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Comedy Cruise of the British Isles with Ian McFadyen

17
Nights
2018
Aug 4
From
$8999
Celebrity
Eclipse
Including flights, accommodation, guided
sightseeing, tours, meals, entertainment

Travelrite International invites you to join us on board Celebrity Eclipse for the Comedy Cruise of the British Isles with Ian McFadyen. The cruise includes Comedy Presentations by Ian McFadyen.

Tour highlights

  • Welcome drinks to celebrate the start of our Comedy Cruise of the British Isles
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; London & Liverpool, England; St Peter Port in Guernsey; Cork & Dublin in Ireland; Belfast in Northern Ireland; Inverness & Edinburgh in Scotland
  • Entry and tickets to comedy performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival (three shows) and in Inverness, Dublin, Cork (one show) and London (one show including dinner
  • Comedy Presentations by Ian McFadyen
  • Ian will take the group on a walk to explore the vibrant street theatre that happens throughout the city during the festival
  • The lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway - a World Heritage site
  • Take a ferry ride across the River Mersey, made famous by Jerry & the Pacemakers
  • Optional tours to Abbey Road Recording Studios (where The Beatles recorded) and Lords Cricket Ground
  • Farewell drinks to celebrate our Comedy Festival Cruise around the British Isles
  • A comedy performance in a London comedy club
  • Luxury cruising onboard Celebrity Excplise
Comedy Cruise of the British Isles with Ian McFadyen Map

Includes

  • Return economy-class airfares to Europe
  • 13 days/12 nights on Celebrity Eclipse in your selected stateroom
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Eclipse
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in London including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; London & Liverpool, England; St Peter Port in Guernsey; Cork & Dublin in Ireland; Belfast in Northern Ireland; Inverness & Edinburgh in Scotland
  • Entry and tickets to comedy performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival (three shows) and in Inverness, Dublin, Cork (one show) and London (one show including dinner)
  • Tour leadership and comedy presentations by Ian McFadyen
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from Celebrity Eclipse
  • Private on-board activities including Welcome Aboard & Farewell drinks

 

Jewel of the Seas Deck plans

Celebrity Eclipse

The Eclipse is a Solstice Class ships in the Celebrity Cruise fleet. It was launched in August 2009. Premium in every sense, Eclipse has been designed with refined elegance in mind, from the finest marble, wood, leather and fabrics to the specially crafted furniture and original works of art. Glass lifts present panoramic ocean views as you glide from deck to deck. Even the beauty salon and saunas have sea views. Another special feature included on this floating palace is the largest and most sophisticated AquaSpa afloat, complete with an Aqua Dome - an entire deck devoted to health and fitness. Eclipse also boasts the Lawn Club with half an acre of freshly manicured lawn at sea. Eclipse brings a truly luxurious cruise experience.

DAY 1
Saturday 4 August, 2018

Depart Australia

Today we depart Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane on our overnight flight to Amsterdam.

DAY 2
Sunday 5 August, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This morning we arrive at Amsterdam Airport. After clearing customs, we will be met by our private coach and transfer to Amsterdam for our sightseeing tour. We will have a canal boat cruise where we can see the city from the water. We are then transferred to our hotel.

DAY 3
Monday 6 August, 2018

Embarkation

Late morning we are transferred to the docks to board the Celebrity Eclipse. Be up on deck as the ship slips her moorings at 5pm for the start of our fabulous cruise. Each night onboard enjoy shows in the theatre and bars that include production shows, guest singers, comics and magicians.

DAY 4
Tuesday 7 August, 2018

At sea

A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Ian McFadyen will present a talk on his life in comedy, including the Comedy Company. In the evening Ian McFadyen will host welcome drinks to celebrate the start of our Comedy Cruise of the British Isles.

DAY 5
Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Inverness, Scotland

Today we arrive at Inverness, near the famous Loch Ness. It is the largest Scottish loch by volume, indeed experts say that it contains more fresh water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! We make the short journey into bonnie Glen Urquhart, famous for its native woodlands and wide variety of wildlife that they support. Urquhart Castle is a magnificent castle that dates from the 14th century and was one of a chain of garrisons that controlled the Great Glen. Nowadays it’s a popular place with “Nessie” spotters who scan the waters of the loch that are deeper here than the North Sea! In the afternoon we enjoy a comedy performance at a local pub!

DAY 6
Thursday 9 August, 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

Today we arrive in Edinburgh for two days of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. We will start the day with a sightseeing tour of the main sights of Edinburgh. We will see the ancient Royal Mile with its cobbled streets forming the backbone of the medieval Old Town which leads from the Palace of Holyrood House (HM The Queen’s official residence in Scotland) all the way to Edinburgh Castle. We will enjoy a guided tour of the Edinburgh Castle. This afternoon we will enjoy an included Fringe Festival comedy gig selected by Ian McFadyen. Then this evening we will enjoy a second comedy gig.

DAY 7
Friday 10 August, 2018

Edinburgh

Our second day at the colourful Fringe Festival. This extraordinary festival encompasses almost an entire month’s worth of theatre, cabaret, experimental performance art, circus, comedy, and dance. Every year, it showcases a range of new and established artists from across Europe. Today Ian will take the group on a walk to explore the vibrant street theatre that happens throughout the city during the festival. Later in the day we will enjoy an included Fringe Festival comedy gig selected by Ian McFadyen.

DAY 8
Saturday 11 August, 2018

At sea

A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. In the afternoon Ian McFadyen will present a session on the history of Comedy.

DAY 9
Sunday 12 August, 2018

Belfast, Northern Ireland

This morning we arrive at Belfast, the seat of Parliament (called Stormont) and capital of Northern Ireland. We travel along part of the beautiful coastal road to take in the stunning views on our way to the Giant’s Causeway to see the remarkable rock formations. The lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway is a World Heritage site, where the basalt columns packed tightly together have made the Giant’s Causeway the subject of numerous legends. After a brief stop at the Titanic Dry Dock, we return to the city of Belfast for a sightseeing tour where we will see City Hall, the Grand Opera House, Queens University and Albert Memorial Clock.

DAY 10
Monday 13 August, 2018

Liverpool, England

This morning we arrive in the port city of Liverpool, the capital city in the county of Lancashire, a city full of culture, excitement and important maritime history, and famous for its Mersey waterfront. Liverpool is also known throughout the world for being the home of The Beatles, at the time when the Mersey Beat was born. On our sightseeing tour we will see Matthew Street, the home of the Cavern Club where The Beatles played. We will go into the Cavern Club and you will have some time to enjoy a performance. We will make our way down to the Mersey waterfront and take a ferry ride across the River Mersey, made famous by Jerry & the Pacemakers.

DAY 11
Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Dublin, Ireland

Today we arrive at Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and well known as being a place of friendliness and ‘craic’, a city well over 1000 years-old. We will have a sightseeing tour of the city which includes visits to St.Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College, where we see the famous Book of Kells. We see the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the GPO in O’Connell Street, St Stephen’s Green, and Grafton Street. This afternoon Ian McFadyen will take you to comedy performance in a Dublin pub.

DAY 12
Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Cork, Ireland

This morning we arrive at the port city of Cork, the third largest city in Ireland after Dublin and Belfast. On our tour we will first visit Blarney Castle, famous the world over for being the place where you can kiss the ‘Blarney Stone’. The legend states that once kissed, the stone bestows the gift of eloquence. We return to the city of Cork where you have some time to explore. We then enjoy a comedy performance before returning to the ship.

DAY 13
Thursday 16 August, 2018

St Peter Port, Channel Islands

This morning we arrive at St Peter Port, Guernsey’s main town, built into a steep valley leading down to the harbour, with spectacular views across to Alderney and the other islands. We have a comprehensive sightseeingtour of the island to see the delightful rural and coastal scenery. The granite buildings now occupied by shops were once the homes of the town’s wealthy and the High Street still has its original cobbles. The town was put on the map in 1855 when Victor Hugo, exiled from France, made his home at Hauteville House and where he wrote Les Miserables. After returning to the ship Ian McFadyen will present another history of comedy session.

DAY 14
Friday 17 August, 2018

At sea

A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon Ian McFadyen will give us his final presentation on comedy aboard the ship. This evening Ian will host farewell drinks to celebrate our Comedy Festival Cruise around the British Isles.

DAY 15
Saturday 18 August, 2018

London, England

This morning we arrive back in Amsterdam. After disembarking we are transferred to the Amsterdam airport for our flight to London. London hosts some of the world’s best stand-up comedy, with top stand-up comedians from across the world. This evening attend a West End musical or theatre production of your choice (optional).

DAY 16
Sunday 19 August, 2018

london

We will have an overview sightseeing tour of the city this morning and see Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and more. Later we will visit Buckingham Palace and enjoy a tour of 19 spectacular State rooms. Buckingham Palace is furnished with the wonderful treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and more world renowned artists. This evening Ian will take us to a comedy performance in a London comedy club to celebrate our time on the Comedy Festival cruise.

DAY 17
Monday 20 August, 2018

Depart London

A free day to explore London and shop. In the morning Ian and the tour manager will take those interested on a tour of Westminster Abby, if available (optional). They will also take those interested to see the famous Abbey Road Recording Studios (where The Beatles recorded) and Lords Cricket Ground (both optional). Late afternoon we will board the coach and be transferred to the airport for flights to Australia.

DAY 18
Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Australia

The tour group arrives back in Australia and tour activities end.

Cabin Description Deck Twin Fare Single Fare
10 Inside 8,9 $8,999 $13,150
9 Inside 9,10,11 $9,165 $13,270
2D Inside 6 $10,935 $16,540
2C Deluxe Balcony 6 $10,999 $16,580
2B Deluxe Balcony 6,7 $11,210 $16,960
1C Deluxe Balcony 8 $11,135 $16,820
1B Deluxe Balcony 8,9 $11,210 $16,960
1A Deluxe Balcony 6,7,8,9 $11,275 $17,100
C3 Concierge Class 9,10 $11,975 $18,465
C2 Concierge Class 9,10,11,12 $12,100 $18,725
A2 Aqua Class 11 $12,530 $19,560
A1 Aqua Class 11 $12,600 $19,695
SV Sunset Verandah 6,7, 8 $11,760 $18,040
S2 Suite 11,12 $16,930 $28,100
Included port and handling charges $795 $1,495
Included cruise ship gratuities $219 $219
Included air taxes as at 1/9/2017 $950 $950

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

  • Return economy-class airfares to Europe
  • 13 days/12 nights on Celebrity Eclipse in your selected stateroom
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on Celebrity Eclipse
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Amsterdam including breakfast
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in London including breakfasts
  • Sightseeing tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands; London & Liverpool, England; St Peter Port in Guernsey; Cork & Dublin in Ireland; Belfast in Northern Ireland; Inverness & Edinburgh in Scotland
  • Entry and tickets to comedy performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Festival (three shows) and in Inverness, Dublin, Cork (one show) and London (one show including dinner)
  • Tour leadership and comedy presentations by Ian McFadyen
  • Fully escorted by a professional Travelrite International Tour Manager
  • Air and cruise taxes
  • Transfers to and from Celebrity Eclipse
  • Private on-board activities including Welcome Aboard & Farewell drinks

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Travel insurance
  • Passport and any visa fees
  • Drinks on board
  • Lunches when not on the ship
  • Additional travel arrangements not details in the itinerary
  • including sightseeing tours while on the ship

Extending:

You can stay longer in London for minimal extra cost. Please contact Travelrite on 1800 630 343 for more information.

Availability:

All cabins are subject to availability. Please call 1800 630 343 for fares and information on other cabin categories.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.

Tour Operator

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Celebrity Eclipse is operated by Celebrity Cruises and the fly/cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the Celebrity Cruises brochure 2018. All passengers must complete and sign the Travelrite International booking form and complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in.

Deposit and Payment

A deposit of $900 per passenger should be sent with a completed Travelrite International booking form that lists your requested cabin category. As soon as the booking is confirmed, (usually within 24 hours), a cruise confirmation advice will be posted to the client. The confirmation advice will contain all details. The passenger must also complete the Celebrity Cruises on line check in. Final payments are due to be paid to Travelrite International 90 days prior to the commencement of the Celebrity Eclipse fly/cruise. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to payments by Visa or MasterCard and 3 % for payment by AMEX or Diners Club cards.

Cancellation Charges

Number of days before sailing.

Days prior to Departure Cancellation Fee
90 days or more Loss of deposit
90 - 61 days 50% of full fare
60 days or less 100% of full fare
Non appearance/no written notice 100% of full fare

Refunds

The cruise is based on arrangements which do not allow for any refunds in respect to sightseeing, accommodation, meals or other services not utilised after the tour has commenced.

Travel Documents

All passengers will require a valid passport. If not an Australian passport holder check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.

Travel Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover cruise members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accident, death etc.

Baggage

Passengers qualify for a 30kg free baggage allowance on flights to join or return from the cruise.

Minimum Tour Numbers

The fly/cruise arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 90 days from the date of departure, Travelrite International reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Tour Costs

The tour costs are based on airfare, shipping, general transport, accommodation costs and foreign exchange rates at 1 September 2017. Travelrite International reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to price will be made within 90 days of departure from Australia.

Responsibilities

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ATAS No. A10538) is the tour organiser. Travelrite International Pty Ltd, its agents, officers, affiliates, and/or suppliers of services pursuant to, or in connection with these fly/ cruises, shall act only as agents in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, including transportation by ship, restaurants, or any other service and do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, death, loss, accident or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence or a default of any hotel, carrier restaurant company or person rendering any services included in fly/cruises, or by act of God. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any damage or delay due to sickness, pilferage, labour disputes, machinery break-down, quarantine, government restraints, weather, terrorism or other causes beyond their control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional expense, omission, delays, re-routing or acts of any government authority. Baggage is at owners’ risk throughout the fly/cruise. The passage contract between the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchasers of this fly/ cruise and/or the passengers. The right is reserved to withdraw any fly/cruise and/or make such changes in the fly/cruises as may be found desirable or necessary for the convenience of the parties and the proper carrying out of the fly/cruise. This contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. Attention is also directed to the terms and conditions of the Celebrity Eclipse fly/ cruise passage contract with Celebrity Cruises, detailed on the back of the Celebrity Cruises reservation form. If you do not have a copy of this form please contact Travelrite International and we will send one to you.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by completing a booking form and sending it with a deposit of $900 per person to:

Postal Booking
Cruise Offers
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103.

Online Booking
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Further information can be obtained by telephoning
Toll Free:1800 630 343
Telephone (03) 8803 6868
Fax (03) 9836 8068
Email balwyn@travelrite.com.au

About Travelrite International

Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a wellestablished travel company which has been marketing throughout Australia for over 25 years and operating in Victoria for more than 30 years. It has two fully licensed (ATAS No. 10538) offices at Balwyn and Heathmont which are also accredited with IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators. Travelrite International Pty Ltd is a full member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents – AFTA.

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