About the tour: A Northern Lights Discovery

A voyage worthy of any bucket list, sail to the incredible Land of Fire & Ice where, if atmospheric conditions are right, you have the chance to witness the incredible Northern Lights! Perfectly timed for the best chance to see the natural phenomenon, this cruise really does offer a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience. Sailing from Bristol, you can enjoy time in Cork, Ireland, before continuing north to Iceland. Our first port of call will be the picturesque Faroe Islands, steeped in beauty and Viking history. Making our way to Iceland, we spend time in the capital of Reykjavík where you can embark on the iconic Golden Circle journey, a must if you're interested in the volcanic activity on the island, waterfalls and, of course, the world-famous Blue Lagoon. On our return to the UK, we stop off in Belfast before sailing back to Bristol. This really is a cruise not to be missed.

Tour Includes


  • 12 nights cruising on board CMV Magellan with full board
  • FREE Regional 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
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • All port taxes

13 days from £1049 pp

Departure Dates

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 20:00.

    Regional departure by coach and travel to Bristol to join your cruise ship.

    If you would rather drive to the port yourself, you can take advantage of our free parking offer at Bristol.

    We set sail at 8pm.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Arrive 12:00. Depart 20:00.

    Lying at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh has one of the best natural harbours in the world. Known as Queenstown until 1922, it was the departure point for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic.

    The ‘Queenstown Story’ is a wonderful exhibition telling of this rich maritime history. From Cobh’s waterfront, streets lined with brightly coloured houses climb the steep slope of a hill, which is crowned with the imposing St. Coleman’s Cathedral. A charming little town, Cobh is a gateway to the city of Cork and excursions to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cobh
    Cobh, Co Cork

    Included Highlights

    • Cobh

    Spend two days at sea enjoying the impressive facilities onboard the CMV Magellan.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Arrive 08:00. Depart 17:00.

    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
    Torshavn

    Included Highlights

    • Tórshavn

    Enjoy another day at sea making the most of your onboard facilities.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Arrive 08:00.

    Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavik is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church.

    The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Reykjavik
    Reykjavik

    Included Highlights

    • Reykjavik

    Depart 22:00.

    Spend another day in the capital city of Reykjavik before setting sail at 10pm.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Reykjavik
    Reykjavik

    Included Highlights

    • Reykjavik

    Spend the next two days onboard the ship as you sail towards Northern Ireland.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Arrive 08:00. Depart 23:00.

    Samson and Goliath are much-loved landmarks soaring above Belfast’s skyline. The two great, yellow-painted, gantry cranes are a reminder of the shipbuilding industry that put Northern Ireland’s capital firmly on the map. Housed in an iconic, state-of-the-art, 6-storey building, Titanic Belfast® relives the city’s golden era and traces the story of the ill-fated liner built in the shipyards of Harland & Wolff.

    At the heart of today’s cosmopolitan city is Belfast’s elegant City Hall, which stands in Donegal Square. The extraordinary Giant’s Causeway is a popular excursion from this city with omnipresent Irish charm.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    City Hall, Belfast
    Belfast

    Included Highlights

    • Belfast

    Spend a final day at sea as we cruise towards Bristol.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Arrive 08:00.

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £68.00 (13 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    A Northern Lights Discovery 13 days from £1599pp

    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 - CMV Magellan
    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 smaller ship able to access more ports of call than the larger resort ships, enabling some really innovative itineraries.

    Onboard Facilities
    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 dining sittings, 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. A high priority is placed on your comfort, with hanging and storage space and a designated steward service twice daily, including a nightly turndown service.  All cabins offer twin lower beds, bathroom with shower, TV., telephone, hairdryer, music console, safe, air conditioning and complimentary pool towel.

    Cabin upgrades are available, please call for details.

    Magellan

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.
    Can I pre-book my coach seat?

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 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 £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 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 £40 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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