As you embark on the cruise of a lifetime from Amsterdam, or better known as the “Venice of the North”, get ready to go on an adventure like no other. Stroll the Old Town of Brussels as you take in beautiful sights. Make sure you stop by the emblematic St.Giles’ Cathedral in Newhaven. Witness the magical sounds of bagpipers as you walk the streets of Invergordon. Take a tour through a castle in Dublin and immerse yourself in a culture like no other. Finish your trip off at Southampton, home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic. With these activities and more, you are sure to find the adventure you had been looking for right aboard Norwegian Dawn.
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It’s as picturesque as you could wish for with countless tree-lined canals, flower markets, bridges and picture-perfect gabled houses dating from the Golden Age of trade. Then there are the art galleries – some of the finest in the world, the poignant rooms of Anne Frank’s house and a cosy ‘brown café’ on every street corner.
The ultimate European city, Brussels has tons of museums, fountains, gardens and great shopping. Stroll the Old Town area to see St. Hubert Arcades and its shops, as well as Butchers’ Street with its plethora of restaurants and cafes and the Grand Place with its Baroque guild houses.
Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savour the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh’s seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon, scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.
Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city’s annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.
Exploring Belfast is a treat for urban fans. The city is rife with trendy cafés, restaurants, and nightlife yet it also boasts a lovely historical district. While the city is packed with things to do, rural landscapes are within a short reach.
Explore the Dubliana exhibit to see Dublin life from 1170 to 1540. Ireland’s thriving yet elegant capital sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Visit a castle. Take a walking tour. Shop O’Connell Street. Have a pint at the Guinness Brewery.
Ireland’s third largest city is a wonderful walking city built on the River Lee. Visit St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, a wonderful, triple-spired example of French-gothic architecture, and spend some time in The Old Gaol, where original 19th century cells tell some fascinating tales.
Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum.
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