Day 1 - London Tilbury
At London Tilbury Port, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for an afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Our first stop is at the charming Dutch capital, Amsterdam. One of Europe’s top art cities, the capital hosts an abundance of delightful art galleries and fascinating museums, along with several attractions including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House. Roam the culture-filled streets and tree-lined canals, gabled merchant houses, charming cafés and picturesque bridges, all of which make the city a joy to explore.
Day 3 - At sea
Day 4 - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Early this morning we arrive in Tórshavn, the tiny capital of the Faroe Islands. The Vikings settled the islands in the 9th century, and held their first parliament in Tórshavn’s Old Town in 825. The area, known as Tinganes, has preserved its medieval character, with its narrow lanes and timber-built houses. You can discover more about local history at the National Museum, just outside town.
Day 5 - At sea
Day 6 - 7 - Reykjavik, Iceland (overnight)
We have two days to explore the beautiful Icelandic capital, Reykjavik and its surrounds. Although Reykjavik is one of the smallest capital cities in the world, it is a place of great status and home to around half of Iceland’s citizens. There are many options including an excursion to the Golden Circle, a popular route taking in dramatic waterfalls, spectacular geysers, lava fields and bubbling mud pools - the natural beauty is undeniably bewitching. Or spend time at the Blue Lagoon, for an experience like no other, located in a natural lava field in south-western Iceland the luxuriously warm waters are rich in minerals such as sulphur and silica and the temperatures average at 37-39°c.
Day 8 - 9 - At sea
Day 10 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Today we visit Lerwick, the UK’s most northerly town and capital of the Shetland Islands. Points of interest include the Shetland Museum, with exhibitions chronicling the islands’ intriguing history from earliest times to the present day, and the Böd of Gremista, a restored 18th century ‘fishing booth’, now housing the collections of the Shetland Textile Museum. Nearby, the spectacular archaeological site of Jarlshof showcases a magnificent 400 years and more of human history through Neolithic and medieval times.
Day 11 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
The capital of the Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwal sits directly at the centre of the mainland, separating the west and east. St Magnus Cathedral lies in the heart of the town dominating the skyline and exposing the legacy of the Vikings that once held power here. Wander the historic, flagstoned streets and visit the two main museums: Tankerness House Museum and the Orkney Wireless Museum.
Day 12 - At sea
Day 13 London Tilbury
Arrive at London Tilbury Port.