Edinburgh & Inverness

Edinburgh & Inverness

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Authentic, cultural tours taking you to the heart of our destinations.

Edinburgh & Inverness

Location
Scotland
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
5-Night Post-Cruise

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$4,671 USD/Per Person

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Experience two Scottish treasures on a five-night journey that showcases the medieval wonders of Edinburgh and the historic landscape of Inverness. Begin among the cobbled ways and hidden alleys of the Scottish capital, explore the fortress of Edinburgh Castle, and enjoy a taste of local life along captivating Victoria Street. Then, depart for Inverness and continue your epic journey with visits to historic castles and legendary battlefields. In the midst of it all, sip fine Scottish whiskies and savor traditional dishes as you immerse yourself in Scotland’s culture, cuisine, and character.

Highlights

Stroll down bustling Victoria Street—the heart and soul of life in Edinburgh today—that’s home to pubs, cafés, restaurants, and more.

Edinburgh Castle: Enjoy a guided tour that reveals 3,000 years of Scottish history at this iconic landmark and World Heritage Site.

Palace of Holyroodhouse: Visit The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Explore 14 State Apartments, as well as The Queen’s Gallery, boasting art from the Royal Collection.

Foodie Experiences: Savor an authentic Scottish dinner made with locally sourced ingredients at the renowned Forage and Chatter Restaurant. Enjoy a tour and tasting of superior Scottish Whiskies at the historic Edradour Distillery.

Scone Palace: Once the crowning place for the Kings of Scots, this national treasure boasts splendid chambers and spectacular gardens.

Inverness: Visit historic Culloden Battlefield and learn about the one-hour battle that changed Scottish history. Explore legendary Cawdor Castle, dating from the 14th century.

Highlights

  • Stroll down bustling Victoria Street—the heart and soul of life in Edinburgh today—that’s home to pubs, cafés, restaurants, and more.

  • Edinburgh Castle: Enjoy a guided tour that reveals 3,000 years of Scottish history at this iconic landmark and World Heritage Site.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse: Visit The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Explore 14 State Apartments, as well as The Queen’s Gallery, boasting art from the Royal Collection.

  • Foodie Experiences: Savor an authentic Scottish dinner made with locally sourced ingredients at the renowned Forage and Chatter Restaurant. Enjoy a tour and tasting of superior Scottish Whiskies at the historic Edradour Distillery.

  • Scone Palace: Once the crowning place for the Kings of Scots, this national treasure boasts splendid chambers and spectacular gardens.

  • Inverness: Visit historic Culloden Battlefield and learn about the one-hour battle that changed Scottish history. Explore legendary Cawdor Castle, dating from the 14th century.

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    Upon arrival in Edinburgh, you’ll be met by your guide and escorted to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day to explore at your leisure. Walking the cobblestone streets of this medieval wonder is like stepping into a fairytale and an afternoon on your own is a great way to experience your first taste of Edinburgh. Regroup for dinner at the hotel and use the occasion to get to know your fellow travelers a little better.

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    Begin a full-day exploration of Edinburgh with a walk down beautiful Victoria Street, a favorite among locals who come to enjoy its charming cafés and lively pubs. Next, enter mighty Edinburgh Castle for a tour inside the great walls. Explore the castle chambers, hear tales of those who once lived here, and soak up spectacular views of the city below. Continue onto the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Learn about the palace’s turbulent history and view the Royal Collection of art on display. Later, enjoy a special treat—a locally sourced Scottish meal at the Forage and Chatter Restaurant.

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    Come morning, set off with your private guide on your way to Inverness. En route, stop at Scone Palace for a tour of its outstanding collection of antiques, artwork, and rare artifacts. Explore the spectacular grounds and marvel at the views of the River Tay and towering Grampian Mountains. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before making your way to the historic Edradour Distillery, heralded as the last stronghold of handcrafted highland single malt whisky. Learn about the art of whisky making and sip a few of their finest expressions before arriving in Inverness. Check into your hotel and enjoy some time to unwind before regrouping for dinner.

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    Spend the day exploring the Inverness region. Your first stop is Culloden Battlefield, the site of the 1746 final Jacobite Rising—the last and most harrowing pitched battles in British history—which lasted less than an hour but forever changed the course of Scottish history. Return to that fateful day through actor portrayals and experience the battle in a 360° theater that offers a rare look at the forces that were at play. Continue on to Cawdor Castle, a 14th-century fortress steeped in intrigue and mystery. Explore its opulent chambers and hear the tales of this ancient castle that remains the home of the Cawdor family as it has for 600 years. Return to the hotel before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.

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    Following breakfast at your hotel, board your Edinburgh-bound train. Enjoy some time to unwind upon arrival before your journey’s grand finale—a visit to the world-famous Taste of Scotland for a lively immersion in local music, dance, song, and lore in the historic setting of Prestonfield House, just a stone’s throw from the Royal Mile.

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    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be escorted to the airport to catch your outbound flight.

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Sailing:

Jul

3

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

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$4,439 USD

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Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Skagafjordur, Iceland
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Husavik, Iceland
  • Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

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Onboard Dining

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef's Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

Entertainment & Activities

  • Living Room
  • The Journey Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

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  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
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