Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Discover some of the most beautiful and remote islands of the British Isles, including picturesque St Mary's and the rugged Isle of Bute on this superb no-fly cruise from Dover

No Fly Cruise
13 nights from £2199pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • St Mary's
  • Douglas
  • Belfast
  • Stornoway
  • St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

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This exciting no-fly cruise around the enchanting British Isles takes in outstanding natural beauty, historic wonders and abundant wildlife.

Visit St Peter Port, the delightful capital of Guernsey, with its tumbling terraces, tiered gardens and stylish boutiques, before cruising to the idyllic Scilly Isles. St Mary's is the largest island and home to incredible ancient monuments and miles of scenic beaches.

Discover the charming seaside town of Cobh and the historic capital of Douglas on the Isle of Man, a UNESCO Biosphere, before enjoying an overnight stop in Belfast. The city is famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic and it is possible to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard to learn about this ill-fated ship.

Explore the rugged Isle of Bute, before enjoying scenic cruising along the Sound of Mull, cruising by Dutchman's Cap, and Fingal's Cave, similar to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Your cruise around the beautiful British Isles concludes with visits to Stornoway in the remote Outer Hebrides and pretty Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands.

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Scenic Islands of the British Isles Itinerary

Day 1 - Dover (England)

Embark your ship in Dover.

Day 2 - St Peter Port (Guernsey)

The picturesque capital of Guernsey, St. Peter Port, is a historic town where Georgian and Regency architecture has been refined by French émigrés. Discover tumbling terraces and tiered gardens, stylish boutiques and chic cafés. Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables, was exiled in Guernsey and lived in Hauteville House for 15 years. Now known as Victor Hugo House, it is a museum.

Day 3 - St Mary's (Scilly Isles)

Located off the shores of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly boast gorgeous beaches and verdant nature reserves. St Mary's is the largest island and home to ancient monuments, the Carreg Dhu Community Garden and miles of scenic beaches.

Day 4 - Cobh (Ireland)

The seaside town of Cobh was famously the Titanic's final port of call on her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912. Today the town is known for its brightly coloured houses and the striking St. Colman's Cathedral. The town's museum explores Cobh's maritime heritage.

Day 5 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 6 - Douglas (Isle of Man)

Douglas is the picturesque capital of the Isle of Man and gateway to the world’s first entire island country to have been awarded Biosphere status by UNESCO. Discover a mix of architecture, from Victorian to Edwardian, and watch the horse-drawn tram grace the promenade.

Days 7-8 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Belfast is a modern city and famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic. Visitors have the chance to explore the Harland and Wolff shipyard and pay a visit to the Titanic Experience to learn about the ill-fated voyage. Other attractions including the Botanical Gardens, the Ulster Museum and Belfast Castle.

Day 9 - Rothesay (Isle of Bute)

Spend the day exploring picturesque Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.

Day 10 - Cruising Sound of Mull - Cruising by Dutchman's Cap - Cruising Fingal's Cave

Admire the stunning scenery as you cruise the Sound of Mull, by Dutchman's Cap and past Fingal's Cave, similar to the famous, UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Day 11 - Stornoway (Outer Hebrides)

Stornoway is the largest town of the Outer Hebrides, where local fishermen on traditional fleets land the catch of the day. Attractions include Lews Castle and its adjoining museum, the Lanntair Art Centre, and the Woodland Centre.

Day 12 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney Islands and has a fascinating mix of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. Its twisting lanes reveal many highlights including ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces. The spectacular St Magnus Cathedral dominates the town's skyline and was founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali.

Day 13 - At Sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a day at sea.

Day 14 - Dover (England)

Disembark your ship in Dover.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 13-night cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus late night snacks
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon Tea daily
  • Evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, live music and dancing
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • Onboard activities and lectures throughout the day
  • Use of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to/from the port
  • All drinks on board (optional 'All Inclusive Upgrade' available on selected cruises)
  • Shore Tours and RIB Tours
  • Hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning
  • WiFi
  • Visa costs if applicable
  • Travel insurance
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides, etc. on board and ashore
  • Evening dining in premium restaurants; The Grill, The Black Watch Room & The Poolside
  • Chocolates and beverages from The Bookmark Cafe
  • Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Games of Blackjack and Roulette
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Map for Scenic Islands of the British Isles