Reader Holidays - Scottish Islands and Faroes from Kingston Guardian
Departing June 2014
*Price shown: 29 Jun 2014 - TJR
BOOK BY 30TH APRIL 2014 AND SAVE UP TO 25% IN OUR INCREDIBLE CRUISE SALE!*
Rugged beauty and fascinating islands
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This wonderful, short summertime cruise calls at a trio of northern isles and the delightful port of Ullapool, gateway to the stunning mountain scenery of Wester Ross, one of Britain's most remote corners.
Life on board Discovery
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What The Price Includes
- Five 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 2014, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on her second season of cruises - a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.
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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 Greenock, UK 1600hrs
- Day Two - Ullapool
- Day Three - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
- Day Four - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
- Day Five - Stornoway, Outer Hebrides
- Day Six - Arrive Greenock, UK 1200hrs
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Discovery. Please see the Full Itinerary for details.
Make your way to Greenock for embarkation.
Discovery arrives in the delightful Wester Ross fishing port of Ullapool. This is a stepping stone to the Western Isles and the breathtaking North West Highlands, which include Torridon's granite massifs and dramatic, remote Ben Assynt. Step ashore to explore, or take an excursion to discover some of Britain's most awe-inspiring scenery.
Today Discovery docks in Kirkwall. Explore the historic capital of Orkney, and visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile away are the waters of Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sank in WW2. Shore excursions will include the chance to discover highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Tiny Torshavn, capital of the remote Faroe Islands, welcomes us today. These islands have a deep-rooted Norse tradition and are home to countless bird species. Today, you might cross the famous 'Bridge across the Atlantic', which connects Streymoy, the main island, with smaller Eysturoy, home to wooden churches and spectacular scenery.
Today, we visit Stornoway, capital of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. These beautiful, unspoilt islands, inhabited continuously for over 6,000 years, retain a rich, timeless culture. Explore the town, or join the excursion to the mysterious Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.
Return to Greenock, at the end of this wonderful cruise.
An optional return coach transfer to Greenock is available.
*The exact discount available will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Offer ends midnight 30th April 2014.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
In 2013, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK, on her first season of cruises. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.Further Hotel Information »
In 2013, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK, on her first season of cruises. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.
The wide range of cabins on board Discovery offers accommodation to suit all pockets and preferences. All cabin grades have private facilities, satellite TV, hairdryers and personal safes. Deluxe cabins and Suites offer extra touches such as refrigerator, bathrobes and slippers and even a complimentary bottle of wine on embarkation. The cabins have a variety of twin and double beds, with upper berths for parties of three and four who choose to share a cabin. Outside cabins offer picture windows and portholes.Hide Hotel Information »