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Around the British Isles

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

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  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

A voyage of overlooked wonders

Uncover enchanting island scenery, quaint fishing harbours, and wildlife-rich waters on this 11-night cruise showcasing the incredible heritage of the British Isles. You’ll have the chance to explore the Scottish Highlands from Invergordon, moor in the world’s largest port, savour the cosmopolitan delights of Belfast, discover England’s only archipelago, wander the cobbled streets of pretty Honfleur and much more...

Saga price includes...

And on your cruise…

  • Full board
  • Afternoon tea
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
  • Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage

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16/06/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.

Depart 1600.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

17/06/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 1900.

Rotterdam is the world's largest port and Holland's second city. It's nicknamed 'Manhattan on the Meuse' due to its impressive skyscrapers and modern architecture such as cubic houses and the striking Erasmus Bridge. You'll also come across street sculptures and a variety of museums.

Rotterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

18/06/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

19/06/2020 Invergordon, Scotland

Ivergordon, Scotland

Arrive 0700. Depart 1600.

Cruise to the small and charming town of Invergordon, which is set on the shores of Cromarty Firth. Its fine natural harbour has seen it play an important role in naval history as a base was established here in the 20th century but nowadays it’s a popular gateway from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps explore the incredible scenery that forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields, tour the Glenmorangie Distillery or gaze out across the opaque waters of Loch Ness and ponder its legendary monster!

Invergordon Scotland UK Europe

20/06/2020 Portree ⚓ , Isle of Skye

Portree, Isle of Skye

Arrive 0730. Depart 1900.

Set around a natural harbour, the town of Portree is the capital of the Isle of Skye. Surrounded by hills and beautiful countryside the town was created as a fishing village at the start of the 19th century. Beyond the town lies the Skye Museum and the Aros community Cultural centre, offering an insight into life on the island and the island’s history.

Portree Isle of Skye Scotland UK Europe

21/06/2020 Tobermory ⚓, Isle of Mull

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Arrive 0700. Depart 2000.

The charming 18th century port of Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull, the largest of the Argyll islands. Explore the town, its museum, distillery and Marine Centre, take in the views or stroll by the picturesque harbour.

Tobermory Isle of Mull Scotland UK Europe

22/06/2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

The cosmopolitan city of Belfast has a long association with ship-building, reinforced by the two gantry cranes that rise above the city known locally as ‘Samson and Goliath’! The ill-fated liner Titanic was built here and the visitor attraction ‘Titanic Belfast’ explores the story of the ocean liner through a series of interactive galleries. The city is also home to the Ulster Museum as well as Botanic gardens and central Donegal Square. Further afield lies the famous Giant’s Causeway.

Belfast Northern Ireland UK Europe

23/06/2020 Ringaskiddy (for Cork), Ireland

Ringaskiddy, Ireland

Arrive 1200. Depart 2000.

Ringaskiddy is a short distance from Cork, a busy little city divided by the River Lee. It’s the cosmopolitan hub of southern Ireland, but with all the laid-back charm of a small town. Keep an eye out for the spires of the French-style Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral as you hop from the traditional pubs to the artisan coffee shops which have sprung up in recent years. Or pay a visit to 15th-century Blarney Castle; it’s partially in ruin but if you can brave the climb to the battlements and kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be rewarded with the ‘gift of the gab’.

Ringaskiddy County Cork Ireland Europe

24/06/2020 St Mary’s ⚓, Isles of Scilly

St Mary's, Isle of Scilly

Arrive 0700. Depart 2000.

St Mary’s is the largest of the Isles of Scilly and acts as a gateway to rest of the archipelago. Just 28 miles from Land’s End, you can expect stunning white beaches, hidden coves, quaint fishing harbours and a diverse range of birdlife and colourful flora.

St Mary's Isles of Scilly England UK Europe

25/06/2020 St Peter Port, Guernsey

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Arrive 0700. Depart 1830.

St Peter Port is the capital of the Channel Island of Guernsey. With pretty streets, a scenic harbour overlooked by imposing Castle Cornet, gardens, shops and museum, there’s lots to enjoy, plus of course duty-free shopping!

St Peter Port Guernsey Channel Islands UK Europe

26/06/2020 Honfleur, France

Honfleur, France

Arrive 0600. Depart 1500.

The charming town of Honfleur is home to picturesque streets and historic houses huddled together as they line cobbled streets. See the Quay and the Old Harbour, perhaps visit the museum or admire St Catherine’s Church, the largest wooden church in France.

Honfleur Normandy France Europe

27/06/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0800.

Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

Tilbury Essex England UK Europe

Please note

⚓ Land by launch or tender.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Around the British Isles

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

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