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Iceland & Northern Isle Cruise 13 Days 1 – 13 July 2018

Geysers, glaciers, lava flows and volcanic craters, bubbling mud pools, stunning waterfalls and geothermal hot springs, Iceland has one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes. You’ll step ashore in fascinating ports of call as you circumnavigate the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’. Kirkwall in Scotland’s Orkney Islands and the dramatic Faroes are stepping-stones on what promises to be an exciting voyage.
YOUR SHIP The Magellan offers a traditional maritime experience in spacious surroundings. Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. Her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout including the two-tier theatre style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities. Out on deck, there are two swimming pools, three whirlpools and expansive deck areas.

SUNDAY Depart kettlewell’s yard or local pick up points early afternoon for our evening sailing from Liverpool.

MONDAY The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

TUESDAY Cruising

WEDNESDAY The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

THURSDAY Kollafjørdur is a small fishing port on the Faroe islands of Streymoy. Initially there were just a few dwellings adjoining the village church, which dating from 1837 is a typical black-tarred wooden building with white painted windows and a turf roof. Today, although it is home to less than a thousand people, the village stretches over four miles along the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. From the port of Kollafjørdur optional excursions visit the island communities that live on this isolated archipelago where the landscape is both wild and dramatic.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.

SUNDAY Situated just below the Arctic Circle, Isafjördur is the largest town in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It sits on a gravel spit that stands out into the Skutulsfjördur flanked on three sides by towering mountains. There are only three roads leading out of the town and all are through tunnels. The Maritime Museum traces the life and history of the settlement where fishing has been, and remains, the area’s main source of income. The Westfjords region is a nature lover’s paradise and a popular excursion visits the magical island of Vigur, which is home to a large eider duck colony and vast bird population.

MONDAY & TUESDAY Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavik is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church. The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY Cruising.

FRIDAY After what will have been a wonderful holiday we arrive back in Liverpool to begin our journey home arriving mid afternoon.

PRICE PER PERSON FROM £1038 INSIDE CABIN
FROM £1400 OUTSIDE CABIN

PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking on our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet and drinks facilities. All coach seats non-smoking. Full board, afternoon teas & late night snacks. Big show entertainment, cabarets and Captains cocktail party. Guest speaker, daytime activities & arts & crafts.
A valid passport is required European Health Insurance card (free) & travel insurance are recommended.

Kettlewell (Retford) Ltd act as retail agents for South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd who have organised this holiday and financial protection is given by South Quay’s ABTA V9945.

Antwerp Christmas Market Cruise 3 Days 12 – 14 December 2018

Celebrate the Festive Season on this party cruise to Antwerp. Sample the delights of life aboard Magellan enjoying the various facilities, delicious full board cuisine and stylish evening entertainment. In Antwerp, visit the magnificent Gothic cathedral and browse the delightful Christmas Market for some unique gifts – don’t forget the delicious Belgian chocolates!

YOUR SHIP
The Magellan offers a traditional maritime experience in spacious surroundings. Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board. Her wide range of public facilities include the impressive Waldorf and Kensington Restaurants offering two sitting dining or the more informal Raffles Bistro. There are comfortable lounge areas throughout including the two-tier theatre style Magellan Show Lounge, and a wide range of other amenities.

WEDNESDAY Depart Kettlewell’s early morning for our journey to Tilbury for the overnight sailing to Antwerp.

THURSDAY Antwerp makes for a wonderful Belgian themed Christmas getaway and represents the perfect excuse to discover somewhere a little different in the Flanders region. From the Groenplaats through the Handschoenmarkt and the Grote Markt to the Steenplein square. All are transformed into a wonderful Christmas market each season offering an array of crafts, decorations and gourmet treats including the obligatory mulled wine. It also boasts an impressive 1200m2 ice skating rink over looking the River Scheldt. One of Europe’s largest ports, Antwerp is renowned throughout the world as the centre of the diamond trade. With its charming medieval streets and remarkable renaissance buildings, Belgium’s second largest city is a delight. Historic guild houses and Antwerp’s imposing Town Hall with its rows of colourful European flags surround the cobbled stone main square of the old city called Grote Markt. The focal point of the city skyline is the towering Gothic spire of the Cathedral of Our Lady.

FRIDAY Depart our ship after a sumptuous breakfast for our return journey home.

INSIDE CABIN FROM £213
OCEAN VIEW CABIN FROM £273

PRICE INCLUDES: Departure from Kettlewell’s car parking available if required. Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Full board accommodation & evening entertainment.

A valid passport is required European Health Insurance card (free) & travel insurance are recommended.

Kettlewell (Retford) Ltd act as retail agents for South Quay Travel & Leisure Ltd who have organised this holiday and financial protection is given by South Quay’s ABTA V9945.

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