Start: Amsterdam, Netherlands Finish: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: Vegetarians
Tour code: Best Single Tra
Best Single Travel
Group size: 5 - 35
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Join us on this singles cruise stopping at amazing ports of call to see and visit many of the highlights of Europe. Hear the Story of the Beatles in England, Climb the stairs of Mont St Michael in France and Kiss the Blarney Stone in England. Our European Highlights Cruise has this plus much much more. So why wait, Book Now!
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Board the Norwegian Jade: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tilbury is a town in the borough of Thurrock, Essex, England. The present town was established as separate settlement in the late 19th century, on land that was mainly part of Chadwell St Mary. It contains a 16th century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry.
Included Shore Excursion: Leeds Castle & Canterbury - Discover Leeds Castle, Maze and Grotto, Falconry Displays, Grounds & Gardens, Dog Collar Museum on our full day excursion. Leeds Castle has been a Norman stronghold; the private property of six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and today one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Ride Elsie the Castle Train from the main entrance up to the Castle and the Black Swan Ferry will take us across the Great Water. There is an abundance of wildlife to see throughout the 500 acre estate including a great number of wildfowl and common woodland birds all year round.
Then we travel to Canterbury, a cathedral city that was once a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval center with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows. See the highlights of the city on our round-trip historic boat tour. Ride up to a small Franciscan island, home to a little chapel from the 13th century. Pass under the 12th century Eastbridge Hospital and King's Bridge, continuing past medieval buildings. Then enjoy wonderful views of Canterbury Cathedral.
Bruges is an ancient city located in the northern part of Belgium, about 62 miles from Brussels. The city was once a main port of Belgium welcomed artists and nobles from Europe during the 15th century and is distinguished by canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Its port, Zeebrugge, is an important center for fishing and European trade. In the city center’s Burg square, the 14th-century Stadhuis (City Hall) has an ornate carved ceiling. Nearby, Markt square features a 13th-century belfry with a 47-bell carillon and a 272 foot tower with panoramic views.
Included Shore Excursion: Shuttle to Bruges & Private Walking Tour - The shuttle to Bruges is about a half an hour and where we will meet our tour guide. Bruges maintained its medieval appearance thanks to various factors from the last centuries, which we will learn about during our tour. We will visit the city's most important places, such as the ancient city wall park, market square, Burg Square, VisMarkt, Groeninge Museum, Our Lady of Bruges, Old St. John’s Hospital, Brewery ‘De Halve Maan, the Beguinage and the ‘Lake of Love".
Location: Le Havre
Le Havre is a major port in northern France's Normandy region, where the Seine River meets the English Channel. It's joined to the city across the estuary, Honfleur, by the Pont de Normandie cable-stayed bridge. Following WWII, Le Havre's heavily damaged city center was famously redesigned by Belgian architect Auguste Perret. Today it features many landmark examples of reinforced-concrete architecture.
Included Shore Excursion: Mont St Michel Visit - Enjoy the French countryside as we travel from the port of Le Harve to Mont St Michel. So worth the 2 1/2 hour drive as Mont-Saint-Michel is one of Europe’s most unforgettable sights and will take your breath away.. Built between the 11th and 16th centuries, it is set in the mesmerising bay where Normandy and Brittany merge. Rising hundreds of feet above a rocky islet amidst vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides stands a Gothic Benedictine abbey surrounded by a medieval village.
We will have a few hours to explore the village and Mont St Michel's surrounding views. There are many things to see including museums, churches and the spectacular Abbey (10 Eur). The climb up to the Mont Saint-Michel is considerable: the pathway leading to the top is steep, narrow and cobblestoned and there is a lot of stairs, especially when going to the Abbey. You can explore as much or as little as you would like.
Our first day at sea should be relaxing but lots of fun. So let's get to know each other using the interesting Conversation Starter questions. We never know what the question is or the unexpected answers from your fellow cruisers.
This afternoon is Paint Your Tote time. If you can color then you will love painting a tote bag. So sit back and let your artistic juices start flowing. And yes you get to keep the bag so get as creative as you like.
Liverpool, city and seaport, northwestern England, forming the nucleus of the metropolitan county of Merseyside in the historic county of Lancashire. The city proper, which is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, forms an irregular crescent along the north shore of the Mersey estuary a few miles from the Irish Sea.
Included Shore Excursion: Hop on Bus & Beatles Story - Liverpool is a city of great tradition, fabulous humor and stunning architecture. On board see the city with an informative guide to help us explore the best of Liverpool. Hear off at 14 stops including, the Mersey Ferries, cathedrals, Chinese Arch and Museum and galleries. The full loop takes approximately 50 minutes.
Be transported on an incredible immersive journey as you hear the story of how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune from their humble childhood beginnings. Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street, Abbey Road Studios and The Cavern authentically capture the early '60s, allowing us to personally experience the very places that helped make The Beatles the greatest band in the world. Hear the story unfold through the complimentary ‘Living History’ audio guides. With special exhibitions, authentic memorabilia and exclusive photographs, there's all this and much more at the Beatles Story.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Included Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus - We will start off as a group and get onboard the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-off red bus tour which is has a 90 minute route. With over 30 stops covering all the city’s highlights including Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle the choice is yours where you want to get off. Stay with the cruise leader or enjoy Dublin sightseeing at your own pace. You can visit The Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park stadium and Kilmainham Gaol to name but a few.
Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbor and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal.
Shore Excursion: Cork - Kinsale - Blarney Castle (7 hours) - Our first stop of the day is Blarney and visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Then have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills, famed as the largest Irish Store in the world.
Sit back and enjoy a panoramic drive through Cork and view the city highlights such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells and the Grand Parade. Stop at the Old English Market to grab a bite for lunch before we take a drive through the Cork countryside to the charming town of Kinsale, a historic port and fishing town. Walk around the town of Kinsale and browse its many shops, for gifts, crafts, paintings, locally designed fashions, art galleries and book shops.
Sleep late, have breakfast in bed, jog around the ship, so many activities. Enjoy all the amenities of our cruise ship today as there are no singles activities planned. Listen to a cruise seminar, maybe learn how to make fruit or towel animals. The choice is yours!
Cruise docks in Amsterdam 6:00am - Arrange your flights accordingly - Time to say goodbye to all your new single cruise friends as we make our way to the airport for our flights home.
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