28-night British, Irish, & Bourgundian Explorer Cruise

Cruise Line:
Holland America Line
Ship:
Rotterdam
Destination:
Amsterdam/Rome (Civitavecchia)
Departure Date:
9/21/2019
Length:
28
Offer ID:
1315186
from
$3959

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Amsterdam
Suggested Private Excursion
9/21/2019
9/21/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.

Suggested Private Excursions

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)

Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours

Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours

Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours

At Sea
9/22/2019
9/22/2019

No information currently available.

Plymouth, UK
9/23/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/23/2019 5:00:00 PM

In Plymouth, there is always something great to do. As the regional capital of Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth is an extraordinary blend of vibrant modern city and historic seafaring port. Visit world famous heritage sites like Plymouth Hoe and Mayflower steps. In the Barbican, enjoy centuries of maritime tradition. Or take to the sea with a choice of boat trips, fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and water skiing. Shop in the Plymouth City Centre Shopping Boulevards. Or relax on the waterfront and enjoy the stunning views across the harbor. A walk along Plymouth´s Waterfront Walkway allows the exploration of the history and magnificent setting of the maritime city. Beyond this continue along the rest of the South West Coast Path and take in dramatic views of the sea, a picturesque harbor or river estuary. For relaxation, take a boat trip along the coast and into the rivers Yealm and Tamar, or cross into the ancient kingdom of Cornwall. Dartmoor is one of the finest and largest National Parks in Britain and the last great wilderness in Southern England.

Ilfracombe
9/24/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/24/2019 5:00:00 PM

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort surrounded by cliffs and a small harbor, in England. Visitors will want to visit the landmark of Hillsborough Hill that is the site of an Iron Age Celtic Fortress. The town holds dozens of events and carnivals each year, as well as musical and theatrical performances at the Landmark Theater. There are many fine and award winning beaches, from secluded coves to the wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. Woolacombe and Saunton Sands Beach are particularly nice for surfing, and rock pool exploring.

Fishguard
9/25/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/25/2019 5:00:00 PM

Fishguard is a fishing village in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Fishguard is located in the back of Fishguard Bay where the River Gwaun meets the sea, and this coastal town enjoys a mild climate due to its protected position. Wildlife abounds including dolphins, porpoises, seals and other sea life.

Holyhead
9/26/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/26/2019 5:00:00 PM

Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey and a busy ferry port. The town has a number of interesting attractions and is a bustling shopping and visitors area. Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and,of course, sailing facilities. Couple this with wonderful scenery, walks and beaches and you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days. A day trip by ferry to sample the wonderful Dublin is easily achievable.
Anglesey has a number of both historic and prehistoric sites close-by. The maritime museum in Holyhead is well worth a visit with exhibits on 100 or so shipwrecks that have taken place in the vicinity. Stroll' down to South Stack Lighthouse.

Liverpool
Suggested Private Excursion
9/27/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/27/2019 6:00:00 PM

Liverpool – just saying the name automatically brings the world’s most famous group to mind – The Beatles. Liverpool however has more to offer visitors though than just Beatles memorabilia. Located on the Irish Sea on the mouth of the Mersey River, Liverpool is one of England’s most important seaports, second only to London. A bustling port for the exchanging of goods, it is also a passenger port for those traveling to Ireland. Several churches in the city are notable; among them is the Anglican Cathedral, built in 1904 which is one of the largest ecclesiastical structures in the world. There are several museums in the city as well, the Walker Art Gallery and the Merseyside County Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Liverpool: Explore Liverpool - 8 hours

Belfast
Suggested Private Excursion
9/28/2019 8:00:00 AM
9/28/2019 11:00:00 PM

Belfast is popular with travelers who come to discover the city’s physical beauty and renewed tranquility. Enjoy performances at the Grand Opera House, shopping along trendy Donegall Place and visiting numerous pubs along The Golden Mile. St. Anne’s Cathedral, also known as Belfast Cathedral, is the principal church of the Anglican Church of Ireland and contains stones from every county in Ireland. Located next to Europa Hotel, the Grand Opera House boasts an impressive mix of large productions of opera, ballet, musicals and drama. Known as the Big Ben of Belfast, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower was built in 1869 to commemorate the Prince Consort. Built in 1849 as one of Queen Victoria’s colleges, Queens University is one of the foremost universities in the British Isles. The classical-style building of Stormont, erected in 1928-32 to house the Parliament of Northern Ireland, stands 3.5 miles outside the city. The Prince of Wales Avenue is exactly one mile long and is bordered by rose beds containing 600 of the famous Korona roses noted for their scarlet blooms.

Suggested Private Excursions

Belfast - Tour of Antrim Coast - Full Day Tour

Belfast: Cultural Belfast - 8 hours

Belfast: Highlights of Belfast - 6 hours

Dublin
Suggested Private Excursion
9/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
9/29/2019

Dublin enjoys one of the loveliest natural settings in Europe. Dublin attracts visitors from around the world with its old world charm and friendly atmosphere. Most of the architecture dates from the 18th century, when Dublin enjoyed great prominence and prosperity. Also of interest are stately Georgian houses which front Merrion Square. O'Connell Street is considered the commercial center of Dublin. Perhaps the most memorable feature of Dublin is the traditional pub, where visitors can enjoy conversation over fine Irish brew. The city also offers many fine parks, including St. Stephen's Green and Phoenix Park. National Gallery's renowned collection includes works by such famous masters as Rembrandt and Monet. Trinity College's Old Library is home to the most cherished treasure, the Book of Kells, a manuscript of the Gospels. Admire Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy the exhibits in impressive National Museum. Self-guided walking tours include Old City Trail, Georgian Heritage Trail and the Cultural Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour

Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours

Dublin
Suggested Private Excursion
9/30/2019
9/30/2019 11:00:00 PM

Dublin enjoys one of the loveliest natural settings in Europe. Dublin attracts visitors from around the world with its old world charm and friendly atmosphere. Most of the architecture dates from the 18th century, when Dublin enjoyed great prominence and prosperity. Also of interest are stately Georgian houses which front Merrion Square. O'Connell Street is considered the commercial center of Dublin. Perhaps the most memorable feature of Dublin is the traditional pub, where visitors can enjoy conversation over fine Irish brew. The city also offers many fine parks, including St. Stephen's Green and Phoenix Park. National Gallery's renowned collection includes works by such famous masters as Rembrandt and Monet. Trinity College's Old Library is home to the most cherished treasure, the Book of Kells, a manuscript of the Gospels. Admire Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Enjoy the exhibits in impressive National Museum. Self-guided walking tours include Old City Trail, Georgian Heritage Trail and the Cultural Trail.

Suggested Private Excursions

Dublin: Highlights of Dublin City - 8 hours

Dublin - Dublin City & Powerscourt - Full Day Tour

Dublin: An Introduction to Dublin - 4 hours

At Sea
10/1/2019
10/1/2019

No information currently available.

St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
10/3/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/3/2019 4:00:00 PM

St. Peter Port is situated hillside overlooking the picturesque harbor of Guernsey. Brightly painted houses, granite stairs and cobbled lanes climb the hill, providing great views of the port and medieval castle. Among St. Peter's Church's former residents were Guernsey's Royalist Lieutenant Governor, and French and German occupation forces. Enjoy the idyllic countryside or stroll narrow streets of pretty St. Peter Port, enjoying the ambiance making Guernsey special. Town Church - found on the waterfront - is a 12th-century granite church. From the 18th century, the assembly of Market Halls stocked with the region’s produce are wonderful for browsing and taking photos. An excellent display traces Guernsey history. The Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery houses Lukis archaeological collection and Wilfred Carey collection of paintings, prints and cereamics. Descending from the museum are beautiful Candie Gardens laid out in 1898 with exotic plants. German Underground Hospital is a complex of tunnels memorialized to many forced laborers who worked on it.

London (Dover)
10/4/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/4/2019 6:00:00 PM

The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.

Amsterdam
Suggested Private Excursion
10/5/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/5/2019 5:00:00 PM

Cosmopolitan Amsterdam is most famous for its narrow, gabled houses lining the canals. Interesting attractions include the medieval weighhouse, Royal Palace on Dam Square, and New Church. Its most glamorous industry is the diamond trade. Not too far from Amsterdam are the flower centers of Aalsmeer, the picturesque fishing villages of Volendam and Marken, cheese markets at Edam and Gouda, and historic Haarlem, the main center of the bulb-growing industry. Enjoy the city’s sights from a glass-topped sightseeing boat which passes characteristic gabled houses and negotiates picturesque arched bridges. Facing Dam Square, the Royal Palace was built in 1648 and is still officially the royal residence, although the royal family resides in The Hague. The marbled Citizens Hall with inlaid maps of the world is worth seeing. One of Amsterdam’s most visited sites is historic Anne Frank House. Rijksmuseum, the city’s most prestigious museum, houses the largest collection of Dutch paintings in the world. Van Gogh Museum houses a striking collection.

Suggested Private Excursions

Amsterdam - Van Gogh and Windmills (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Flower Auction, Royal The Hague & Delft (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Kröller Müller Museum and The “Loo Palace” (8 hours)

Amsterdam - Half day walking and private boat tour (4 hours)

Amsterdam - In the footsteps of Jewish history (4 hours)

Amsterdam - Typical Dutch villages; Marken, Monnickendam and Broek In Waterland (4 hours)

Holland – Van Gogh Homeland Trip (10 hours 9am – 7pm)

Amsterdam: An Introduction to Amsterdam – 4 hours

Amsterdam: Highlights of Amsterdam - 8 Hours

Amsterdam: Aalsmeer, Delft & Den Haag - 8 Hours

Bruges (Zeebrugge)
10/6/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

Zeebrugge is an important port city in Flanders, connecting Belgium’s intricate railway and canal transportation systems. It is the gateway to medieval Bruges, one of northern Europe's most picturesque old cities and Brussels with its tree-shaded boulevards, splendid parks, imposing monuments, and beautiful buildings.

Paris/Normandy (Le Havre)
10/7/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/7/2019 7:00:00 PM

Le Havre is the gateway for optional tours to Paris, the "City of Light." See the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Elysees. In Le Havre itself, visitors can explore at leisure and learn something of the French "art de vivre." Visit fish and vegetable markets, public parks, modern architecture, a long seaside promenade and a vast beach.

London (Dover)
10/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/8/2019 7:00:00 PM

The white cliffs of Dover are famous in song and story. From Dover you can visit nearby Canterbury or take a full-day excursion to see the sights of London, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and more.

At Sea
10/10/2019
10/10/2019

No information currently available.

La Rochelle
10/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/11/2019 6:00:00 PM

La Rochelle has an interesting history. Today La Rochelle is centered around the old port and appears as a laidback but lively city that is very popular with tourists during the months of July and August. Although itself without beaches, stretches of fine sand can be found at the nearby Ile de Ré.

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
10/12/2019 8:15:00 AM
10/12/2019

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Bordeaux
Suggested Private Excursion
10/13/2019
10/13/2019 6:45:00 AM

Surrounding Bordeaux are world-renowned vineyards and châteaux. Visitors from all over the globe come here to learn about the winemaking process - from growing grapes to harvesting, fermenting and bottling these top-quality wines. Here in the wine region the title of château can mean anything from a palatial residence to a basic winery. There are thousands of châteaux that rank from very modest family establishments to large famous properties where grapes are raised, fermented and then matured to produce the area’s famous wines. Visit Rue Ste. Cathérine - a half-mile-long pedestrian street leading through the Old Town’s major shopping area and marking the beginning of the elegant 18th-century city. - and Musée des Beaux Arts -- a museum with a large collection of 17th-century paintings by Flemish, Dutch and Italian masters as well as works by Delacroix.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bordeaux - Gourmet tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Cultural tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux -Saint Emilion Wine Tour - 8 hours

Bordeaux - A Wine, a Vintage, a Tasting… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - About Grape Varietals… - 8 hours

Bordeaux - Wine Architecture in Saint-Emilion - 8 hours

Gironde Estuary
10/13/2019
10/13/2019

No information currently available.

At Sea
10/14/2019
10/14/2019

No information currently available.

Tagus River
10/15/2019
10/15/2019

No information currently available.

Lisbon
Suggested Private Excursion
10/15/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/15/2019 5:00:00 PM

Portugal’s capital is an 18th-century city - elegant, open to the sea and carefully planned. Most places of interest are within easy walking distance. Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon since medieval times, is an ideal place to start exploring. Many rebuilt houses with original façades provide stores and restaurants with modern interiors. High above Baixa is Bairro Alto - with its teeming nightlife. There are many monuments and museums, such as San Jeronimos Monastery, Royal Coach Museum and Gulbenkian Museum. Two well-known landmarks are the Monument to the Discoveries and the Tower of Belem. A statue of Christ looms above Europe’s longest suspension bridge. Madragoa, Bica and Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s older sections, offer a variety of sights: the Church of Sao Roque, with its beautiful tiles; St. George Castle, which offers a splendid view from its location above the Alfama quarter; the botanical gardens, featuring an unusual, cold greenhouse; and the cathedral, stunning with its Moorish design. Renowned Gulbenkian Museum is the cultural center of Portugal.

Suggested Private Excursions

Lisbon: Artistic Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Historical Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Fado Show Evening

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Queluz, Sintra, Cascais and Estoril

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Full Day Excursion to Fatima & Nazare

Lisbon: Cultural Half Day City Tour

Lisbon: Full Day to Sintra, Cascais & Estoril

Lisbon: Half day excursion to Sintra & Colares Wine Cellar

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Evora

Lisbon: Full day excursion to Sesimbra,Palmela & Azeitao wine cellar

Lisbon: An Exploration of Lisbon - 8 Hours

Lisbon: Sintra, Queluz and Estoril – 8 hours

Lisbon: Half Day Excursion to Mafra Palace & Ericeira

Batalha and Alcobaça Majestic Monasteries, Fátima & Óbidos (10 Hours)

Fátima & Óbidos Medieval Village (6 - 8 Hours)

Alcobaça Monastery, Nazaré and Óbidos Villages (6 - 8 Hours)

Alenquer for Wine Lovers & Óbidos (6 - 8 Hours)

Dressage Experience, Wine & Lunch with the Countess (6 - 8 Hours)

Tomar & Óbidos Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon History & Local Flavours (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Lisbon History with Alfama District (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon History with Belem Area (3 - 4 Hours)

Lisbon Jewish Inheritance (6 - 8 Hours)

Lisbon Family Travel (6 - 8 Hours)

Mystic Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Lisbon (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Mystic Sintra & Cascais & Estoril Coastline (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours)

Sintra, Cascais Coastline & Queluz History (6 - 8 Hours)

Cooking Class & Sintra Unesco World Heritage (6 - 8 Hours) BEST SELLER

Sintra Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)

Alentejo & Local Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)

Alentejo Wine & Olive Oil (10 Hours)

Alentejo, Local Tradition & Wine Estates (10 Hours)

Alentejo & Wine Flavours (6 - 8 Hours)

Gibraltar
10/16/2019 1:00:00 PM
10/16/2019 6:00:00 PM

Gibraltar is the famous promontory located at the western entrance of the Mediterranean, with Spain to the north and, across the Straits, Morocco to the south. The Straits are a channel connecting the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Africa is clearly visible on a fine day. In ancient times, the Rock, as Gibraltar is popularly called, and its counterpart on the African side, Mount Abyla, were known as the Pillars of Hercules. Visitors enjoy historical sites, magnificent views and beautiful beaches. A favorite pastime is strolling along Main Street to browse and shop in the duty-free shops or stop in one of the pubs. Many visitors come to see Gibraltar's curiosity, the Barbary Apes. According to legend, the British will remain as long as the apes survive. Alemeda Botanical Gardens is where the British troops mustered for their parades. Trafalgar Cemetery was named for the casualties of the Battle of Trafalgar. On the fringe of the downtown area is the Cable Car Base Station where the car runs to the rock top.

Cartagena (Spain)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
10/17/2019 5:00:00 PM

Today Spain's major commercial port and naval base, Cartagena lies on the coast of Murcia, its great indented bay guarded by rocky promontories, each topped by a fort. The city contains the remains of old walls, a castle constructed probably in Carthaginian times, and a church that was formerly a 13th-century cathedral. Attractive promenades extend along the harbour, while to the northeast is the famous beach and watersports resort area of the lagoon-like Mar Menor.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cartagena: Historical Half Day City Tour

Cartagena: Murcia & Cartagena Full Day Excursion

At Sea
10/18/2019
10/18/2019

No information currently available.

Rome (Civitavecchia)
Suggested Private Excursion
10/19/2019 7:00:00 AM
10/19/2019

Civitavecchia is the port city for Rome. Rome has always been and remains the Eternal City. With its splendid churches, ancient monuments and palaces, spacious parks, tree-lined boulevards, fountains, outdoor cafés and elegant shops, Rome is one of the world’s most attractive cities. Among the most famous monuments is the Colosseum where spectators watched combats between muscled gladiators and ferocious animals. Stop to see the remains of the Forum, once a political and commercial center. Rome’s squares were enhanced with such imposing structures as the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and grandiose fountains like the Fontana di Trevi. Awe at Christendom’s most magnificent church, the Sistine Chapel. The busy square Piazza Venezia is easily recognized by its imposing Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Take a stroll to Rome's famous Trevi Fountain. Vatican City is the site of lovely St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica, where for 200 years, Renaissance masters worked on its design and created an unparalleled masterpiece. Visit Vatican Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Civitavecchia: Imperial Rome & The Vatican City - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Rome for Repeat Visitors - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Gastronomic Rome and Time at Leisure - 8 hours

Civitavecchia: Museums of Rome - Capitoline and Borghese - 8 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy. Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses of $673 additional for all guests. Fuel surcharges may apply. Please ask your travel counselor for details. Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Departure Date:
9/21/2019
Number of Nights
28
Cruise Inclusions:
  • 28-night Cruise
  • Meals
  • Entertainment
Available Addons:

Pre or post cruise hotel stay.
Optional roundtrip airfare.
Optional shore excursions.

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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Airfare, transfers, Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses additional.

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Offer ID:
1315186

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