Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Sail around the British Isles with TV star Liz Bonnin
If you’re keen to start planning your next adventure to put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, look no further than taking a trip on Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship.
On this unique 15-night voyage, you will find all the comforts of a luxury sailing vessel combined with the romance of a classic maritime experience – and you will be joined by the science, natural history and environmental broadcaster Liz Bonnin.
During your amazing itinerary, you will take in Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway and dramatic Antrim Coast, Liverpool and then the Isle of Man, where you can board a vintage train to the top of Snaefell.
You’ll explore sights including St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall (pictured above)
Next stop is Dublin, where you can see Malahide Castle and Dublin Bay, or take a walking tour of the city.
Then it’s on to Rosslare and Baltimore, County Cork, with trips to Whiddy Island, Cape Clear or the spectacular Mizen Head, before reaching the wonderful Isles of Scilly.
There Liz will give a talk entitled The Problem With Plastics and take part in a question-and-answer session on board, as well as join you on a magical boat trip around the Scillies’ Eastern Islands. Here you will explore the flora and fauna of these unspoilt gems before enjoying a wonderful wildlife cruise.
Full sail ahead: Travel on the Golden Horizon, the world’s largest square-rigged ship
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Liz Bonnin
After studying biochemistry at Trinity College, Dublin, Liz Bonnin completed a Masters in wild animal biology with the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society of London. She has since presented more than 40 television shows including Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos and Horizon. With her recent landmark BBC1 documentary Drowning In Plastic, she added hard-hitting environmental reporting to her resumé as she investigated the ocean plastic crisis and raised the level of public debate on this important topic.
Liz will sail with you on to Falmouth, where St Ives, Cornish beaches, cream teas and St Michael’s Mount beckon, before finally visiting the glorious Channel Islands for wartime heritage and birdwatching on Jersey, wildflower walks on Guernsey or a boat trip to tiny Herm island, where there are no crowds, no cars and no hassle – sure to appeal after such a tumultuous year.
REASONS TO BOOK
Exclusive events with Liz Bonnin: You will be joined by broadcaster and environmentalist Liz Bonnin for an exclusive talk and Q&A, and a wildlife cruise.
Sustainable sailing on Golden Horizon: The vessel is powered by nature, with the intention to sail without using propulsion engines for about 70 per cent of each season, making for a true sailing experience.
Luxury accommodation: All 140 cabins are outside-facing, so guests can enjoy the breathtaking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship while retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.
Dine in style: Golden Horizon’s full-service dinner is served over two levels in the spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines, beers and soft drinks are complimentary in the main dining room. There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar, which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. A premium beverage bar, Debeljak’s, is stocked with some of the world’s finest spirits.
Amazing experiences: Explore remote islands such as Whiddy, Herm, Cape Clear and St Martin’s and sights including the Giant’s Causeway and St Michael’s Mount.
On-board pampering: Guests can unwind in the on-board spa which features a sauna, hammam, snow room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs.
There is also a beauty salon offering an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries, and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wi-fi.
There are three pools to choose from and a marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving activities.
Easy travel and extras: For your comfort and convenience, we can arrange pre- and post-overnight stays in Greenock or Harwich, which will include private transfers between the hotel and ship.
- Exclusive talk and Q&A with Liz Bonnin.
- Isles of Scilly boat trip with Liz.
- Sailing in luxury for 15 nights on Golden Horizon.
- All on-board meals.
- Choice of dozens of fascinating optional excursions (at a supplement).
- Free wi-fi, on-board entertainment, gratuities and service charges.
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
- Option to book additional pre-cruise overnight stay in Greenock and post-cruise overnight stay in Harwich (travel to and from Greenock/Harwich not included).
DAY 1 Greenock (for Glasgow) DAY 2 At sea DAY 3 Greencastle (for Londonderry) DAY 4 Belfast DAY 5 Liverpool DAY 6 Douglas, Isle of Man DAY 7 Dublin DAY 8 Rosslare DAY 9 Baltimore DAY 10 St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly DAY 11 Falmouth DAY 12 St Helier, Jersey DAY 13 St Peter Port, Guernsey DAY 14 At sea DAY 15 Harwich
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: May 29 to June 12, 2021. The price: From £2,749pp*.
Call 020 3993 1720 quoting ref MOS BONNIN. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/twbonnin.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Prices based on two sharing a D2 cabin. Subject to availability. Upgrades available at a supplement. Travel to and from Greenock/Harwich not included. Timings and itinerary subject to change. This tour is operated by and subject to booking conditions of TS Tours. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/twbonnin.