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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Exploring the British Isles

Discover the wonderful island heritage of the remote and beautiful British Isles and enjoy visits to quirky Amsterdam and the pretty, art-lovers town of Honfleur in France on this 11-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury

No Fly Cruise
11 nights from £1109pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cobh
  • Blarney Castle, Cork
  • Honfleur, France
  • St Mary's, Scilly

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From London Tilbury, head to the vibrant city of Amsterdam and stroll along the picturesque tree-lined canals before admiring the spectacular St Magnus Cathedral of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands.

Marvel at the views in Tobermory, one of Scotland's prettiest ports and see the superb mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture in the bustling city of Dublin. From Cobh, head to Cork and take the opportunity to explore the magnificent Blarney Castle then journey to St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly and enjoy an optional excursion to the famous Abbey Gardens of Tresco.

Explore 800-year old Castle Cornet in St. Peter Port and enjoy a visit to charming Honfleur in France which has attracted artists for many years.

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Grand British Isles Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Rotterdam

Rotterdam's architecture is an intriguing mix of old and new. The city was founded in 1328 and today modern glass skyscrapers stand side-by-side with buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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 - At Sea

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

Day 6 - 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 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 - Cobh for Cork

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 9 - St. Mary's (Isle 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 10 - 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 ambiance.

Day 11 - 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 12 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Columbus in London Tilbury.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the 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
  • Informative guest lectures
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port taxes
  • UK currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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