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+44 1756 706500

British Isles and Cities Discovery

See the ancient monuments, remote islands and historic cities of the British Isles on this no-fly cruise from London Tilbury on Columbus

No Fly Cruise
10 nights from £729pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Amsterdam
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
  • Tobermory
  • Belfast
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Honfleur

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British Isles and Cities Discovery Special Offer

Discover the picture-postcard villages, tranquil islands and picturesque ports of the British Isles on this no-fly cruise and learn more about the history and heritage of these islands.

Sail to the unique city of Amsterdam then uncover over 6,000 years of history at incredible archaeological sites in the Orkney Islands. Admire the spectacular scenery of the island of Mull with a visit to the colourful fishing village of Tobermory then learn about the fascinating history of the Emerald Isle with visits to the cosmopolitan cities of Belfast and Dublin.

Explore the delightful island of St Mary's, the largest of the inhabited Scilly Isles, and perhaps visit the lovely Abbey Gardens in Tresco. Call at the important Royal Naval city of Plymouth before cruising to Honfleur, a charming town which has long attracted renowned painters and writers.

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British Isles and Cities Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Explore the charming and quirky city of Amsterdam with its many quaint coffee shops, beautiful churches and picturesque tree-lined canals. Perhaps discover one of the world-class museums including the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the famous Rijksmuseum.

Day 3 - At Sea

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

Day 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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 9 - Plymouth (UK)

Plymouth is an important Royal Naval port with attractions including the historic Barbican district and Plymouth Hoe which enjoys delightful views over the bay.

Day 10 - 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 11 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Columbus in London Tilbury.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10 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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  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £299