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London (Southampton) to London (Southampton)

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EMERALD ISLES | 12 Nights | Departs Aug 15, 2014

Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager

Isle of Portland, United Kingdom

Isle of Portland, United Kingdom-port

Portland is located just five miles south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, United Kingdom. Portland’s harbor is one of the deepest man-made harbors in the world at 39 to 66 feet. The large, deep artificial harbor was a Royal Navy base during World War I and World War II; the Navy and NATO trained in its waters until the 1990s. It was the host to the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games.


Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Corfe Castle & Scenic Drive
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Athelhampton House
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Minterne Gardens & the Cerne Abbas Giant
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Corfe Castle & Scenic Drive

    Light Activity /Walking
    Duration: 4 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: ptl-001


    Enjoy the one hour drive to Corfe Castle. En-route your guide will talk of the history of the Royal Manor of Portland and the seaside town of Weymouth made famous by King George III.

    Passing through the beautiful Dorset countryside, arrive at Corfe Castle. This is one of the most impressive and romantic medieval ruins in England. It was originally built by order of William the Conqueror in 1080, taking its final shape in the 14th century. Its marvellous hilltop position offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

    Afterwards depart for Maiden Castle for a photo stop which is regarded by many as the finest prehistoric fort in England. Developed by a Stone Age community around 2,000 BC, it was used as a funeral mound in the Bronze Age. Despite its strength, the fort was taken by the Romans in AD 43. You will then return to Portland and your awaiting ship.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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