Hidden Gems of the British Isles & Ireland - 2018

London • Poole • Tresco • Fishguard • Holyhead • Dublin • Belfast • Oban • Isle of Skye • Stornoway • Stromness • Inverness • Scottish Highlands • Edinburgh
  • St. Davids Cathedral
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Edinburgh
  • London
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  • 13
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  • 11
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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Skara Brae

  • Approximate Cost: $89 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Mainland, Orkney
  • When: Mid-day

Called the “Scottish Pompeii,” the Neolithic village of Skara Brae dates back to 3000 BC. Discovered after a storm on his property by a wealthy landowner, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives viewers a look into the past about what life was like five millennia ago—including stone furniture like cupboards, storage, and a sophisticated drainage system including plumbing. 


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Giant’s Causeway

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
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  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • When: Afternoon tour
Take an excursion through the lush green pastures of Northern Ireland’s County Antrim to the spectacular coastal landscape known as the Giant’s Causeway. Here, ancient lava flows have solidified into tens of thousands of hexagonally shaped columns. The tightly interlocked columns, washed by the waves, fostered legends of giants striding from the sea. In more recent times, the study of the formation has contributed greatly to scientific knowledge about the behavior of volcanic action. The Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their “global geological importance.” Enroute to the remarkable seascape, you’ll view the dramatic ruins of Dunclue Castle. The return to Belfast takes you through the tiny village of Bushmills, where the Old Bushmills Distillery has long been producing the Irish whiskey of the same name.

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Inveraray Castle

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
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  • Location: Oban, Scotland
  • When: Afternoon tour
Step into the world of Scotland’s great clans on this visit to Inveraray Castle, ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell. Overlooking Loch Fyne, a long narrow inlet, the imposing gray stone castle, with its four turrets, is surrounded by lush gardens that provide a beautiful display at any season of the year. Your tour includes transportation between Oban and the castle, and full access to the house and grounds for a self-guided tour. Among the attractions are lavishly decorated period rooms, extensive art galleries, a room dedicated to the history of Clan Campbell, and the soaring Armoury Hall, with its collection of muskets, broadswords, pikes, and other arms dating to the 16th century.

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St. Andrews

  • Approximate Cost: $95 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 6.5 hours
  • Location: St. Andrews, Scotland
  • When: 9:30 am

Called the “Scottish Pompeii,” the Neolithic village of Skara Brae dates back to 3000 BC. Discovered after a storm on his property by a wealthy landowner, this UNESCO World Heritage Site gives viewers a look into the past about what life was like five millennia ago—including stone furniture like cupboards, storage, and a sophisticated drainage system including plumbing. 


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Vantage Tauck Noble Caledonia Vantage Advantage
Journey Hidden Gems of the British Isles & Ireland Treasure of the British / Irish Isles Spring in the British & Irish Isles
Cruise-Only Prices* $6,399 $7,390 $3,351 One of few deluxe cruises around United Kingdom. Save $2,382 per couple compared to competition
Trip Length 13 days 12 Days 8 Days Pay less & enjoy one additional day
Per Diem $471 per day $615 $479 Save $278 per couple per day!
Cabin Upgrades $200-$800 increments $120-$2280 increments Starting at $250 Lowest cabin upgrades in the market!
Ship Accommodations 10 nights cruising on the 68 meter/36 cabin Variety Voyager was launched in 2012. This sleek high-tech looking yacht accommodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins. 28 cabins are located at the Marina and Riviera Decks and 8 staterooms at the Horizons Deck. 7 nights cruising on the 132 stateroom Le Soléal. Stateroom amenities include individually controlled air conditioning, video on demand, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and hair dryer. 6 nights aboard the Ocean Nova with all shore excursions and the services of the Noble Caledonia Expedition Team Refurbished in 2006, expedition ship with up to 84 passengers on two decks with single, double, and triple cabins with sea-views Informal table service and buffet dining More intimate, small ship experience, better value in deluxe category with more upscale dining. Smaller size allows for access to less-visited ports of call
Included Tours and Special Features 13-day deluxe small-group cruise in the United Kingdom and Ireland with just 72 total travelers. Explore lesser-visited ports, highlights of capitals like Dublin and Edinburgh, and incredible marine and wildlife. Shore excursions in Belfast, the Isle of Man, Liverpool, Cork, Kinsale, the Isles of Scilly, Guernsey, and Portsmouth Choice of tours in the Channel Islands free time at Tresco's Abbey Gardens Cruise to the Cliffs of Moher Longer cruise and more time in ports, plus more shore excursions and greater value
Meals 33 meals: 11 breakfast, 10 lunches, and 12 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners 28 meals: 9 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 8 dinners, plus beverages including house wine & spirits all meals onboard daily THE MOST included meals featuring local cuisine
Single Travelers Reduced single supplements on all dates no special single offers no special single offers The most single-friendly prices
Extend Your Trip 3-days Edinburgh, Scotland, $829 $276 per day 3-days London, United Kingdom, $899 $300 per day no extension choices no extension choices The best choices at the best price
10 Ways to Save New for 2018—including gratuities for local guides and drivers! Enjoy traveler referral rewards & SmartPay early-payment savings plan: Save up to $1800 per couple combining maximum SmartPay savings and Past Traveler Discounts (based on a $6,000 trip cost) None None THE MOST WAYS TO SAVE!

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