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May 2017 British Isles Cruise

British Isles Cruise – May 20-June 3, 2017

britishOne of our most common requests is a trip to Ireland and Scotland.  In May of 2017, get ready to sail on an incredible itinerary throughout Ireland, Scotland, England and more! Itineraries this comprehensive of the British Isles are rare!

**Hurry and book early! Prices will rise over time as airfare becomes more tight.

Itinerary:

May 20 – Fly to Denver and connect to your international flight to Europe!

May 21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Welcome to Amsterdam! Transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time to rest or explore.

holland23May 22 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Start your day with an included tour of Amsterdam. From canals to bicyclists to tasty food, this city has it all! Following your tour, transfer to your cruise ship the Vision of the Seas. Enjoy a fabulous welcome meal and explore the ship which will be your home for the night 12 nights. (Cruise Meals)

May 23 Dover, England – The White Cliffs of Dover reign high and edge this seaside village. What an introduction to your British Isle cruise! From the beautiful stone fences lining the green fields with sheep, to the grand estate of Leeds Castle, this first port is one not to be missed. (Cruise Meals)

May 24 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

british1May 25Edinburgh, Scotland – Welcome to Edinburgh, the crown jewel of Scotland. You can visit the Edinburgh Castle, home of Mary Queen of Scots, with its Crown Jewels and birthplace of King James. Walk the Royal Mile with its narrow passages called “closes”. Enter St. Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk of Scotland, where the fiery preaching of the great reformer John Knox took place and where the Order of the Thistle is seated. At the end of your walk enter Holyrood Castle, or enjoy the view from the top of Arthur’s Seat. What a city!!! You will soon find why this is Alan’s favorite city in all of the British Isles!! (Cruise Meals)

May 26Edinburgh, Scotland – Due to the ship staying in Edinburgh port for the second day why not venture out to the countryside and enjoy a leisurely stroll at the beautiful Sterling Castle with its history of Robert the Bruce. Set on a rocky outcrop, where the lowlands meet the highlands, enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the battlements. Explore the Great Hall, the artillery fortifications, the Chapel Royal and the Renaissance Palace of this grandiose world where Royals ruled between the 16th and 18th centuries. Or perhaps check out the world famous St. Andrews golf course nearby.  Or buy a kilt and enjoy some fish and chips. (Cruise Meals)

british2May 27 Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland – Inverness in the Scottish Highlands is the stuff myths and legends are made from. It was here that the Great Gaelic King Macbeth, Shakespeare’s source for the famous play, once ruled.  A visit here would be incomplete without a drive along the famous Loch Ness to see of you can see Nessie!! (Cruise Meals)

May 28 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

May 29 – Glasgow, Scotland – Known as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, Glasgow is a city filled with sophistication, music, art and a cosmopolitan flair. A city tour will show off Kelvingrove Museum and Park, the Cathedral, George Square with its statue to Sir Walter Scott, and shopping on Buchanan Street. (Cruise Meals)

May 30 – Dublin, Ireland – In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone….. From St Patrick’s Cathedral (don’t forget to wear your green), to Phoenix Park, Trinity College with the Book Of Kells, the Bog People at the National History Museum, and St Stevens Park you are guaranteed to fall in love with Ireland!!! (Cruise Meals)

british33May 31 – Dublin, Ireland – The luck of the Irish is upon you as your ship stays in Dublin port until 1pm.  This gives you more time to finish off seeing the city and also to enjoy some fine shopping on Grafton Street.  Perhaps you can catch a leprechaun if you’re lucky. (Cruise Meals)

June 1 – St. Peter Port, Channel Island – Saint Peter Port is 24 square miles unspoiled British isle. Overlooking a picturesque harbor the view is truly inspiring. Stroll along Cliffside paths and through the rustic interior. The breathtaking scenery and peaceful ambiance make this a vacationers paradise. (Cruise Meals)

June 2 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

June 3 – Your cruise ends back in Amsterdam today. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Arrive in the USA this evening.

*Optional shore excursions will be available to purchase as the departure date gets closer.  Descriptions above show some of the activities that will be available in each port. 

 

royallegendYour Ship: Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas

Thousands of windows showcase the world’s most memorable coastlines and ports. Whether you’re cruising the Inside Passage or docked in Paris, you’ll never lose sight of the reason you came aboard. The 2,435-guest Vision of the Seas has beautiful on board amenities too. There’s the very soothing Day Spa, two pools, six whirlpools, and the Masquerade Theatre, which features nightly entertainment, like contemporary musical stage productions. And that’s just the beginning of your cruise vacation.

 

Your Host: Alan McKay

Alan started escorting tours when he was a senior in high school. Since that time, he has traveled with hundreds of groups all over the world, including tours to England, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, China, and Thailand. His degree in history from Utah State University adds richness to the tours he escorts. He and his wife, Ida Mae, live in Ogden, Utah and are the proud parents of four sons.  Alan’s love in life is to see the world with incredible people and to share his knowledge of travel with all of his groups. Come and become one of his “travel groupies” today.

 

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Inside Cruise Cabin with Round Trip Airfare from Denver – Double Occupancy – $3499 per person 

Cruise Taxes – $170 per person

Oceanview Cabin – double occupancy – additional $300 per person

Amsterdam Cruise Transfers, Sightseeing and Hotel – Included!

Airfare to Denver – Call for assistance or set up your own

Optional Shore Excursions – Pricing Coming Soon

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit Required – $1900 per person

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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