20 day Best of Britain, Ireland, Scotland with Celebrity Norwegian Fjords Cruise

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Visiting: Dublin, Belfast, Glascow, Loch Lomond, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, London, Cruising Norway (Bergen, Olden, Geiranger, Stavanger) and more!

* ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

Day 1 – Melbourne / Hong Kong 

Ready for this exciting tour to see the best of the United Kingdom and Norway? This afternoon our group will meet at the airport to board our Cathay Pacific airlines flight bound for Hong Kong. We should arrive late evening into Hong Kong airport for a short transit. 

Meals – As per flight

Day 2 – Hong Kong / Dublin

Just after midnight, 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 an orientation about town. Kick off the day with a Dublin city tour and take in the sights of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Phoenix Park and the Georgian Square. Gain insight into the centuries old tradition of Guinness brewing and enjoy a storehouse tour including a pint of Guinness at the Guinness Brewery.

Meals – As per flight / L / 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 / Celebrity Cruise

Enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure till it is time to transfer to South Hampton for your cruise. The Celebrity Silhouette is an impressive ship with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club to provide more space to relax and socialise in the fresh sea air. The ship will depart at around 4pm for Norway. 

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

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 13 – Celebrity Cruise (At sea)

A whole day to unwind and enjoy the facilities of this marvelous ship before we arrive into Bergen tomorrow. 

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 14 – Arrive Bergen 

Bergen is a former Viking stronghold girded by deep fjords, towering mountains and sweeping glaciers. On your day here, why not consider visiting Bryggen Wharf, where you can strike a bargain in one of the many artisans’ workshops, or visit the famous Fish Market for a real treat. Bergen specialities include fish soup, cured salmon, herring, shrimp, and venison. Be sure to try the “skillingsbolle”, a sinfully good cinnamon roll while on your Bergen cruise. This city located on the southwest coast of Norway is straight out of storybook. 

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 15 – Arrive Olden 

Much of this picturesque town located at the tip of the Nordfjord looks as though it is straight out of the 17th century. Its many historic sites include Olden Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of the original stave church dating back to the 14th century, and the Singer Home, former residence of American painter William Singer. Nature lover? Explore the lush, verdant scenery of Lake Olden and experience its tranquility on an optional relaxing sightseeing cruise. 

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 16 – Arrive Geiranger

Geiranger is remote even by Norwegian standards, with a rugged beauty that will leave you breathless. Winding your way through the Geiranger Fjord feels like the entrance to a secret world, protected by massive, snow-capped mountains on either side. Superlatives simply fall short when trying to describe the epic beauty of Geiranger. Your welcoming committee is comprised of the sheer walls, snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls and emerald-green channels of Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage landmark.

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 17 – Arrive Stavanger

Whether you prefer outdoor adventure or ancient history, Stavanger offers a wide array of treasures to discover. Its charming streets climb from the waterfront and are dotted with timber homes painted in wonderfully vibrant colors. The city is a mix of old and new, charming and stylish with an eclectic collection of merchant shops, cafes and historic museums and churches. 

Meals – B / L / D (all on cruise)

Hotel – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 18 – Celebrity 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 – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 19 – London / Hong Kong 

Welcome back to London this morning! Just after we disembark, we transfer to London Gatwick airport for our flight with Cathay Pacific bound for Hong Kong.

Meals – B / Own arrangements

Day 20 – Hong Kong / Melbourne

Our overnight flight arrives into Hong Kong 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 

All in Pricing package price includes :

– Return flights with Cathay Airlines (including airport taxes)

– Cruise fare on board the Celebrity Silhouette (Category 9 or 1C)

– Accommodation as per itinerary

– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary

– English Tour guide and bus services 

– Entries to places listed on itinerary

– Daily water provided 

These groups are scheduled to depart on the 28 April 2020

  • All in price (Inside 9 cabin) –  $8780* pp (twin share)

*Early bird price before 30 November 2019!  Afterwards, $9,180* per person

  • All in price (Balcony 1C cabin) –  $9880* pp (twin share)

*Early bird price before 30 November 2019!  Afterwards, $10,280* per person

1.FIRST 15 – to join will also enjoy an additional $100 discount!        

2.EARLY PAYMENT OFFER Save $200 off your package if you pay in full before 31 October 2019

NB. Secondary deposit of $2000 pp(inside)/$3100(balcony) required after tour group is guaranteed to depart.

 * ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS:

Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities.

If you are from another state, please let us know.

Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

Day 1 – Melbourne / Hong Kong -N/A

Day 2 – Hong Kong / Dubli – Mercure North Dublin hotel or similar

Day 3 – Dublin / Belfast –  Holiday Inn Belfast or similar

Day 4 – Belfast / Glascow –  Novotel hotel or similar

Day 5 – Glascow / Loch Lomond / Fort William  –  Fort William Hotel or similar

Day 6 – Fort William / Isle of Skye / Aviemore –  Aviemore Area Hotel or similar

Day 7 – Aviemore / Iverness / Edinburgh –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 8 – Edinburgh –Holiday Inn Edinburgh or similar

Day 9 – Edinburgh / Lake District / Liverpool –  Holiday Inn hotel or similar

Day 10 – Liverpool / Manchester / Coventry  – Holiday Inn hotel or similar

Day 11 – Coventry / Stratford-Uponavon / London – Dorriet hotel Sheaperds Bush or similar

Day 12 – London / Celebrity Cruise– Celebrity Silhouette

Day 13 – Celebrity Cruise (At sea) – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 14 – Arrive Bergen – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 15 – Arrive Olden – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 16 – Arrive Geiranger – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 17 – Arrive Stavanger – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 18 – Celebrity Cruise (At sea) – Celebrity Silhouette

Day 19 – London / Hong Kong – N/A

Day 20 – Hong Kong / Melbourne – N/A

Average weather during April/May

Dublin (Ireland) – Average high 13 degrees Celsius / Average low 6 degrees Celsius

Glascow (United Kingdom) – Average high 13 degrees Celsius / Average low 5 degrees Celsius

London (United Kingdom) – Average high 17 degrees Celsius / Average low 10 degrees Celsius

Bergen (Norway) – Average high 12 degrees Celsius / Average low 5 degrees Celsius

Stavanger (Norway) – Average high 14 degrees Celsius / Average low 7 degrees Celsius

 

 

 

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