2025 British Isles Cruise with Larry Gelwix

Dates July 7-20, 2025
Destination London, England; Portland, England; Day at Sea Cork, Ireland; Liverpool, England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; Inverness (Invergordon), Scotland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Paris, France;
Duration 14 days 13 nights
Price From 1,594
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Cruise with the Getaway Guru® - Hosted by Larry and Cathy Gelwix! 

When you do a British Isle cruise history is everywhere you look! It is home to legendary villages, thatched-roof houses, and scores of castles, churches, and colleges from centuries past. You can find your craic (Gaelic for "fun") in Ireland amid rolling green hills and local pubs. We'll see the Scottish Highlands, home to the mysterious sites of Loch Ness, visit the iconic Urquhart Castle, and explore the streets of Edinburgh. We'll visit Portland, England and see the magnificent Stonehenge! There are so many more wonderful things in store for you on this incredible journey! 

Whether it's these countries' long history or a pull to your ancestors, this cruise will have you connecting to all the highlights they have to offer. This is an escorted group cruise with a Morris Murdock Escorted Travel host to help you make the most of this wonderful return to Europe. We hope you will join us in discovering the British Isles in 2025!

Tour ID #9225G08

To book this cruise contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel Advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Questions? Contact:

Julie DeMille, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6172
Email Julie

OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR OF LONDON: July 5-8, 2025
OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR OF LONDON: July 5-8, 2025

OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR OF LONDON

Day 1: Saturday, July 5, 2025 - Arrive in Heathrow Airport and transfer to hotel where we will stay for 3 nights. Accommodations at a 4 Star hotel in London. Breakfast included!

Day 2: Sunday, July 6, 2025 - Full day sightseeing and touring in London, England with a local guide. Cruise down the Thames River from Westminster to the London Eye. Tour of Tower of London.

Day 3: Monday, July 7, 2025 - Free day! Use this day to visit anywhere you’d like. You can see the temple, visit Oxford Street, Westminster Abbey are just a few spots to name a few.

Day 4: Tuesday, July 8, 2025 - Transfer from hotel to the cruise ship, the Regal Princess. Time to get excited about our British Isle Cruise!!

Pre-tour Price - $923 per person

Day 1: Monday, July 7, 2025
Day 1: Monday, July 7, 2025

Depart USA - Flights to London, England

Today we will depart our USA home cities and fly to London, England. Safe travels!

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Tuesday, July 8, 2025
Day 2: Tuesday, July 8, 2025

Arrive in London - Embarkation!

Welcome to the United Kingdom! Today we will arrive in London and where we will check into the Regal Princess, our home for the next 12 days.

Meals : Dinner, In-flight
Day 3: Wednesday, July 9, 2025
Day 3: Wednesday, July 9, 2025

Portland, England

Situated along the southernmost part of the Dorset Coast site lies the fabled island of Portland. This natural harbor was used for over 500 years by the British Royal Navy, and when breakwater construction was performed between 1848 and 1905, it created one of the largest man-made harbors in the world. The tiny limestone island is home to the Abbotsbury Swannery, the only place in the world where you can walk freely through colonies of nesting mute swans and is a perfect jumping-off point to visit the stone ruins of Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror. Take in the nearby magnificent Salisbury Cathedral and experience the ancient mystery of the somber plinths of Stonehenge.

Portland, England Excursion – Durdle Door and Jurassic Coast - $139 per person

When your boat docks at Portland Port, make the most of your time on England’s Jurassic Coast with this day-long private shore excursion. You’ll discover the beauty of the UNESCO-listed shoreline, visiting highlights like Durdle Door, Corfe Castle, and Weymouth.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Thursday, July 10, 2025
Day 4: Thursday, July 10, 2025

Day at Sea

Enjoy sweeping views from one of more than 1,400 balconies on Regal Princess or stroll on the SeaWalk®, a glass-floor walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship! From the tranquil Sanctuary, a retreat reserved for adults, to the dazzling Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show and more, you'll find diversions for every mood. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, July 11, 2025
Day 5: Friday, July 11, 2025

Cork, Ireland (Cobh - for Blarney Castle)

Founded in the 7th century by St. Fin Barre, Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down narrow country lanes or see the Lakes of Killarney. The intrepid visitor may scale the narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also home to one of the densest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.

Note: Your ship will dock in Cobh which is about 15 miles from Cork.

Cork, Ireland Private Excursion – Cork, Blarney and Kinsale - $125 per person

On this excursion from Cobh, you will discover the highlights of County Cork, including Blarney Castle, Kinsale, and Cobh. You will visit Blarney Castle and Gardens where you will have the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. You will also see the Charles Fort where your guide will tell you the fascinating history of this 17th century fort and the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. This tour will also include a panoramic driving tour of Cork City where you will See the sights like the English Market and Shandon Bell.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, July 12, 2025
Day 6: Saturday, July 12, 2025

Liverpool, England

This great industrial port grew to prominence as a result of trade with the Americas. That tradition continued in the '60s as the Beatles mounted the first wave of rock 'n' roll's "British Invasion". Liverpool is home to two of the finest neoclassical buildings in Europe. At nearby Port Sunlight, magnate William Lever built a model industrial village and created the Lady Lever Gallery. The museum is home to a superb collection of English paintings and furniture.

Liverpool, England Excursion – Liverpool History and the Beatles - $89 per person

See the sights of Liverpool and learn about its history – dating all the way back to 1207 to the Rock and Roll music of the Beatles. The tour visits highlights such as the Royal Liver Building, Liverpool Town Hall, the Queen Victoria Monument, the Old Dock, and the Royal Albert Dock.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Sunday, July 13, 2025
Day 7: Sunday, July 13, 2025

Belfast, Northern Ireland

The capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast Stretches along both sides of the River Lagan. This graceful city of Victorian and Edwardian buildings has become a cosmopolitan tourist destination. Once a major industrial center, Belfast is also your gateway to the rich, Irish countryside of Counties Antrim and Down. Explore this exuberant city, marvel at the Giant's Causeway or shop for superb Irish linens.

Belfast, Ireland Excursion – Belfast City Tour and Titanic - $150 per person

Discover the history of Belfast – you will discover the major figures from Belfast and find out how religion and cultural divisions impacted Ireland and Belfast in particular. You will visit the oldest parts of the town, including the Cathedral Quarter and High Street where your guide will point out art and tell you stories along the way. You will also visit the Titanic Belfast Museum.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Monday, July 14, 2025
Day 8: Monday, July 14, 2025

Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland

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.

Note: Your ship docks in Greenock, which is approximately 45 minutes from Glasgow.

Greenock, Scotland Excursion – Glasglow City tour - $89 per person

See popular attractions like the Glasglow Necropolis, St Mungo’s Cathedral and more as you learn about the city’s history. Meet your guide in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and make your way to Waverley Station, where you’ll board a train bound for Glasglow. Step back in time as you delve into Glasglow’s history. Visit George Square and admire the City Chambers overlooking the square.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Tuesday, July 15, 2025
Day 9: Tuesday, July 15, 2025

Day at Sea

Princess offers unparalleled inclusive dining options throughout the ship with a wide range of culinary delights to suit any palate, from endless buffet choice to gourmet pizza, frosty treats, decadent desserts and much more.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Wednesday, July 16, 2025
Day 10: Wednesday, July 16, 2025

Invergordon, Scotland

In 1933, an enterprising editor in Inverness enlivened a slow news week with the story of an odd sighting in Loch Ness. The legend grew overnight - and today individuals still scan the dark waters of the Loch for a sight of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Legend goes back as far as the 6th century and insists that the celebrated Loch Ness Monster inhabits a cave beneath the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. Welcome to Invergordon, your gateway to Loch Ness and that area of the Highlands known as the "Great Glen."

Invergordon, Scotland Excursion – Inverness and Loch Ness - $169 per person

Join us on a jam-packed journey in the Highlands, to enjoy many iconic Scottish experiences in just one day. Your adventure begins at the legendary Loch Ness, where you have the option to take a cruise to see the ruined Urquhart Castle – prime monster spotting territory! Lunch stop in beautiful Beauly or area around.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Thursday, July 17, 2025
Day 11: Thursday, July 17, 2025

Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland

South Queensferry is the gateway to Edinburgh, the political, commercial and cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. The streets of the elegant New Town are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the English-speaking world. The International Festival has been one of the premier European cultural events for over half a century. Among those who have called the city home are the writers, Robert Burns, James Boswell, and Sir Walter Scott and the philosophers, Adam Smith and David Hume. To stroll the streets of Edinburgh is to experience one of the world's great cities.

Note: South Queensferry is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender- wheelchair access limited.

South Queensferry Excursion – Edinburgh - $159 per person

Spend a full day exploring the best Edinburgh has to offer in this private tour. Save hours researching top sights to see and planning transport by having everything organized for you instead. The tour includes round trip private transfers and a private guide. The sights to visit include the Old Town, the Royal Mile, and entrance to Edinburgh Castle and Palace to Holyrood House.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Friday, July 18, 2025
Day 12: Friday, July 18, 2025

Day at Sea

On every Princess ship, you'll find so many ways to play, day or night. Explore The Shops of Princess, celebrate cultures at our Festivals of the World or learn a new talent — our onboard activities will keep you engaged every moment of your cruise vacation.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Saturday, July 19, 2025
Day 13: Saturday, July 19, 2025

Paris/Normandy (LeHavre), France

Perhaps no other place in France holds more associations for English-speaking visitors than Normandy. The historic Allied landings on D-Day - 6 June 1944 - live on in the memories of British and Americans alike. Today, Le Havre is France's second largest port and the gateway to Paris, "City of Light," the Norman countryside, and the historic landing beaches.

Travelers usually head for the historic landing sites or to Paris. Yet Le Havre was designated a World Heritage Site in 2005. The Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux boasts one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in the world.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Sunday, July 20, 2025
Day 14: Sunday, July 20, 2025

Southhampton (London), England - Disembarkation!

Today we disembark the ship and take our flights home with memories to last a lifetime!

Meals : Breakfast, In-flight

Included:

  • 13-Night Cruise on the Regal Princess
  • Round Trip Transfers (Must match up to the group flights)
  • Group director while on your cruise for travel and group assistance
  • Beloved tour director and Getaway Guru® Larry Gelwix! 

Not Included:

  • Airfare Round Trip to London from Salt Lake City - Group air TBD
  • Government fees and taxes of $255 per person
  • Onboard Gratuities 
  • Optional Excursions in ports both private and group
  • Trip cancellation/Trip interruption coverage 

Cabin Categories:

  • Inside Cabin (ID) - $1,594 based on double occupancy (*subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Balcony with Obstructed View, midship (BW) - $3,099 double (*subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Balcony Aft, larger cabin (BC) - $3,319 double (*subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Balcony Midship (BC) - $3,429 double (*subject to availability at time of booking)
  • Deluxe Balcony (Obstructed View) - $3,319 double (*subject to availability at time of booking)
  • For single, triple and quad rooms please call for pricing (*subject to availability at time of booking)

Payment Terms:

  • A deposit of $500.00 per person is due at the booking
  • Final payment due March 25, 2025
  • ** This tour is based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling

Optional Group Shore Excursions:

  • 3-night Pre-tour in London - $923 per person based on double occupancy | Single - $1,350 for private room
  • Portland, England Excursion – Durdle Door and Jurassic Coast - $139 per person
  • Cork, Ireland Private Excursion – Cork, Blarney and Kinsale - $125 per person
  • Liverpool, England Excursion – Liverpool History and the Beatles - $89 per person
  • Belfast, Ireland Excursion – Belfast City Tour and Titanic - $150 per person
  • Greenock, Scotland Excursion – Glasglow City tour - $89 per person
  • Invergordon, Scotland Excursion – Inverness and Loch Ness - $169 per person
  • South Queensferry Excursion – Edinburgh - $159 per person

NOTE: Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplements (where applicable) are additional

NOTE: Cruise ports are subject to change before notice by the cruise lines and are beyond the control of the booking agency.


OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR IN LONDON, ENGLAND

Double Occupancy $923 per person | Single Rate $1,350 for private room

Day 1: Saturday, July 5, 2025

Arrive in Heathrow Airport and transfer to hotel where we will stay for 3 nights. Accommodations at a 4 Star hotel in London. Breakfast included!

Day 2: Sunday, July 6, 2025

Full day sightseeing and touring in London, England with a local guide. Cruise down the Thames River from Westminster to the London Eye. Tour of Tower of London.

Day 3: Monday, July 7, 2025

Free day! Use this day to visit anywhere you’d like. You can see the temple, visit Oxford Street, Westminster Abbey are just a few spots to name a few.

Day 4: Tuesday, July 8, 2025

Transfer from hotel to the cruise ship, the Regal Princess. Time to get excited about our British Isle Cruise!!