Special
Black Watch
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Black Watch, Scotland & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo ex Liverpool Return
Selected Sailing Date: 13 Aug 2019
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F - Outside : AU $5,699.00
BC - Balcony: AU $6,999.00
JS - Junior Suite: AU $7,099.00
Prices displayed are retail per person, twin share, to the Australian Travel Trade. Consumers please contact your local cruise agent to request this Cruise Abroad package. At time of booking please check current cruise fare and any inclusions. Prices are indicative only, subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time without notice.

Itinerary
Pre-Cruise Itinerary
    • 09/08
    • Fly from Australia to Manchester
    • 10/08
    • On arrival transfer from Manchester airport to your hotel in Liverpool
    • 11/08
    • Liverpool Experience: Three in One
    • 12/08
    • Enjoy Liverpool at your leisure
    • 13/08
    • Make your own way to the port & Embark Black Watch
Cruise Itinerary
Post-Cruise Itinerary
    • 21/08
    • Make your own way from the port to the train station
    • 21/08
    • Travel in First Class by rail from Liverpool to London
    • 21/08
    • Make your own way from the train station to the hotel & check-in
    • 22/08
    • See London by night tour
    • 23/08
    • Enjoy London at your leisure
    • 24/08
    • Transfer to the airport and fly home today
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.
Special Inclusions

PRICE BASED EX SYDNEY/MELBOURNE AIR ADD-ONS AVAILABLE:
Departing from Brisbane + $155 per person

BEAUTIFUL BRITISH ISLES AND TATTOO Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes:
- Return economy class airfare with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne to Manchester, returning from London
- Private Transfer in Manchester from Airport to Hotel in Liverpool
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Liverpool including breakfast
- Liverpool experience Three in One
- 8 night Scotland & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo cruise onboard Fred. Olsen Black Watch from Liverpool return
- Main Meals~ and entertainment onboard
- 1st Class Rail journey from Liverpool to London#
- 3 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in London+
- See London by Night
- Private Transfer in London from Hotel to Airport
- Airport taxes, Port charges and government fees


Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: Prices are per person, capacity controlled and listed in Australian dollars twin share including port taxes. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change, and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown here are not shown in real time. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the live prices in our booking system. The prices shown are for a cash payment. Credit card fees of up to 2.5% will apply. Offer correct as at 08Apr19 and subject to live availability at time of booking. Prices are per person twin share based on best available cruise fare, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. All offers are capacity controlled and can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice and subject to availability at time of booking. Outside and Balcony cabins may have obstructed views and Suite cabins comprises Junior Suites, Mini Suites and any other type of suite that represents the best value for each cruise. Unless otherwise stated, all packages containing airfare will require full airfare and taxes within 24 hours of reservation and cancellation/amendment conditions apply. Air taxes are included in package price and are subject to change depending on departure city. Unless otherwise stated, onboard gratuities are NOT included. ~Specialty restaurants may incur a surcharge. Cabins are based on guarantee and cabin number will not be assigned until documentation or embarkation. Tattoo Event tickets are not included in the fare and can be purchased separately. A non-refundable promotion applies to this sailing. +Hotels in certain cities must charge local government tax directly to guests upon checkout which cannot be collected in advance by our agency. #Rail is on a request basis and can only be booked 90 days prior to journey date, is subject to change and availability. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Some cruise lines reserve the right to impose a fuel levy if the NMEX price reaches a certain level - please check with your consultant at time of booking. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees not included. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. Offer ends 03Jul19 or until sold out/withdrawn from sale. Please note only residents with an Australian address are eligible to book Australian rates in Australian dollars. This cruise package is provided by Seven Oceans Cruising, please ask your travel agent to contact us for more information.


Cruise Description

8 Night Cruise sailing from Liverpool roundtrip aboard Black Watch.

Combining a wonderful mix of quaint towns, picturesque islands, beautiful waterways and the attraction-packed capital, this is Scotland at its best. You can discover untouched landscapes, historic sites and breathtaking natural wonders, and even experience two iconic, internationally renowned events, on this very special sailing on board Black Watch.

Visiting Edinburgh, with its world-class attractions, rich history and Royal heritage, is always memorable and wonderfully rewarding, but even more so when your time here coincides with the Scottish capital’s most famous annual events. During your overnight stop at Rosyth, you’ll have the chance to head to Edinburgh to experience all the theatre, music, opera, dance and excitement of the Edinburgh International Festival; or even immerse yourself in all the pomp and splendour of the quintessentially British Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh’s iconic castle, the Tattoo’s live performances from Britain’s talented military bands are broadcast to millions of viewers around the globe; but there’s nothing like experiencing it all live and in person.

Away from the capital, there are plenty of unforgettable sights and experiences awaiting you elsewhere in Scotland too. In the Orkneys, calling at Kirkwall offers you an opportunity to visit the ancient ceremonial stones of Stenness and Brodgar; or delve into centuries of fascinating history at the 5000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae. St Magnus cathedral is also a sight to savour. Your ship will drop anchor at Ullapool, gateway to Loch Glencoul and Eas a' Chual Aluinn, Britain’s highest waterfall; and at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, where you could take a boat tour along the Sound of Mull in search of seal, seabirds and stunning scenery. Sailing the Sound of Mull and by the 13th century Duart Castle aboard Black Watch in the evening will be a memorable experience too. At the end of your holiday, you’ll also sail to the ‘Emerald Isle’ to visit Belfast, Northern Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital. An abundance of attractions await you here, including the fantastic Titanic Belfast experience and Belfast Castle; though you might be tempted to take a tour to the remarkable, UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway.

Highlights of this cruise:

Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for 'Church Bay', relating to the town's 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway.

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes, reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney's turbulent past. The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St. Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali.

Don't miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with it's fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.

Tobermory Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Built as a fishing port in 1788 on a design by Thomas Telford, Tobermory is now the main village on the remote island of Mull. This little village with brightly-coloured houses that run from the main street down to the pier, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland.

The name comes from the Gaelic, Tobar Mhoire – Mary’s Well – and water from it (now gone) was believed to have medical properties. The Mull Museum on the main street celebrates the island’s history, with artefacts that include working implements used by local craftsmen. Legend has it that the village’s sheltered bay is where one of the Spanish Armada ships sank in 1588 carrying gold bullion.

Tobermory Distillery, the only one on Mull, was founded in 1798. It has been closed and reopened several times – the most recent reopening in 1990. The buildings are the original ones from when the Distillery first opened. Today it produces a malt and a blend, known as Tobermory the Malt.

Belfast, United Kingdom
From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Belfast offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.

Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and displays a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber. Alongside, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history through art, ceramics, costume, and prehistoric archaeology. To the city’s northern edge is the impressive Belfast Castle, offering wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea.

At the city’s heart, Great Victoria Street has excellent restaurants and a wide choice of pubs. Good shopping, world-class dining, and a lively music scene means this small city punches way above its weight. Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones can also enjoy a tour of the sets across the city.

Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. This incredible natural wonder is steeped in myths and legends.

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