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

Charms of the British Isles

A 12-night luxury all-inclusive cruise around the beautiful coast of Great Britain exploring Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with a stop at Liverpool, home of the Beatles. Includes complimentary shore excursions

Luxury Holiday
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin
  • Liverpool

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This voyage around the picturesque UK coastline begins in Southampton, the home port of glamorous liners from cruising's golden age.

Seven Seas Explorer's first call is the refined city of Edinburgh, where strollers along the The Royal Mile and Princes Street can shop, dine, and enjoy the sight of the cliff-top castle high above. From the port of Greenock discover the city of Glasgow.

See the landmarks of Belfast and continue on to Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man. See the cultural city of Liverpool and the waterfront which was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site then sail to Holyhead on the beautiful Welsh island of Anglesey. Explore the welcoming and historic city of Dublin which is the home of Guinness and the 8th-century Book of Kells, and the medieval town of Waterford. In Portland there is the chance to discover Stonehenge.

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Charms of the British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Southampton (England)

Join Seven Seas Explorer in the historic port of Southampton.

Day 2 - At sea

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

Day 3 - Edinburgh New Haven (Scotland)

The grand city of Edinburgh is well known for its castle, dramatically situated high above elegant Princes Street and its many shops. It is also where you'll find the famous Royal Mile which stretches from the Palace of Holyrood to the cliff-top castle. Journey deep into Braveheart Country and enjoy a visit to Stirling Castle, head to Scone Palace associated with Macbeth, or take a tour of St Andrew's golf course.

Day 4 - At sea

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

Day 5 - Greenock

Greenock’s maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum. Other attractions include the 245-foot Victoria Tower, McLean Museum and Art Gallery and the Old West Kirk, which features stained glass by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Day 6 - Belfast (Ireland)

Belfast lies where the River Lagan flows into the sea, and today enjoys a renewed tranquillity. Its landmarks include the City Hall and its mural by John Luke, the Quadrangle of Queen's University and Stormont, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Choose from excursions to the beautiful Ards Peninsula, the Titanic Belfast museum and the wonderful National Trust estate of Mount Stewart House and Gardens.

Day 7 - Douglas (Isle of Man)

Douglas is the beautiful capital of the Isle of Man and has a traditional promenade lined with Victorian era hotels and complete with horse drawn tram. It is rich in Celtic history and the perfect place for shopping for Manx souvenirs. Enjoy a visit to the National Folk Museum, join the tour which takes in the Lady Isabella water wheel and Tynwald Hill, or hop on board two vintage railways for a journey through spectacular scenery.

Day 8 - Liverpool (England)

Liverpool lies on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. In 2004, Liverpool's waterfront was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, reflecting the city's importance in the development of the world's trading system and dock technology. Take the ultimate Beatles tour and see the places that helped inspire the Fab Four, or discover the architectural and artistic treasures in Port Sunlight, a beautiful 19th-century village built for the Sunlight Soap factory workers. Further afield, excursions include a tour of medieval Chester and the ancient Welsh village of Llangollen.

Day 9 - Holyhead (Wales)

Holyhead on Anglesey has lots of charm. Take in the stunning coastal scenery of Wales on a half day tour which includes a visit to the town with the longest name in the world Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch. Or perhaps head to the famous village of Portmeirion and explore Snowdonia, renowned for its breathtaking vistas.

Day 10 - Dublin (Ireland)

The hospitable city of Dublin on the River Liffey has a strong literary heritage. The Dublin Writers Museum pays tribute to the city's sons; James Joyce, W B Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Trinity College houses the 8th century Book of Kells, and for a taste of Guinness at its best, visit the brewery's home at St James's Gate. Perhaps see the sights on a river cruise along the River Liffey or travel to the amazing Powerscourt Gardens.

Day 11 - Waterford

Nestled by the banks of the River Suir, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, dating back to Viking times. Its impressive medieval city walls, cobbled, winding streets and colourful waterfront lend the town a charming feel. Reginald's Tower is Waterford's best known landmark. Excursions include a visit to Kilkenny Castle and the Waterford Crystal Experience, a day exploring the ancient county of Tipperary and a trip to the beautiful Woodstock Gardens.

Day 12 - Portland (England)

Portland lies on the the Jurassic Coast, and the island is connected to the mainland by Chesil Beach spit. Why not take the trip to the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Cerne Abbas, deep in the English countryside, explore medieval Corfe Castle or discover the unique Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens.

Day 13 - Southampton (England)

Disembark Seven Seas Explorer in Southampton.

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

Price Includes

  • 12 night full board cruise
  • Unlimited shore excursions
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beverages, including fine wines, beer and premium spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, speciality coffees and tea served throughout the ship
  • In-suite mini-bar including soft drinks, beer and bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Butler service in Penthouse Suites and above
  • Fitness programmes and use of sauna and steam rooms
  • On-board activities
Map for Charms of the British Isles