Voyage to Green and Gentle Lands Cruise

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Tresco, Isles of Scilly
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Snowdonia National Park sheep
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Isle of Iona, Scotland
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Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin
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Balmoral Castle in Scotland
The lounge offers nightly entertainment
Enjoy delicious cuisine in the restauarant
Merlin. St. Patrick. Macbeth. This 9-day British Isles cruise encompasses England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. Explore the green rolling hills and stone castles as you sail to historic ports and experience legendary grounds. Enter the Neolithic world of the Standing Stones of Callenish and Stennes, the Ring of Brodgar, and the ruins of Skara Brae. Experience some of the most beautiful flora in the British Isles at the height of their bloom in the cultivated gardens at Tresco Abbey on the Isles of Scilly, the Bodnant Garden on Anglesey, as well as the wildflowers of Skye and Lewis.

Day 1

    London / Poole / Embark

    Arrive in London and transfer to Poole to embark on the Corinthian.

    Day 2

      Tresco, Isles of Scilly

      The Isles of Scilly lie off the southwest coast of Cornwall and are believed to have been visited by the ancient Phoenicians. Walk from the port to the Tresco Abbey Gardens for a guided visit. Due to a combination of the region's mild winter climate, the long hours of summer sunshine, and the high walls and hedges around the carding, the Abbey is home to exotic plants from all over the world. Tresco is also known for its wonderful birding opportunities.

      Day 3

        Fishgard, Wales

        Travel to St. Davids to tour the magnificent cathedral in this village-sized city. Continue to the adjacent Bishop's Palace, once one of three fortified residences of the Bishops of St. Davids.

        Day 4

          Holyhead / Snowdonia / Caernarvon

          Arrive in Holyhead in the morning, which is separated from mainland Wales by the narrow Menai Strait. Visit the Bodnant Garden, one of the finest in Britain. After a lunch of Welsh specialties, drive along the Vale of Conwy through the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia to Caernarfon Castle, where Price Charles was invested as Price of Wales.

          Day 5

            Dublin, Ireland

            Dublin, a lively city on the banks of the Liffey River, is famous for its historic sites, handsome Georgian architecture, and friendly locals. View the 13th century Gothic cathedral of St. Patrick and continue on to Dublin Castle to see newly discovered Viking excavations as well as the Chester Beatty Library, which features a fine collection of Oriental art and artifacts. In the afternoon, tour Trinity College and its famed library, which houses the Book of Kells and other national treasures.

            Day 6

              Isle of Iona, Scotland

              Iona, the site of the first Christian settlement in Scotland, is lovely and verdant. It enjoys a reputation as a seat of spiritual power. "The Graves of Kings" contains 48 Scottish monarchs, including Macbeth and his victim Duncan. Enjoy a walking tour and a visit to the Abbey.

              Day 7

                Portree, Isle of Skye

                Call in Portree to explore the castles found on the Isle of Skye. Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, which was initially built in 1214 and was later restored in the 20th century. Also visit Dunvegan Castle, which is said to be the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. Spend some time at the Museum of the Isles to learn about the 1,500-year history of the island. In the evening, visit the Talisker Distillery and enjoy a tour and Scotch tasting.

                Day 8

                  Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

                  The largest town in the Western Isles, Stornoway is the home to the Standing Stones of Callenish, an arrangement of stones which are reminiscent of a Celtic Cross and built almost 5,000 years ago. Next, visit Carloway Broch, a dry-stone circular fort which was built in the 1st century A.D. and remained in use until the 14th century.

                  Day 9

                    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

                    From Kirkwall, enjoy an excursion to the Heart of Neolithic Orkneym, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Maes Howe, a chambered cairn, the Standing Stones of Stennes, the hence and stone circle of the Ring of Brodgar, and the ruins of a Neolithic village at Skara Brae. Return to Kirkwall for a tour of the medieval St. Magnus Cathedral, the most northerly cathedral in the British Isles.

                    Day 10

                      Aberdeen / Balmoral / Crathes Castle

                      From Aberdeen, enjoy an excursion to Balmoral, the Scottish home of the British Royal Family since it was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848. The estate extends over 50,000 acres of heather-clad hills and ancient woodlands. In the afternoon, continue to Crathes Castle, which is known for its Scottish renaissance painted ceilings and an exceptional walled garden which encompasses nearly four acres.

                      Day 11

                        Leigh / Disembark / Edinburgh

                        In the morning, disembark the ship in Leigh and transfer to Edinburgh for your continued flights.
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                        Cabin Information:
                        Willing to share cabins often available for solo travelers. Contact us for single occupancy rates if you want a private room.
                        Included:
                        *Complete program of tours and excursions
                        *Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
                        *All meals aboard ship including early riser’s coffee & pastry, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
                        *Wine with lunch and dinner aboard ship
                        *Meals ashore as noted
                        *Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
                        *Professional tour staff
                        *Complete pre-departure materials
                        *Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival and departure dates
                        *Gratuities to guides and drivers
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                        Europe, Scotland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Dublin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Lewis, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Holyhead, London, Poole, Tresco, Fishgard, Isle of Iona, Kirkwall
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