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British Isles and Ireland Discovery

A 12-night voyage of discovery taking in the incredible diversity of the British and Irish coastlines in summer

No Fly Cruise
12 nights from £1079pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Galway

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A cruise around the British Isles and Ireland is the best way to truly appreciate the depth and heritage of the waters that serve and surround our beautiful, diverse nation. Discover hidden coastal gems like the Isle of Scilly, then experience magical scenic and city scenes as you circumnavigate the beloved ‘Emerald Isle.’ From galivanting to folk music in Galway to greeting locals in bustling Belfast, our itinerary will award you a whole new appreciation of lands closer to home.

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British Isles & Ireland Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - Tilbury

Embark your ship.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly

The Scilly Isles are a subtropical paradise off the coast of Cornwall. Little more than six square miles, St Mary’s is the largest, with an atmosphere unlike anything you’ll experience on the mainland. St Mary’s is a hidden gem, with long stretches of white sandy beaches and a breath-taking untouched landscape. The coastline holds many archaeological sites along with miles of splendid walks along the coastal and country paths.

Day 4 - Cobh

Cork City's nearby harbour district has seen plenty of history. Cork Harbour's draws include Fota Island, with an arboretum, a wildlife park, and the Fota House ancestral estate, and the fishing port of Cobh.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Galway

Brimming with cultural hotspots and rich architecture, no trip to the iconic and quintessentially Irish 'City of Tribes' is complete without some craic at a traditional pub and a stroll down the infamous cobbled streets.

Day 7 - Killybegs

The days start early in Killybegs, as this quiet fishing town rumbles to life, and ships with red and blue paint peeling from their hulls quietly depart, ready for a morning's hard work at sea. Located in a scenic part of County Donegal, Killybegs is Ireland's fishing capital, and the salty breeze and pretty streets serve as a revitalising medicine for visitors. The town is also your gateway to some of the country's most majestic coastal scenery, which is dotted with flashing white lighthouses, keeping watch over invigorating seascapes. Killybegs enjoys a privileged position on the coast of north west of Ireland, close to the spectacular Slieve League - a titanic mountain, which explodes upwards from frothing ocean. Walk as close as you dare to the coastline’s sheer drops, or admire the folding cliffs from the best vantage point, down on the water.

Day 8 - Belfast

Belfast was a great Victorian success story, an industrial boomtown whose prosperity was built on trade, especially linen and shipbuilding. Famously (or infamously), the Titanic was built here, giving Belfast, for a time, the nickname 'Titanic Town'. Having laid the foundation stone of the city's university in 1845, Queen Victoria returned to Belfast in 1849 (she is recalled in the names of buildings, streets, bars, monuments, and other places around the city), and in the same year, the university opened under the name Queen's College. Nearly 40 years later, in 1888, Victoria granted Belfast its city charter. Today its population is nearly 300,000, tourist numbers have increased, and this dramatically transformed city is enjoying an unparalleled renaissance.

Day 9 - Portree, Isle of Skye

You’ll believe you’ve entered a Tolkienesque fantasy landscape when you see Skye’s surreal crags and peaks – but you’ll be sure of a warm welcome from the down-to-earth locals in the capital of Portree.

Day 10 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.

Day 11 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands

The town's twisting flagstone lanes and harbour once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today.

Day 12 - At Sea

Day 13 - Tilbury

Disembark your ship.

Price Includes

  • Full-board cruise in chosen cabin
  • Coffee and tea making facilities in every cabin
  • Tea and water available 24 hours a day in the buffet area
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Onboard enrichment and lifestyle programmes

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