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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

British Isles and Ireland Explorer

This superb no-fly cruise from Greenock on tall ship Golden Horizon showcases the best of the British Isles, with highlights including lively Dublin and picturesque Falmouth

No Fly Cruise
14 nights from £2699pp

Sailing Holiday
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Douglas
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles
  • Falmouth
  • St Peter Port

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Book With Confidence! If you are unable to embark Golden Horizon due to a local lockdown in your home country as a result of Covid-19 or due to your home country’s Government advising against travel to your destination(s) as a result of Covid-19, you will be able to transfer your booking to another Tradewind Voyage or receive a refund. If we have to cancel a voyage due to Covid-19, you will be able to transfer your booking to another Tradewind Voyage or receive a refund

British Isles and Ireland Explorer Special Offer

Sail around Ireland, the Isle of Man, England and the Channel Islands, taking in fascinating cities, beautiful gardens and sandy beaches, on this exciting no-fly cruise from Greenock.

In Northern Ireland, discover how Belfast has become a world-class city, wander through botanical gardens and follow in the footsteps of giants at the otherworldly Giant’s Causeway. Then cruise south to Dublin for Guinness tasting at the Guinness Storehouse. Your time in England is about relaxing on Cornwall’s glorious sands (including some of the beaches featured in Poldark) and tucking into traditional Cornish cream teas.

It’s then onto St Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey, where you can stroll down quaint streets, visit Castle Cornet or discover La Vallette Underground Military Museum. During your time here, you can also take a boat across to tiny Herm Island, with no cars, no crowds and a fascinating history.

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British Isles and Ireland Explorer

Day 1 - Greenock (Scotland)

Embark your ship in Greenock.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Greencastle for Londonderry (Northern Ireland)

Greencastle is the gateway to Londonderry, which is surrounded by 17th Century city walls. Admire St. Columb cathedral and the Peace Bridge, a modern monument to more modern troubles. The Tower Museum exhibits local history and offers stunning views of the nearby red sandstone Guildhall.

Day 4 - Belfast

Belfast is the cosmopolitan capital of Northern Ireland and home to Stormont Castle, a baronial mansion. The city has stunning Victorian architecture, a glittering waterfront, and over 90 Irish pubs. There is also the Giant's Ring, a 5,000-year- old stone ‘henge’, and Belfast City Hall which dominates the skyline.

Day 5 - Liverpool (England)

Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles and home to impressive architecture. Take the opportunity to see the iconic sights or maybe enjoy the ultimate Beatles Experience.

Day 6 - Douglas (Isle of Man)

With a rural landscape and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man is a designated Biosphere Reserve. Discover a landscape of rolling hills, pebble-dash beaches and coastal paths, dotted with magnificent castles and museums. perhaps board a historic steam train, or just enjoy strolling through the town at your leisure.

Day 7 - Dublin (Ireland)

Dublin is the capital of the Emerald Isle and rich in tradition and heritage. It is divided by the Liffey and Tolka rivers. Discover beautiful Georgian architecture and a traditional folk music scene in the city's lively pubs.

Day 8 - Rosslare

Explore the pretty village of Rosslare with its bustling harbour.

Day 9 - Baltimore

The pretty villages of Baltimore is situated in West Cork, one of the most stunning parts of Ireland. The oldest part of the village is home to the castle and rows of fishermen's cottages, while in the heart of the village is the 'square' with its bars and restaurants.

Day 10 - St Mary's (Isles of Scilly)

Located off the shores of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly offer stunning beaches and verdant nature reserves. St Mary's is the largest of the islands and home to ancient monuments and the Carreg Dhu Community Garden.

Day 11 - Falmouth (England)

Falmouth has a strong maritime history and is the gateway to the dramatic scenery of Cornwall. Perhaps visit the National Maritime Museum which houses artworks, maps and memorabilia.

Day 12 - St Helier (Jersey)

St Helier is the capital of Jersey. Shopping districts, Michelin-starred restaurants and the waterside marina await.

Day 13 - St Peter Port (Guernsey)

The picturesque capital of Guernsey, St. Peter Port, boasts incredible Georgian and Regency architecture. Discover tumbling terraces and tiered gardens as well as chic cafés. Victor Hugo was exiled in Guernsey, and Victor Hugo House is now a museum.

Day 14 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 15 - Harwich (England)

Disembark your ship in Harwich.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 14-night full-board cruise
  • Selected beers and wine with lunch and dinner in the main restaurant
  • Gratuities and service charges
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Use of gym and marina

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