About the tour: British Isles Discovery

Here is a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate some of the beautiful scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the British Isles. On this fascinating cruise Magellan visits stunning Scottish Islands and Highlands, and the city of Belfast. Discover picturesque harbours, historic castles and a picturesque corner of France completes this wonderful cruise.

Tour Includes


  • 11 nights cruising on board CMV Magellan with full board
  • 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
  • Convenient regional joining points
  • All port taxes

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 18:45

    Regional departure by coach then 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.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Enjoy the impressive facilities onboard your ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    CMV Magellan
    CMV Magellan

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    • CMV Magellan

    Arrive 05:45. Depart 16:00.

    Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to pretty Honfleur, which with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary, is simply enchanting. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Honfleur
    Honfleur

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    • Honfleur

    Another day at sea to enjoy the facilities on board your ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Captain's Club, CMV Magellan
    Captains Club, CMV Magellan

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    • Captain's Club, CMV Magellan

    Arrive 12:00. Depart 00:00.

    Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a key port with an important naval history stretching back through two World Wars.

    The small, yet modern town is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible scenery that forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields featuring in optional excursions along with the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, Inverness.

    Other popular options include the Glenmorangie Distillery and a visit to haunting Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Invergordon
    Invergordon

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    • Invergordon

    Arrive 09:00. Depart 18:00.

    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
    Kirkwall
    Kirkwall

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    • Kirkwall

    Arrive 08:00. Depart 20:00.

    Set around its picturesque natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, charming Portree is the main town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. The impact of Skye’s stunning scenery is spectacular.

    The soaring peaks of the Cuilins, undulating heather moorland, small lochs and gently flowing streams form a wonderful backdrop to optional excursions featuring crofting villages, and iconic castles with both colourful and poignant history. On the outskirts of Portree, the Skye Heritage Centre and Aros Experience bring to life the history of the island and give an insight into the life these Highland communities lived.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye
    Isle of Skye

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    • Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye

    Arrive 07:00. Depart 19:00.

    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 bright painted buildings backed by woodland-fringed hills.

    Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull, the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides. 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

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    • Tobermory

    Arrive 07:00. Depart 20:00

    A range of optional excursions may be available onboard the ship.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Arrive 07:00. 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
    Belfast
    Belfast

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    • Belfast

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    CMV Magellan
    CMV Magellan

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    • CMV Magellan
    Arrive 06:00.

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Extras: optional shore excursions; gratuities of £7 per person, per day will be added to your on-board account.

    Please note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions preventing the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made, where possible.

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

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

    Please note that due to limited docking facilities, it may be necessary in some ports to land by launch or tender. All timings are subject to change without prior notice.

    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

    CMV 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, CMV 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. 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, T.V., telephone, hairdryer, music console, safe, air conditioning and complimentary pool towel.


    Cabin upgrades are available, please call for details.

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

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