Star Collector: Britannia’s Best: England, Ireland & Scotland  Leith 2021
United Kingdom (England)
Discover small ship cruising’s unique advantages during stops at little-known ports like Killybegs and Bantry and unusual perspectives of iconic destinations on small-group tours throughout England, Scotland and near circumnavigation of Ireland on this remarkable 18-day cruise. Wander Kilkenny’s medieval buildings, including Ireland’s second longest cathedral—St. Canice—adjacent to one of oldest European high towers accessible to visitors. Stroll Belfast’s cobblestoned streets and visit one of the city’s eldest and most celebrated pubs for a special Irish whiskey tasting. Trace the scenic and treacherous Isle of Man motorcycle racing course on a special three-seater touring Trike. Hop along he black, hexagonal beachside basalt pillars of the fabled Giant’s Causeway near Portrush.
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Tour Highlights

  • Overnight in London to take in those well-known sites like Buckingham Palace: Big Ben and Trafalgar Square
  • Enjoy late night stays in Belfast, Invergordon and Portrush to find the local haunts
  • See the stunning landscape of the Cliffs of Moher near Limerick
  • Raise a pint or two of Guinness as your cruise nearly circumnavigates Ireland
  • Monster-watch over Loch Ness from the battlements of historic Urquhart Castle by Invergordon
  • In small port Bantry the Bantry House And Garden Estate: laid out in Italian style with 7 terraces can be reached walking from the ship
  • See the 5,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar, a UNESCO site rivaling England's Stonehenge when you visit Kirkwall
  • Find magnificent Iona Abbey in off-the-beaten-path small port of Tobermory
  • Pack light with complimentary daily laundry service
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