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Summer Value Tour Best of Great Britain with 3 Nights Queen Mary Cruise 2024

Holiday Destination, Holiday Type, Escorted Group Holidays, Holiday Themes, Adventure, Family, United Kingdom, London

Visit:

London | Oxford | Birmingham | Manchester | Glasgow | Edinburgh | Aberdeen | Fort Augustus

CRUISE TO Bruges, Belgium | Le Havre, France

Includes:

HOTELS
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo Royal / Clayton or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
3 nights in a cabin on board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise or similar

  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 15 customers)

Characteristics

Escorted Group Holidays Adventure Family

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Select a Check-in and Check-out Date

Adults1 - 3
Children0 - 3
Total People1 - 4
Room 1

Available Dates are Tentative, please wait for the final confirmation from SOTC Team before issuing the flight tickets. For Payment Details as well, SOTC Team will get in touch with you.

Day 01
Welcome to Manchester!

On arrival proceed to your hotel and check-in on your own. Overnight in Manchester. (D)

Note: The standard check-in time is 1500 hrs. We may have to proceed directly for dinner or Packed dinner will be provided in case of late arrivals of flight or long queue at the immigration.

Day 02
Visit Old Trafford Stadium – Steam Train Ride – Lake Windermere Cruise

Today, we proceed to visit the famous Old Trafford Stadium - home to Manchester United Football Club. Visit the home changing room, sit in the dugout & run down the tunnel which leads to the football field. Next, we enjoy a Steam Train ride in Lake District and a cruise on Lake Windermere. Later, we drive to Glasgow. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Note: On days when Old Trafford Stadium is not available, the group will visit an alternate football stadium.

Day 03
Visit Riverside Museum – Guided City Tour of Edinburgh – Visit Edinburgh Castle – Visit Scottish Whiskey Experience

Today, we visit the Riverside museum. Designed by Zaha Hadid, it is a multi-award winning museum located on the banks of the River Clyde, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow’s rich past. Next drive to Edinburgh. On arrival, we visit the Scottish Whiskey Experience in Scotland’s capital city. Later enjoy a Guided city tour of Edinburgh, visit the Edinburgh castle and also See the Scottish Parliament and many more interesting sights. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Day 04
Photo stop at Kelpies – Visit Scotch Whiskey Distillery – Visit Aberdeen

Today we check out and proceed Falkirk, we take a photo stop at Kelpies -30 meter high horse head sculpture - a monument to honour Scotland’s horse-powered industrial heritage. Next drive to Aberdeen. Enroute visit Scotch Whiskey Distillery to experience the process of making Scotch Whiskey. On arrival to Aberdeen known for its beach front, spend some time on esplanade. Overnight in Aberdeen. (B, D)

Day 05
Loch Ness Cruise – Gondola ride to Ben Nevis – Visit Loch Morlich

Today, we check out & proceed for a cruise on the mighty Loch Ness one of the largest lochs in Scotland and famous for the tale of the Loch Ness monster. Next, we drive to Fort Augustus, famous for spectacular views down Loch Ness and is a paradise for keen walkers. Later drive to Glasgow. Overnight in Strathclyde / Glasgow. (B, D)

Day 06
Onto Birmingham – Visit Cadbury World

Today, we proceed to Birmingham and on arrival visit Cadbury World to discover the history of Cadbury. Try your hand in making chocolate and meet Cadbury characters. Later enjoy some free time for shopping. Overnight in Birmingham. (B, D)

Day 07
Guided Tour of Oxford – Visit Windsor Castle

Today, we proceed to Oxford and enjoy a guided walking tour of Oxford, famous for its ancient university, beautiful buildings and iconic “Dreaming Spires”. Next, we drive to Windsor for a visit of the famous Windsor Castle – Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite weekend home. Later, we drive to London. Overnight in London (Heathrow area). (B, D)

Day 08
Tower of London – Ride on London Eye - Guided City Tour of London – Lords Cricket Ground

Today, we proceed to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels of the British Royal family including the famous Koh-iNoor Diamond. Next, we enjoy a ride on the London Eye. Later, we proceed for a Guided city tour of London: See the Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge and Thames River. Also, enjoy a guided tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground. Overnight in London (Heathrow area). (B, D)

Note: On days when Lord’s Cricket Ground is not available, the group will visit the Oval Cricket Ground.

Day 09
Proceed for the Cruise Terminal at Southampton

Today, we drive to proceed to Southampton to board the Cruise. After embarkation you have free time to walk around the ship. Enjoy a meal at the buffet deck or sip a drink at any of the lounges. Overnight Onboard the Cruise (Breakfast at Hotel, Dinner On-board the Cruise)

Day 10
Bruges Arrival Time: 08:00 hrs. - Departure Time: 17:00 hrs. (ship time)
Today your ship sails into Bruges. Bruges is one of Europe’s bestpreserved cities. This is evidenced by its historic city centre, the entirety of which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. The iconic spires of its cathedral and bell tower, its cobbled streets, winding canals and whitewashed façades are almost painfully picturesque. After breakfast, you can enjoy the onboard amenities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, gaming zone OR proceed for sightseeing in Brugge, with our recommended shore excursions. Overnight Onboard the Cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner On-board the Cruise)

Day 11
Le Havre Arrival Time: 08:00 hrs. - Departure Time: 19:00 hrs. (ship time)
Today your ship sails into Le Havre. Situated at the mouth of the River Seine, the port city of Le Havre was almost completely rebuilt after World War II. The unusual concrete architecture of Le Havre, designed by Auguste Perret, has resulted in the city centre becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.  After breakfast, you can enjoy the on-board amenities such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, gaming zone OR proceed for sightseeing in Le Havre, with our recommended shore excursions. Overnight Onboard the Cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner On-board the Cruise)
Le Havre, France Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Bruges, Belgium 

Day 12
Departure from Southampton – Return back with pleasant memories!
Today your ship sails into Southampton. After breakfast or brunch, proceed to Southampton / London Airport on your own for your return Journey. Kindly spare a few minutes to share your feedback with your Tour Manager. Your valued suggestions will be most appreciated. Arrive home with pleasant memories of your Europe tour, which we are sure you will treasure for a lifetime. (Breakfast On-board the Cruise)

Note:
In major European cities, there are parking restrictions for coaches, and it is not possible to stop at all the places during the city tour. Your Tour Manager will try his/her best to stop coach wherever possible for a photo stop.
The above-mentioned cruise itinerary is a tentative itinerary and is subject to change without prior notice. For the exact sailing itinerary, please contact your sales staff.

ENGLAND:

  • Visit the Old Trafford Stadium – Manchester United Football Club
  • Enjoy a Steam Train Ride in the Lake District
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Windermere
  • Visit Cadbury World in Birmingham
  • Guided Tour of Oxford
  • Guided City Tour of London
  • Enjoy a Ride on the London Eye
  • Visit the Lords Cricket Ground in London
  • Visit the Tower of London – see the famous Koh-i-Noor Diamond


SCOTLAND:

  • Visit the Riverside Museum in Glasgow
  • Guided City Tour of Edinburgh
  • Visit the Edinburgh Castle
  • Enjoy a Scottish Whiskey Experience in Edinburgh
  • Photo stop at Kelpies in Falkirk
  • Guided Tour of a Scotch Whiskey Distillery
  • Free time at the Aberdeen Seafront
  • Enjoy Loch Ness Cruise
  • Visit Fort Augstus


QUEEN MARY 2 CRUISE

  • Visit Southampton, UK.
  • Visit Brugge, Belgium.
  • Visit Le Havre, France.
  • All included On-board amenities such as International Shows, Live Music and more


Meals
Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast (Breakfast includes Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereals, Fruit Juice, Milk, Tea and Coffee)
8 Indian Jain / Vegetarian / Non-Vegetarian Dinners Meals on board as per the Cruise Itinerary

HOTELS
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo Royal / Clayton or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
3 nights in a cabin on board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise or similar

  • Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar.
  • Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional & multilingual SOTC Tour Manager/ local representative.(subjected to minimum 15 customers)
  • Passport, Visa charges, Airport & Port taxes.
  • Cost of your Air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Insurance, laundry, telephone charges, transfers all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested / Optional Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land arrangement which may come in to effect prior to departure.
  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, Hotel & Restaurant staff etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of GBP 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 9 Days, the total Tips amount is GBP 27 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.
  • Mandatory Gratuities on Cruise of GBP 10 per person per night. For the entire duration of the cruise which is 3 nights, the total Gratuities amount is GBP 30 per person which is to be paid at the time of boarding your cruise.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes’ box.

HOTELS
1 night at Hotel Leonardo AC / or similar in Manchester, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel at Hotel Leonardo Airport / Holiday Inn Express or similar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom.
1 Hotel at Alona / Hotel Hampton by Hilton or similar in Starthclyde/ Glasgow, United Kingdom.
1 night at Hotel Leonardo Royal / Clayton or similar in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2 nights at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott / Radisson Red or similar in London Heathrow area, United Kingdom.
3 nights in a cabin on board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise or similar

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