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Discovering the British Isles

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,169 per person 11 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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Uncover the nation’s rich heritage

Experience the beauty and heritage of our islands by visiting some of the more interesting, but remoter, parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Rotterdam and Honfleur.

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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05/09/2021 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

06/09/2021 Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. 

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

07/09/2021 At Sea

Spend the day at sea

08/09/2021 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

09/09/2021 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.

Scotland UK Europe Portree Isle of Skye

10/09/2021 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.

Scotland UK Europe Tobermory Isle of Mull

11/09/2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Arrive 0800. Depart 1830. 

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

12/09/2021 Cobh, Ireland

Cobh, Ireland

Arrive 1200. Depart 1900.

Cobh's colourful waterfront is lined with brightly-painted houses overlooked by the looming edifice of St Colman's Cathedral. Historically Ireland's major transatlantic port, it has a rich seafaring history as the place from where thousands followed their dream to start a new life in America. It's also your gateway to the lively city of Cork, considered by locals to be the ‘true’ capital of Ireland.

Cobh Ireland Europe

13/09/2021 St Mary’s ⚓, Isles of Scilly

St Mary's, Isle of Scilly

Arrive 0730. 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.

UK Europe England Isles of Scilly St Mary's

14/09/2021 St Peter Port ⚓, Guernsey

St Peter Port, Guernsey

Arrive 0800. 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!

UK Europe St Peter Port Guernsey Channel Islands

15/09/2021 Honfleur, France

Honfleur, France

Arrive 0700. Depart 1600. 

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.

Europe Honfleur Normandy France

16/09/2021 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.


Discovering the British Isles

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,169 per person 11 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
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Discovering the British Isles

Columbus sailing from Tilbury

from £1,169 per person 11 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required