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British Isles Discovery - 14 Night Fly, Stay & Cruise Package (CMV14025)

Join Columbus for 12 incredible nights of British Isles cruising from Tilbury return!

Tour Departure: Aug 31, 2020


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Highlights

Join Columbus for 12 incredible nights of British Isles cruising from Tilbury return!

Inclusions:

14 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class return airfares from Australia to London
  • 2 night pre-cruise stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire, including breakfast
  • 12 night cruise from Tilbury return aboard Columbus
  • All on-board meals and entertainment
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout
  • All port charges, government fees and air taxes

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: British Airways EX SYD MEL BNE ADL PER

Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth

To: Europe

SPECIAL FARE

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Classes Q/S

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.

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Fri 28 Aug 2020
Day 2: Private transfer London Heathrow to Hotel
Sat 29 Aug 2020
Day 2 - 4: Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire

Step inside the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel’s peaceful environment with sleek dark wood panelling, contemporary artwork and find all the comfort of a modern four star deluxe hotel. The property is centrally located within easy walking distance of the Capital’s most popular retail destinations – Oxford Street, Regent Street and more.

Sat 29 Aug 2020
Day 4: Private transfer from London hotel to Tilbury port
Mon 31 Aug 2020
Day 4: London Tilbury
Mon 31 Aug 2020
Depart 4:00 PM
Day 5: Rotterdam
Rotterdam is divided north and south by the River Nieuwe Maas with the city centre located on the northern bank of the River. Built mostly behind dykes, large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. There is a whole host of attractions - a city of modern architecture and delightful culture. Over the centuries, Rotterdam has grown from a fishing village into an international centre of trade. From Rotterdam choose to take an optional tour to Delft & The Hague or the UNESCO World Heritage site Kinderdijk.
Tue 1 Sep 2020
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 6: At Sea
Wed 2 Sep 2020
Day 7: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
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.
Thu 3 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 8: Portree, Isle Of Skye
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.
Fri 4 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 9: Tobermory, Isle Of Mull
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. Mull is 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.
Sat 5 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 10: Belfast, Northern Ireland
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.
Sun 6 Sep 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 11: Dublin
The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.
Mon 7 Sep 2020
7:15 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 12: St. Mary's, Isles Of Scilly
Britain’s only island archipelago, the magical Isles of Scilly lie just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary’s, the largest of the five inhabited islands, is a delight with white sand beaches, tranquil waters and stunning seascapes. The attractive village of Hugh Town, considered the ‘capital’, is the hub of the islands’ activity. The second largest and the only privately-owned island is Tresco, where, in the glorious Abbey Gardens, some 20,000 exotic species thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Optional excursions explore both St. Mary’s and Tresco, two of the beautiful cluster of islands that are worlds apart from everyday life.
Tue 8 Sep 2020
9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
Day 13: St. Peter Port, Guernsey
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.
Wed 9 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 14: Portland
Thu 10 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 15: Le Havre
One of France’s main seaports, Le Havre sits on the English Channel at the mouth of the River Seine and evokes France’s post-war energy and optimism. Following extensive damage by Allied bombing during World War II, the centre of Le Havre was completely rebuilt, and in 2005 its celebrated modern architecture became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Le Havre is the perfect place to explore Normandy’s beautiful countryside panoramas.
Fri 11 Sep 2020
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Day 16: London Tilbury
Sat 12 Sep 2020
Arrive 7:00 AM
Day 16: Private transfer from Tillbury port to airport
Sat 12 Sep 2020
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.

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