All-inclusive seven-night boutique style coastal cruise from Dover aboard Saga Sapphire, including visits to the Isle of Man for the TT Race, Dublin and Liverpool, from £999 per person
- Experience the high-octane thrills at the Isle of Man TT superbike race
- Raise a glass or two of the black stuff in buzzy, elegant Dublin
- Beatlemania lives on in grand old Liverpool
- Rugged coastlines and natural wonders at Portland
Watching the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) Road Race up close as superbikes zoom by at blisteringly high speeds is one of the greatest buzzes in world motorsport.
New for 2018, the unforgettable thrills on two wheels of the world-famous Isle of Man TT are among the highlights of Saga’s seven-day, all-inclusive boutique style cruise abroad Saga Sapphire, along with stops in the world-class port cities of Dublin and Liverpool.
A visit to the Isle of Man is perfectly timed to coincide with the world-famous superbike races, when the daring TT riders burn up the island’s roads for two weeks every year at the end of May and early June. 2018 is a particularly special year in the history of the race, as the event celebrates 100 years of TT champions.
Saga guests can take up pole position and watch the legendary TT racing from its famous grandstand, or soak up the atmosphere at Noble Park Fanzone or in Ramsey Town’s Parliament Square, each providing perfect places to savour the action as the daring superbike stars keep doing what they do.
That fairest of cities, Dublin, with its grand mansions and beautiful squares, is another port of call for Saga Sapphire during this magical coastal cruise. Alongside its elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture, many of Dublin’s historic pubs and bars are themselves a living testament to the city’s history, literary heritage and reputation for good times – and no trip to the Irish capital is complete without sampling their delights. There is also the option of an excursion to the magnificent Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, a large country house with enchanting Japanese and Italian gardens.
In Liverpool, the National Trust-owned childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney are now firmly on the tourist map for Beatles fans. Saga guests can further immerse themselves in all things Fab Four with a trip to Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and the Beatles Story exhibition.
On sailing in to Portland Harbour off the Jurassic Coast, there is the opportunity to visit beautiful Abbotsbury Gardens, see Benedictine ruins and a 600-year-old swannery. At this time of year, visitors might be lucky enough to witness a colony of nesting mute swans, just as the cygnets are hatching.
The beauty of all-inclusive boutique style cruising on the small and friendly Saga Sapphire includes all additional food including afternoon tea and room service, plus free on-board Wi-Fi – all at no extra cost! Plus there’s the convenience of a return chauffeur service to the UK departure point.
Seven nights from £ 999 departing from Dover on May 29, 2018. Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee where travellers receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change
Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, table wines at lunch and dinner, house-branded spirits, cocktails, draught beer and lager, all mixers and soft drinks, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free Wi-Fi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if passenger has own insurance.
For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30