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British Isles Singles Cruise
England - Scotland - Ireland
September 17 - September 29, 2018

Join a Single Travel Group on this fascinating cruise around the British Isles, stopping to take in the delights of historic port towns all along the way. Visit ancient castles, small villages, and the beautiful lochs of England, Scotland and Ireland. Discover the history and hear the stories behind decades of war, love and royal intrigue. 
Kiss the Blarney Stone - Visit Stonehenge - See Loch Ness  Monster -  Taste A Guiness - And Much Much More

British Isles Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Southampton (London), England  (Monday: September 17, 2018 / 5:00pm Embark) 
southampton englandSouthampton is a port city on England’s south coast. It’s home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912. Nearby, Southampton City Art Gallery specializes in modern British art. Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft like the iconic Spitfire. Tudor House & Garden displays artifacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike.
Boarding Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Cruise Day 2: Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom  (Tuesday: September 18, 2018/ 8:00am - 6:00pm)
guernsey channel islandsGuernsey is one of the Channel Islands, known for beach resorts like Cobo Bay and the scenery of its coastal cliffs. Castle Cornet, a 13th-century harbor fortification in the capital of St. Peter Port, now contains history and military museums. Hauteville House is the lavish former home of French writer Victor Hugo. St Peter Port is really quite small, this makes it a perfect port for exploring by foot and relatively easy to do so. There are a few hills but nothing too challenging, and the shops, pubs, internet cafes and local attractions are all easily accessible from the quays.
Shore Excursion: Guided Walking Tour & Castle Visit (4 hours) - We
’ll be st peter port guernseymet by our local guide at the pier and walk into the colorful center of St Peter Port, a busy port since Roman times. Stroll the town's cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and picturesque sea-front marina as our guide tells us the story of the town’s history. French author and poet Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey. Visit Hauteville House where Hugo spent his time there writing his masterpieces, as well as personally decorating the house.
From the harbor we can view Castle Cornet, which has stood guard over the town for 800 years. It has since been used as a garrison, arsenal and prison. Today, the castle contains five museums and four period gardens. Don't miss the firing of the noon-day gun by scarlet clad gunners.. Most days throughout the season, the Guernsey History in Action Company re-enacts stories from Guernsey's past and the Regency Dancers can sometimes be found performing in the Hatton Gallery.


Cruise Day 3: Portland, England  (Wednesday: September 19, 2018 / 7:00am - 3:00pm)
portland englandThe Isle of Portland, a limestone tied island only 3.8 miles long by 1.7 miles wide, is not an 'isle' at all, but a peninsula joined to the mainland of Dorset by the narrow spit of Chesil Beach. To the east of Chesil Beach the peninsula curves, to form a sheltering bay for Weymouth harbor. On the shore is Portland Castle, a naval fortification built by Henry VIII, one of the best-preserved of Henry's coastal defenses built to protect England from possible French attack during the early 16th century.
Shore Excursion: Stonehenge - Salisbury - Portland Castle - Clouded in mystery,the ancient Stonehengestone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most prehistoric site in England. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor center with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.
SalisburyThen we drive 9 miles south to the beautiful and medieval cathedral city of Salisbury set on the River Avon. The city’s ornate 13th-century cathedral has a 403 foot spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta, a key document from 1215 A.D. Back on the Isle of Portland, overlooking Portland Harbor in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it will tell us of the castle’s 450 year history and the part it played in the First and Second World Wars.


Cruise Day 4: Cork (Cobh), Ireland  (Thursday: September 20, 2018 / 9:00am - 7:00pm)
Blarney CastleCobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbor and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal.
Shore Excursion: Cork - Kinsale - Blarney Castle (7 hours) - Our first stop of the day is Blarney and visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab!  Then have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills, famed as the largest Irish Store in the world.
Sit back and enjoy a panoramic drive through Cork and view the city highlights such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells and the Grand Parade. Stop at the Old English Market to grab a bite for lunch before we take a drive through the Cork countryside to the charming town of Kinsale, a historic port and fishing town. Walk around the town of Kinsale and browse its many shops, for gifts, crafts, paintings, locally designed fashions, art galleries and book shops.


Cruise Day 5: Dublin, Ireland (Friday: September 21, 2018 / 8:00am - 9:00pm)
Temple BarDublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Shore Excursion: Dublin Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus -  Experience the best of Dublin Guinness Storehousewith complimentary access to over 30 of Dublin’s most popular attractions, sights and landmarks using the hop-on, hop-off bus. With the Dublin Pass, benefit from skip-the-line access to many attractions and landmarks. Of course we can't do everything so enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own itinerary or stay with the cruise host. The Dublin Pass offers entry to these attractions • Guinness Storehouse  • Jameson dubliniaDistillery Bow St. • Dublin Zoo  • National Wax Museum Plus  • Glasnevin Museum  • Aviva Stadium  • Christ Church Cathedral  • GPO Witness History Visitor Centre • St Patrick's Cathedral  • Airfield   • Castletown House  • Dalkey Castle  • Dublin Writers Museum  • Dublinia  • James Joyce Centre  • Jeannie Johnston Famine Ship Museum  • Little Museum of Dublin  • Malahide Castle & Gardens  • Number Twenty Nine  • Skerries Mills


Cruise Day 6: Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland  (Saturday: September 22, 2018 / 8:00am - 7:00pm)
Loch LomondGlasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Thirty minutes away is Stirling, a market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen, the bridge and the port.
Shore Excursion: Stirling Castle - Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (9 hours) - Today begins with a short ride through the rugged Scottish countryside to Stirling and our first sterling castlestop. Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold and former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Visit the castle where a number of Scottish Kings and Queens have been baptized, crowned, or died in or near Stirling Castle. At least one King was murdered nearby: while another committed murder within its walls. Stand in the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland and Imagine the great banquets and battles that took place around the castle as you look towards the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills.
Luss ScotlandThen we continue to Doune Castle for another unique photo opportunity. Afterwards we travel into the wild country, coursing though rolling hills and green pastures to Luss, a village on the west bank of Loch Lomond within the Trossachs National Park. As we drive through the Highlands, lookout for the ‘wee hairy coos’ (cattle) as our expert guide narrates our trip through Trossachs National Park. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and buy yourself a nip of local whisky or grab some lunch before heading back towards Glasgow.


Cruise Day Day 7: A Day at Sea  (Sunday: September 23, 2018)
Relax on our first day at sea as we have lots of fun shore excursions planned. Enjoy all the amenities of the Norwegian Jade plus the onboard singles activities.


Cruise Day 8: Kirkwall, Orkney Isles  (Monday: September 24, 2018 / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
Stones of StennessThis starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae. Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney, for centuries was the capital of the Norse-held Nordreyjar – the Northern Isles. But that ended in 1469 when Christian I of Norway failed to pay the dowry promised to his son-in-law.
Shore Excursion:  Island Tour (4 hours) - Travel through gentle rolling landscape into the Neolithic orkney islandHeartland of Orkney; a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology. Stop for photos at the Standing Stones of Stenness, and at the Ring of Brodgar, a ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5000 years. We continue on to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae to see the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes. Also visit the nearby manor house of Skaill House, built in 1620 on top of an ancient graveyard before we continue our circular route and follow the coastline of Scapa Flow. 
In Kirkwell we will visit  both The Bishop’s and The Earl’s Palaces. The ancient Bishop's palace has a checkered history and little of the first-floor hall remains, but the ground level is largely intact. The Earl's palace was built around 1606 and it was declared at his trial that he used slave labor to build. 

Cruise Day 9: Inverness (Invergordon), Scotland  (Tuesday, September 25 / 7:00am - 5:00pm)
Scotland nessieInverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands . Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
Shore Excursion - Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle Tour -  We start our day from Invergordon port and make our Urquhart Castleway to The Loch Ness Visitor Centre, where we explore Loch Ness from it's beginnings to present day. Loch Ness, already the most famous lake in the world, it is the Centre's aim to make it better understood. Enjoy "a portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness"  with a presentation that integrates the real tools and archive footage from four decades of research. The facts are objectively explained whilst keeping the mystery center stage.
We venture further south to the quaint village of Drumnadrochit before arriving at Urquhart Castle – one of the most photographed sites in Scotland. Leaving the castle we continue our journey and spend time visiting picturesque villages, waterfalls and forest walks before returning to Inverness via the south road.


Cruise Day 10: Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland (Wednesday: September 26, 2018 / 8:00am - 6:00pm)
edinburgh castleEdinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
Shore Excursion -  Edinburgh City Highlights  - Experience the grandeur of Scotland’s Royal Mile Shoppingbrooding capital with a full-day shore excursion of Edinburgh. With our expert guide, tour by coach the city’s main attractions such as the formidable Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Yacht Britannia, owned by the British Royal Family for more than four decades! Stroll along the Royal Mile and through Old Town, the city’s oldest quarter strewn with historic landmarks. Enjoy free time for shopping, lunch or an optional visit inside Edinburgh Castle, a huge and wonderful place to explore. It’s rich with history, has superb architecture and there are many different attractions within its walls.


Cruise Day 11: Newcastle (Tyne), England  (Thursday: September 27, 2018 / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
New CastleNewcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. With its twin city, Gateshead, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a center of business, arts and sciences. Spanning the Tyne, modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge, noted for its unique tilting aperture, is a symbol of the 2 cities.
Shore Excursion: City and Castle Tour (8 hours) - Today we drive North to visit Alnwick castle, the second Alnwick castlelargest inhabited castle in the country; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years. The Castle's rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England's most celebrated knight. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of Alnwick Castle, its State Rooms or its use as a filming location, hear a 10-Minute Talk, or have a go at archery and test your skill with a bow!
Time to travel South to Duraham, a
 captivating city with winding cobbled streets and a prominent peninsula crowned with the dramatic Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site. Explore the timeless quality of this old English University City, relax on a riverside walk or soak up the atmosphere with superb cafés, artisan workshops, boutiques, galleries and museums.


Cruise Day 12: A Day at Sea  (Friday: September 28, 2018)
Our last day at sea is always a Best Single Travel exclusive - Jewelry Making day! Create your own memory bracelet. Relax and let your creative juices flow. 


Cruise Day 13: Southampton (London), England  (Saturday: September 29, 2018 / 8:00am Disembark)
Cruise docks in Southampton 8:00am - Arrange your flights accordingly - Time to say goodbye to all your new single cruise friends as we make our way to the airport for our flights home.

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