Embark on an extraordinary journey to Iceland and New England, before spending time in three incredible cities. This immersive experience takes in mesmerising ports such as Greenock, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, St. John’s in Newfoundland, and Halifax. As you sail across the Atlantic, you’ll be enchanted by the stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant cultures that await you at each port of call. But the adventure doesn’t end there! After disembarking in Boston, you’ll indulge in a two-night stay, exploring the city’s fascinating landmarks and quaint atmosphere. Next, you’ll find yourself in the bustle of the Big Apple, before heading to the breathtaking Niagara Falls.
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Embark Majestic Princess for your 15-night journey through Iceland to New England.
Glasgow was Scotland’s great industrial center during the 19th century. Today, the city remains the commercial and cultural capital of the Lowlands. Lying on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in the entire United Kingdom, including the stately City Chambers. Elegant Princes Square offers excellent shopping, and among the host of museums and galleries, the Burrell Collection features a superb treasure trove of paintings and art objects.
The town is your gateway to the famous “Land of Fire and Ice” – Iceland’s dramatic landscape of volcanic craters, extinct lava lakes and majestic waterfalls.
Visitors to Akureyri have a hard time grasping the fact that the town lies just below the Arctic Circle. The climate here is temperate: flower boxes fill the windows of houses, and trees line the neat, well-tended avenues. Thanks to that mild climate, Akureyri’s Botanical Gardens provide a home for over 2,000 species of flora from around the world – all surviving without greenhouses. No wonder Icelanders refer to Akureyri as the most pleasant town on the entire island.
The town of Ísafjördur is the municipal centre of the West Fjords peninsula. The West Fjords are Iceland’s least populated region, with 9,600 inhabitants in the area of 9,520 km. Isafjördur (population 3,500) formerly one of Iceland’s main trading posts, was granted municipal status in 1886. Some of Iceland’s oldest and best-preserved buildings, dating from the 18th century, are located in Ísafjördur. The town is still predominantly a fishing centre. A vigorous and varied cultural and artistic scene flourishes in the town as well. Mountains surround Ísafjördur on the three sides and the sea on the other. The ancient settlement site of Eyri downtown is enclosed by the narrow Skutulsfjördur fjord, which shelters the harbour in all weathers.
The patron saints of Reykjavik are fire and ice. Iceland is a land of volcanoes and glaciers, lava fields and green pastures, boiling thermal springs and ice-cold rivers teeming with salmon. This unspoiled demi-paradise is also home to a very old and sophisticated culture. The northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavik was founded in 874 when Ingolfur Arnarson threw wood pillars into the sea, vowing to settle where the pillars washed ashore. Today, Iceland is an international center of commerce and home to one of the most technologically sophisticated societies in the world.
Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders, which range from ice fields to thermal pools. The island is in a continual process of transformation much like its society, which blends Nordic tradition with sophisticated technology.
As Canada’s most easterly province, the island of Newfoundland is situated on the North Atlantic, with St. John’s as its provincial capital. The city of St. John’s is on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, and is the oldest city in North America. It has always been a busy fishing port with a good natural harbor bounded by hills. Its history and cultural spirit show strong Irish and Scottish influences evident in its pubs and music. The surrounding land is rugged, with a dramatic coastline heavily indented with bays and inlets, which give way to an interior terrain of wild mountains, hills, lakes and rivers.
The capital of Nova Scotia and the largest city in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces, Halifax was once Great Britain’s major military bastion in North America. The beautifully restored waterfront buildings of Halifax’s Historic Properties recall the city’s centuries-old maritime heritage. Stroll the waterfront, and you may find Nova Scotia’s floating ambassador, the schooner Bluenose II, tied up to Privateer’s Wharf, just as old sailing ships have done for over 200 years. Halifax is also the gateway to Nova Scotia’s stunning scenery, including famous Peggy’s Cove, where surf-pounded granite cliffs and a solitary lighthouse create an unsurpassed scene of rugged natural beauty.
Disembark in Boston and make your way to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Cover the most important parts of Boston’s Freedom Trail on this walking tour. Begin at Boston Common and follow your guide on a journey focused on early American history and the Revolutionary War. As you walk, stop at the top 11 sights, where you can skip the line, saving valuable time.
Take the Amtrak to New York. On arrival, make your way to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
New York in a day tour.
Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both the Staten Island Ferry and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a one-trip Ferry ride for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
Take the Amtrak to Niagara for your two-night stay at a 4* hotel.
Niagara Falls Canadian Adventure tour.
Explore the Canadian side of Niagara Falls from many exciting angles on this fun-filled, hassle-free tour. Skip the lines at the Falls’ most popular attractions, such as the Hornblower boat, Journey Behind the Falls, and more. Plus, enjoy guided commentary when visiting drier attractions in the area. This is an action-packed day spent at numerous unmissable places.
Take your private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK.