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

Highlights of the British Isles

This superb no-fly cruise from London Tilbury showcases the heritage of the British Isles with visits to the beautiful isle of Skye, the vibrant cities of Ireland as well as the stunning French port of Honfleur

No Fly Cruise
11 nights

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Portree
  • Tobermory
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • St Mary's
  • Honfleur

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Explore the picturesque towns and remote islands which make up the beautiful British Isles plus enjoy visits to Rotterdam and pretty Honfleur on this unique no-fly voyage.

See the impressive architecture of Rotterdam, before cruising to Invergordon on the shores on the Cromarty Firth, gateway to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. Continue to quaint Portree framed by the soaring peaks of the Cuilins, and picture-postcard Tobermory with its iconic waterfront.

Discover the history of the Titanic in the lively city of Belfast and take the opportunity to visit Tresco's Abbey Gardens from the idyllic island of St Mary's. Picturesque St Peter Port, guarded by Castle Cornet, is a delight to explore, while serene Honfleur has inspired artists for centuries.

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British Isles Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Columbus in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - Rotterdam (Holland)

Explore Rotterdam's intriguing mix of old and new architecture, where 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 - Invergordon (Scotland, UK)

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 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 - Belfast (Ireland)

Discover Belfast with its two great, yellow-painted, gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath which are much-loved landmarks soaring above Belfast’s skyline. Visit the iconic Titanic Belfast museum which relives the city’s golden era and traces the story of the ill-fated liner.

Day 8 - Ringaskiddy

Explore Cork from Ringaskiddy. Cork City is fast gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s most fashionable cities. Cork has become the shopping, commercial and cultural capital of the south with a unique character and agreeable continental air.

Day 9 - St. Mary's (Isles of Scilly, UK)

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, 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.

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 cruise 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
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions