Silversea Luxury Cruises À Portland, England

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Portland, UK

The tied island of Portland sprawls out attractively into the English Channel, linked to the mainland by just the Chesil barrier beach’s thin sliver of sand. Portland forms part of England’s dramatic Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of limestone cliffs, coastal rock formations and beautiful bays. It may be a tiny teardrop of an island, but with pirate heritage, historic castles and soaring lighthouses, there’s a lot to keep you busy, as you soak in Dorset’s relentlessly wonderful coastal appeals. View more

Photograph the handsome white and red-banded lighthouse, which watches out over the rock-interrupted waves, on a breathtakingly photogenic outcrop. Flashing out warnings of a hull-shredding offshore bank, the lighthouse marks the southern tip of this island, and lurches out five miles towards the Channel Islands. Rock mined from Portland has been used to create some of the most famous buildings in the world, including St Paul’s Cathedral and the United Nations' Building of New York. The stunning natural arch of Durdle Door is close by - looming over a scenic cove, it is undoubtedly one of England’s prettiest beaches and most beautiful natural landmarks. A 16th-century Tudor castle stands guard over Portland’s harbour, and was one of London 2012’s more unusual Olympic venues, hosting sailing events. The waters here remain filled with sailboats harnessing the power of the salty sea breeze. You can also learn of D-Day history, and the role this area played in one of the most important land invasions ever seen, at Castletown D-Day Centre.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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LONDON (Greenwich) À LISBON
  • Départ
    juil. 03 2020
  • Durée
    24 Jours
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    Silver Whisper
à partir de US$ 12 000
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LONDON (Greenwich) À LONDON (Greenwich)
  • Départ
    juil. 03 2020
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    15 Jours
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    Silver Whisper
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Excursions depuis Portland, England

Abbotsbury Swannery & Gardens

Marvel at the exquisite and unique flora and fauna of the Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Portland, Portland Bill, Southernmost Point of Dorset, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. En route, take in panoramic views of Portland Bill (weather-permitting), the southernmost point of Dorset, famous for its quarrying of Portland stone and rugged coastline. Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle, Abbotsbury Gardens has evolved into a magnificent, approximately 20-acre (about eight-hectare) garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions to this country, discovered by the plant-hunting descendants of the Countess.


Formal and Informal Gardens, Rare and Exotic Plants, Guided or Self-Guided Visit, Garden Café

After the great storm of 1990, many new exotic and unusual plants were introduced to Abbotsbury Gardens during its renovation, and it is now a mixture of formal and informal, charming walled garden walks and spectacular woodland valley views. World-famous for its camellia groves and magnolias, Abbotsbury Gardens is also noted for its superb rhododendron and hydrangea collections. Upon arrival, you can tour the gardens with the guide or explore them at your leisure. Should you feel hungry, homemade produce and refreshments are available at the Garden Café at your own expense. Following your visit, re-board your coach and continue on to the nearby Abbotsbury Swannery.


Abbotsbury Swannery, Colony of Swans, Cygnet-Feeding

The unique Abbotsbury Swannery is the only place in the world where you can walk through the heart of a colony of nesting mute swans. The Abbotsbury Swannery was established by Benedictine Monks, who built the Abbotsbury Monastery during the 1040s. The monks farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish banquets. St. Peter's Monastery was destroyed in 1539 during the dissolution; some of the ruins are still visible around St. Nicholas' Church in the village. From mid-May to late-June, hundreds of fluffy cygnets hatch from eggs in nests on or near the pathways. Feeding time is between 2 p.m.-4 p.m., and guests are invited to participate. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back through the hills and back to the pier.

In the footsteps of Enid Blyton

Explore the sites depicted in works by renowned British children's author Enid Blyton during this immersive, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Portland, Weymouth, Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove, Blowholes, Caves, Coves, Beach Stroll

One of the most successful British authors of the 20th century, Enid Blyton wrote more than 800 books and stories over 40 years, including The Famous Five books, The Secret Seven, The Magic Faraway Tree, and Noddy, and spent three holidays a year in Dorset with her family over 20 years. Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the seaside town of Weymouth, then along the Jurassic Coast to Lulworth Cove, near West Lulworth. Lulworth Cove, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, was often the place of inspiration for the books of Enid Blyton, namely The Rubadub Mystery. This story is thought to be set at the beautiful Stair Hole next to Lulworth Cove, a fantastic place to see blowholes, caves and coves. Upon arrival, take a stroll along the white-pebble beach and enjoy breath-taking views of your surrounds.


Corfe Castle, Medieval Ruins, Guided Walking Tour, Magnificent Views over Dorset, Free Time

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to Corfe Castle, featured in Five on a Treasure Island as Kirrin Castle, another of the Famous Five books, is one of Dorset's iconic landmarks. In this famous story, the four children and their dog Timmy go on an adventure to Kirrin Island in search of lost gold. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the castle, marvel at the magnificent views out across Dorset, as the children did in the book, and enjoy some free time at leisure. Corfe Castle was previously utilised as a Royal treasure storehouse and prison, until Elizabeth I sold it to her Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton in 1572. To this day, Corfe Castle remains one of the most impressive and romantic medieval ruins in England.


Corfe Castle Train Station, Traditional Steam-Train-Ride, Dorset Countryside, Swanage

Next, walk to the Corfe Castle Train Station and board a traditional steam-train, re-creating the route noted in the first few Famous Five books from Corfe Castle to Swanage. The Famous Five spent their school holidays together, and the books often mention them traveling via railway between the two places. Your picturesque train-ride traverses the rolling Dorset countryside to Swanage. Originally a small port and fishing village, Swanage flourished during the Victorian Era, when it first became a significant quarrying port, and, later, as a seaside resort for the wealthy of the day.


Knoll House Hotel, Private Lunch, Free Time, Shopping, Swanage Pier

Enid and her family would often stay at the Knoll House Hotel in Studland, a small, scenic, friendly and traditional seaside town. Proceed for a private lunch at the Knoll House Hotel. After lunch, some free time is made available for a stroll around the many local shops selling trinkets and collectables, or visit to Swanage Pier (entrance fee not included), where Enid often enjoyed swimming with her husband. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach for the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.

Jurassic Coastal Work

Explore the spectacular natural beauty and timeless charm of the Jurassic Coast on-foot during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Portland, Jurassic Coast, Durdle Door, Rock Arch, Beach, Caves, Green Fields, Limestone Cliffs

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Dorset, and a visit to the Durdle Door. The Durdle Door, with its massive rock arch, is nestled on the Jurassic Coast. In addition to the Durdle Door, this picturesque locale is home to a sloping beach for bathing, caves and exciting rock strata. Green fields, rugged chalk cliffs and pebbled beaches dominate this stretch of the Dorset Coast Path.


About Durdle Door, Free Time

The natural arch of Durdle Door is a physical feature of the area which has retained its name for over 1,000 years, showing that the coast does not change very rapidly. The natural arch, also known as the 'barn-door', is formed in Purbeck limestone and sufficiently high enough for a good-sized sailing boat to pass through. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to explore your surrounds at your leisure, and take in the splendid views and photo opportunities.


Lulworth Cove, Cottages, Fishing Boats, Wildflowers, Quaint Shops, Tea Rooms, Free Time

Next, proceed for a guided stroll to Lulworth Cove, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its thatched cottages, fishing boats, lobster pots, wildflowers, quaint little gift shops, and tearooms, the charm of Lulworth Cove is timeless. Upon arrival, some free time is made available for independent sightseeing, shopping, exploration and morning refreshments (at your own expense), along with a wealth of exquisite views and photo opportunities. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach for the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier, with panoramic views of Portland Bill (weather-permitting) en route.

Lulworth Cove & Corfe Castle

Indulge your senses with the spectacular natural beauty and history of the Jurassic Coast during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Portland, Weymouth, Lulworth Cove

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Lulworth Cove. En route, drive along the main road to the seaside town of Weymouth, made famous by King George III, then head in an easterly direction towards Corfe Castle. Make a stop at Lulworth Cove near the village of West Lulworth, on the Jurassic Coast. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lulworth Cove is among the world's finest examples of such a landform. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to take a delightful stroll along the beach, and marvel at the breath-taking views and photo opportunities of your surrounds.


Dorset Countryside, Purbeck Hills, Corfe Castle Ruins

Next, re-board your coach and continue on through the beautiful Dorset countryside en route to Corfe Castle. One of the most impressive and romantic medieval ruins in England, its marvellous hilltop position offers magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. It was originally built by order of William the Conqueror in 1080, and commands a gap in the Purbeck Hills on the route between Wareham and Swanage. In the 11th century, the wooden Norman castle was rebuilt in stone; additions were made over the ensuing centuries, particularly by King John and Henry III.


Castle History, Free Time, Ruins Exploration

By the 13th century, the castle was being used as a royal treasure storehouse and prison, and it remained a royal fortress until 1572 when it was sold by Elizabeth I to her Lord Chancellor, Sir Christopher Hatton. During the English Civil War, the castle twice came under siege by Parliamentarian forces and finally fell in 1645. Parliamentarian engineers then proceeded with a systematic demolition, using explosives to try and bring down the walls. Their work has left the castle as it looks today. Upon arrival at the Corfe Castle, some free time is made available to explore these fascinating ruins. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Salisbury & Stonehenge

Discover a pair of iconic, ancient English destinations during this panoramic, full-day sightseeing excursion with lunch.


Portland, Rural Heartland, Salisbury City, Salisbury Cathedral

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive to Salisbury. Nestled amidst the rural heartland of southern England, few destinations can match the quintessential English city of Salisbury with its centrepiece, Salisbury Cathedral, which is not to be missed. The awesome sight of the Salisbury Cathedral spire never fails to impress, soaring a breath-taking 404 feet (about 123 metres) into the sky. It is visible from every direction, and dominates the landscape for many miles around. Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals, as it was built within one century with no substantial later additions. It is arguably the finest example of early-English, Gothic-style architecture in Britain.


Cathedral Tour, Magna Carta, Chapter House, Europe's Oldest Working Clock, Lunch, Free Time

The spacious and tranquil close with its schools, historic houses and museums, Salisbury makes a fine setting for the Cathedral. During a guided tour inside the Cathedral, see the best-preserved of only four original copies of the Magna Carta. Written in 1215, this famous agreement was made between King John and his barons at Runnymede, and its basic principles have been incorporated into the Constitution of the United States. In addition to the Cathedral, see the Chapter House and Europe's oldest working clock, built in 1386. Following your tour, proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, some free time is made available to explore Salisbury at your leisure.


Dorset and Wiltshire Countryside, Stonehenge, Monuments, Trilithons

After your free time, re-board your coach for a drive through the Dorset and Wiltshire countryside en route to Stonehenge for a 'Free-Flow' tour. The purpose of the world's most famous stone circle still remains a mystery, and its origins go back as far back as the Pyramids. Visit the mighty remains of a sequence of monuments erected between 3000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. Most well-known are the trilithons, large doorframe-shaped stone arrangements that are made up of two standing stones and topped by a lintel stone, which is actually fixed by mortice-and-tenon joints. The stones are aligned so that on the midsummer and midwinter solstices, the sun shines straight through the circle onto the central Heel Stone. Following your tour of Stonehenge, re-board your coach and commence the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car with Guide - Full Day

Explore Portland at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Car with Guide - Half Day

Explore Porland at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van with /Guide - Half Day

Explore Portland at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato - Private Van with Guide - Full Day

Explore Portland at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

\Furleigh Estate Winery Tour & Tasting

Discover the legacy and award-winning still and sparkling wines of the Furleigh Estate during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Portland, Furleigh Estate, Woodlands, Welcome Glass of Sparkling Wine

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Furleigh Estate. Surrounded by woodlands, this former dairy farm has been transformed into a modern, productive vineyard and winery, with over 22,000 vines producing award-winning still and sparkling wines. Upon arrival at Furleigh Estate, you are welcomed by a glass of Furleigh Estate sparkling wine.


Vineyard Walking Tour

Next, take a guided walking tour of the vineyard. Along the way, learn how the vineyard came into being a decade ago, and the ups-and-downs experienced en route to becoming an award-winning winemaker. In the vineyard, discover how the vines are tended to throughout the year and what happens at harvest time. Following your tour, walk over to the winery, where some of the country's best red, white, and pink still and sparkling wines are made.


Winery Tour & Tasting, Four Award-Winning Still & Sparkling Wines, Local Cheese & Charcuterie

Built in 2007, the winery accommodates a specialist pneumatic press, which is designed to carry out the very gentle 'whole-bunch' pressing required for quality sparkling wines. Temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks from Italy and Germany, oak barrels from Cognac, and riddling and dosage machinery from Epernay in France complete the major equipment. Under the tutelage of your guide, enjoy a tasting of four of Furleigh Estates' award winning still and sparkling wines paired with a local cheese and charcuterie platter. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.