Tour overview

Visiting: Dublin, Belfast, Glascow, Loch Lomond, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Cruising Norway (Stavanger, Olden, Skjolden/Sognefjord and Bergen) 

 

DepartReturnRegular Price*
(twin share)
Early Bird Price*
(twin share)
Status
4 Aug 202023 Aug 2020$9,580 (Cat OE Oceanview cabin)$9,180
Book before 28 Feb 20
Available
$9,880 (Cat BD Balcony cabin)$9,480
Book before 28 Feb 20
Available
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Secondary deposit when tour is guaranteed - $2300 (Oceanview cabin) or $2600 (Balcony cabin) /person
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* Important notes

  • All prices shown are per person based on twin share and include airfares, land package, all taxes and gratuities ex Melbourne. If you are from another state please let us know.
  • Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change.
  • Other expenses such as personal travel insurance, visas and immunisations are not included.
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Included

  • Return economy international flights & taxes
  • Cruise fare and taxes as per package
  • Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
  • English Tour guide and bus services
  • Accommodation & entry to places listed on itinerary
  • Prepaid gratuities

Not Included

  • Travel insurance - We can assist with a quotation
  • Cruise - Shore excursions at your own cost
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Day 1 – Melbourne / Dubai

Ready for this exciting tour to see the best of the United Kingdom? This evening our group will meet at the airport to board our Emirates airlines flight bound for Dubai.

Meals – As per flight

Day 2 – Dubai / Dublin

Early this morning, we land into Dubai and after a short transit, we reboard our flight bound for Dublin. Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival your trusty long distance coach and local guide will soon bring you on a quick orientation about town. Take in the sights of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Phoenix Park and the Georgian Square. We then check into our hotel for an early dinner.

Meals – As per flight / D

Hotel – Mercure North Dublin hotel or similar

Day 3 – Dublin / Belfast

Today we will visit the spectacular Giant’s Causeway, a set of some massive 40,000 basalt cliffs along the coast of Northern Ireland. Travel to Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Join an orientation tour of Belfast, view City Hall, Queen’s University, Stormont Castle, St Anne Cathedral, St George & Market, the Belfast shipyards of Harland.

Meals – B/ L / D

Hotel – Holiday Inn Belfast or similar

Day 4 – Belfast / Glascow

After a hearty breakfast, we will cross the Iris Sea to Scotland by ferry and continue the journey to Glasgow, a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. Join an orientation tour and see the George Square, GoMA and Duke of Wellington Statue (Glasgow), Merchant City, Glasgow Cathedral, Trongate and Glasgow Green.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel – Novotel hotel or similar

Day 5 – Glascow / Loch Lomond / Fort William

Journey along the Loch Lomond before making a quick photo stop at Glencoe, a film location used in Skyfall and Harry Potter. We arrive in Fort William and take the Jacobite Steam Train, a journey described by many as one of the great railway journeys of the world. The steam train played a starring role as the Hogwarts Express – taking Harry from platform 9 ¾ all the way to Hogwarts. Take the journey over the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, whilst enjoying views of Loch Shiel from your window, another key location featured in the films. After arriving in Mallaig, we will make our way to the coast and boarding a ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. Note: If Jacobite Steam Train is not available, we will use the normal train service instead.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Fort William Hotel or similar

Day 6 – Fort William / Isle of Skye / Aviemore

We will make our way to the coast for crossing over to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most recognised castles in Scotland. Strategically located on its own little island, it overlooks the Isle of Skye. It is also situated at a point where three great sea lochs meet, and is surrounded by the majestic splendour of the forested mountains of Kintail.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Aviemore Area Hotel or similar

Day 7 – Aviemore / Iverness / Edinburgh

Start your day with an orientation tour of Inverness, see the Inverness Cathedral, Inverness Castle and Urquhart Castle. Consider an optional tour to the Blair Castle, a famous Highland fortress with beautiful gardens that’s home to the red deer and the St Bride’s Kirk – final resting place of ‘Bonnie Dundee’, one of Scotland’s greatest heroes. Travel to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 8 – Edinburgh

Go on a city tour and see the historic Royal Mile, the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, and the bustling shopping districts of Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley. Tonight, enjoy a Scottish Night Out experience where traditional Scottish entertainment includes music, dance, and songs in the magnificent setting of the historic Prestonfield House.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 9 – Edinburgh / Lake District / Liverpool

Drive along the scenic Lake District and immerse yourself in the gorgeous scenery that stretches out before you. An interesting fact about this place is that these views were the inspiration for the famous poem Daffodils written by William Wordsworth. Enjoy a boat tour on Lake Windermere, a beautiful waterway that’s also England’s largest natural lake. After lunch we continue to Liverpool, the hometown of legendary rock band The Beatles.

Meals – B / L / D

Hotel – Holiday Inn hotel or similar

Day 10 – Liverpool / Manchester / Coventry

Embark on an orientation tour of the historic maritime city, which will take you to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral and the famous home of Liverpool Football Club – Anfield Stadium. Learn more about The Beatles at The Beatles Story, a museum and award-winning visitor attraction, which showcases the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles. Located in the Fab Four’s hometown of Liverpool on the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles. After which, make your way to Manchester and embark on an orientation tour to see the Albert Square, City Hall, China Town, Manchester Cathedral and Manchester opera house. We will then make our way to Coventry, a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England for an overnight stay.

Meals – B / L /D

Hotel – Holiday Inn hotel or similar

Day 11 – Coventry / Stratford-Uponavon / London

Today, we will head to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of famous poet William Shakespeare. Follow a local guide as he takes you to explore the charming cobbled streets of this Warwickshire country town. After lunch we make our way towards our hotel in London and enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

Meals – B / L / Own arrangement

Hotel – Dorriet hotel Sheaperds Bush or similar

Day 12 – London / Princess Cruise

Enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure till it is time to transfer to South Hampton for your cruise. We welcome you aboard the brilliant Crown Princess! Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess. Filled with delicious restaurants and a breathtaking three-story Atrium, you'll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array of world class entertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.

Meals – B / L (on board cruise) / D (on board cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 13 – Princess Cruise (at sea)

A whole day to unwind and enjoy the facilities of this marvelous ship before we arrive into Kristiansand (Norway) tomorrow.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 14 – Arrive Stavanger (Norway)

Norway's fourth largest city, Stavanger lies at the mouth of the Gandsfjord. The old port, attests to the sea's enduring role in Norwegian history. Here, Vikings once sailed on voyages of conquest and exploration. In later centuries, the port served as a major hub for Norway's mercantile and fishing fleets.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 15 – Arrive Olden (Norway, tendered)

By the mid-19th century, European travellers were cruising the waters of the Nordfjord and visiting the village of Olden. The Romantic Movement inspired this new taste for dramatic landscape - and Norway had plenty of dramatic landscape. Then as now, travellers were impressed, moved, and not frequently overwhelmed by the stark contrast between peaceful rural farmsteads and a towering wilderness of mountain peaks and glaciers.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 16 – Arrive Skjolden/Sognefjord (Norway)

Situated in the heart of the Norwegian fjords, the port of Skjolden-Sognefjord is your gateway to a world of wonder: this land abounds with national treasures, thundering waterfalls, two UNESCO sites, ice-blue fjords hemmed in by sky-reaching mountains and scenery so unbelievably spectacular you just may lose your breath.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 17 – Arrive Bergen (Norway)

The city retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century charm. Visitors to Bergen will encounter a city that offers a heady blend of natural beauty, history and culture.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 18 – Princess Cruise (At sea)

A whole day to unwind and enjoy the facilities of this marvelous ship before we arrive back into Southhampton, London tomorrow.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Crown Princess

Day 19 – London / Dubai

Welcome back to London this morning! Just after we disembark, we transfer to London Gatwick airport for our flight with Emirates bound for Dubai.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

Day 20 – Dubai / Melbourne

Our overnight flight arrives into Dubai early this morning. After a short transit, we re-board our flight bound for home. We anticipate to arrive later tonight and hope you thoroughly enjoyed your trip!

Meals – As per flight

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