Friday, 4 May 2012

Swan Hellenic’s Treasures of the British Isles

Make the most of the Great British summer and join Swan Hellenic’s 15-day Treasures of the British Isles cruise in partnership with the National Trust.

The voyage visits a number of National Trust properties, including Wallington in Northumberland, Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey, Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie, and the magical garden of the D’Oyly Carte family at Coleton Fishacre, as well as the spectacular Snowdonia National Park and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Helping bring the destinations to life on board are NT guest speakers Jeremy Pearson, the Historic Properties Advisor for Devon and Cornwall, and Adrian Tinniswood, an established author of several National Trust books. Both have lectured widely in the UK and abroad and will be able to offer their expertise on the properties visited. Other speakers on this cruise include ornithologist Tim Earl, Tresco Abbey Garden’s curator, Mike Nelhams, and theologian, the Rt Revd Stephen Platten.

Treasures of the British Isles departs from Portsmouth and calls at Port of Tyne, Edinburgh, Scrabster, Stornoway (overnight), Tobermory (overnight), Oban, Anglesey, Belfast, Isles of Scilly, Dartmouth and St. Peter Port (Guernsey) before returning to Portsmouth. 

The lead-in price of £1,905 per person is based on a special guarantee offer fare on the June 6 departure. Savings of up to £930 per person are available on this cruise for selected cabins. Prices include a tailor-made programme of shore excursions, talks by eminent guest speakers, meals and entertainment on board, all gratuities and relevant cruise taxes/fees. Special offer terms and conditions apply. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury cruise specialists.