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British Isles in the Summertime

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

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

A cruise of history, heritage and beauty

Discover the heritage and beauty of the British Isles under the blue skies of summer on this 10-night cruise from London Tilbury. As you cruise aboard Columbus, seek out the incredible scenery of the Scottish Highlands, admire picturesque harbours on the islands of Mull and Skye, explore England’s only island archipelago, and immerse yourself in the Anglo-French ambience of Guernsey. Contrast these delightful island ports with stops in pretty Honfleur and bustling Rotterdam for a summer to remember.

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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09/07/2020 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

10/07/2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0900. Depart 2000.

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

11/07/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

12/07/2020 Invergordon, Scotland

Ivergordon, Scotland

Arrive 0800. Depart 1630.

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

13/07/2020 Portree ⚓, Isle of Skye

Portree, Isle of Skye

Arrive 0800. 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

14/07/2020 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

15/07/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

16/07/2020 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

17/07/2020 St Peter Port ⚓, Guernsey

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Arrive 0700. Depart 1900.

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

18/07/2020 Honfleur, France

Honfleur, France

Arrive 0800. Depart 1800.

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

19/07/2020 Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0900.

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.

British Isles in the Summertime

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

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