Explorer

The Explorer 22 Day Itinerary

  • Cape Town to St Helena
  • A British outpost in the South Atlantic
  • Steeped in history
  • Dramatic coastal scenery
  • Enchanted landscapes
  • A unique way of life

Day 1-5
Board the RMS in Cape Town and sail to St Helena. Enjoy the on board activities, learn about the early explorers who came to the island in much the same fashion as you are doing today.

Day 6-13
Explore this stunning island, so full of natural beauty, wonderfully friendly people and an abundance of activities to enjoy. Visit the Napoleonic sites of Briars Pavilion, Longwood House and Napoleon’s Tomb and walk on pastures once occupied by prisoners of war during the Boer Wars. Meet Jonathan the tortoise, possibly the oldest tortoise in the world, enjoying life amongst the magnificent gardens of Plantation House, the Governor’s official residence. Of course, no visit to St Helena would be complete without taking in some of the magnificent coastal and inland walks, which can be guided if you prefer. Botanical and Endemic Plant and Fauna Tours are available locally and the St Helena Conservation Group and National Trust arrange guided walks throughout the year.

Take a leisurely tour in the island’s only Charabanc, a highlight of which is a stop at the top of Jacob’s Ladder with tremendous views across Jamestown. Whilst in Jamestown, a visit to the museum is highly recommended. Here you can see the history of Britain’s second oldest colony laid out before you, including issues of the current day that are helping to shape the future of the island. For those wishing to be more independent, cars can be rented and we suggest th

DAY 14-18
Leave the island for the return journey to Cape Town.

DAY 21
Arrive Cape Town. One night post voyage is included..

Day 19
Arrive Cape Town. Tour ends.

Duration and itinerary may differ slightly. Tailor make your trip by adding hotel accommodation in and allowing us to arrange your flight to Cape Town.

Please contact our reservations department on 020 7575 6480 for price details and to book this voyage.