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Charms of the British Isles

Columbus sailing from London Tilbury

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

Discover the delights of our islands...

Take home memories to treasure on this 12-night cruise visiting a selection of remote offshore islands and bustling port cities around the British Isles. Uncover ancient cultures, take in stunning scenery and explore charming towns as you sail from the world’s largest port, Rotterdam. Take in the wild and rugged coastline of Scotland, the unforgettable character of the Emerald Isle, and the quaint tranquility of Guernsey, with UNESCO-listed Le Havre introducing some delightful French flair.

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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31/08/2020 London 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

01/09/2020 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

02/09/2020 At Sea

Spend the day at sea.

03/09/2020 Kirkwall ⚓, Orkney Islands

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Kirkwall is the capital of Orkney with the magnificent 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral at its heart. With individual and artisan shops, two ‘Palaces’ and the Orkney Museum there’s lots to see. Perhaps choose to go further afield and visit some of the island’s ancient sites.

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands Scotland UK Europe

04/09/2020 Portree ⚓, Isle of Skye

Portree, Isle of Skye

Arrive 0700. 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

05/09/2020 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

06/09/2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Arrive 0800. Depart 2000.

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 known 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

07/09/2020 Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Arrive 0715. Depart 1800.

Beautiful Dublin is the capital of Ireland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From its stunning Georgian architecture and wide streets to a choice of museums and literary connections, there’s so much to discover including Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and famous Ha’penny Bridge.

Dublin Ireland Europe

08/09/2020 St Mary’s ⚓, Isles of Scilly

St Mary's, Isle of Scilly

Arrive 0900. 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

09/09/2020 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

10/09/2020 Portland ⚓, England

Portland, England

Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.

Today you'll arrive at the ‘Isle of Portland’, which is connected to Dorset's mainland by Chesil Beach. It’s an ideal base from which to discover the attractions of the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast and beyond, from prehistoric sites and medieval towns, to delightful country houses and beautiful gardens. Perhaps seek out Benedictine ruins in Abbotsbury or visit 15th-century Athelhampton, a private home since Tudor times.

Portland Dorset England UK Europe

11/09/2020 Le Havre, France

Le Havre, France

Arrive 0700. Depart 1400.

You’ll have a new appreciation of post-war architecture following a visit to Le Havre, France’s second largest port, which was reshaped following World War II. Architect Auguste Perret was the man behind the city’s modernist redesign and his sensitive reconstruction and innovative use of concrete have earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Take a stroll through the main square, and contrast modernist buildings such as Maison de la Culture with the 16th-century Notre Dame cathedral.

Le Havre Normandy France Europe

12/09/2020 London Tilbury, England

London Tilbury

Arrive 0700.

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.

Charms of the British Isles

Columbus sailing from London Tilbury

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Columbus sailing from London Tilbury