British Isles Explorer

Sail around the North West coast, the Isle of Man, the Isles of Scilly and England, taking in charming cities, beautiful gardens and sandy beaches.

  • 21 Jul – 04 Aug 2021
  • 14 nights
  • From £2,706pp
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5% Discount for Back to Back Voyages

This voyage combines our Maritime Cities of the Northwest and Rounding the Southwest Peninsula Voyages (Prices include 5% discount). Please phone 01473 932060 to book a back to back voyage.

Our voyage begins in Greenock, the closest port of call for Glasgow. Scotland’s second city is a dynamic, artistic hub. With excellent restaurants and a thriving creative community, you’ll board our beautiful ship well fed and superbly entertained – ready for a cruise of the northwest’s maritime cities.

From the small seaside town of Portrush you can enjoy a visit to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With an expert ranger guide, immerse yourself in the history of the causeway’s 40,000 basalt columns. Or join our whisky on the rocks experience with a Bushmills Whisky expert. Sit on the rocks as the 12-Year-Old Distillery Reserve is poured and raise a toast to the giants.

In Belfast – our next stop – maritime history abounds. The Titanic Quarter is home to the Titanic Museum, too, a fascinating multimedia exhibition packed with moving stories. Also don’t miss the Ulster Museum, the chilling Crumlin Road Gaol and the Victorian St George’s Market.

From the small seaside town of Portrush you can enjoy a visit to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The seaside town of Ilfracombe on the north coast of Devon

We’ll then dock in Liverpool where Beatles history runs through the city’s streets, and the Royal Albert Dock hosts a handful of excellent museums in its former industrial warehouses.

We’ll make our way to the Isle of Man overnight, docking in the capital, Douglas. Come morning, here, you can ride the mountain railway for fantastic views over to Britain, or take to the world-famous TT circuit on a Trike.

Next up is Holyhead, where you can disembark to explore the island of Anglesey. Venture into the magnificent Snowdonia National Park or take a bracing walk in Breakwater Country Park. Fishguard is the gateway to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where dark, dramatic cliffs overlook the wild Atlantic Ocean, and then we’ll sail on to north Devon to enjoy the sparkling sandy beaches around Ilfracombe.

The Isles of Scilly, with their balmy microclimate, fascinating gardens and wild coastal paths, are the next stop, and then it’s onto Dartmouth where you can walk along the shores of Slapton Ley lake or take the local steam railway. You’ll get to see prehistoric parts of the Jurassic Coast as we stop in Lyme Regis, then visit Brownsea Island when Golden Horizon will dock in Poole. Finally, a day at sea takes us to our end point of Harwich where we bid farewell.

Fishguard is the gateway to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, where dark, dramatic cliffs overlook the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland, UK

Voyage Itinerary: 21 July – 04 Aug 2021

  • Day 1: Greenock (for Glasgow)
  • Day 2: Sailing
  • Day 3: Portrush
  • Day 4: Belfast
  • Day 5: Liverpool
  • Day 6: Douglas (Isle of Man)
  • Day 7: Holyhead
  • Day 8: Fishguard
  • Day 9: Ilfracombe
  • Day 10: St Mary’s (Isles of Scilly)
  • Day 11: Dartmouth
  • Day 12: Lyme Regis
  • Day 13: Poole
  • Day 14: Sailing
  • Day 15: Harwich
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