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Cruise and Tour Highlight for 2018

Getaway Cruises ‘n Tours presents a 15-day combined land tour and cruise of Ireland and Iceland, May 23rd through June 7th, 2018. Tour the land of 100,000 welcomes for five days then sail up and around the Island of glaciers and volcanoes for ten more days.
The pre-cruise tour begins and ends in Dublin, exploring the southern and central parts of the Emerald Isle. The excursion consists of two nights in Dublin, then one night in Cobh (pronounced Cove) and the final two nights in Killarney. The journey includes visiting the famous castle Rock of Cashel, driving the scenic Ring of Kerry, seeing the Cliffs of Moher, kissing the Blarney Stone, singing along to traditional Irish pub music at the Abbey Tavern Banquet, plenty of free time to explore Dublin city and more. The land tour cost is $1495 per person, double occupancy.
The vacation concludes with a 10-day North Atlantic cruise that combines the Celtic and Scandinavian cultures. This first-time cruise from Dublin aboard the Celebrity Eclipse starts with an overnight stay in Ireland’s famed capital, that’s one extra day in Dublin when including the land tour. The cruise visits ports in Shetland Islands (Scotland), Cork (Ireland), Akureyri (Iceland), and an overnight stay in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. As of this publication, prices start at $1,699 for an interior stateroom. All rates are cruise-only (excluding taxes/port fees), per person, double occupancy, and subject to availability.
With almost 24 hours of daylight during the summer, Reykjavík truly becomes the city that never sleeps, where you can enjoy a number of popular summertime activities including witnessing one of nature’s most magnificent shows on Earth – the setting of the midnight sun. With all that extra energy you’ll have plenty of stamina to join the 24-hour party people and experience Reykjavík’s nightlife!
You can experience pure thermal energy and take a dip in one of Iceland’s many thermal pools and spas. A great way to recharge and a tonic for the body and mind! What about making a splash in the remarkable thermally heated waters of Nauthólsvík beach, that’s right, a sandy beach!
How about hiking or biking across volcanic land or delving into the history of the Vikings who settled the island nation during the early middle ages?
That’s a few ideas to consider when the cruise ship makes its Icelandic ports of call.
Getaway Cruises n’ Tours can be contacted at 925-679-8428 or getawaycnt1@prodigy.net. Visit their website for the latest in cruise and tour specials at www.getawaycruisesntours.com.