DAY 1 Friday 26 June, 2020 Depart Australia
Today we depart Australia on our overnight flight to Nice.
DAY 2 Saturday 27 June, 2020 Nice, France
This morning we arrive in the beautiful resort city of Nice this afternoon. We have a sightseeing tour of the city including the Promenade de Anglais, and the old town. We are then transferred to our hotel.
DAY 3 Sunday 28 June, 2020 Nice, France
Today we visit the fairytale principality of Monaco. Known as the home of Prince Rainer and Grace Kelley it is now ruled by Prince Albert II. We will see the Grand Prix circuit, the Grand Casino, the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried, and the Royal Palace. There will be plenty of time to stroll around the fabulous shops and take in the atmosphere of this remarkable principality. This evening we have a fabulous dinner at a restaurant in Monte Carlo before visiting the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Wander and perhaps gamble with the rich and famous in this amazingly historic Casino. Walk in the footsteps of James Bond for an evening!
DAY 4 Monday 29 June, 2020 Provence, France
This morning we visit the fabulous Rothschild gardens on the French Riviera. Enjoy the gardens with great views over the Mediterranean. We then travel through the French country side to the region of Provence. On arrival we will check into our hotel.
DAY 5 Tuesday 30 June, 2020 Provence, France
This morning we will have a tour of the Provencal countryside. We visit the beautiful lavender framed Sénanque Abbey. Enjoyed wondering the lavender fields in this medieval building.
DAY 6 Wednesday 1 July, 2020 Roeun, France
This morning we board the famed TGV fast train for our journey to the north of France. Upon arrival in Paris we are met by our coach and transferred to the capital of Normandy, Roeun, where we check into our hotel.
DAY 7 Thursday 2 July, 2020 Embarkation
This morning will be free to explore the city of Rouen and its impressive gothic cathedral. Later we travel to Le Havre to board the Regal Princess for our cruise around the British Isles.
DAY 8 Friday 3 July, 2020 Southampton, England
This morning we arrive in Southampton, on the south coast of Britain. We will travel to Salisbury and see Salisbury's top landmarks and visit Salisbury Cathedral, home to a copy of the 1215 Magna Carta. We then travel through picturesque countryside and thatched villages to Stonehenge, perhaps the world's most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC. In the early Bronze Age many burial mounds were built nearby
DAY 9 Saturday 4 July, 2020 St Peter Port, Guernsey
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 sightseeing tour 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.
DAY 10 Sunday 5 July, 2020 Cork, Ireland
We will visit Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.
DAY 11 Monday 6 July, 2020 Cork, Eire
This morning we 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 also see the city of Cork before we return to the ship.
DAY 12 Tuesday 7 July, 2020 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. We then visit the famed Guinness brewery to see how this famous beer is brewed.
DAY 13 Wednesday 8 July, 2020 Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning we arrive at Belfast 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. We then visit the famed Titanic museum located at the Titanic Dry Dock where the ship was built. We return to the city of Belfast for a brief sightseeing tour where we will see City Hall, the Grand Opera House, Queens University and Albert Memorial Clock before we return to the ship.
DAY 14 Thursday 9 July, 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
Today we arrive at Glasgow, a city full of style, energy and its own gritty history. From its humble beginnings, Glasgow reaped the wealth of the industrial revolution, as we will see on our tour when we pass Glasgow Cathedral and travel through the Merchant City. From Glasgow Cross we move into the medieval part of town and Glasgow Green. Here we see the People's Palace and the Victoria Fountain, the world's largest terracotta fountain. This afternoon we travel out to scenic Loch Lomond to enjoy the spectacular Scottish countryside before we return to the ship.
DAY 15 Friday 10 July, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. Perhaps enjoy a little pampering or a massage in the Day Spa. This afternoon join us a talk from George and Paul about their lives in the media.
DAY 16 Saturday 11 July, 2020 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 freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined! On our tour today we first visit Urquhart Castle which is a magnificent castle located on Loch Ness 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! We then visit a whisky distillery to see how this liquid sun is made before returning to the ship.
DAY 17 Sunday 12 July, 2020 Edinburgh, Scotland
Today we visit Edinburgh, the royal and ancient capital of Scotland and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. On our sight-seeing tour we see the ancient Royal Mile with its cobbled streets forms the backbone of the medieval Old Town which leads from the Palace of Holyroodhouse (HM The Queen's official residence in Scotland) all the way to Edinburgh Castle. We will enjoy a guided tour of the castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the historic Stone of Destiny. Enjoy the view from the castle that is just simply stunning. This afternoon we visit the Royal Yacht Britannia that was used for many years by the Queen. She her private bedroom and living quarters on this facinating visit.
DAY 18 Monday 13 July, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the facilities of the ship. This afternoon test your knowledge with fellow group members at Trivia.
DAY 19 Tuesday 14 July, 2020 Paris, France
Early this morning we arrive back at Le Havre, the second busiest port in France after Marseilles. After disembarking we will travel to Paris to board flights back to Australia.
DAY 20 Wednesday 15 July, 2020 In flight
DAY 21 Thursday 16 July, 2020 Australia
We arrive back in Australia today and the tour ends.