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Discover the British Isles

Explore the British Isle from Dublin to Bergen and enjoy what Britannia has more to offer as you spend time on magical islands and beautiful ports.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,245
  • 2019 Dublin > Bergen

    Britannia rules the waves

    With its mainland being such a force in world history and culture, it’s easy to forget that Britain is surrounded by some of the most beautiful, diverse and artistic islands on Earth. Spend 11 days and find out just how special they are for yourself.

    From Dublin we cruise across the Irish Sea to the unique self-governed Isle of Man and from there wind our way along the western isles of Scotland before exploring the remote northern isles, which are rich in Viking history.

    Tour Code:

    101B

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Dublin

    Return City:

    Bergen

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Dublin

      Welcome to Dublin and step into a world of wonder as you board Scenic Eclipse. Tonight raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Isle of Man
      Freechoice

      Uncover the secrets of Peel and its castle or take a ride on the steam railway to Castletown. Choose to follow the heritage trail to Cregneash and the Living Folk Museum or ride in a luxury trike on the famous TT course. The more active can take a guided hike around Peel Castle.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Belfast
      Freechoice

      Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum or take a ride in a black cab to learn about Belfast’s past and present from your engaging driver. Alternatively play a round of golf.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Enrich

      Be hosted by Lord and Lady Dunleath for High Tea at their private country estate Ballywalter Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Isle of Islay > Iona

      The small and pretty Isle of Islay is home to eight working whiskey distilleries and the famous Whiskey Festival held in May each year.

      Freechoice

      Slainte – learn about the secrets of making the famous Islay Malts on a distillery tour, or take a guided hike.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      late afternoon arrival to Iona, known as the ‘cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland thanks to its 400-year history as a Gaelic monastery, allows exclusive access to the Abbey and the Monastery for Scenic Eclipse guests.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Staffa > Tobermory

      An afternoon of exploration by Zodiac or kayak awaits at the small volcanic island of Staffa with its basalt columns and sea caves. Helicopter or submarine excursions are available^.
      This evening arrive to colourful Tobermory on the Island of Mull.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Tobermory
      Freechoice

      Learn about the history of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle or uncover the life story of Lachlan Macquarie and visit his mausoleum. Some of the best birdwatching opportunities are found on the Isle of Mull, and you can search for a variety of species on a Zodiac or kayak excursion. The more active can choose a hike with a local guide.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - The Hebrides
      Freechoice

      Enjoy discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak to search for marine and bird species. Or you can choose a ranger-led walk or a visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Stornoway

      Originally a Viking settlement, and now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.

      Freechoice

      Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history, or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt.
      Alternatively play a round of golf, or explore by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

      You can explore Stornoway at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Kirkwall

      Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, offers an intriguing mix of ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions that you can discover during your free time this evening.

      Freechoice

      Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and enter St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Lerwick

      Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

      Freechoice

      Explore Jarlshof prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or choose to discover Scalloway and enter the Museum, or play golf.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Bergen

      Bergen signals the end of your cruise as you disembark taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • An exclusive Enrich experience in Ballywalter Park
    • 34 Freechoice shore excursions in eight ports
    • Discovery Leaders on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • Cruising the islands of northern Scotland
    • Explore by night at your leisure in six ports
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore