Historical England

Historical England

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

Historical England

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England
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After a panoramic drive and night at the Savoy in London, head out of the city to places of literary and television fame—Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace; Bath, the home of Jane Austen; and Highclere Castle and its surrounds, from one of television’s favorite upstairs/ downstairs programs. Along your journey, you’ll also see two of England’s greatest ancient landmarks—the Roman Baths and Stonehenge, as you make your way through three picturesque Cotswold villages.

Highlights

Embark on a half-day tour of the City of Bath, home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world.

Visit iconic Stonehenge, the world’s most famous Stone Age monument.

Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Many of the original houses from Shakespeare’s time are still in excellent condition and are open for visitors, including his birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

Photo stop at Highclere Castle — the settings to one of television’s most beloved upstairs/ downstairs TV series (and soon to be a movie).

Highlights

  • Embark on a half-day tour of the City of Bath, home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world.

  • Visit iconic Stonehenge, the world’s most famous Stone Age monument.

  • Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Many of the original houses from Shakespeare’s time are still in excellent condition and are open for visitors, including his birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage.

  • Photo stop at Highclere Castle — the settings to one of television’s most beloved upstairs/ downstairs TV series (and soon to be a movie).

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in London, you’ll be taken to your hotel to relax, freshen up, and grab a bite to eat before embarking on a panoramic drive around the city taking in all the main sites, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

  • Day 2
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    This morning, meet with your driver-guide and begin your journey to the Cotswolds. En route, a photo stop at Highclere Castle, made famous by TV’s recent “upstairs/downstairs” series that received international acclaim and fandom. The home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon reflects typical 19th-century taste, and the Egyptian exhibition is the 5th Earl of Carnarvon’s legacy—he helped discover the tomb of Tutankhamun. Meanwhile, the 18th-century landscape was designed in part by Capability Brown. Leaving Highclere, head into Bampton, the setting for many of the show’s village scenes with spots you’re sure to recognize if an enthusiast of the show. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to your hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon. This evening, dinner will be at a local restaurant.

  • Day 3
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    Today, enjoy a full-day exploration of the Cotswolds, characterized by its picturesque small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold’s stone. Begin your day in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace, which is steeped in hundreds of years of history. Many of the original houses from Shakespeare’s time are still in excellent condition and are open for visitors, including his birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. After lunch, continue through a variety of different villages with something different around every corner—sip pints in ancient pubs and see some of Britain’s most beautifully preserved medieval churches.

  • Day 4
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    After breakfast, begin to head south, visiting one of England’s most iconic monuments, Stonehenge. Built in three stages from approximately 3000 BC, Stonehenge is Europe’s most famous prehistoric monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The alignment of the stones leaves little doubt that the circle is connected with the sun and passing seasons; the mystery, however, is how it was actually built, as it appears that these 40-ton stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. After, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to your Stratford-upon-Avon hotel. After checking in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Dinner will be served in your hotel.

  • Day 5
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    Today, embark on a half-day tour of Bath, once home to Jane Austen, and whose name derives from the city’s natural hot springs. Admire the beautiful city abounding with grand architecture, and pay a visit to the Roman Baths, some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world. Built in 70 AD over hot springs, the Great Bath still receives over one million liters of hot water daily from the 12,000-year-old Kings Spring below. The water, rich with 42 minerals, is one of the City of Bath’s main attractions thanks to its purported healing powers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before proceeding back to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

  • Day 6
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    This morning after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Southampton where, upon arrival, you’ll be shown to the local cruise terminal where you’ll board your Azamara cruise.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in Southampton, you’ll be escorted to the railway station where you’ll board the train to Bath. Upon arrival, you’ll be shown to your hotel and, after checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to relax or begin exploring Bath on your own. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

  • Day 2
    Read More +

    Today, embark on a half-day tour of Bath, once home to Jane Austen, and whose name derives from the city’s natural hot springs. Admire the beautiful city abounding with grand architecture, and pay a visit to the Roman Baths, some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world. Built in 70 AD over hot springs, the Great Bath still receives over one million liters of hot water daily from the 12,000-year-old Kings Spring below. The water, rich with 42 minerals, is one of the City of Bath’s main attractions thanks to its purported healing powers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before proceeding back to your hotel. Dinner will be on your own this evening.

  • Day 3
    Read More +

    After breakfast, begin to head south, visiting one of England’s most iconic monuments, Stonehenge. Built in three stages from approximately 3000 BC, Stonehenge is Europe’s most famous Stone Age monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The alignment of the stones leaves little doubt that the circle is connected with the sun and passing seasons; the mystery, however, is how it was actually built, as it appears that these 40-ton stones were dragged from over 280 miles away in Wales. After, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to your Stratford-upon-Avon hotel. After checking in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Dinner will be served in your hotel.

  • Day 4
    Read More +

    Today, enjoy a full-day exploration of the Cotswolds, characterized by its picturesque small towns and thatched villages of yellow Cotswold’s stone. Begin your day in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace, which is steeped in hundreds of years of history. Many of the original houses from Shakespeare’s time are still in excellent condition and are open for visitors, including his birthplace, Mary Arden’s Farm, and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. After lunch, continue through a variety of different villages with something different around every corner—sip pints in ancient pubs and see some of Britain’s most beautifully preserved medieval churches.

  • Day 5
    Read More +

    Begin your day with a photo stop at Highclere Castle, made famous by TV’s recent “upstairs/downstairs” series that received international acclaim and fandom. The home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon reflects typical 19th-century taste, and the Egyptian exhibition is the 5th Earl of Carnarvon’s legacy—he helped discover the tomb of Tutankhamun. Meanwhile, the 18th-century landscape was designed in part by Capability Brown. Leaving Highclere, head into Bampton, the setting for many of the show’s village scenes with spots you’re sure to recognize if an enthusiast of the show. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to your London hotel. This evening, dinner will be at a local restaurant.

  • Day 6
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    Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy a half-day panoramic drive of London, taking in all the main sites, including Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll be escorted to the airport in time for your departing flight.

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Sailing:

Aug

6

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

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$4,799 USD

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$263.25

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6

2020

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • Liverpool (Lake District), England
  • Plymouth, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • 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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  • 5-Night Pre-Voyage Program
  • 5-Night Post-Voyage Program
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Sailing:

Jul

20

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$6,399 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$267.70

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Jul

20

2020

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$6,399 USD

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Flam, Norway
  • Gudvangen, Norway
  • Geiranger, Norway
  • Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Troll Fjord, Norway
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Honningsvag, Norway
  • Alta, Norway
  • Harstad, Norway
  • Bodø, Norway
  • Alesund, Norway

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
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What's Included

  • 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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Sailing:

Aug

21

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$3,499 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$162.34

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Aug

21

2020

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Kristiansand, Norway
  • Haugesund, Norway
  • Eidfjord, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Flam, Norway

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • 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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Sailing:

Sep

2

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Lisbon, PortugalLisbon, Portugal

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$3,799 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$219.54

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Sep

2

2020

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Bordeaux, France
  • St. Jean de Luz, France
  • Bilbao (San Sebastian), Spain
  • Gijón, Spain
  • La Coruna, Spain
  • Leixões (Porto), Portugal
  • Lisbon, Portugal

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • 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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Sailing:

Jul

28

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

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$7,799 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$265.68

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28

2021

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Olden, Norway
  • Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Troll Fjord, Norway
  • Narvik, Norway
  • Honningsvag, Norway
  • Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
  • Ny Ålesund, Norway
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Trondheim, Norway
  • Alesund, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Oslo, Norway

Ship Highlights Include:

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • 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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Sailing:

May

14

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Lisbon, PortugalLisbon, Portugal
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$2,299 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$204.32

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May

14

2020

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Ports of Call:

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Leixões (Porto), Portugal
  • Bilbao (San Sebastian), Spain
  • Bordeaux, France
  • St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Plymouth, England
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • 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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Sailing:

Jul

6

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

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$5,899 USD

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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$437.87

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Jul

6

2020

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Ports of Call:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Dover, England
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
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  •  

Sailing:

Jul

20

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$6,399 USD

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$267.70

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Sailing:

Jul

20

2020

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$6,399 USD

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Flam, Norway
  • Gudvangen, Norway
  • Geiranger, Norway
  • Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Troll Fjord, Norway
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Honningsvag, Norway
  • Alta, Norway
  • Harstad, Norway
  • Bodø, Norway
  • Alesund, Norway

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • 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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  •  

Sailing:

Aug

21

2020

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara PursuitAzamara Pursuit
Embark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$3,499 USD

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$162.34

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Sailing:

Aug

21

2020

from
$3,499 USD

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Ports of Call:

  • Southampton, England
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Kristiansand, Norway
  • Haugesund, Norway
  • Eidfjord, Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Flam, Norway

Ship Highlights Include:

Onboard Dining

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

Entertainment & Activities

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide
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  •  

Sailing:

Jul

16

2021

Region Northern & Western EuropeNorthern & Western Europe
Ship Azamara JourneyAzamara Journey
Embark Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
Debark Southampton, EnglandSouthampton, England

Voyage Only from
$5,099 USD

Land Program from
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Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses
$363.66

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Sailing:

Jul

16

2021

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$5,099 USD

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Ports of Call:

  • Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Liverpool (Lake District), England
  • Southampton, England

Ship Highlights Include:

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

Spa & Fitness

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
Hide

What's Included

  • Unique & guided tour experiences
  • Four-Five Star hotel accommodations
  • Transportation between port & hotel and hotel & airport
  • Most meals & beverages (see itinerary for specifics)
Hide
Hide

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