Isles of the UK
Escape the bustle of daily life and enjoy some of the UK’s most wonderful islands at a leisurely pace. From the modern history of Guernsey in the south, to Shetland’s impressive Bronze Age landmarks in the north, these lands have many stories to tell, and many miles of wild landscape to discover. Look out for grazing red deer and Shetland ponies, swirling puffins and eagles, and breaching dolphins and whales as you sail and explore.
- 9 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 8 lunches (days 2-9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party
- £100 per person onboard credit
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Services of a Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Dover. Embark Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - St Peter Port, Guernsey
In St Peter Port, Georgian and Regency architecture meets old battlements, tiered gardens and Victorian bathing pools. One highlight is Castle Cornet, an 800-year-old fortress that came under frequent attack from the French, became the last Royalist stronghold to surrender in the English Civil War, and still holds concrete gun turrets from the German occupation. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 3 - Falmouth
Cornwall draws holidaymakers with great beaches, quaint fishing towns and Arthurian legends (and the hope of spotting Poldark). Will you spend your day in the harbour town of Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle and shops full of pottery and pasties, or will you take an excursion to one of the county’s other attractions?
Day 3 - At sea
Day 5 - Portree, Isle of Skye
The Inner Hebrides are spectacularly wild islands, the dominion of majestic red deer, playful otters, and soaring sea eagles. We dock in Portree, the Isle of Skye's largest and liveliest town. It’s surrounded by rocky cliffs and rolling hills - a truly beautiful place to explore. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, echoes with Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. Highlights include the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s palaces. You might want to visit impressive Neolithic monuments, including two ceremonial stone circles (the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar); and Skara Brae, the best-preserved Stone Age village in Europe.
Day 7 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Over 100 islands known as Shetland lay in the far north-east of Britain. Only 15 of them are inhabited, leaving swathes of heather-clad moorlands confined by rugged cliffs and pristine beaches. We dock for the day in Lerwick, a tiny capital with independent shops and historic buildings. They give way to the well-preserved remains of a small Bronze Age settlement, cliffs that house thousands of seabirds, and wilderness patrolled by Shetland ponies.
Day 8 - Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a striking granite city on a coastline visited by whales, dolphins and porpoises. It’s also a gateway to hundreds of castles and several renowned whisky distilleries. You could spend your day learning about the Gordon Highlanders, or embracing Scotland’s wild spirit one last time.
Day 9 - At sea
Day 10 Dover
We disembark after breakfast. Your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.