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Enjoy an unforgettable Bank Holiday cruise aboard Magellan. Discover astonishing island scenery and tiny, perfect ports in Orkney and the Isles of Skye and Mull. Cross to Ireland to experience the contrasts and culture of two very different capitals – Belfast and Dublin – then head south to the tip of Cornwall, and explore the gardens and green landscape of the Scilly Isles.
From here, Magellan will cruise up and across the Channel, and then into the gentle waters of the River Seine, on her way to two delightful French ports. See the harbourside houses that inspired the French Impressionists in Honfleur, and the Place du Vieux-Marche, where Joan of Arc met her end, in stunning, medieval Rouen. Crossing back to the UK she’ll finish her voyage with a visit to lively, historic Newcastle.
Round Britain & River Seine Experience Cruise Highlights
- Early summer sun and relaxation
- Crossing the Channel to Rouen and Honfleur
- Eight unforgettable, unique ports
- Two very different historic capitals, Belfast & Dublin
- Pretty Tobermory on Mull
- Explore Portree and the Isle of Skye
- The chance to visit Tresco from St Mary’s in the Scilly Isles
- The bustle and energy of Newcastle
- 11 nights’ accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Delicious full board cuisine
- Afternoon teas and late night snacks
- Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
- Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
- Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
- Daytime activities and leisure facilities
- Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
- Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
- Port Taxes
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Round Britain & River Seine Experience Itinerary
Day 1 – Depart from Dundee
Day 2 – At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3– Portree, Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is a wonderful place to explore. Spend the day in picturesque Portree, with its quayside fish and chip shops, or join an excursion and head north, past the Old Man of Storr, to Duntum’s Museum of Island Life; west to brooding Dunvegan Castle; south past the spectacular Cuillins; or even across the bridge to mainland Scotland.
Day 4 – Tobermory, Isle of Mull
The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque waterfront of brightly painted buildings, is a delightful place, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Day 5– Belfast, Northern Ireland
Early this morning, Magellan arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter and its exhibition that tells the story of the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast stone staircase of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.
Day 6 – Dublin, Ireland
Today Magellan arrives in Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe’s most engaging capitals. Grafton and O’Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city’s famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 7 – St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly
This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Magellan anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary’s and the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain’s finest subtropical plant collection.
Day 8 – Honfleur, France
Depart: 0115hrs (Day 9)
Crossing the Channel, our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet’s delightful house and gardens at Giverny.
Day 9 – Rouen, France
Overnight, Magellan navigates into the heart of Normandy – heading to the ancient city of Rouen. We’ll spend the morning and early afternoon here, giving you the chance to explore. See the Place du Vieux-Marche, site of Saint Joan’s martyrdom, the famous one-handed mechanical clock and the stunning Gothic cathedral.
Day 10 – At sea
Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises towards Newcastle.
Day 11 – Newcastle, England
Newcastle was once among the most vibrant centres of the British Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into one of England’s most energetic and exciting cities. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you’ll have some time to explore before beginning the final leg of your cruise.
Day 12 – Arrive back at Dundee
Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, this morning, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.