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LONDON TO NEW YORK
15 Days aboard Insignia | Fares from $4,749 per guest
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Pre-Cruise Land Tours



PRE - LEGENDARY LONDON

PRE - LEGENDARY LONDON

Explore both cosmopolitan London and the quintessentially British countryside in the Cotswolds, admiring a variety of popular attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and esteemed Blenheim Palace.

DAY 1

Fly into London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airport, where you will be met and transferred to the Mayfair Hotel. Although every effort will be made to have your room available prior to the 3:00pm check in, it cannot be guaranteed.

The remainder of the day and meals are on your own, after which you will overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2

Accompanied by a London blue badge guide, you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing, taking in many of the city’s most popular attractions. They range from bustling Leicester Square at the heart of London’s theatre district to serene Royal Parks, nested in the heart of the capital.

You will also have the chance to experience the pomp and pageantry of the Changing of the Guard, during which one of the Queens Foot Guard Household Regiments march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace. The event starts at 11:30am daily from April until July and on alternate days from August until April. In the event of heavy rain, where the ceremony does not operate, it will still be possible to view Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade, while your knowledgeable guide elaborates on this historic tradition.

Then, after a lunch of fish and chips in a traditional London pub, you will continue sightseeing by motor coach. You will drive through the Old City of London, passing the architectural masterpiece St. Paul’s Cathedral before heading to The Tower of London, where you will see the Crown Jewels.

The Royal Regalia have been guarded at the Tower of London since the 14th century and exhibited for private viewing since the 17th century. Representing hundreds of years of British tradition and royal ownership, most of the collection has been used by successive kings and queens since 1660.

(Please note: Parts of the itinerary may be reversed depending on local traffic conditions and times available at the Tower of London.)

By late afternoon, you will return to the hotel, where you can spend evening at your leisure.

Optional Theatre Package

A list of shows playing in London’s West End will be available on request, and we will arrange for your tickets to be at the box office prior to the performance. Please check with RSSC or OCI Reservations for a list of available shows and for pricing on this optional add on package.

Tickets must be booked in advance of your arrival. Because shows are subject to availability we request that when you make your request for this package, that you list a choice of three shows in order of preference from the list that you receive. The producers of each individual show determine the booking period. This can be as far as 18 months in advance, or as little as 3 months in advance, it really does depend on the show. Thus if you wish to request a choice of three shows, your first choice or whichever is available will be confirmed once the booking period is open.

All tickets are allocated in best-available seats, but keep in mind that many London theatres are quite old and considered historic buildings.

Once tickets are selected and confirmed, there will be no refund for changes or cancellations. The theatre package also includes round-trip transportation between the hotel and the theatre in a private executive car.

When you arrive in London you will receive further details regarding your transfer time.

DAY 3

Today’s excursion will take you out of London to one of the most quintessentially English regions: The Cotswolds, which is known for its beautiful villages and towns, rolling hills and countryside, stately homes, castles and magnificent gardens.

Departing London, you will head towards Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and perhaps England’s finest palace. After journeying approximately 90 minutes, you will explore the palace’s interior, visiting staterooms filled with exquisite examples of superb craftsmanship and priceless treasures collected over three centuries. Outside, you will admire the beauty and tranquility of the parkland, which dates from the 1760s, and the more recently designed formal gardens.

Afterwards, you will drive to Burford for lunch. Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, Burford has been deemed an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is protected by the Cotswolds Conservation Board.

The afternoon will be spent driving through the countryside, dotted with villages, hamlets, and small towns with buildings made from local honey-colored stone. You will also have free time to explore and shop in the villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, and Stow-on-the-Wold, an oasis for art lovers.

Following this relaxing afternoon in the Cotswolds, you will drive back to London, which will take approximately two hours, depending on the traffic.

The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

DAY 4

After breakfast, the morning is free for independent sightseeing or shopping in downtown London. Hotel check out is 12.00pm, however, arrangements can be made for the hotel to securely store your luggage until you are transferred to the ship for an afternoon embarkation.

Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The times indicated are approximate, given here only for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

Extra Nights: If you book extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to the Mayfair Hotel. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Meals other than breakfast, as well as activities, are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Be sure that the cruise line has your up-to-date flight details.

DAY 1 Fly into either London Heathrow or London Gatwick Airport.

Transfer to the Mayfair Hotel for 3:00pm check in.

The remainder of the day and all meals are at your leisure.

Overnight at the Mayfair Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

7:00am Full English breakfast

9:00am Begin panoramic London tour by motor coach

10:15am Drive to central London for the Changing of the Guard (if operating). Otherwise see exterior of Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade.

12:30pm Fish and chips lunch in a traditional British pub

2:00pm Panoramic tour continues, followed by interior visit of the Tower of London

5:30pm Arrive at the hotel

If you purchase the optional Theatre Package – Performance times vary according to the performance (shows usually start at 7:30pm or 8:00pm) and pick up times will vary according to the location of theatre. Details will be given when you check in to the hotel.

Overnight at the Mayfair Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3

7:00am Full English breakfast

8:15am Meet guide in the hotel lobby

8:30am Drive to Blenheim Palace

10:00am Visit to Blenheim Palace

11:30am Drive to Burford

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Drive to Bourton-on-the-Water

1:50pm Free time in Bourton-on-the-Water

2:45pm Drive to Stow-on-the-Wold

3:00pm Free time in Stow-on-the-Wold

4:00pm Return to London

6:00pm Arrive at the hotel

Overnight at the Mayfair Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 4

7:00am Full English breakfast

12:00pm Hotel check out

The morning is at leisure and lunch is on your own. If you wish to sightsee or shop independently during the morning, arrangements can be made for the hotel to securely store your luggage.

TBA Transfer to the ship

Expected Weather: Weather in the United Kingdom is very unpredictable. The average high in London from June through August is approximately 21°C (70°F) and the average low is approximately 12°C (51°F).

What to Bring: Prepare for moderately mild weather at all time and be able to supplement basic dress with a warm sweater and/or a rainproof top. Pack sensible footwear, as most rural attractions and even some urban areas are best described as “rugged terrain,” and the ground is wet occasionally. Also bring hats and sunglasses.

Local Currency: Pound Sterling. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Electricity: 230v / 50hz (plugs are 3 square pins). An adjacent switch typically controls outlets. Some hotels will have adaptors available, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Documents and Visa Requirements: Please check with your embassy for up-to-date visa information.

Hotel address:

Mayfair Hotel

Stratton St, London W1J 8LT, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7629 7777

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

• Airport transfer from London Heathrow Airport or London Gatwick Hotel on Day 1

• Transportation and the services of an English-speaking tour guide for two days of sight-seeing and all associated expenses

• Entrance to Tower of London and Blenheim Palace

• Fish and chips lunch with dessert (includes tea or coffee and one soft drink or half pint per person)

• Three night’s accommodation at the Mayfair Hotel or similar (superior room)

• Transfer by motor coach to the ship on Day 4

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged. However, if you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

Program Excludes:

• Meals or beverages not listed above

• Gratuities to drivers or tour guides

• Hotel incidentals, including mini bar

• Personal expenses

• Optional Theatre Package – please contact RSSC or OCI Reservations for more information

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces, which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation.

$1,899 Per Guest


Post-Cruise Land Tours



POST - ICONS OF THE BIG APPLE

POST - ICONS OF THE BIG APPLE

Explore the undisputed icons of New York City on private tours, a harbor cruise and on highly accommodating double-decker buses that allow you to "hop on and hop off" wherever you wish.

DAY 1

You will be met at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal by your New York City licensed guide and be transferred by deluxe motor coach to the MoMa (The Museum of Modern Art). Praised as the greatest collection of modern art in the world by The New York Times, the museum's unparalleled collection offers a comprehensive overview of modern and contemporary art, from the European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to the design, film and performance art of today. You will have some free time to explore the museum on your own and your guide will be available to answer any questions.

After this exhilarating experience, you will be transferred to your hotel "The InterContinental Hotel", a refreshing sanctuary within walking distance of the Broadway theater district, extraordinary shopping and fabulous restaurants.

Early in the evening, you will be picked up at the hotel for a highly entertaining tour of Harlem and its vital role in the history of jazz beginning in the 1920s. In its heyday, Harlem was home to more than 400 nightclubs and all the legends played and sang there, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.

The highlight of the evening is a live jazz dinner show at a Harlem nightclub that re-creates the experience of the Harlem in its most exciting musical period.

Afterwards, you will return to the hotel for the evening.

DAY 2

Following a full American breakfast at the hotel, you will have the entire day at leisure to explore the Big Apple at your own pace. So that you can easily get around from landmark to landmark, you will enjoy unlimited access to the double-decker buses on the "City Sights New York All Around Town Tour".

Just hop on and hop off wherever you please. The buses travel throughout New York City and stop at more than 40 locations, presenting icons such as Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty. Stop at the Empire State Building and you will enjoy free entrance to the Observation Deck on the 86th floor for a spectacular panoramic view of Manhattan. The tour also includes a 90-minute harbor cruise that you can join whenever you please and tickets to the Museum of the City of New York

After a full day of sightseeing completely on your own schedule, you can return to the hotel at your leisure.

DAY 3

After enjoying a full American breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to either the John F Kennedy Airport, Newark Airport or La Guardia Airport based on your flight departure details.

Land Program Step by Step: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The timings indicated are approximate. They are given here only for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

DAY 1

9:00am Disembark the ship

9:30am Transfer from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal to the MoMa

10:00am Free time to explore MoMa

12:30pm Transfer to your hotel (You can stay longer or further explore the

city and make your own way to the hotel at your leisure and at own

expense if you wish)

7.00pm Departure for the Jazz Evening Tour (tour, dinner incl 2 rum drinks

and show)

11:30pm Transfer back to the Hotel

12:00am Approximate arrival at the hotel

Overnight at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

AM Full American breakfast at the hotel

The rest of the day is at leisure to use the Hop On Hop Off Bus

Tickets

PM Evening at leisure and dinner on own

Overnight at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3

AM Full American breakfast at the hotel

12:00pm Check-out time. Your departure transfer to JFK, LGA or EWR airports

will be based on your flight departure details. If you have a late

flight, luggage

storage will be available at the hotel

EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be transferred to the airport per your departure flight details. Please note that check out time is 12:00nn. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own after the program officially ends on the morning of Day 3.

Expected Weather:

May: High 71°F (21.7°C) Low 54°F (12.2°C)

August: High 83°F(28.3°C) Low 68°F (20°C)

September: High 75°F (23.9°C) Low 61°F (16.1°C)

October: High 64°F (17.8°C) Low 50°F (10°C)

What to Bring: Guests should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The program is casual throughout. Sunscreen, hats and binoculars are recommended as are jackets for the cooler months.

Local Currency: US Dollar

Electricity : USA 100-127V/60Hz

Documents and Visa Requirements: A valid passport is required. Please consult your local US Embassy for entry/visa requirements from your country of nationality.

Hotel:

Intercontinental New York Times Square

300 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036

Phone: 212- 803-4500

*We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Program Includes:

" 2 Nights accommodation at the InterContinental New York Times Square

Hotel or similar hotel - Superior King Room

" Daily full American breakfast at the hotel

" Porterage in/out at the hotel based on 2 bags per person

" Hospitality Representative at the Hotel to coordinate departure

transfers.

" Moma Half Day Tour: Transportation, English Speaking New York

Licensed Guide, MoMa entrance (Regular admission), free time at the

Museum and transfer to the hotel.

" Departure Transfers from hotel to airport.

" Jazz evening Tour: Transportation, English Speaking New York Licensed

Guide, dinner and show. 2 rum drinks included at the show.

" Hop on Hop Off tickets for "All Around Town Tour" (Uptown, Downtown &

Brooklyn) and a 90 Minute City Sightseeing Harbor (The River Cruise

and Museum of the City of New York are also included in the "Hop on

Hop Off All Around Town Tour tickets).

" Empire State Building Ticket (Regular Admission Main Deck Only 86th

Floor).

*Hop on Hop Off Bus tickets are valid for 48 hours therefore if you depart later on Day 3 you can also use them before you depart.

Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated departure information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, a departure transfer is not provided.

Program Excludes:

" Customary tips to the guides and the driver

" Any meals, drinks or expenses not listed above

" Hotel incidentals and other personal expenses

Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

$1,499 Per Guest



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