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30 Night - Lands of Legend & Lore Package

Experience stunning landscapes, significant history & unique geology

Package Details

Overview

Accommodation Cruise Escorted Tours Fly Package

From $10,999* per person

Package Provider: Princess Cruises
Package Type: Fly Cruise
Region: Europe
Duration: 30 Nights


Description

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

Venture into geothermal wonders when you sail to Iceland. Marvel at cascading rapids at Godafoss Falls in Akureyri. Rejuvenate in the mineral-rich Blue Lagoon or cool off while snorkeling between two tectonic plates in Reykjavik. In Norway, kayak through Flaam’s fjords, uncover Viking history in Bergen and hear the stories of Ålesund’s past from locals at the Jugendstil Museum. Between the scenic landscapes, significant history and unique geology, discover a new sense of wonder when you sail to Norway and Iceland with Princess.


Your Fly, Tour, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Dublin, returning from London
  • 14 day Best of Ireland & Scotland guided holiday with Insight Vacations, Dublin to Edinburgh
  • Includes 13 nights accommodation, 21 meals, highly-skilled Travel Director, luxury air-conditioned coach + more
  • 3 nights accommodation in Edinburgh
  • Economy class flight from Edinburgh to London
  • Private transfer from Airport to Port
  • 14 night Norway & Iceland cruise onboard Grand Princess, Southampton return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges, fees, gratuities onboard your cruise & airline taxes

Extend your flights and stay longer - talk to our travel experts about more options!

Tour Itinerary:

DAY 1

WELCOME TO DUBLIN.

On arrival at Dublin airport, your airport transfer service leaves for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:30 for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.

Hotel:Clayton Cardiff Lane/Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin.

Meals:Dinner with Wine

DAY 2

IN DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY.

An orientation with your Travel Director will take you past the Custom House and travel along the River Liffey. See the Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a university insider, gaining their insight into modern life and the establishment's impressive history.

Hotel:Clayton Cardiff Lane/Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 3

WATERFORD AND CORK.

Kildare offers a look behind-the-scenes at one of the country's main racehorse breeding centres. You will also visit the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, for a ‘journey through life' as you wander by the beautiful floral displays. Then head for Waterford to see Reginald's Tower, the ruined city walls and for a guided visit of the House of Waterford Crystal to meet a master craftsman. Continue on to Cork, Ireland's second most populous city, built on the River Lee. Travel along Grand Parade to see Cork's City Hall and Opera House.

Hotel:Maldron Hotel South Mall, Cork.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 4 - RELAXED START

BLARNEY CASTLE AND KILLARNEY.

Visit the ruined 15th century Blarney Castle, home of the famous Stone of Eloquence - once kissed, never forgotten! Or enjoy a sensory walk in the extensive and varied estate gardens. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel:Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 - RELAXED START

RING OF KERRY EXPERIENCE.

Explore Killarney with Insight Choice. Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys or join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle, admiring the incredible scenery of the National Park. While there aren't any mountains to climb, walkers should be fit, have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and rain gear. Tour the superb seascapes, towering cliffs and spectacular mountains of the Ring of Kerry. Journey past lush lakelands and through delightful villages like Sneem. Cross the peat bogs of the Black Mountains to Moll's Gap and admire Queen Victoria's Ladies View. Upon returning in the mid-afternoon, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel:Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 6

THE CLIFFS OF MOHER.

Begin the day with a short ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary. Enjoy magnificent views of the Clare Coast as you journey to the Visitors' Centre at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Continue to your hotel located at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Hotel:The Inn at Dromoland.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 7 - RELAXED START

GLORIOUS GALWAY TO SLIGO BAY.

Join your Travel Director in Galway to see the infamous Lynch Memorial and the Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his discovery of America. Also see the aged Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F. Kennedy. Tour the wild Connemara region, a scenic wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Drive along the scenic shores of Sligo Bay.

Hotel:Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa/Clayton Hotel, Sligo.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8

WALK IN THE GIANT’S STEPS.

The day begins in Drumcliffe, with a visit to the final resting place of Ireland's famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Cross into Northern Ireland to visit Londonderry. What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he walks with you inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall. Continue around the coast to the amazing Giant's Causeway, then take a spectacular drive along the Antrim Coast to your hotel, overlooking the sea at the head of Ballygally Bay.

Hotel:Ballygally Castle.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - RELAXED START

HIGH TEA AT ARDGOWAN ESTATE.

Cross the Irish Sea by ferry and journey to Ardgowan, set on a stunning 10,000-acre coastal estate. Meet Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart for a tour of the expansive house and learn the history of the area, family, estate and its contents - you may even hear about the ghost! Delight in freshly made, traditional Scottish tea, scones, cakes and a selection of sandwiches. Continue to Glasgow where your Travel Director will show you the city's grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.

Hotel:Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

Meals:Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

DAY 10

GLENCOE AND LOCH NESS.

A scenic drive takes you along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. Absorb the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, still echoing with the cries of massacred clansmen. Pause at the Commando Memorial for a view of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis before reaching the Great Glen. Continue on to Loch Ness and embark on a cruise to soak up the scenery, historic monuments and intriguing tales of Nessie in the heart of Scotland's great glen.

Hotel:Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 - RELAXED START

A HIGHLANDS EXPERIENCE.

In the morning, see the sights of Inverness before travelling to the Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was finally defeated. Not much more than a cannon shot away lies the prehistoric Clava burial cairns, dating back to around 2,000 B.C. Then have a 'wee dram' during a visit to the Glen Ord Distillery, hear stories of the whisky smugglers as you delve into the fascinating world of the single malt.

Hotel:Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12

ST. ANDREWS AND EDINBURGH.

A scenic drive takes you through the Grampian Mountains past the Duke of Atholl's Blair Castle. Drive down and cross the Tay to visit St. Andrews. As you arrive, pass the Old Course, the home of golf since its invention in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore. Why not wander to St. Andrews University where the love story of Kate Middleton and Prince William began? Alternately, stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous 'Chariots of Fire' scene was filmed. Continue across the majestic Forth Road Bridge to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. In the evening, select departures attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Hotel:Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel/MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh.

Meals:Breakfast

DAY 13

SCOTLAND’S CAPITAL OF CULTURE.

In the morning, join a Local Expert to see the highlights of the city. Drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial, then see the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Georgian facades. In the Old Town see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen. Venture up the Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the Honours of Scotland. In the afternoon, you are at leisure to continue exploring as you wish, or perhaps go shopping. Join your friends at the stylish Grazing by Mark Greenaway, located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End. Your grand finale Celebration Dinner is a mouthwatering meal of modern Scottish cuisine with a Parisian twist, and is of course served with wine.

Hotel:Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel/MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh.

Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 14

FAREWELL EDINBURGH.

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast with transfers arriving at Edinburgh airport at 06:15 and 09:00.

Meals:Breakfast

Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

26 Jun 21

London (Southampton), England

-

4.00 pm

27 Jun 21

At Sea

-

-

28 Jun 21

Bergen, Norway

10.00 am

7.00 pm

29 Jun 21

Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway

7.00 am

4.00 pm

30 Jun 21

Olden, Norway

9.00 am

7.00 pm

01 Jul 21

Alesund, Norway

8.00 am

5.00 pm

02 Jul 21

At Sea

-

-

03 Jul 21

Akureyri, Iceland

8.00 am

8.00 pm

04 Jul 21

Isafjordur, Iceland

8.00 am

7.00 pm

05 Jul 21

Grundarfjordur, Iceland

7.00 am

8.00 pm

06 Jul 21

Reykjavik, Iceland

7.00 am

8.00 pm

07 Jul 21

At Sea

-

-

08 Jul 21

At Sea

-

-

09 Jul 21

At Sea

-

-

10 Jul 21

London (Southampton), England

7.00 am

-

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are based on twin occupancy in Australian Dollars, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown in the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 20 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Other travel conditions may apply, contact our travel team for more details.

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