Day 1 - London Tilbury
At London Tilbury Port, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Celebrate Easter Sunday in the best way; arriving in the charming Dutch capital, Amsterdam, with its historic squares, gabled houses, beautiful merchants’ mansions and delightful bridges crossing the picturesque tree-lined canals. Due to its lively art scene, Amsterdam hosts a fascinating array of superb galleries and museums including the Van Gogh Museum - exhibiting the world’s largest collection of his incredible drawings and paintings - and Rijksmuseum, a magnificent Dutch national museum exploring the city’s history and arts. Other highlights include the 17th century Royal Palace originally constructed as the city’s Town Hall and Vondelpark, a huge public park. Instead of an Easter Egg hunt, why not go in search of breathtaking flora in the incredible Keukenhof Gardens, considered ‘the most beautiful spring garden in the world’, a fascinating collection of seven million flowers including tulips, hyacinths and daffodils blooming in the 32 hectares of garden and producing an unforgettable array of colour and fragrance.
Day 3 - At sea
Day 4 - St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly
This morning we arrive in the island of St Mary’s, one of the Isles of Scilly. As the largest of five picturesque, uninhabited islands only 28 miles from the coast of Cornwall, St Mary’s has beautiful white-sanded beaches, glistening waters and breathtaking seascapes. You can discover the island’s lively village of Hugh Town considered the ‘capital’ of the region, or embark on an exploration of the only privately-owned island here, Tresco, where you can discover the beautiful Abbey Gardens home to 20,000 exotic species flourishing under the sub-tropical climate. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 5 - St Peter Port, Guernsey
For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Rouen, France
The historic capital of Normandy, Rouen, is located on the beautiful shores of the stunning River Seine. This medieval city’s Old Town is home to a wonderful maze of cobblestone streets decorated with picturesque gothic churches and magnificent half-timbered houses. Visit spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the ‘finest examples of French Gothic architecture’, and the beautiful Roman Catholic Church of Saint-Maclou which dates back to the 15th century. You can also travel to the picturesque village of Giverny, to discover the home of Claude Monet and see the inspiration for many of his paintings.
Day 7 - Honfleur
Spared from World War II bombings, Honfleur boasts an abundance of historic buildings, charming streets, half-timbered houses and historic art galleries. Relax on the beautiful natural harbour, admiring the stone-clad mansions and picturesque former fisherman’s cottages as the pretty fleet of local fishing boats arrive back from their morning at sea. The streets are lined with quaint boutiques, fine restaurants and great souvenir shops, a perfect place to browse and indulge in some delicious local cuisine.
Day 8 London
Arrive at London Tilbury Port.