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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Heritage of the British Isles

Discover the lively cities of Amsterdam and Dublin, and the remote Orkney Islands and Scilly Isles on this superb no-fly cruise from London Tilbury around the beautiful British Isles on board Columbus

No Fly Cruise
10 nights from £929pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Scilly Isles
  • Portree, Isle of Skye
  • Honfleur, France
  • Amsterdam
  • Earls Palace, Kirkwall
  • Dublin Castle

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Admire the natural beauty and strong heritage of the British Isles as you call at fascinating capital cities and rugged islands.

Explore the Dutch capital of Amsterdam with its picturesque canals and interesting museums, before heading to Kirkwall in the beautiful Orkney archipelago. The town is overlooked by the impressive St Magnus Cathedral and is the gateway to the impressive archaeological site of Skara Brae.

Columbus cruises to quaint Portree on the Isle of Skye, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, and picturesque Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, renowned for its colourful harbour.

See the sights of Dublin, the lively capital of the Emerald Isle, take the opportunity to visit Tresco's famous Abbey Gardens during your time on St Mary's, and stroll along the cobbled streets of beautiful St Peter Port, before visiting the scenic French port of Honfleur.

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British Isles Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Amsterdam (Holland)

Explore the charming and quirky city of Amsterdam with its many quaint coffee shops, beautiful churches and picturesque tree-lined canals. Perhaps discover one of the world-class museums including the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and the famous Rijksmuseum.

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, including a visit to the impressive archaeological site of Skara Brae.

Day 5 - Portree (Isle of Skye)

Charming Portree is the main town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. On the outskirts of the town, the Skye Heritage Centre and Aros Experience bring the history of the island to life. Skye’s stunning scenery ranges from the soaring peaks of the Cuilins to undulating heather moorland and spectacular lochs. Optional excursions feature crofting villages and iconic castles with both colourful and poignant history.

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 (Republic of 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 - 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 and Tresco.

Day 9 - St. Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands)

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. Alternatively, take advantage of the duty-free shopping.

Day 10 - 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 11 - London Tilbury (UK)

Disembark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Price Includes

  • 10 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £299
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