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Columbus, British Isles Cities Discovery & Majestic Fjordland ex Tilbury Return

17 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury roundtrip aboard Columbus.

Departs
Tuesday, 25th September 2018
Ship
Columbus
Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single
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17 Night Cruise sailing from Tilbury roundtrip aboard Columbus.

Experience the scenic splendour of dramatic Scottish islands contrasting with fascinating highlights of the Emerald Isle. Walk among peaceful hills, view ancient monuments and wander through historic streets. At each port of call you can be as busy or relaxed as you wish, with a full programme of optional excursions. History, heritage and beauty - plus Rotterdam and Honfleur add a continental flavour.

Norway’s fjords are stunning in their majesty - tranquil blue waters lapping at lush green slopes, rising to towering mountain peaks. You will spend hours standing at the ship’s rail in the clean air gazing at granite cliffs punctuated by cascading waterfalls, remote mountain farms and pretty villages nestling in the valleys. So much beauty and splendour is packed into this cruise.

Highlights of this cruise:

Kirkwall
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.

Portree
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.

Belfast
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.

Cobh
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.

Eidfjord
Lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The ‘old’ church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.

Flam
Surrounded by towering mountains the tiny village of Flåm, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers including Europe’s royals attracted by the salmon fishing in the Flåm River. Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.

Bergen
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of Bergen and Norway’s attractive coastline. Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
25/09/18 Tilbury, England 05:00 PM
26/09/18 Rotterdam, Holland 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
27/09/18 At sea - -
28/09/18 Kirkwall, Scotland 08:00 AM 06:00 PM
29/09/18 Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland 08:00 AM 04:30 PM
30/09/18 Belfast, Northern Ireland 08:30 AM 10:00 PM
01/10/18 Dublin, Ireland 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
02/10/18 Cobh (Cork), Ireland 07:00 AM 06:00 PM
03/10/18 At sea - -
04/10/18 Honfleur, France 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
05/10/18 Tilbury, England 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
06/10/18 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 09:00 AM 04:00 PM
07/10/18 At sea - -
08/10/18 Eidfjord, Norway 07:00 AM 03:30 PM
08/10/18 Hardangerfjord, Norway
09/10/18 Flam, Norway 08:00 AM 08:00 PM
09/10/18 Sognefjord, Norway
10/10/18 Bergen, Norway 07:00 AM 05:00 PM
11/10/18 At sea - -
12/10/18 Tilbury, England 08:00 AM
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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