Gaelic Explorers

24 August - 1 September 2018

Duration

8 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from the UK

Ports

8 Ports

24 August

Setting sail from Edinburgh

Edinburgh - what a city! The capital city of Scotland has some striking and varied architecture, an imposing Castle, memorable museums and galleries and some wonderful restaurants. And what we love best about this buzzing city is that you can always look up, and there's the beautiful countryside - the Seven Hills - surrounding you. It's a city of inexhaustible delights; in one day alone you could see the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny, follow the Royal Mile to explore narrow closes steeped in history, and go to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Edinburgh Dungeon and the Scottish Parliament.

Don't miss

Walk through Grassmarket to see some of Edinburgh’s oldest streets and alleys, and some unusual independent shops where you can find dedicated craftsmen, artisans and experts.

25 August

At sea

26 August

United Kingdom: Invergordon

27 August

United Kingdom: Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

28 August

United Kingdom: Portree (Isle of Skye)

29 August

United Kingdom: Tobermory

30 August

United Kingdom: Portrush

31 August

Isle of Man: Douglas

1 September

Arriving in Dublin

There is nothing like a visit to Ireland for a warm welcome, and in Dublin great literature, fascinating history and the friendly atmosphere make a stay here an unforgettable experience. The fair city of the song is a great place to meet the locals, enjoy the Georgian townhouses, explore the nooks and crannies of the castle, and of course to indulge in some serious retail therapy. And do seek out the Viking roots, medieval streets, city parks and beautiful bridges over the river Liffey - this is after all a great city to investigate on foot.

Our tip

Seek out an inviting pub, and order a pint of Guinness – call us if you need to know what to answer when they ask if you want it cold or warm!

The Ship

Your home from home

Windstar Cruises - Star Pride
Windstar Cruises - Star Breeze Jacuzzi
Windstar Cruises - Star Pride Balcony Suite

Recent additions to the Windstar fleet, these former Seabourn ships are hugely popular little vessels, for good reason.

What we love

These small ships accommodate just 212 guests in large and recently refurbished all suite accommodation. There's a choice of restaurants and comfortable lounges and plenty of deck space. The ship's marina ensures you can enjoy the complimentary watersports when anchored in hidden bays and tiny coves.

Capacity 212 Guests
Crew 140 International Staff
Style This is laid-back luxury at its best with relaxed informal days, refined yet comfortable evenings and a friendly and welcoming crew.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues including room service
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Welcome cocktails
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Unlimited use of all watersports equipment
More about Star Breeze

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

Where to stay in Edinburgh

For sheer weird quirkiness, the Witchery by the Castle has to be our top choice: gothic and theatrical, this is Edinburgh at its best.

Forth Bridge, Scotland

What to see around Edinburgh

Cross the Forth Bridge to visit Hopetoun House, the seaside fortress Blackness Castle, the House of the Binns, the Palace of Linlithgow and Rosslyn Chapel.

The Merrion, Dublin

Where to stay in Dublin

The Merrion – great location, an elegant setting (four restored Georgian townhouses) and a Michelin restaurant.

Newgrange, Bru Na Boinne

Around Dublin

Head out of the city to Brú na Bóinne - even older than the Pyramids, here are three Neolithic passage tombs.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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