About the tour: Cruising the Faroes and Scottish Highlights

Taking you north to the remote and beautiful Faroe Islands and delightful Scottish Highlands and islands, this leisurely cruise promises to be the perfect summer break. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of breathtaking scenery, bountiful wildlife and dramatic nature. From the pretty fishing port of Tobermory, to the beautiful Orkney archipelago, Tórshavn, the smallest capital city in the world and the lovely Lerwick. Each time you step ashore discover fascinating traditions and cultures, explore historic cities and learn of the mysteries surrounding ancient sites.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights cruising on board Magellan with full board
  • Coach travel from selected joining points
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to 10pm)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • All port taxes

8 days from £979pp

DATES & PRICES

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Depart 16:00.

    Regional departure by coach and travel to Newcastle to join your cruise ship. We set sail at 4pm.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Arrive 01:30. Depart 12.45.

    Dundee is the 4th largest city in Scotland. It is situated beside Scotland's longest river, the River Tay, and is home to RRS Discovery – the ship built in 1901 for Captain Scott who travelled to the Antarctic. Explore the city's cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Dundee
    Dundee

    Arrive 07:00. Depart 19:00.

    Originally settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century, Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour. Hay’s Dock, once the centre of Shetland’s fishing and boat building industries, is home to the marvellous Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland, the extraordinary archaeological site of Jarlshof tells the story of 4,000 years of human history on this remote archipelago with a wealth of wildlife.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lerwick
    Lerwick

    Arrive 12:00. Depart 20:00.

    Klaksvík is the second largest town of the Faroe Islands. The town is located on Borðoy, one of the northernmost islands. The first settlement at Klaksvík dates back to Viking times, but it was not until the 20th century that the district merged to form a large, modern Faroese town that became a cultural and commercial centre for the Northern Isles, and the Faroe Islands as a whole. Towering above the entrance to the harbour of Klaksvík is the pyramid mountain on the impressive island of Kunoy, and around the well-sheltered bay and harbour, the dwellings are beautifully spread on the hillsides.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Klaksvík
    Klaksvík

    (27 Jun) Arrive 23:00. Depart 16:00.

    Once the site of an annual Viking gathering, Tórshavn is today one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. It sits on the southern tip of Streymoy, one of eighteen islands in the Faroese archipelago. Tinganes is the old part of the town where characteristic, red wooden buildings with turf-covered roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula. It juts into the natural harbour around which the modern town has been built. The Faroe Islands have a wild and dramatic landscape, which is a magnificent backdrop to optional excursions showing how islanders live on this remote and unspoiled archipelago.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Tórshavn
    Tórshavn

    Arrive 08:00. Depart 15:00.

    The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Orkney
    Orkney

    Arrive 08:00. Depart 16:00

    Established in the late 18th century as a fishing port, Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. The picture-postcard village has a large natural harbour where colourful boats bob on the waves watched over by a rainbow of brightly-painted buildings backed by woodland-fringed hills. Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull, the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and its diverse landscape ranges from high mountain and wild moorland, to wave-lashed sea cliffs and sandy beaches. Neighbouring Iona is the tiny island where St. Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland in 563 AD.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Tobermory
    Tobermory

    Arrive 10:00.

    Arrive in Liverpool and join your coach for the transfer back to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Dundee
    • Lerwick
    • Klaksvík
    • Tórshavn
    • Kirkwall
    • Tobermory

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Optional shore excursions are available and can be booked onboard the ship.

    The basic price is based on two sharing a Category 1 Standard Twin Inner cabin.

    Extras: optional shore excursions; travel insurance from £44.95; gratuities of £5 per person, per day will be added to your on-board account.

    Please note guests joining at the port receive a £50pp discount. 

    CABIN UPGRADES as at 06/12/17

    Cabin Type & CategoryTwin (pp)Single (pp)
    Standard Twin Inner (Cat 1)Includedn/a
    Standard Plus Twin Inner (Cat 2)£105n/a
    Superior Twin Inner (Cat 3)£245n/a
    Premium Twin Inner (Cat 4)£310n/a
    Superior Single Inner (Cat 5)n/a£525
    Standard Twin Ocean View (Cat 6)£370n/a
    Standard Twin Ocean View (Cat 7)£415n/a
    Standard Single Ocean View (Cat 7S)n/a£725
    Standard Plus Twin Ocean View (Cat 8)£500n/a
    Standard Plus Single Ocean View (Cat 8S)n/a£815
    Superior Twin Ocean View (Cat 9)£650n/a
    Superior Single Ocean View (Cat 10)n/a£1010
    Superior Plus Twin Ocean View (Cat 11)£850n/a
    Premium Twin Ocean View (Cat 12)£965n/a

    Category options are priced generally according to position, size and facilities.

    CRUISE AND MARITIME IS AN ADULT ONLY CRUISE LINE - PASSENGERS MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OVER AT DATE OF TRAVEL 

    Cruising the Faroes and Scottish Highlights 8 days from £979pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Your Cruise Ship – Magellan

    Magellan boasts a spacious interior with wide corridors and expansive wooden deck areas providing comfortable surroundings for guests. However, the ship still provides an intimate atmosphere, with a huge range of leisure facilities, including bars and lounges, as well as multiple dining options. Combining comfortable surroundings and a friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine, Magellan is the perfect choice for those looking for a greater range of on board facilities. However, the ship still retains a feel of intimacy and personal attention when compared with the ‘mega’ resort-style ships built today – no climbing walls or ice-skating rinks!


    Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. The wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining, or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout, including the two-tier theatre-style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there are two swimming pools, three whirlpools and large deck areas.


    Cabins

    Your cabin is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day sightseeing ashore and your cabin steward will ensure that you enjoy a high degree of comfort and service, whichever grade of accommodation you decide best suits your holiday requirements. There are fifteen categories of cabins and suites, primarily graded according deck position and even in the most economical cabins, the standard features are impressive. Ocean View Cabin describes a cabin which has natural light from a window; Inner Cabin describes a cabin which has artificial light only. 

    Magellan joined the CMV fleet in 2015 to much acclaim. Able to carry 1,250 guests, Magellan offers a more traditional and leisurely ‘country house’ style of cruising and maritime experience. Enjoy traditional wood type decking and expansive deck areas on a mid-sized cruise ship able to access more ports of call than the larger resort ships, enabling some really innovative itineraries.


    Hotel Features


    Room Features

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Tour Changes

    • Sunday 24th June 2018 Departure

      Tour Code: CR8SH - We have been advised by Cruise and Maritime of a slight change to the itinerary, the departure time from Klaskvik on 27/06/18 will be at 2000hrs instead of 1900hrs (as at 24/11/17).

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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      Cruising the Faroes and Scottish Highlights 8 days from £979pp

      Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
      01709 787 463