07/14 - 07/28/2020

15-Day British Isles Cruise

  • Day 1
    AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND
  • Day 2
    AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND
  • Day 3
    AMSTERDAM - BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
  • Day 4
    AT SEA
  • Day 5
    EDINBURGH - SCOTLAND
  • Day 6
    INVERNESS - SCOTLAND
  • Day 7
    AT SEA
  • Day 8
    CORK - IRELAND
  • Day 9-10
    DUBLIN - IRELAND
  • Day 11
    HOLYHEAD - WALES
  • Day 12
    AT SEA
  • Day 13
    GUERNSEY - CHANNEL ISLANDS
  • Day 14
    DOVER - ENGLAND
  • Day 15
    AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND

Tour Overview


What’s included in this cruise tour:

  • Tour manager throughout the trip
  • Cruise accommodation, meals, entertainment on board
  • Shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxes

Excludes

  • Onboard gratuities
  • Meals (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Personal expenditures

Tour highlights:

  • 3 Days, 2 nights in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, visiting the Windmill Village and Beihai Fishing Village
  • Visit Scotland capital, Edinburgh and taste the famous Scotch Whisky
  • Explore the mysterious legend of Loch Ness in Scotland, and visit the Urquhart Castle and Fort George
  • Stroll through the English Market in Cork, Ireland
  • Two days in Dublin, the capital of Ireland, visit the world famous Trinity College and the Book of Kells
  • Visit Wells, Holyhead, and see the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s animated Castle in the Sky
  • See the famous Hauteville House, where Victor Hugo lived in Exile
  • Enjoy Leeds Castle and stroll through the small town of Canterbury

OFFER ID: 1359665

Brilliance of the Seas
Year Built: 2002
Refurbished: 2018
Tonnage: 90,090
Passenger Capacity: 2,501

Itinerary

  • 1
    7/14 AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND
    Arrive in Amsterdam, Holland today and be transferred to the hotel.
    Hotel: Dutch Design Hotel Artemis or Similar
  • 2
    7/15 AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a city tour of the beautiful Amsterdam. First we will head over to (Zaanse Schans), where you can learn about the life of the Dutch from the 17th and 18th centuries. See how they used the windmill to generate power. Here you can also see the (Cheese Factory and Clog Factory).
    Hotel: Dutch Design Hotel Artemis or Similar
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 3
    7/16 AMSTERDAM - BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS
    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and get ready to start our second day tour. We will head over to (Dam Square), where a dam was built and converted into a square, which is the political and commercial center of the city. There is a (National Monument) on this square, which was established to commemorate the victims of World War II. Next we will arrange a (Canal Cruise) to explore and learn about the diverse canal waterways in the city. In the afternoon, we will head over to the port to board Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas. Enjoy outstanding cuisine, fun entertainment, and much more.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
    (Breakfast included)
  • 4
    7/17 AT SEA
  • 5
    7/18 EDINBURGH - SCOTLAND
    Today our cruise arrives in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. We will first visit (Edinburgh Castle), a historic fortress that overlooks the city of Edinburgh. It was once the residence of the Scottish monarchs and is now a museum. The upper level of this castle is (St. Margaret’s Chapel), the oldest surviving building in this city that is linked to one of the most remarkable women the history of Scotland. See the (Great Hall), which holds ceremonies for the royal family, and the (Crown Room), where you can see a vast collection of Scottish royal jewelry. Next we will travel through (Royal Mile) to visit the (Scotch Whisky Experience). Here you can enjoy some Scotch and learn about the history and production of Scotland’s famous drink. Last but not least, walk on (Calton Hill), one of Edinburgh’s main hills with its unfinished monument- originally called the (National Monument).
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 6
    7/19 INVERNESS - SCOTLAND
    Today our cruise ship arrives in Invergordon, Scotland. We will first visit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, the second largest lake in Scotland and the United Kingdom, with an area of 56.4 square kilometers and a depth of 226 meters deep, with rumors that there is a mysterious water monster which is world famous. The lakeside (Urquhart Castle) is one of the most famous and largest castles in the Scottish Highlands. Last but not least, see (Fort George), a large 18th century fortress, perhaps the most powerful artillery fortification in Europe.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 7
    7/20 AT SEA
  • 8
    7/21 CORK - IRELAND
    Today we arrive in (Cobh), Ireland. Right next to the port is (St. Colman’s Church), a Roman Catholic cathedral with traditions of the 13th centuries which overlooks the beautiful Cork harbour. A visit to this church will bring a moving spiritual experience with gothic grandeur interior, delicate carvings and beautiful arches. We will journey to Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, which is an energetic and fast-paced city for culture and art. Explore the (English Market), one of the best indoor markets in Europe and once visited by The Queen of England. Nearby is (St. Patrick’s Street), which dates back to the late 18th century and was voted the best shopping street of all Ireland.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 9-10
    7/22-7/23 DUBLIN - IRELAND
    Day 1 - Today our cruise ship arrives in Dublin, Ireland. We will travel to (Powerscourt Estate) in (Enniskerry). The original house here was a 13th century castle, and then extensively altered in the 18th century. Today it is one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland stretching over 47 acres with a magnificent garden, sweeping terraces, statues and lakes. It was recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic.
    Day 2 - On our second day in Dublin, we will visit the brewery (Guinness Storehouse) and learn about the brewing process and taste the most authentic beer in the world. Afterwards, we will head over to (Phoenix Park) in the northwest. In the 17th century, it was the Royal Deer Garden in Ireland, which covered an area of 1707 hectares. In the spring and summer, there are hundreds of flowers everywhere and a chance to see wild deer. Next explore the famous (Trinity College), the most ancient university in Ireland with many Nobel Prize winners who have graduated from this university. Here you can see (The Old Library), which holds over 200,000 books. Learn about the famous (Book of Kells), believed to be created in 800 A.D. Last but not least, visit (Dublin Castle), originally built in the 13th century on what was previously settled by the Vikings. It was used as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, and the courts of law for the past 700 years. Today it is used for most of Ireland’s national affairs.
    Amount of walking for both days: Moderate
  • 11
    7/24 HOLYHEAD - WALES
    Our cruise ship arrives in Holyhead, Wales. We will first visit (Conwy Castle), which was established when Edward I conquered Wales. It was a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. The design of the surrounding walls and towers is quite unique and has been included in the United Nations World Heritage Site. Next, come to a coastal town of (Llandudno), and take the (Tramway) and visit (The Great Orme), a massive chunk of limestone rising almost 700 feet straight out of the sea. It is no wonder its name means ‘sea monster. Last but not least, see (Caernarfon Castle), which is said to be the inspiration for Japanese author Hayao Miyazaki’s animated Castle in the Sky. It was built by Edward I and is the strongest defense base in the eight castles in the north of Wales.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 12
    7/25 AT SEA
  • 13
    7/26 GUERNSEY - CHANNEL ISLANDS
    Today our cruise ship arrives in (St. Peter), Guernsey, the second largest island in the British Channel Islands. Explore and see the (Hauteville House), where the author of Les Miserables, Victor Hugo lived during his exile. The house has been preserved exactly as it was, with his abundant creativity displaying his richness in its decoration. Visit the world’s smallest church (Little Chapel), decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china. Believe it or not, it can only hold eight people. Next see (Castle Cornet), an 800 year old ancient harbour fortress built in the 13th century. It stands at the mouth of the harbour and is bigger than it first appears. Enjoy (Candie Gardens), a beautiful 19th century garden in St. Peter with spectacular views of the harbour and surrounding islands.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 14
    7/27 DOVER - ENGLAND
    Our cruise ship arrives in Dover, England. We will visit the (Leeds Castle), known as the Garden of England, it is surrounded by 500 acres of magnificent parkland and gardens, the ‘loveliest castle in the world’ boosts a fascinating history spanning back almost 900 years. It is now one of the most visiting historic buildings in England. Next see (Canterbury), a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the oldest and most religious influential town in the United Kingdom with many historic buildings. Enjoy (Canterbury Tales), an interactive tour of the famous tales of medieval misadventures.
    Amount of walking: Moderate
  • 15
    7/28 AMSTERDAM - HOLLAND
    Today we disembark in Amsterdam, Holland. After disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your safe flight back home