfleur, a charming French town which has long attracted renowned painters and writers.

Enjoy the Anglo-French ambience of Guernsey and explore the delightful island of St Mary's, the largest of the inhabited Scilly Isles, with the chance to visit the lovely Abbey Gardens in Tresco. Cruise to scenic Cobh, a short drive from the legendary Blarney Castle, and learn about the fascinating history of the Emerald Isle.

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Beauty of the British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

Day 2 - At Sea

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

Day 3 - 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 4 - Ullapool (Scotland)

Explore the traditional Highland fishing village of Ullapool, which has two main streets with signs in English and Gaelic, and a number of shops selling quality crafts and gifts. Optional excursions include a trip to the famous Inverewe Gardens, an oasis of exotic plants bursting with vibrant colour.

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.

Day 6 - Aberdeen (Scotland)

Known as the Granite City, Aberdeen is home to many attractions including the Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery. The city is surrounded by castles, whisky distilleries and stunning Highland scenery.

Day 7 - At Sea

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

Day 8 - 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 9 - St. Peter Port (Guernsey)

Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port for over 800 years. See the picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings, stroll along the cobbled streets and take in the Anglo-French ambience.

Day 10 - 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 11 - Cobh for Cork (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 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

Disembark Marco Polo in Bristol Avonmouth.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship 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
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK currency onboard
  • Child-free ship
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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