Ultimate British Isles

Ultimate British Isles with Scotland, Ireland & Wales

Ultimate British Isles

Ultimate British Isles with Scotland, Ireland & Wales 18 day cruise/tour - June 21, 2023

With a little creativity, we have taken a Princess Cruise and added a land tour to reach the important places missed on the cruise. When you combine a great cruise, with a great land tour and then add a great educator in Glenn Rawson, you create the Ultimate British Isles & Ireland Cruise & tour. This is the best itinerary we have ever been able to offer! Here is a partial list of what you will see and experience on this special cruise/tour:

Visit the following sites on your land tour:
In England: London, Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Stonehenge, Oxford, Stratford upon-Avon, LDS Church History site, and the English countryside.
In Wales: Tintern Abbey.

Visit the following sites by cruise ship:
In England: Southampton, Liverpool & Guernsey Island. (England is mostly by land)
In Scotland: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Inverness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glasgow, Sterling Castle, and more.
In Ireland: Belfast, Ireland Coastal Drive, Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Dublin, Glendalough Monastery, Cork, Blarney Castle, and more.
France: Le Havre, France, Normandy Landing Beaches and the American Cemetery.

Package Price Includes:

Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.
Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less!  Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.
  • Inside upgrade cabin on Princess Cruise.
  • $300 in ship port charges and fees.
  • $245 in ship taxes.
  • All land taxes.
  • All booking fees and ticketing fees.
  • Deluxe hotels in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and London, England.
  • All tours, entrance fees, buses, and guides during the land portion in England.
  • All transfers to and from hotels, airports, and ships.
  • Special Guest Educator: TBA Soon.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout the cruise, tour, and shore excursions – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
  • Educational lectures on the ship.
  • Individual Headset receivers that allow you to hear every word spoken by our guides, staff, and educator, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
  • Shore excursions are not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our discounted shore excursions, that are significantly less than the ship charges.  Our OPTIONAL shore excursion package includes 9 full days of tours, guides, buses, entrance fees, and tour staff for only $989 (including taxes & fees).  
  • Airfare is not included in our package: We give you the OPTION to purchase our group airfare.

Package Price: $4,395*

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include shore excursions, airfare and tips.
Airfare pricing will be announced soon!
You can also purchase your own airfare. If you would like a quote from other cities contact our office.

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***Important note:  Glenn Rawson will teach on the bus or on-site during most of the land portion of your cruise/tour.  On the wonderful cruise portion (where you only unpack once), Glenn Rawson will do his teaching on the ship during our days at sea or before we depart the ship for your planned shore excursion.  He will not be teaching on your shore excursion days, there is so much to see and do on your shore excursions, plus he doesn’t want you to miss all the information supplied by our wonderful local guides!
Day 1: June 21: Fly from the US to London.
Day 2: June 22: Windsor Castle 
After our morning arrival, we will start the day with a visit to Runny Mead – it was here the Magna Charta was signed.  We then head to one of the homes of the Queen of England, Windsor Castle. You will have time to explore the Castle and the many shops around the castle. Then head to our hotel to check-in.
Day 3: June 23: London
Today we will spend the day touring London.  Included in our tour is the infamous Tower of London, a castle, prison and the most famous execution site in Europe. Time permitting we will stop at the British Museum. Return to our hotel.
Day 4: June 24:  Oxford – Stratford-Upon-Avon
This morning we travel to the literary center of England, Oxford. This is the college town of C. S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, William Tyndale, Lewis Carroll and Dozens of other great English thinkers. Oxford was the scene of the most famous martyrdoms in English Protestant history for it was here Archbishop Cranmer was burned at the stake along with Bishops, Latimer and Ridley. Then we will drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon where you will have a chance to explore before checking in to our hotel. We will overnight in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
Day 5: June 25:  Southampton – Princess Cruise
This morning we will travel the short distance to the most significant LDS church history site in England. We will then head to Tintern Abby.  When we finish we will drive the approximate two hours to Southampton were we will board our beautiful ship.
Day 6: June 26: Guernsey Island, England
Optional Shore Excursion on Guernsey Island – Port: St. Peter.
Day 7: June 27: Cork, Ireland
Optional Shore Excursion: Our shore excursion will include a stop at the Blarney Castle. This is your chance to Kiss the Blarney Stone.
Day 8: June 28: Dublin, Ireland
Optional Shore Excursion: Just a little south of Dublin we will visit the ancient Monastery of Glendalough. The history of Ireland is deeply intertwined with Christian Monasteries and the inspiring story of Saint Patrick. It would be difficult to imagine a setting more peaceful. You will have time to walk the ruins and sit by the lakes or walk the footpaths once trod by Irish monks whose labors saved much of Western Civilization during the dark centuries following the fall of Rome and the barbarian invasions that swept over Europe. We will then turn to Dublin to visit Trinity College home of the Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript of the New Testament and the greatest treasure of Ireland. We will also visit the Trinity Library, one of the most beautiful library’s in the world.
Day 9: June 29: Liverpool, England 
Optional Shore Excursion: This morning we are off to Northern Wales and the castle and walled town of Conwy. Built by Edward I as part of a ring of castles to cower the Welsh into Submission, Conwy stirs images of the legends of King Arthur, for Wales was the origin of the famous Camelot Stories. Though home to the Beatles, Liverpool is the most famous for the scene of thousands of hope-filled and tear-stained goodbyes as immigrants poured through its docks to sail to America and a new life. The Albert Docks still carry the memory of the sounds and sights of tall-masted ships bulging with cargo and small knots of families settling on board for the long voyage down the Mersey River and across to America.
Day 10: June 30: Belfast – Ireland Coast
Optional Shore Excursion: Today will be a highlight day! We begin with a drive up one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. At the top of the spectacular coastal drive, we will stop at the Giants Causeway, one of the most remarkable geological wonders in Europe. We will also visit Dunluce Castle, perched precariously on the cliffs above the sea, before returning to Belfast and our ship.
Day 11: July 1: Glasgow – Stirling Castle
Optional Shore Excursion: Stirling Castle was built in the 14th and 15th Centuries, Several Kings and Queens have been crowned here, including Mary, Queen of Scotts in 1543. We will also drive a little through the lower highlands.  Glasgow is not a great city, but if time permits we may do a small tour in Glasgow before returning to the ship.
Day 12: July 2: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining, and enjoying the ship’s entertainment.
Day 13: July 3: Inverness – Scottish Highlands
Optional Shore Excursion: We plan to spend a fantastic day driving through the Scottish highlands. We will stop at Eilean Donan Castle near the Isle of Sky and then back inland to Loch Ness to look for the Lock Ness Monster. We will also stop at the Urquhart Castle often called the Lock Ness Castle.
Day 14: July 4: Edinburgh
Optional Shore Excursion: We have an entire day to enjoy Edinburgh. We will have a morning tour of the city, including Edinburgh Castle. Sir Walter Scott created the mystique of the Scottish clans here and there is a monument to this famous Scott. Edinburgh is also the city of Greyfriars Booby and J.K. Rowling who wrote Harry Potter from the upstairs window of a local pub. You will enjoy Edinburgh Castle and have time to walk and explore the Royal Mile before returning to the ship.
Day 15: July 5: Fun Day at Sea
In addition to relaxing, dining, and enjoying the ship’s entertainment.
Day 16: July 6: Normandy Coast
Optional shore Excursion: This morning we will tour the Normandy Landing Beaches including Omaha Beach. We will also visit the American Cemetery before returning to the ship.
Day 17: July 7: Southampton – Stonehenge – London
This morning we will say goodbye to our beautiful floating Princess Hotel.  It has been great to not have to pack and unpack every day.  On our way to London we will visit ancient Stonehenge, the mysterious circle of stones that still carries the aura built into it over four thousand years ago. We will then head to our hotel to repack and prepare to head home with great memories.
Day 18: July 8: Fly Home
This morning you will head back to the US and home.