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Example 16 Day Cruise aboard Silver Whisper
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Join Silver Whisper's 16-day voyage and explore the United Kingdom and Ireland, beginning and ending in London. Enjoy exploring the intricacies and eccentricities of the UK and Ireland, each with tales to tell. See Ireland’s oldest city – Waterford – and enjoy Dublin at your leisure during an overnight. Travel to the furthest reaches of these empire isles, from its urban edge to its maritime past.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : London | Embark
Day 2 : At Sea
Day 3 : Fowey
Day 4 : St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly
Day 5 : Waterford
Days 6-7 : Dublin, Ireland
Day 8 : Belfast
Day 9 : Greenock
Day 10 : Oban
Day 11 : Holyhead
Day 12 : Fishguard, Wales
Day 13 : Falmouth
Day 14 : Portland, England
Day 15 : London
Day 16 : London | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the many renowned landmarks of London via coach and the London Eye
  • Tour the oldest city in Ireland during this picturesque outing to historic Waterford
  • Explore the Old World architecture, traditions and flavours of Dublin
  • Experience the splendid natural beauty of Wales

Ship

Silver Whisper

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Tower bridge at dusk, London, England Hikers make their way up the rolling hills of the British Isles. Belfast City Hall and Ferris Wheel Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin The unique rock formations of Giant's Causeway

Day 1 London | Embark

About 8 miles downstream—which means seaward, to the east—from central London, Greenwich is a small borough that looms large across the world. Once the seat of British naval power, it is not only home to the Old Royal Observatory, which measures time for our entire planet, but also the Greenwich Meridian, which divides the world into two—you can stand astride it with one foot in either hemisphere. Bear in mind that the journey to Greenwich is an event in itself. In a rush, you can take the driverless DLR train—but many opt for arriving by boat along the Thames.

Day 2 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 3 Fowey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled in the mouth of a wooded estuary, Fowey (pronounced Foy) is still very much a working china-clay port as well as a focal point for the sailing fraternity. Increasingly, it's also a favored home of the rich and famous. Good and varied dining and lodging options abound; these are most in demand during Regatta Week in mid- to late August and the annual Fowey Festival of Words and Music in mid-May. The Bodinnick and Polruan ferries take cars as well as foot passengers across the river for the coast road on to Looe.

Day 4 St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
St Mary’s is the Isle of Scilly’s largest island with a population of 1800 residents and an area of 6.58 square Kilometres; this is the gateway to the rest of the magnificent islands. Hugh town -a beautiful Old town with its own beach, nature reserve and church is the main attractions of St Mary’s, with tiny streets brimming with shops to pick up the perfect souvenir. St Mary’s is a hidden gem, with long stretches of white sandy beaches and a breath-taking untouched landscape. The coastline holds many archaeological sites along with miles of splendid walks along the coastal and country paths.

Day 5 Waterford

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6-7 Dublin, Ireland

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Ask any Dubliner what's happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats's most-quoted lines: "All changed, changed utterly." No matter that the decade-long "Celtic Tiger" boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe's most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you're out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you'll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size.

Day 8 Belfast

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Before English and Scottish settlers arrived in the 1600s, Belfast was a tiny village called Béal Feirste ("sandbank ford") belonging to Ulster's ancient O'Neill clan. With the advent of the Plantation period (when settlers arrived in the 1600s), Sir Arthur Chichester, from Devon in southwestern England, received the city from the English Crown, and his son was made Earl of Donegall. Huguenots fleeing persecution from France settled near here, bringing their valuable linen-work skills.

Day 9 Greenock

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Trendy stores, a booming cultural life, fascinating architecture, and stylish restaurants reinforce Glasgow's claim to being Scotland's most exciting city. After decades of decline, it has experienced an urban renaissance uniquely its own. The city’s grand architecture reflects a prosperous past built on trade and shipbuilding. Today buildings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh hold pride of place along with the Zaha Hadid–designed Riverside Museum.Glasgow (the "dear green place," as it was known) was founded some 1,500 years ago.

Day 10 Oban

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Oban, "little bay" in Gaelic, today has a resident population of 8,500 and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands - the "Gateway to the Isles." The panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands which have captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries are as striking now as they were when Dunollie Castle, a ruined keep which has stood sentinel over the narrow entrance to the sheltered bay for around six hundred years, was the northern outpost of the Dalriadic Scots.

Day 11 Holyhead

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Once a northern defense post against Irish raiders, Holyhead later became best known as a ferry port for Ireland. The dockside bustle is not matched by the town, however, which maintains just a small population. Nonetheless, thousands of years of settlement have given Holyhead rich historical ruins to explore, with more in the surrounding hiking friendly landscape.

Day 12 Fishguard, Wales

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 13 Falmouth

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The bustle of this resort town's fishing harbor, yachting center, and commercial port only adds to its charm. In the 18th century Falmouth was the main mail-boat port for North America, and in Flushing, a village across the inlet, you can see the slate-covered houses built by prosperous mail-boat captains. A ferry service now links the two towns. On Custom House Quay, off Arwenack Street, is the King's Pipe, an oven in which seized contraband was burned.

Day 14 Portland, England

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 15 London

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend your last evening in London.

Day 16 London | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark this morning after breakfast.

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Notes

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Included in cruise fare:
  • Highly qualified expedition team with experts in their field (marine biologists, ornithologists, historians and more)
  • Excursions and activities, including explorations by Zodiac®
  • Complimentary expedition gear: backpack and water bottle on every voyage, parka for polar expeditions
  • Personalised service with a butler for all suites and the highest crew to guest ratio in the industry
  • Fine dining even in the most remote places of the planet
  • Comfortable amenities with the largest expedition suites at sea
  • Inclusive room-service, select wines, spirits and soft drinks throughout the ship
  • Free WIFI* throughout the ship
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Exclusive partnership with The Royal Geographical Society.
Not included in cruise fare:
  • Airfare
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Transfers and luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Meals ashore
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations whilst ashore
  • Casino gaming, laundry, or valet services
  • Purchases from the ship boutiques or any item or service of a personal nature such as medical care, massages, spa treatments, private fitness instruction, hair styling and manicures
  • Some champagne, premium wine and spirit selections, caviar, cigarettes and cigars are not included in your fare and may not be available at all times.
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