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St Helena, the remote island in the South Atlantic, has announced a new 19-day tour of the island, including a five-day cruise on board working Royal Mail ship RMS St Helena.

The 19-day Hideaway Tour offers an in-depth exploration of the island – 1,200 miles north west of Cape Town.

Guests will board RMS St Helena – one of the last working Royal Mail Ships – in Cape Town for a five-day cruise to the island.

En route there will be expert talks and presentations from Colin Lewis, Professor at Rhodes University South Africa, on the island’s natural environment, land formations and history.

Once guests reach St Helena, the tour will include the key attractions such as the Napoleonic sites from the former French Emperor’s time in exile on the island, the Governor’s residence, Plantation House and Deadwood Plain – the Boer Camp.

The Hideaway Tour departs Cape town on 11 September and costs from £2,745pp including full board and a twin or double room with shared facilities at the Wellington House Hotel on St Helena on a bed and breakfast basis and all tours mentioned.

St Helena is and currently only accessible by sea; RMS St Helena is the only regular means of transport to the island.

The island’s first airport is due in 2016 meaning that this will be one of the last opportunities to visit the island in this way.

It’s advised that guests book a pre- or post-cruise stay in Cape Town when arranging flights.

For further information on the tour or to book visit rms-st-helena.com or call 0207 575 6480. For more information on St Helena visit sthelenatourism.com

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