british-isle

British Isles Cruise  |  May 1, 2018  |  16 Days & 15 Nights

Make your way around the British Isles, stopping to take in the delights of historic port towns all along the way. 

Inclusions

Flight from the Maritimes to London and return
Airport and cruise terminal transfers
2 nights' with breakfast buffet in London
A London Pass and Travel Card
12 Day British Isle Cruise on the NCL Jade
All pre-paid service charges for the cruise line
All taxes and fees
Fully escorted by Target Tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Canada
Depart from your Maritime city on your overnight flight to London, England. 

Day 2: Arrive in London, UK
Welcome to London! We meet our transfer from Heathrow to London and check in. You are now free to explore London. You will be provided with a London Pass with Travel Card so you can use the subway system (Tube). The London Pass provides you with free access to over 60 attractions including the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, and more. Our Tour Director will be taking in select attractions with his card, and you are welcome to join or explore on your own. 

Day 3: Explore London
Enjoy an included breakfast before you start exploring. Today would be a great day to use your London Pass for free rides on the Hop On Hop Off bus. 

Day 4: Embarkation 
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we check out. This morning you can explore a few more places in London before we depart for our transfer from London to the Southampton Cruise Terminal. Board the Norwegian Jade in the early afternoon for our 12-Day British Isles Cruise. Once on board, you are free to enjoy the facilities and restaurants. We set sail at 5PM. 

Day 5: Guernsey, Channel Islands (8AM to 6PM)
The second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey's sea cliffs and windswept grasslands are home to a history as dramatic as its landscape. From being a pirate haven during the Middle Ages to becoming occupied by German troops in WWII. Today, the island's capital St. Peters Port is considered one of Europe's most scenic port cities with its cobblestone streets, lush gardens, museums, and boutique shopping. From the port, you can tour 800-year-old Castle Cornet, hike along cliffs offering amazing vistas, or visit the museum at Hauteville House - home of the famed French writer Victor Hugo. 

Day 6: Portland, England (7AM to 3PM)
Located along the English Channel, Portland is divided into two areas: north and south. The south end is where extensive stone quarries lie, a resource important to the region. Unique to the city is the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which hosts world sailing championships. 

Day 7: Cork, Ireland (9AM to 7PM)
Ireland's third largest city is a wonderful walking city built on the River Lee. Visit St. Finn Barre's Cathedral, a wonderful triple-spired example of French-gothic archietecture, and spend some time in the Old Gaol, where original 19th century cells tell some fascinating tales. 

Day 8: Dublin, Ireland (8AM to 9PM)
Explore the Dubliana exhibit to see Dublin life from 1170 to 1540. Ireland's thriving yet elegant capital sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Visit a castle, take a walking tour, shop O'Connell Street, have a pint at the Guiness Brewery. 

Day 9: Glasgow, Scotland (8AM to 7PM)
Cruise ships follow the River Clyde into the center of one of the most exciting cities in Great Britain. Glasgow showcases a mixture of architectural gems, from ancient castles and a magnificent 12th century cathedral, to the urban chic of revitalized neighbourhoods featuring cutting-edge bars and restaurants. 

Day 10: Day at Sea 
Today is a full day at sea. 

Day 11: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (8AM to 5PM) 
This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture an indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl's Palace, and Bishop's Palace. After touring, stop in a pub for a bite and to chat with the locals.

Day 12: Inverness, Scotland (7AM to 5PM)
Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century. 

Day 13: Edinburgh (8AM to 6PM)
Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary's chambers. Savour the old town's marvellous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of the many seaside cafes. 

Day 14: Newcastle, England (8AM to 5PM) 
Situated on the River Tyne in northeast England, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is a hub for arts, sciences, and history. This Victorian city was born from the coal and steel industries and today boasts excellent art galleries, numerous delicious restaurants, and cultural and historical attractions. Enjoy a walking tour of Newcastle and trace the city's history back to the Celtic Age. Venture below ground into the historic Victoria Tunnel that was built for coal wagons between 1839 and 1842, and then used as an air raid shelter during WWII. 

Day 15: Day at Sea
Today is a full day at sea - enjoy all the ship's ammenities.

Day 16: Return Home
This morning we arrive back in Southampton. We will transfer from the port to the airport for our flight back to the Maritimes. 

Rates

Price per person (Double Occupancy) in Canadian funds:

2018 Rates

Inside Cabin - $5305 per person
Ocean View - $5809 per person
Balcony - $6935 per person

Full payment due January 31, 2018

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