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Cruise to Aintree Grand National Festival 2021

From €489pp inside cabin/€789 single cabin
Departure Date
07 Apr 2021 - 12 Apr 2021
5 Nights
Cruise direct from Cobh
From €489pp inside cabin/€789 single cabin
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Ports of Call: Cobh, Co Cork; Liverpool - stay onboard in Liverpool; Cobh, Co Cork

Magellan will be the first ever Flotel ship in Liverpool to support the UK's Premier Horse Racing Event.

Sail direct from Cobh to Liverpool where you will stay onboard your ship, the Magellan which will be docked in Liverpool. This is a fantastic opportunity to stay aboard Magellan to view her facilities and cabins, sample the delicious cuisine and enjoy some stylish entertainment.

  • Spend 5 nights onboard your ship - 4 nights docked in Liverpool
  • Enjoy the amenities of the ship
  • Stay on a full board basis which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Enjoy the sights of Liverpool, take a city tour, play golf, go shopping and of course go to the Aintree Grand National Festival from your ship the CMV Magellan
  • Scroll down for information on pre-booking tee times, tours and activities around Liverpool with us

Pre-book your drink packages:

  • Standard drinks and gratuities from £23 per person per day
  • Premium drinks and gratuities from £29 per person per day
*drinks package prices are in sterling

7th April 2021 - Depart Cobh, Co Cork

8th April 2021 - Liverpool, UK

9th April 2021 - Liverpool, UK [Ladie's Day]

10th April 2021 - Liverpool, UK [Grand National Day]

11th April 2021 - Liverpool, UK

12th April 2021 - Arrive Cobh, Co Cork

Pre-book your tee-off time

Don't want to spend each day at the racecourse? Spend one (or more!) or your days in Liverpool on the Green.

Ask us about booking:

  • The Royal Liverpool Golf Club links at Hoylake 
  • Royal Birkdale near Southport
  • Hillside Golf Club, Southport
  • Formby Golf Club, Formby
  • Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Southport
  • West Lancashire Golf Club, Blundellsands
  • Caldy Golf Club, Wirral

Save time and money by booking your tee-off before you set sail. Plus, we can also book your transfers.

Here are the Shandon Team's suggestions for a variety of great tours in and around Liverpool.
Don't see what you're looking for? We've got access to many more! Let us know what interests you and we'll help plan your ideal trip.

3.5-Hour Small-Group Beatles Tour of Liverpool by Electric Bike from €48

A Beatles tour of Liverpool is a must for fans of the Fab Four and traveling by electric bike means you can cover more ground. Pedal your way through Liverpool’s music history, stopping to see where Paul McCartney and John Lennon grew up, and visiting memorable locations such as Strawberry Field, Eleanor Rigby’s Grave, and Penny Lane.

The Experience:

  • 3.5-hour The Beatles electric bike tour of Liverpool
  • Enjoy a leisurely 16.5-mile (26-km) cycle around the Fab Four’s home city
  • See Paul McCartney’s home, George Harrison’s old school, and St Peter's Church Hall
  • Visit landmark Beatles sights such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Field
  • Easy level tour suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures a personalized experienc


The LFC Stadium Tour from €25

Home to Liverpool F.C. since the 19th century, Anfield isn’t just a stadium—it’s an icon of British sports history.

On a behind-the-scenes tour, you’ll enjoy special access to the landmark, and will walk in the footsteps of Liverpool’s most famous players. Discover the Player’s Tunnel and visit the Away Team Dressing Room, learn more from your audio headset, and enjoy admission to the LFC Story and Steven Gerrard Collection.

The Experience:

  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Anfield Stadium
  • Learn more from tour guides and from your included audio headset
  • Choose from a number of convenient tour times throughout the day
  • See the LFC Story and Steven Gerrard Collection with your ticket

Private 3-hour Beatles Tour of Liverpool by Taxi from €139 per group (up to 6)

If you’re a Beatles fan and find yourself in Liverpool, then treat yourself to a tour of the sites linked to the Fab Four.

The hometown of the popular 1960’s rock band, Liverpool boasts Beatles landmarks all over the city, but it’s tough work finding them if you’re new to town. On this tour, you’ll explore Liverpool with a private guide in your own taxi, getting straight to sites such as Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby’s grave, and more.

Liverpool: River Cruise with Open-Top Bus City Tour and Cathedral Tower Tour from €27

See Liverpool from every angle—water, land, and above—on this combination Liverpool Experience. Join a River Explorer cruise to admire Liverpool’s UNESCO-protected waterfront and gain included entry to the U-Boat Story museum along the way.

Plus, enjoy a 24-hour pass for a City Explorer hop-on hop-off tour. Board the open-top, double-decker bus and view landmarks including the Albert Dock and Cavern Club, where The Beatles found fame. En route, disembark at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and enjoy free entry to the cathedral tower for stunning views over the city.

The Experience:

  • View Liverpool’s city sights from land, water, and above from the Cathedral Tower
  • Cruise by the UNESCO-listed waterfront and enjoy free entry to the U-Boat Story museum
  • Hear about Liverpool’s history via the onboard boat and bus commentary
  • Create your own itinerary and hop on and off at the stops you wish with a 24-hour pass

Liverpool with a city host: coctails, craft beer and pub food from €96 (price can vary by group size)

Personalised and private foodie experience with a Local Host. The best way to really get to know a city is through its food and drink, so join a local to discover Liverpool, it’s craft beer and incredible food!

The city’s craft beer scene is booming, you’re never short of places to find a pint and the locals are anything but shy when it comes to enjoying a drink. Throw in some classic British pub snacks and maybe even try the classic local dish of Scouse and you’ve got the recipe for a delicious experience in Liverpool!

Experience Includes:

  • Private and personalised experience 3 hours with a Local Host
  • 2 drink tastings
  • 3-4 samples of different dishes
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Central location meet-up available on request


Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.

With season six (and possibly a seventh season) of Peaky Blinders on the way, take the opportunity to visit some the filming locations from this iconic series.
Here are some of our favourite featured tours:

Peaky Blinders Full Day Tour with Tommy's Mansion [OFFICIAL] from €72

Spend the day in the world of Peaky Blinders during this 8-hour tour of the show's filming locations from Liverpool.

With a small group of fellow aficionados, visit some filming locations in Liverpool, then depart the city and head for other sets such as Watery Lane, Ada's home, Tommy's country home, and others.

The Experience:

  • 8-hour tour of Peaky Blinders filming locations via mini coach
  • Small group of fellow fans ensures personalized attention from your guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Liverpool
  • See filming locations both in central Liverpool and outside the city


Peaky Blinders 4 hour Tour of Liverpool by by Private Taxi [OFFICIAL] from €279 per group (up to 5)

Designed with fans of the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders, in mind, this private 4-hour tour takes you to Liverpool locations used to film the show.

Although set in Birmingham, many Peaky Blinders scenes are filmed in Liverpool: visit the homes of characters such as Tommy Shelby, Polly, and Ada, and see top Liverpool attractions such as the National Waterways Museum, all the while listening to insider gossip and trivia. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

The Experience:

  • Private 4-hour tour of Peaky Blinders locations in Liverpool
  • Ideal for fans of the popular British TV show
  • Visit the fictional homes of characters such as Tommy Shelby, Ada, and Polly
  • Explore the cultural city of Liverpool and enjoy panoramic views from Port Sunlight

Ensure your place: book these tours with us before you fly. Want to try a different experience? Ask about our other tours and excursions.


Liverpool and the surrounding area offers fantastic shopping, with a variety of shiny new centres, high-end boutiques and bohemian arcades.  Our top shopping spots to check out include:

  • Liverpool ONE
  • St John's Shopping Centre
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
  • Metquarter
  • Bold Street (voted as one of the best shopping streets in the UK by Lonely Planet)
  • Wayfarers Shopping Arcade
  • Lord Street
  • Southport Market


There's a wealth of art and architecture to see in Liverpool. Our top picks include:

  • Tate Liverpool
  • The Cavern Club
  • RIBA North Architecture Centre
  • The Baltic Triangle
  • The Royal Liver Building
  • Walker Art Gallery
  • Royal Albert Dock


Since the borough of Liverpool was granted by King John in 1207, it's had a dynamic and ever-changing history. Liverpool's place as a major trading port means it has long attracted a diverse population and been a centre of innovation. Among the firsts Liverpool gave us were the first lifeboat station, school for the bling, cancer reseach centre and lending library.

Our top picks for historical things to see are:

  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Radio City Tower
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • Museum of Liverpool
  • U-Boat Story
  • International Slavery Museum


Go behind the scenes with a stadium tour:things to

  • Goodison Park 
  • Anfield Stadium 

Save time and money when you pre-book your stadium tours and entrance tickets with us. Plus, get exclusive access to unique tours. Ask our travel agents about the huge range of activities we can offer. Plus, we can also organise any transfers you may require to make your holiday as seamless as possible.

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • 5 night cruise from Cobh on the Magellan
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin 
  • Port taxes

Single Cabin prices starting from €789 in a single inside cabin

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Cabin Upgrades - Upgrade to an oceanview cabin from only €674pp
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 'Buy one get one free' promotion - price is averaged to a per person price. 

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