DAY 1 Tuesday 2 June, 2020 Depart Australia
Today we board our flights to Los Angeles.
DAY 2 Wednesday 3 June, 2020 Los Angeles, USA
After arriving into Los Angeles and clearing customs, a private coach will take us to the original Queen Mary. With its authentic polished wood panelling, the original 1930's artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable portholes, the Queen Mary is the best example of a grand cruise liner of the grand era of cruise liners. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30's, 40's and 50's.
DAY 3 Thursday 4 June, 2020 Queen Mary, Los Angeles
This morning Inger will take us on a private tour of this majestic ship that first sailed in 1936. Learn about the stories and events that occurred on this stately ship. This afternoon will be at leisure. You might wish to book in for some pampering in the Queen Mary Spa or enjoy exploring the ship. Tonight Inger Sheil will host a Welcome Dinner on the Queen Mary to celebrate the start of our tour.
DAY 4 Friday 5 June, 2020 Fly to London
Today a coach takes us to L.A Airport for our flight to London.
DAY 5 Saturday 6 June, 2020 Southampton, England
This morning we arrive in London where a coach will transfer us to Southampton. We will visit the SeaCity Museum which opened in 2012 to mark the centenary of RMS Titanic's departure from the city.
DAY 6 Sunday 7 June, 2020 Embarkation
This morning we tour some of the historical sites where crew and passengers spent their last days before that fateful boarding. We will also see some of the memorials built to those who perished including the musicians and engineers memorials. In the early afternoon we are transferred to the cruise terminal to board Queen Victoria. The afternoon is at leisure to explore all that Queen Victoria has to offer. Make sure you are on deck as Queen Victoria slips her moorings and sails out of Southampton.
DAY 7 Monday 8 June, 2020 At sea
Our first full day at sea to explore the fabulous facilities Queen Victoria has to offer. Make sure you check your daily program for updates on activities happening throughout the day. This afternoon we invite you to join us for an informative and entertaining talk by Inger as she shares her vast wealth of historical maritime knowledge.
DAY 8 Tuesday 9 June, 2020 Cork, Ireland
Today we arrive in Cobh and visit The Titanic Experience which is an interactive museum located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office in the centre of Cobh. In the afternoon we will visit the headland where you can see the site of the sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania. It occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom.
DAY 9 Wednesday 10 June, 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 also see the famous Ha'penny Bridge, the GPO in O'Connell Street, St Stephen's Green, and Grafton Street.
DAY 10 Thursday 11 June, 2020 At sea
Today we are at sea. Take the time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board Queen Victoria. This afternoon we invite you to join us for an informative and entertaining talk by Inger as she shares her vast wealth of historical maritime knowledge.
DAY 11 Friday 12 June, 2020 Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Today we navigate our way into the islands of the Outer Hebrides. We will take a sightseeing tour to explore the rich island history and specular scenary. See the mountains and lochs and visit a selection of museums and monuments and learn about the carefully preserved Gaelic culture in a region where crofting, community events and ceilidhs bring people together like nowhere else on earth.
DAY 12 Saturday 13 June, 2020 At sea
Today is a sea day where you can relax and enjoy the facilities on board Queen Victoria. This afternoon we invite you to join us for a private screening of "Titanic".
DAY 13 Sunday 14 June, 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
Today we arrive in Glasgow and will travel to Edinburgh to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. We will step aboard this elegant ship to explore the stylish State Apartments to the gleaming Engine Room. See where Prince William and Prince Harry spent their summer holidays. Discover where kings and queens, world leaders and celebrities were wined and dined.
DAY 14 Monday 15 June, 2020 Belfast, Ireland
A highlight of the tour today! We arrive in Belfast where we will visit the Titanic Quarter. We will experience the Titanic Belfast. This visitor's attraction only opened in 2012, and is a monument to Belfast's maritime heritage built on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the city's Titanic Quarter where the RMS Titanic was built. We will also visit the original Harland & Wolff offices, and visit the last White Star line ship in the world: the recently restored SS Nomadic. The SS Nomadic was the tender to the Titanic.
DAY 15 Tuesday 16 June, 2020 Liverpool, England
We arrive into Liverpool today which is a town of extensive maritime history. We will take a sightseeing tour including Albion House, former offices of White Star, the Port of Liverpool Building, and The Cunard building at Pier Head. For a change of pace this afternoon, we will visit another important part of Liverpool's history, The Beatles Story Museum. This not to be missed attraction is the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Beatles.
DAY 16 Wednesday 17 June, 2020 At sea
A day at sea to enjoy the ships facilities, explore the library, play shuffleboard on the decks, or review the daily program to participate in one of the many ship day activities. This afternoon, please join Inger and your fellow Travelrite International guests for a fun game of trivia (with a maritime twist).
DAY 17 Thursday 18 June, 2020 Guernsey, 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 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.
DAY 18 Friday 19 June, 2020 Disembarkation
Today we arrive back in Southampton where we will disembark Queen Victoria. A coach will take us to Heathrow for our return flight to Australia.
DAY 19 Saturday 20 June, 2020 Arrive
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The Tour concludes.