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Gems of the British Isles

Capture the hidden delights of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, the iconic cities of the Emerald Isle and historic Honfleur on this 14-night no-fly cruise from Liverpool

No Fly Cruise
14 nights from £1129pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Tobermory
  • Dublin
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles
  • Honfleur
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands
  • Belfast
  • Blarney Castle, Cork

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The British Isles are famous for picture-postcard villages, tranquil islands and ancient castles. Explore the best of the British Isles on this no-fly cruise and learn more about the history and heritage of these islands.

Learn about the fascinating history of the Emerald Isle with a visit to the cosmopolitan city of Dublin then 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 Bristol en-route to Honfleur, an enchanting town which has long attracted renowned painters and writers. Invergordon is the gateway to the spectacular Scottish Highlands and optional excursions here include the Glenmorangie Distillery and Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

Explore the history of the Orkney Islands through Neolithic standing stones and the spectacular archaeological site of Skara Brae, and uncover 4,000 years of human history on the Shetlands at the impressive archaeological site of Jarlshof. Enjoy a day in the colourful port of Tobermory, famous for the brightly painted houses that line its sheltered harbour. In Belfast two great, yellow-painted cranes are a reminder of the area's ship building industry whilst the Titanic Belfast relives the city's golden era. Ringaskiddy is the gateway to the city of Cork, one of Europe's most fashionable cities.

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Gems of the British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Liverpool (UK)

Embark Magellan in Liverpool.

Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 Tresco.

Day 4 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

The historic city of Bristol is home to the iconic Cifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel's SS Great Britain, now a museum ship.

Day 5 - At Sea

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

Day 6 - 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 7 - At Sea

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

Day 8 - Invergordon (Scotland)

Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The incredible Scottish scenery forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields that feature in optional excursions such as the Glenmorangie Distillery and a visit to Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

Day 9 - 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 10 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th-century Dutch herring fleets. Hay's Dock is home to the Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland is the impressive archaeological site of Jarlshof.

Day 11 - At Sea

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

Day 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 - Ringaskiddy (Ireland)

Ringaskiddy in County Cork is the gateway to the fashionable city of Cork. This historic city has become the lively cultural and shopping capital of the south, yet still retains the feel of a country town.

Day 15 - Bristol Avonmouth (UK)

Disembark Magellan in Bristol Avonmouth.

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

Price Includes

  • 14 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
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  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £419
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