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Reader Holidays - British Isles Easter Cruise from York Press
Departing April 2015
*Price shown: 02 Apr 2015 - MWQ
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A 'sceptred isle' in spring
Mountain-cradled Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom, and Mull's pretty Tobermory, as well as the sub-tropical paradise of the Scilly Islands, are just a handful of the highlights of this cruise around the British Isles.
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What The Price Includes
- Nine nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
- Day One - Depart London, Tilbury 1800hrs
- Day Three - Invergordon
- Day Four - Ullapool, Scotland
- Day Five - Tobermory, Mull
- Day Six - Dublin, Ireland
- Day Seven - St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
- Day Eight - St Peter Port, Guernsey
- Day Nine - Honfleur, France
- Day 10 - Arrive London, Tilbury 0800hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Marco Polo. Please see the Full Itinerary for details.
Make your way to Tilbury and the Marco Polo, which sails this afternoon. This evening, enjoy your first dinner on board, get to know the staff and some of your fellow passengers, and look forward to the exciting days ahead.
Today is spent at sea, with a host of diversions and entertainment to enjoy.
This morning we'll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged East Coast. Step ashore to explore, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Ord Distillery.
A historic fishing centre, the little port of Ullapool greets Marco Polo today. The Wester Ross town is a stepping stone to the Western Isles as well as the breathtaking North West Highlands, where the sights include Torridon's granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt.
The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. The small town of Tobermory, familiar to many, with its picturesque, multicoloured houses encircling the waterfront, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Today finds us in that great city of culture and learning, Dublin. Home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, birthplace of Shaw, and one of Europe's most engaging capitals its streets teem with shoppers, and the famous bars and pubs buzz with the energy of locals and visitors alike.
This morning finds us in the sunny Scilly Isles. Marco Polo anchors in still, blue waters, and you'll be able to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond. Don't miss stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.
Guernsey's delightful St Peter Port welcomes Marco Polo this morning, and the day can be spent enjoying the pleasures of this beautiful Channel Isle. Don't miss 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, nor the medieval, cobbled central quarter of St Peter Port, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free gifts.
Exquisite Honfleur, with its picturesque harbour surrounded by terraces of gabled houses, lies at the mouth of the Seine, and is the gateway to the stunning Normandy countryside. Explore this favourite retreat of French Impressionists, or venture further afield, perhaps to the famous Normandy beaches or to the historic 'Joan of Arc' city of Rouen.
This morning Marco Polo makes her way home, and you'll disembark in Tilbury at the end of a wonderful voyage.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.Further Hotel Information »
In an age of vast, impersonal, floating hotels, 22,000-tonne Marco Polo, her profile marking her out as the epitome of sea-going elegance, is a beautiful ocean-liner in the classic tradition. Offering high levels of comfort, sumptuous dining and a genuinely warm welcome from the crew, Marco Polo will offer everything you'd expect of such a high-class vessel.Hide Hotel Information »