- Belfast City Hall
Discover the architectural delights of Northern Ireland’s capital city.
Visit the far-flung Shetland Islands to discover a different way of life.
From this quaint port, you can discover the striking landscapes of Skye.
- St Peter Port
There is so much to do in St. Peter Port, from the many shops and bars to the gardens of Candie.
Voyages with partner cruise lines
Grand British Isles Discovery
Columbus sailing from Tilburyfrom £1,249 per person 13 2 Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £55 if not required
- New holiday
- VIP door to door
- Full board
Appreciate our wonderful island heritage
This cruise around our fabulous, history-packed islands is a voyage of fascinating, overlooked wonders. Discover some of our more remote islands, the highlights of Ireland, and get a taste of France and the Netherlands on this cruise to remember.
Saga price includes...
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- All port taxes, fees and charges
- Tourist visas if required
And on your cruise…
- Full board
- Afternoon tea
- Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail party
- Activities, entertainment and leisure facilities
- Porterage of luggage
09/05/2021 Tilbury, England
After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service to Tilbury, embark Columbus.
10/05/2021 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrive 0830. Depart 2000.
The Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants' mansions, tree-lined canals, and the spectacular Royal Palace are a few of the sights you can expect to see in Amsterdam, also home to superb collection of galleries and museums.
11/05/2021 At Sea
Spend the day at sea.
12/05/2021 Invergordon, Scotland
Arrive 0700. Depart 1800.
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!
13/05/2021 Lerwick ⚓, Shetland Isles
Arrive 0800. Depart 1900.
Sturdy little Lerwick is the friendly capital of the 100 islands and islets of the Shetland Islands, which have a rich Viking heritage with a distinct dialect and culture from mainland Scotland. This windswept, sea-lashed archipelago is a lush green haven for birds and also offers some of Scotland's most stunning archaeological remains.
14/05/2021 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.
15/05/2021 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.
16/05/2021 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.
17/05/2021 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive 0800. Depart 1830.
Belfast sits on the rugged coast of Northern Ireland where the River Lagan meets the sea. The capital brims with exuberant Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is also home to the shipyard where Titanic was built, now a fascinating museum. You can also head out and discover the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, or some of Belfast’s traditional pubs.
18/05/2021 Ringaskiddy (for Cork), Ireland
Arrive 1200. Depart 1900.
The port of Ringaskiddy is approximately ten miles from the cosmopolitan city of Cork. The heart of this popular, small city lies on an island in the River Lee. With its waterways, period buildings, inviting streets and tempting cafes, explore the city keeping an eye out for the spires of the 19th-century St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.
19/05/2021 St Mary’s ⚓, Isles 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.
20/05/2021 St Peter Port ⚓, Guernsey
Arrive 0730. 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!
21/05/2021 Honfleur, France
Arrive 0515. 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.
22/05/2021 Tilbury, England
Disembark after breakfast for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.
⚓ 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.