A Taste of the British Isles
A Taste of the British Isles
Get a taste of new destinations across the British Isles, from the picturesque Scottish fishing town of Ullapool to the charismatic Irish capital, Dublin.
- All Inclusive
- 13 nights in a Balcony Cabin
- Our complimentary return chauffeur service to your customer’s UK departure point – up to 250 miles each way
- Our fares also include optional travel insurance including additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
- Complimentary Wifi
- Speciality dining at no extra cost – at all of the three speciality restaurant onboard Spirit of Adventure and Spirit of Discovery
- Complimentary - 24-hour room service
- Complimentary afternoon tea, served each day
- Unlimited tea, coffee, fruit juices and freshly-baked snacks in selected venues
- Tourist visas free of charge, where applicable
- A free shuttle bus service at most ports
- Day and night entertainment, live shows, talks, classes and activities too, all at no extra charge
- A sailaway party
- Love it first time or your money back
- Porters to unload and carry luggage, free of charge when arriving at either Dover or Southampton
- The value of Sterling - as well as offering competitive prices, our on-board shops and bars use Sterling
- A free of charge service, Explore Ashore, helping customers plan their excursions
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Spirit of Discovery
Spirit of Discovery features the design cues, cuisine and levels of service you expect in the world’s finest boutique hotels. Except here you can wake up in a new idyllic location different to the one you went to sleep in. The luxurious, world-class design on board heralds a new era for Saga Cruising, and will offer the chance to experience so much more. All backed by Saga’s famous personal service and inclusive value.
Spirit of Discovery Profile
- Gross register tonnage: 58,250
- Passengers: 999 Guest capacity (double occupancy)
- Crew: 530
- Length: 774.3ft
- Beam: 102.4ft
- Year built: 2019
Day 1: Southampton, England. Embark Spirit of
Discovery. Depart 1700.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Newcastle, England
Arrive 0800 Depart 1700 Your first port of call sits on the north bank of the River Tyne and is sure to delight you with its variety of sights and experiences, and an included tour is the perfect introduction.
Within the city centre, you'll find the Grade I-listed Theatre Royal, regional home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and one of the world's oldest working Victorian theatres, the Tyne Theatre. Its Victorian city centre is home to the Castle Keep, one of Britain's finest examples of surviving Norman keeps, and in the Grainger Town district, you'll find many quirky boutiques and galleries. The city's Quayside houses several landmark buildings and is where you'll see the impressive seven bridges, including Gateshead Millennium Bridge.
Day 4: Edinburgh (Newhaven)
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Once a bustling fishing village, Newhaven is a quiet suburb of Edinburgh whose past is recorded in its street names, and the narrow wynds and closes of its historic core. Look forward to an included panoramic tour, revealing some of the key sights of the area.
After, perhaps walk the length of the Royal Mile, pay a visit to Holyrood Palace – the Queen's official Scottish residence – and explore the halls of Edinburgh Castle, famously situated on top of an extinct volcano.
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Kirkwall is set on the largest of the Orkney Islands, Mainland. Despite the remote location, prehistoric man made a home here and there are several Stone Age sites scattered across the island.
Perhaps go in search of the highlights of this UNESCO-listed ensemble which includes the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, a stone village which lay hidden beneath the sand until its foundations were revealed by a fierce storm in 1850.
Day 7: Ullapool, Scotland
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. The charming fishing town of Ullapool is situated on the shores of Loch Broom and is the gateway to the Western Isles.
Explore the town with its harbour, quaint whitewashed cottages, museum with displays on crofting, fishing and more, and famous town clock. Perhaps head out of the town to Rhue, home to a four-acre Bronze-Age settlement, with the remains of ancient roundhouses.
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. As you cruise into port, you’ll notice the bright-yellow gantry cranes, Samson and Goliath, which remind visitors of the city’s shipbuilding industry. Begin your exploration with an included panoramic tour which reveals more of Belfast’s rich and varied past.
Explore the revived city centre which is packed with a superb selection of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as outstanding landmarks such as the grand City Hall in the centre of Donegall Square, the 19th-century Opera House and Queen’s University. Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. This incredible coastal rock formation of interlocking basalt pillars is steeped in myths and legends.
Day 10: Isle of Man
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Located in the middle of the Irish Sea is the Isle of Man, a self-governing kingdom designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. Along its seafront promenade, the clip-clopping sound of horse-drawn trams can be heard and nearby is the ‘Manx Museum’, telling the island’ story using an extensive collection of curious artefacts.
Perhaps take a trip to the ruined 11th-century Peel Castle on the island’s west coast or travel north to the Isle of Man Motor Museum: after all, each year throughout May and June, the island transforms into a motorbike racetrack for the Isle of Man TT.
Day 11: Dublin, Ireland
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Ireland's compact capital is famed for its spirited nature. After an included tour, perhaps discover the renowned Temple Bar district or enjoy a peaceful cruise along the River Liffey which intersects the city. The city’s highlights include the handsome Georgian terraces of Merrion Square, walled Phoenix Park, busy O’Connell Street and St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Day 12: At Sea
Day 13: Portland, England
Arrive 0800. Depart 1700. Today you'll arrive at the ‘Isle of Portland’, which is connected to Dorset's mainland by Chesil Beach. It’s an ideal base from which to discover the attractions of the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast and beyond, from prehistoric sites and medieval towns to delightful country houses and beautiful gardens.
Perhaps unearth the secrets of Old Sarum, an Iron Age hill fort, and its newer counterpart, Salisbury, as well as ponder the enduring mysteries surrounding Stonehenge. Alternatively, seek out Benedictine ruins in Abbotsbury or visit 15th-century Athelhampton, a private home since Tudor times.
Day 14: Southampton
Arrive 0800. Disembark Spirit of Discovery after breakfast.