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2018 BRITISH ISLES...
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FRIDAY, JULY 13 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018
THE BRITISH ISLES [13 days / 12 nights]
[Round-trip Amsterdam, Netherlands]
Cruising from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Belgium; Cork, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool, England; Edinburgh, Scotland [overnight]; Dover, England; return to Amsterdam, Netherlands
$250.00 per person due no later than Friday, June 20, 2017 [Note: name as it appears on passport and date of birth required with initial payment] $500.00 due per person July 31; $500.00 due per person September 30; $500.00 per person due December 1; $1000.00 per person due February 1, 2018; FINAL DUE March 1, 2018 ~ penalty for late final payment
Pricing & Categories
Inside: $2177.00 per person based on double occupancy
OCEAN VIEW: ON REQUEST ONLY
Balcony: $3407.00 per person based on double occupancy
Concierge: $3727.00 per person based on double occupancy
SINGLE CABIN: ON REQUEST ONLY
Insurance: $259.00 additional per person [for balcony & concierge]
$119.00 additional per person [for inside]
Prices include cruise and transfers in the category of your choice along with taxes and fees. As of this date 1/26/17 airfare rates aren’t available and is not included in the price quoted; I will alert you as soon as it is available. Note: you have the option of obtaining air on your own, and if so may I suggest you consider arriving a day ahead. Gratuities, beverages [including non-alcohol & alcohol], insurance [highly recommended] and anything not mentioned are not included.
Cancellation Clause: Initial deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. Cancel any time between June 20, 2017 – March 2, 2018 $500.00 per person will be assessed. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON BEGINNING MARCH 3, 2018.
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note: initial payment must be made by check/money order; thereafter you may pay with either credit/debit card or money order/personal checks – not both.
Port of Amsterdam: An Overview
There is a fairytale quality to the tree-lined canal streets of Amsterdam. Boutiques, cafes, apartments and hotels may hide behind the facades of the gabled townhouses, but the look of this beautiful old city has not changed much since its 17th-century Golden Age. Some 7,000 historic buildings remain, many of them beautiful merchants' mansions, located along canals that are laid out in five concentric circles, connected by bridges and intriguing small streets. No matter how many times you walk along the canals, they are enchanting to see, even when traffic and whizzing bicycles dispel the Old-World illusion. On a silent Sunday morning or on a summer evening when the old facades are floodlit, the city is magical.
Plan to cross many bridges when in Cork. Ireland's third-largest city began life as an island and now spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath some of its main thoroughfares. The best way to experience this hilly southern seaport is on foot, following the signposted walking tour past St. Finn Barre's Cathedral and the riverside quadrangle of University College up the hill to red and white Shandon Church. Along the way, you'll meet plenty of the city's talkative residents.
Waterford City is the home of Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship. A visit to the House of Crystal visitor centre includes an opportunity to choose from the world's largest selection of Waterford Crystal. The factory tour offers first hand access to all areas of traditional crystal production.
Dublin Capital of Republic of Ireland capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its medieval buildings include 13th-century Dublin Castle and imposing St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Temple Bar is a riverside nightlife and cultural quarter, home to the Irish Film Institute. Bustling, largely pedestrianised Grafton Street is the city’s principal shopping area, also famed for its buskers.
Liverpool's fortunes have historically been tied to shipping. But imports and exports like sugar, spice and tobacco pale in comparison with Liverpool's most famous export of all—the Beatles. Relive the hysteria at the Beatles Story Experience, and check out Paul's childhood home, but also leave time for exploring Liverpool Cathedral and the Walker Art Gallery.
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. It faces France across the narrowest part of the English Channel, and lies south-east of Canterbury; east of Kent's
Port of Edinburgh: An Overview
Historic Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, has so much to offer that you can't possibly do it in a day. The city lies in a beautiful setting, sprawling over an extinct volcano, known as Arthur's Seat, and dominated by the grey, brooding hulk of the Medieval Edinburgh Castle -- the tourist hub of the Royal Mile, a street exactly one Scots mile long. (The outdated measurement is equivalent to 1,807 meters, longer than the standard 1,609-meter mile.)
Old Town, as this area is known, features a wonderful labyrinth of alleyways and cobbled streets filled with castles, museums and churches. After the 1707 Act of Union joined Scotland and England politically, many of Edinburgh's wealthier residents abandoned Edinburgh for London. The Georgian terraces -- individual terraces found on the front of Georgian-style row homes -- of nearby New Town were built in an effort to attract them back. Both Old Town and New Town are part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tourism staples include Scotch whisky (with opportunities to learn taste and buy) and golf at St. Andrew's Links, not too far from the city. Edinburgh is, perhaps, most well known for its annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, taking over the city for three weeks every summer. In addition to a wide array of performances, the city's iconic Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place at the same time, with the castle as its backdrop.
BRUGES [ZEEBRUGGE], BELGIUM
Port of Brugge (Bruges): An Overview
Brugge (in Flemish -- it's Bruges in French) is one of the most visited cities in Europe and is the number one destination for passengers on cruise ships calling at Zeebrugge. Visitors flock here, not for a specific museum or historical location, but to wander amidst the city's stunning examples of Flemish and Renaissance architecture and immerse themselves in the vitality of the two main squares -- Markt and Berg. There is always so much going on in Brugges -- from flower and produce markets to rides for children, bustling cafes and restaurants and old-fashioned people watching.
Never mind that Brugge's medieval appearance is largely a recent recreation. The city was rediscovered by 19th century tourists, mostly from England, heading to the site of the battle of Waterloo. Its growing popularity generated an interest to fix up the city following its downfall from one of the Hanseatic League's most important trading cities. Cloth had been the main commodity; the English wool came by ship directly to Brugge until the waterways silted up in the 15th century. The city fell into disrepair as much of the population drifted away, but in the 19th and early 20th century, Brugge was rebuilt in the traditional styles.
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