Around the British Isles
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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 3
Cork, Ireland

Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and is situated on the banks of the River Lee. This charming city is home to a number of wide streets that were actually once home to river channels and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to be found. Cork also holds significant cultural and historical value, with many landmarks to explore including cathedrals, galleries, parks, and a fort.

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Day 4
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is a centre for education, culture, and much more. Situated on the east coast, facing the Irish Sea and at the head of a large crescent-shaped bay, the city generally occupies a flat site. The city is home to many historical landmarks including the 16th century Dublin Castle, the 11th-century Protestant cathedral of Christ Church, and the 16th century Gothic St Patrick’s Cathedral. One of the Dublin’s most significant natural sites is Phoenix Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s great city parks and contains Dublin Zoo – the third-oldest public zoo in the world. No visit to Dublin would be complete without visiting a traditional Irish public house, and the 100 metre Hole-In-The-Wall is thought to be the longest in Europe.

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Day 5
Glasgow, UK, Scotland

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is situated on the banks of the River Clyde. It has recently been awarded status as a UNESCO City of Music and, with the vast quantity of musical events taking place; it clearly lives up to this title. An eclectic collection of architectural structures, museums, galleries and beautiful parks make Glasgow a fabulous city to explore.

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Day 7
Kirkwall, UK, Scotland

Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands – which are situated 10 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The people of this small town enjoy a gentle pace of life and there are many shops, cafes and bars to enjoy within the town. It is also home to a number of landmarks including the 12th century, red sandstone St Magnus Cathedral. Other landmarks worth visiting in the local area include Bishop’s Palace and Earl’s Palace – a series of red ruins located opposite the cathedral.

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Day 8
Portree, UK, Scotland

Portree is the capital town of the Isle of Skye – a Hebridean island located off the west coast of the Scottish mainland. This charming town is symbolic of Gaelic heritage and the Aros Centre will enable you to find out more about the island’s culture and history. Dotted with brightly-coloured houses and surrounded by towering cliffs, the town’s harbour makes for a beautiful stroll.

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Day 9
Killybegs, Ireland

The Irish town of Killybegs is the largest fishing port in County Donegal and is situated on the south coast of the region. Visitors can come and soak up the atmosphere by strolling alongside the beach or exploring the town’s rich history of tapestries and carpets. These are produced in a Turkish style at the largest carpet loom factory in the world – located within the county.

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Day 10
Belfast, UK, N Ireland

The Northern Irish capital of Belfast is situated at the mouth of the River Lagan and surrounded by a number of low hills. This charming city is home to a number of cultural and artistic landmarks including many galleries and museums, while a poignant history is depicted through the many political murals, which are painted on the sides of houses throughout Belfast. A bus tour of the city is one of the best ways to see these murals, as well as other landmarks such as the impressive City Hall.

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Day 11
Liverpool, UK, England

The vibrant Merseyside city of Liverpool holds significant cultural, historical and maritime value. It is the birthplace of many renowned musicians including The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Frankie goes to Hollywood. Cruise ships are able to provide passengers with direct access to the city centre, where a plethora of cultural and retail opportunities await. Visitors can visit The Beatles Story exhibition, which is home to a number of artefacts from the band. The Merseyside Maritime Museum offers an insight into the emigration from Liverpool to New York, with additional areas dedicated to Titanic and Lusitania. Alternatively, football fans can visit the stadiums of two of the nation’s finest football teams at Goodison Park and Anfield.

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Day 13
St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK, Channel Islands

Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey and, although it is a British Island, its proximity to France provides it with a unique culture and a slightly warmer climate. This charming town is home to many interesting features including a glistening harbour; the historic fortress of Castle Cornet; the Royal Court House; and the award-winning Candie Gardens.

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Day 14
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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