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British Isles - Around the Verdant Islands - Hamburg to Travemuende
MS Europa Voyage 1317 -  August 3-17, 2013

5% early booking discount if booked before January 5,2013!

Ancient castle ruins and stately mansions captivate the eye, and Scotland takes you on a journey to experience tranquil lakes, a myth-enshrouded landscape and delicious whisky. Edinburgh and Glasgow reveal their cultural sides, and an art treasure in Ireland’s capital Dublin will also enthrall you. In the south of England, you will be amazed by the majestic coastal scenery. And where more stylish to play golf than in the home of the green sport? Halcyon days for lords and ladies

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites: Edinburgh* and the Neolithic monuments on the Orkney Islands*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site - the Jurassic Coast*
  • Flight over the Highlands*
  • Sampling Scottish malt whisky*
  • Folk songs – choral workshop on board
  • Tap dance – traditional Irish stepdancing on board
  • Golf & Cruise voyage with comprehensive golf package*

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. Subject to changes.

Date  Destination
Sat, 03-Aug-2013  Hamburg, departure 17.00 hrs
Do you fancy an exhibition in the Deichtorhallen or a stroll through the new HafenCity? If so, you may wish to arrive a bit earlier and enjoy Hamburg individually*.
Sun, 04-Aug-2013  Relaxation at sea
Mon, 05-Aug-2013  Leith (Edinburgh)/Scotland/Great Britain, 2.30 – 19.30 hrs
Towering above everything else, imposing Edinburgh Castle bears witness to the Scottish capital’s long history. On your way through Edinburgh*, the Royal Mile leads from the Castle down into the lively historic district and on as far as Holyrood House. The legendary Rosslyn Chapel* is located in the heart of the county of Midlothian. The small yet very ornate church acquired global fame by featuring in Dan Brown‘s bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”.
Tue, 06-Aug-2013  Invergordon/Scotland/Great Britain, 10.30 – 19.00 hrs
The full beauty of the Scottish Highlands extends beneath you during a helicopter flight* – including a fantastic view of Loch Ness and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. And no visit to Scotland would be complete without a tasting at a whisky distillery*. The 13th century church in the bonnie town of Dornoch* is a delight.
Wed, 07-Aug-2013  Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs
People who explore Kirkwall on foot* will inevitably visit the imposing St. Magnus Cathedral dating back to the 12th century in the old bishops’ town. A visit to the Skara Brae excavations* and the Ring of Brodgar stone circle*, both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, takes you back to the Stone Age. Skaill House* is a 17th century mansion and its rooms are open to visitors.
Thu, 08-Aug-2013  Gairloch/Scotland/Great Britain, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs
Set out from this little coastal village to the Western Highlands*, enjoy the view of Loch Maree and take a stroll along the beach at Gruinard Bay. A brisk hike to the waterfall* takes you right through the heart of Scotland’s natural environment.
Fri, 09-Aug-2013  Ayr/Scotland/Great Britain, 8.00 – 19.00 hrs
The birthplace of the poet Robert Burns is located in the county of Ayrshire. Here, you can look forward to a special tour of Culzean Castle* – a masterpiece by the architect Robert Adam. Glasgow* has been transformed into an exciting city of art and design. Its main square is George Square with the city hall built in 1883. The art nouveau buildings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are a real must.
Sat, 10-Aug-2013 Dublin/Ireland, 7.00 – 24.00 hrs
Venerable St. Patrick’s Cathedral dominates the skyline south of the Liffey in Ireland’s capital. And Dublin* has a lot more to offer. Trinity College houses the Book of Kells*, a masterpiece of mediaeval manuscript illumination. Malahide Castle*, which belonged to the Talbot family for many centuries, is one of Ireland‘s oldest stately homes. En route, you can take a break and enjoy an Irish Coffee* in a typical pub.
Sun, 11-Aug-2013 Holyhead/Wales/Great Britain, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Where road and rail terminate, why not head for the royal Caernarfon Castle* built in the 13th century. The first Prince of Wales was born in this mighty fortress, and this is where the investiture of the Prince of Wales takes place to the present day. Prince Charles was invested as the 21st Prince of Wales in 1969.
Mon, 12-Aug-2013  Cobh/Ireland, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
From little Cobh with its steep lanes, you head for the small mediaeval fishing town of Kinsale* today, which is guarded by the well-preserved Fort Charles*. You will enjoy the panoramic scenery on your way to the Old Midleton Whiskey Distillery* featuring the world’s largest pot still.
Tue, 13-Aug-2013  Tresco/Isles of Scilly/Great Britain, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Thanks to the mild climate, a cornucopia of exotic plants from all over the world blossoms and flourishes on the second largest of the Isles of Scilly. Here, you have the opportunity to take a walk through the  famous Tresco Abbey Gardens* in the grounds of a former Benedictine abbey.
Wed, 14-Aug-2013  Portland/England/Great Britain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
The Portland peninsula is part of the Jurassic Coast*, a section of coastline in the south of England which is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site on account of its unique geology. And so prehistoric fossils will enhance your hike through this magnificent countryside with its impressive coastal formations. The exceptional Lulworth Cove* is also part of this region.
Thu, 15-Aug-2013  Dover/England/Great Britain, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
One of the most well-known English country gardens surrounds an old Tudor mansion – take a stroll across the grounds of Sissinghurst Castle*. Canterbury* is the seat of the Archbishop, and its magnificent cathedral was a place of pilgrimage for a long time – this is where Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170. Or do you fancy visiting London*? After the transfer to the British capital, you have time to go exploring on your own, which could involve a ride on the London Eye or some shopping.
Fri, 16-Aug-2013  Relaxation at sea
Evening passage through the Kiel Canal
Sat, 17-Aug-2013  Travemuende, arrival 7.00 hrs . Disembarkation.


5% early booking discount if booked before January 5, 2013!

Category Suite type

Price in Euros
(per person)

Price in USD $  ³
(per person)

0
Guaranteed Suite, double occupancy¹

5,990 €

$7,188

1
Suite

7,496 €

$8,996

2
Suite

7,776 €

$9,332

3
Suite

8,046 €

$9,656

1-3
Suite, single occupancy

10,226 €

$12,272

4
Veranda Suite

8,776 €

$10,532

5
Veranda Suite

9,956 €

$11,948

4-5
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

13,596 €

$16,326

6
Veranda Suite

10,416 €

$12,500

7
Veranda Suite

11,136 €

$13,364

6-7
Veranda Suite, single occupancy

15,416 €

$18,500

8
Penthouse Deluxe Suite

17,696 €

$21,236

9
Penthouse Grand Suite

- on request -

- on request -

10
SPA Suite

12,416 €

$14,900

11
Extra bed for 3rd person

4,496 €

 $5,396


³ US Dollar rates as of June 8, 2012.  Fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

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