Silversea Cruise,  Northern Europe & British Isles cruise

London (Tower Bridge) To London (Tower Bridge)

Fares from €6,120 per guest

The Celtic dragon roars loud and clear on this two week tour of the United Kingdom. Leave the enchanting English Riviera for the majestic windswept shores of Scotland. Picture postcard Tobermory delights with pretty painted houses, while the Shetland and Orkney Islands shimmer with magic and myth. Beautiful Edinburgh paves the way for urbanites before a final overnight in London.

SilverWind Silver Wind

Al fresco dining with panoramic ocean views. Warm clubby spaces for evening cocktails with friends. The plush comfort of your ocean-view suite after a day of incredible sights. Welcome home to the luxury cruise ship, Silver Wind. Timelessly elegant yet luxuriously relaxed, Silver Cloud’s sleek sister ship strikes the perfect balance of yacht-like intimacy combined with the space, amenities and diversions typically reserved for larger vessels. Warm welcomes and gracious personalized service inspire our guests to call Silver Wind their “home away from home” – join us and discover the charms of Silver Wind.

London (Tower Bridge)

londontowerbridge-porthigh-imgFrom Thursday 16 May To Friday 17 May
Depart 01:30

London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. If the city contained only its famous landmarks—the Tower of London or Big Ben—it would still rank as one of the world’s top cities. But London is so much more. The foundations of London’s character and tradition endure. The British bobby is alive and well. The tall, red, double-decker buses (in an updated model) still lumber from stop to stop. Then there’s that greatest living link with the past—the Royal Family with all its attendant pageantry.

Tresco, Isles of Scilly

cruises-tresco-abbey-gardens-isles-of-scilly-england Saturday 18 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 17:00

For many visitors Tresco is the most attractive of the Isles of Scilly. This is especially due to its Abbey Garden, which is home to thousands of exotic plant species from around 80 different countries. Plant collector Augustus Smith began the gardens in the 1830s on the site of an old Benedictine Abbey by channelling the weather up and over a network of walled enclosures built around the Priory ruins. He had three terraces carved from the rocky south slope and maximised Tresco’s mild Gulf Stream climate. Even in mid-winter there still are hundreds of plants flowering here.

Waterford

waterford-irelandSunday 19 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 18:00

The largest town in the Southeast and Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford was founded by the Vikings in the 9th century and was taken over by Strongbow, the Norman invader, with much bloodshed in 1170. The city resisted Cromwell’s 1649 attacks, but fell the following year. It did not prosper again until 1783, when George and William Penrose set out to create “plain and cut flint glass, useful and ornamental,” and thereby set in motion a glass-manufacturing industry long without equal.

Dublin

jim-larkin-monument-dublin-irelandMonday 20 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 23:00

Ask any Dubliner what’s happening and you may hear echoes of one of W. B. Yeats’s most-quoted lines: “All changed, changed utterly.” No matter that the decade-long “Celtic Tiger” boom era has been quickly followed by the Great Recession—for visitors Dublin remains one of Western Europe’s most popular and delightful urban destinations. Whether or not you’re out to enjoy the old or new Dublin, you’ll find it a colossally entertaining city, all the more astonishing considering its intimate size.

Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Belfast Eye

Tuesday 21 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 18:00

Before English and Scottish settlers arrived in the 1600s, Belfast was a tiny village called Béal Feirste (“sandbank ford”) belonging to Ulster’s ancient O’Neill clan. With the advent of the Plantation period (when settlers arrived in the 1600s), Sir Arthur Chichester, from Devon in southwestern England, received the city from the English Crown, and his son was made Earl of Donegall. Huguenots fleeing persecution from France settled near here, bringing their valuable linen-work skills.

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

tobermoryWednesday 22 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 19:00

You’ll always receive a welcome to remember, as the colourful cafes, houses and shops that line Tobermory’s picturesque harbour salute your arrival. Located on the craggy Scottish Inner Hebrides, Tobermory serves as the capital of the Isle of Mull. There’s a high chance you’ll recognise the town’s colourfully-daubed buildings, as their charming exteriors have featured in countless TV shows – most notably in the children’s favourite, Balamory.

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

stornoway-porthighThursday 23 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 15:00

Tour description Stornoway, Scotland The Isle of Lewis and Harris is the northernmost and largest of the Outer Hebrides-the Western Isles in common parlance. The island’s only major town, Stornoway, is on a nearly landlocked harbor on the east coast of Lewis. It’s the port capital for the Outer Hebrides and the island’s cultural center, such that it is. Stornoway has an increasing number of good restaurants. Lewis has some fine historic attractions, including the Calanais Standing Stones-a truly magical place.

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

lerwick-scotland Friday 24 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 23:00

Founded by Dutch fishermen in the 17th century, Lerwick today is a busy town and administrative center. Handsome stone buildings—known as lodberries—line the harbor; they provided loading bays for goods, some of them illegal. The town’s twisting flagstone lanes and harbor once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today. This is also where most visitors to Shetland dock, spilling out of cruise ships, allowing passengers to walk around the town.

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

kirkwall-porthigh Saturday 25 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 18:00

In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there’s plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.

Invergordon, Scotland

invergordon-porthigh Sunday 26 May
Arrive: 08:00, Depart 16:00

The port of Invergordon is your gateway to the Great Glen, an area of Scotland that includes Loch Ness and the city of Inverness. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, has the flavor of a Lowland town, its winds blowing in a sea-salt air from the Moray Firth. The Great Glen is also home to one of the world’s most famous monster myths: in 1933, during a quiet news week, the editor of a local paper decided to run a story about a strange sighting of something splashing about in Loch Ness.

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

edinburgh-scotland Monday 27 May
Arrive: 08:30, Depart 18:00

Edinburgh is to London as poetry is to prose, as Charlotte Brontë once wrote. One of the world’s stateliest cities and proudest capitals, it’s built—like Rome—on seven hills, making it a striking backdrop for the ancient pageant of history. In a skyline of sheer drama, Edinburgh Castle watches over the capital city, frowning down on Princes Street’s glamour and glitz. But despite its rich past, the city’s famous festivals, excellent museums and galleries, as well as the modern Scottish Parliament, are reminders that Edinburgh has its feet firmly in the 21st century.

Day at sea

Day-At-SeaTuesday 28 May

While we’re at sea, enjoy wine tastings, designer boutiques, language and dance classes. Take in a matinee movie, check the market or your e-mail in the Internet Point, slip away with a novel from the library to a sunny chaise or with a movie to your suite. Or just take in the sun pool side. The choice is yours.
London (Tower Bridge)

londontowerbridge-porthigh-imgFrom Wednesday 29 May To Thursday 30 May
Arrive: 11:30

London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. If the city contained only its famous landmarks—the Tower of London or Big Ben—it would still rank as one of the world’s top cities. But London is so much more. The foundations of London’s character and tradition endure. The British bobby is alive and well. The tall, red, double-decker buses (in an updated model) still lumber from stop to stop. Then there’s that greatest living link with the past—the Royal Family with all its attendant pageantry.

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