Make your way to Avonmouth to embark before Marco Polo sets sail this afternoon.
Spend today getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers as Marco Polo makes her leisurely way across the Channel.
Crowded around its busy harbour St Peter Port is utterly charming. Fortified Castle Cornet is a 'must-see' attraction, as are the views from Candie Gardens. Visit stunning Hauteville House, one time residence of Victor Hugo, whose exquisite interior design is preserved in the house.
Today you'll reach Honfleur, set at the mouth of France's River Seine. Visit this favourite retreat of the French Impressionists, with its harbour surrounded by gabled houses. Perhaps venture further afield on an excursion to Monet's idyllic house and garden at Giverny or to fashionable Deauville.
Marco Polo navigates her way into the heart of Normandy, sailing under the dramatic spans of the Pont de Normandie, Pont de Tarcanville and Pont de Brotonne to Rouen.
Days Five and Six
Marco Polo will spend the night here, giving you the opportunity to step ashore to explore this beautifully restored medieval city. See the site of Joan of Arc's martyrdom in the Place du Vieux-Marche, the famous one-handed clock and its stunning Gothic cathedral.
The Scillies are one of Britain's most verdant corners, often bursting into life weeks before the rest of the country. Step ashore to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's and the flower-strewn byways beyond. Take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Bid farewell to Marco Polo and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
*These offers apply to new bookings made between 2nd and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.