Ireland & Scotland (with optional Military Tattoo)
8 Days London to London
Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Interior Stateroom starting from: $1,103.70* CAD
The British Isles with their signature storybook castles, sweeping landscapes and welcoming shores, are steeped in history and lore. During your cruise you will visit t palaces, pubs and historical treasures. This wonderful voyage starts with a visit to the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey with its pastoral countryside to its spectacular coastline. Quaint historic towns and fragrant lavender fields surround the island’s robust capital, St. Helier.
Next stop on your cruise is Waterford, Ireland famed for its hand-cut crystal. This is a city rich in history. Settled by successive waves of Celts, Vikings and Normans, Waterford and the surrounding countryside of County Kilkenny boast a wealth of elegant Georgian houses, thatched cottages, Viking towers, prehistoric barrows and ruined castles. This picturesque corner of Ireland is a land of rich farms, romantic glens and quaint villages. Dublin, Ireland is also included as a port of call during this cruise of the British Isles. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city is one of Europe’s premier destinations. The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is an intimate place that is easy to explore. Stroll past St. Stephen’s Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. The city is also remarkably well-preserved – every June 16, scholars retrace the paths of James Joyce’s characters in the novel “Ulysses,” set in Dublin on June 16, 1904.
The port city of Rosyth is the gateway to Edinburgh. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. In the elegant New Town, the streets are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the English-speaking world. The International Festival has been one of the premier European cultural events for over half a century. Among those who have called the city home are the writers Robert Burns, James Boswell, and Sir Walter Scott and the philosophers Adam Smith and David Hume. To stroll the streets of Edinburgh is to experience one of the world’s great cities.
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