Military Tattoo & British Isles – CELEBRITY ECLIPSE

Inverness, Lockness, Edinburgh, Belfast, N. Ireland, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork & Channel Islands

06 - 18 Aug 18
Starting From
€ 2479
on board
Celebrity Eclipse

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at Malta International Airport at 05:40hrs for check in on our Air Malta flight to Amsterdam departing at 07:40hrs. At your arrival in Amsterdam around 10:50hrs, a coach will be in attendance to transfer you to port to Check In and board the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse. Amsterdam, your embarkation port of today is a mix of old and new, historical charm and cosmopolitan flair. It’s a blend of cultures, but quintessentially Dutch.

A day at sea is the perfect time to explore our one- of-a-kind Lawn Club. Relax in the sun, enjoy a drink, or even a picnic, all with real grass between your toes. The choice is all yours.

Crowned by a pink-turreted castle, Inverness the ‘Highland Capital’ gives you the pure feel of Scotland. After breakfast, we offer you a beautiful optional excursion to Loch Ness and the Urquhart Castle Ruins. You will follow Scottish lore along Loch’ Ness, into the ruins of an old castle, and through the countryside of Inverness. While the monster’s existence may be debated, what can’t be argued is the stunning scenery along the steep shores of Loch Ness. Make your way to Urquhart Castle, which served as both a fortress and a residence for Scottish Lords, and continue on to Inverness and the sweeping hills and farmland of rural Scotland

From its gnarled, gothic spires to the formidable hilltop castle, Edinburgh has a unique allure. Today we offer you an amazing opportunity (optional) to experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In the afternoon, board your motor coach for a scenic guided drive through the ruggedly beautiful Scottish landscapes. Disembark near Edinburgh Castle perched at the top of the Royal Mile. Tattoo” is the traditional signal used to call British soldiers to return to their quarters. Over time, the custom evolved to become one of the world’s most spectacular visual and musical celebrations. From the stands (tickets included) on the castle’s beautiful esplanade, you’ll watch as an ensemble cast of international performers regales you with a vibrant pageant of folkloric dance, historic re-enactments and military precision displays. Feel your heart synchronize to the commanding rhythm of the Massed Pipes and Drums, played by the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, along with visiting civilians and military bands – a tribute to the traditional battle signals of Scotland’s Regiments. And for the grand finale, you’ll witness time stand still as a lone piper imbues the castle’s ramparts with his haunting melodies.

After a most exciting night watching the Military Tattoo, enjoy a relaxing breakfast, before you have the opportunity to join our easy-paced optional excursion of Edinburgh. You will enjoy this panoramic overview of Edinburgh’s scenic and historical sights. Capture photos of picturesque Old Town as you descend eastward along the ridge heading away from the castle. This is the historical ‘Royal Mile.’ Grab your camera as the coach drives along beautiful Castle Hill, Lawnmarket, High Street, and Canongate. Then move on to Holyrood Palace before heading to the top of Calton Hill and then Princess Street.

Cruising in Style, while relaxing at sea. Live modern luxury, experience the many culinary spots available on board, pamper yourself at the spa or just get lost in an intriguing story from one of the books you can borrow from the library.

Belfast, today free from the mayhem that once was, this major Northern Ireland city has done a terrific job in both disassociating from her past and creating a thriving positive perception. Today we offer you a particular excursion (optional), which describes the Past, Present and Future of this dynamic city. Explore the prosperous years of shipbuilding, linen- making, and tobacco production. Witness signs of the “The Troubles”, a period from the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, when Irish Nationalists and British Loyalists clashed on the city streets. See the famous shipyard where the ill-fated Titanic was built and then glimpse the hope and aspirations of today’s political and economic climate.

With a history that dates back more than 800 years, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. The awe-inspiring architecture and amazing restaurants are just the beginning of this exciting city. The optional tour of today, takes you from the legendary waterfront of Liverpool into the heart of city where its favourite sons made rock and roll history. You’ll see the Royal Liver Buildings, home to the first passenger lines to America, and continue on past stained-glass cathedrals and other historic landmarks. You’ll see the Cavern Club, where The Beatles played numerous times and stop at Penny Lane to have your photo taken beside the famous street sign. The many galleries, theatres and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital.

Dublin is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned well into the 21st century. Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers. On our optional excursion of today, you will get to know the largest and proudest city in Ireland. As you meander through Dublin’s ancient streets, you’ll see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the country’s largest church, where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts around 450 AD. You’ll also pass Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule for seven centuries. Then, stroll the green lawns and cobbled squares of Trinity College, as you explore the best of Ireland’s capital city. However, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness (not included) at one of the city’s many pubs.

The port of Cork is a charming town of colourful Victorian architecture with a salty maritime heritage. During our optional excursion, enjoy a brief exploration of the city of Cork, where coastal steamers busily unload their cargoes, before heading to the famous village of Blarney, home to some of Ireland’s greatest folklore legends. You’ll feel the old-world nostalgia as you wander about this tiny village nestled in the green countryside. Look up to see the grand castle looking down from a distance. Visit the old Blarney Woollen Mill to shop for treasures brought from across Ireland. Stroll the narrow streets and strike up conversations with the local artisans as you discover Ireland’s most storied village.

The rugged seascapes and lushly bucolic landscapes of the island of Guernsey have inspired artists and writers on a panoramic island tour. Its capital of St. Peter Port charms with cobbled streets, pretty harbour and boat-filled marina. Perhaps, the most striking feature of Guernsey is the island itself. Join our optional excursion, and discover the landscape which is deep green dotted by wildflowers and gardens. The climate is ideal and the island is made for exploring. You will visit the Little Chapel, set along a tree lined country path. Travel along the west coast before reaching the Gold and Silversmiths. Watch as they craft their wares. See one magnificent view after another as you crisscross the island on this scenic expedition.

As your cruise holiday is slowly coming to an end, take full advantage of your last day at sea to relax and make use of the facilities this ship has to offer. You will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as these will be then transported early morning ashore by the ship’s crew.

After an early breakfast, we disembark the ship, collect the luggage from the designated area at the terminal and proceed to the airport for Check In of our Air Malta Flight, departing from Amsterdam at 11:50, arriving in Malta at approximately 14:50.

Rates

 TWIN TRIPLEQUADSINGLECHILD (2-17 years)INFANT
EBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMEBDNRMUnder 2 years
INSIDE€2479€2679NANANANA€4199€4399NANANA
OCEANVIEW€2999€3199€2799€2999€2599€2799€5249€5449€1499 €1599€1149
BALCONY€3399€3599€3199€3399€2999€3199€5999€6199€1399€1499€1099

Excursions

 AdultChild (2-11 yrs)
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle€55€35
Edinburh - The Royal Military Tattoo€95€85
Panoramic Edinburgh€40€25
Belfast Highlights€45€30
Liverpool City Of Culture & the Beatles€65€50
Leisurely Dublin Highlights€65€50
Cork Scenic Drive & Blarney Village€55€40
Guernsey Island Drive€55€40
Discounted Package€459€339

Price Includes

  • Return Air Malta Flights to Amsterdam including 20Kgs
  • Luggage and Hand Luggage
  • Transfers Amsterdam Airport – Port – Airport
  • 12 Nights British Isles Cruise on-board the Celebrity Eclipse
  • Full board basis
  • Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities
  • Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge
  • Tour Manager

Not Included

  • Prepaid gratuities at €156 per person
  • Travel Insurance, highly recommended

 

NOTES

  • Excursion rates and tour manager only applicable subject
    to a minimum of 25 paying adults.
  • Excursions may not be organized if minimum number of
    participants required is not reached
  • Child & infant rates are applicable when sharing with 2 Adults.