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Seychelles Discovery Cruise with Dubai

9 Day Escorted Tour With 3 Day Extension

Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Easygoing Pace

With incredible beaches of powdery white sand and an azure sea which is crystal clear and warm, an extension to Dubai and the Emirates is the perfect place to relax and soak in the Arabian sun. Famed for its luxury shopping and ultra modern architecture, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for you to experience. <b>Choose a hotel from our handpicked options or speak to our reservations team about our entire range of hotels available.</b>

2020 Dossier

Tour Highlights

  • Spend time exploring the amazing city of Dubai
  • Walking tour through the mangrove forests of Curieuse
  • Encounter thousands of birds on uninhabited Cousin Island
  • Enjoy swimming breaks and snorkelling excursions
  • Lay back on the soft sands of Anse Lazio beach
  • Beach barbecue and guided tour of Moyenne Island
  • Breath-taking views from the top of Aride Island
  • A Creole night on board with dinner, music & dancers
  • Explore the idyllic villages of La Digue
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Itinerary

Day 1
UK to Mahe

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to the Seychelles via Dubai.

Day 2
Mahe to St Anne Island

Dinner

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the cruise terminal in Port Victoria. Board your ship and set sail while you sip on a welcome cocktail on the deck. Cruise towards spectacular St Anne Island where you will stop for a refreshing swim in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board and anchor for the night, with the chance to take advantage of onboard amenities which include a bar and mini spa.

Day 3
St Anne Island to Curieuse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast with a view, set sail for Curieuse, distinctive for its dramatic red soil and swaying Coco de Mer palm trees. Look out for turtles and the island's rare black parrot as a park guide leads you along a walkway through lush mangrove forests. Return to the beach for an oceanfront barbecue and time to swim and sunbathe, with your ship anchoring offshore for the night.

Day 4
Curieuse to Anse Lazio

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This morning, cruise to Cousin Island, an uninhabited nature reserve teeming with colourful birdlife, giant tortoises and turtle nesting grounds. Keep your binoculars handy as you walk amongst the 250,000 birds which breed in this avian sanctuary. After lunch, sail to world-renowned Anse Lazio beach where you'll have the rest of the afternoon to relax on the powder-soft sands ringed by palm trees and azure waters.

Day 5
Anse Lazio to Praslin Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Journey to the island of Aride, home to numerous seabird colonies and the Wright's gardenia, found nowhere else on earth. Take a scenic walk to the top of the island and soak in breath-taking views of ocean and isle before sailing onward to St Pierre Island. Snorkel amongst the resplendent reefs found in these waters then cruise into the sunset as you travel to Praslin Island where you'll anchor for the night. Enjoy a lively evening dinner with a Creole night on board complete with musicians and dancers.

Day 6
Praslin Island to La Digue

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a morning of cruising through the emerald expanse of ocean surrounding the Seychelles, arrive in Felicite or Grand Soeur this afternoon and encounter vibrant marine life on a snorkelling excursion, with the option to go scuba diving (at a fee). Continue onward to the laidback isle of La Digue, arriving in the evening and docking overnight in the port.

Day 7
La Digue to Moyenne Island

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore La Digue and its outlying beaches. Alternatively, a half-day optional excursion travels to L' Union Estate for a tour of the coconut plantation then visits magnificent Anse Source D' Argent beach and the village of La Passe, before returning to the ship. Weigh anchor in the late afternoon and journey to Moyenne Island for your overnight stay.

Day 8
Moyenne Island to Mahe

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Explore the small island of Moyenne as you wander past towering mahogany trees and giant tortoises on a short, guided tour. After a beach barbecue, soak in your last rays of sunshine as you swim and snorkel off these shores. Set sail in the afternoon, reaching Mahe's Victoria port in time for a festive night of music and dancing at tonight's farewell dinner.

Day 9
Mahe to the UK

Breakfast

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or continue on to your chosen extension.

Day 10
Mahe to Dubai

Breakfast

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for your extension.

Day 11-12
Dubai

Breakfast

Enjoy the facilities of your hotel while you spend time exploring the fascinating metropolis of Dubai.

Day 13
Dubai to the UK

Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Dates & Prices

Marco Polo

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Dates
Price (per person)
Dates available
January 2021
from £2,558
5 Dates
1st Jan - 11th Jan
£2,558
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
8th Jan - 18th Jan
£2,558
15th Jan - 25th Jan
£3,158
22nd Jan - 1st Feb
£3,158
29th Jan - 8th Feb
£3,158
February 2021
from £3,158
4 Dates
5th Feb - 15th Feb
£3,158
12th Feb - 22nd Feb
£3,158
19th Feb - 1st Mar
£3,158
26th Feb - 8th Feb
£3,158
March 2021
from £3,158
4 Dates
5th Mar - 15th Mar
£3,158
12th Mar - 22nd Mar
£3,158
19th Mar - 28th Mar
£3,158
26th Mar - 4th Apr
£3,158
April 2021
from £3,138
5 Dates
1st Apr - 11th Apr
£3,158
8th Apr - 18th Apr
£3,158
15th Apr - 25th Apr
£3,158
22nd Apr - 2nd May
£3,138
29th Apr - 9th May
£3,138
May 2021
from £3,138
4 Dates
6th May - 16th May
£3,138
13th May - 23rd May
£3,238
20th May - 30th May
£3,238
27th May - 6th Jun
£3,238
June 2021
from £2,888
4 Dates
3rd Jun - 13th Jun
£3,238
10th Jun - 20th Jun
£3,238
17th Jun - 27th Jun
£3,238
24th Jun - 4th Jul
£2,888
July 2021
from £2,888
5 Dates
1st Jul - 11th Jul
£2,888
8th Jul - 18th Jul
£2,888
15th Jul - 25th Jul
£2,888
22nd Jul - 1st Aug
£2,888
29th Jul - 8th Aug
£3,238
August 2021
from £3,138
4 Dates
5th Aug - 15th Aug
£3,238
12th Aug - 22nd Aug
£3,238
19th Aug - 29th Aug
£3,138
26th Aug - 5th Sep
£3,138
September 2021
from £3,108
4 Dates
2nd Sep - 12th Sep
£3,138
9th Sep - 19th Sep
£3,108
16th Sep - 26th Sep
£3,138
23rd Sep - 3rd Oct
£3,168
October 2021
from £3,118
5 Dates
30th Sep - 10th Oct
£3,158
7th Oct - 17th Oct
£3,118
14th Oct - 24th Oct
£3,168
21st Oct - 1st Nov
£3,168
28th Oct - 8th Nov
£3,168
November 2021
from £3,168
4 Dates
5th Nov - 15th Nov
£3,168
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
12th Nov - 22nd Nov
£3,168
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
19th Nov - 29th Nov
£3,168
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
26th Nov - 6th Dec
£3,168
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
December 2021
from £2,568
2 Dates
3rd Dec - 13th Dec
£2,568
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529
10th Dec - 20th Dec
£2,568
Call to Book:
0333 242 7529

Accommodation

The hotels listed below are provided for guidance only and final confirmation of your accommodation will be sent to you approximately 90 days before you travel
Marco Polo
3 nights
Dubai City, Dubai and further Emirates
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Tour Reviews

Perry Smale

04 Dec 19

Everything about the ship was faultless - facilities, crew and quality of cabin.

Laurie Burchell

25 Oct 19

Great little hotel. Fabulous room. Excellent food and restaurants. Beach was fantasti

Important Information

A visa is not required for your trip to the Seychelles. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Your flight is to Seychelles International Airport (Mahe) with Emirates (EK), via Dubai, departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3. Baggage allowance (per person): Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding 7kg. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure. If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

It is your responsibility to check any health & vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa. org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing steep stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

There will be an English speaking tour director on board the boat however they will not accompany guests on land.

The currency in the Seychelles is the Seychelles Rupee, but Euros are also widely accepted in the major cities. It is preferable if you have smaller denominations. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in the local currency.

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any meals where these are not mentioned in your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. All expenses on board such as drinks are charged to your cabin and paid for on check out. Tipping is a common practice in the Seychelles and it is customary to tip approx. USD$11-$13 per person per day which is split between the whole crew. Tips can be given at the end of the cruise. Tips are accepted in Euros, US dollars and local currencies.