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Iceland, Faroes & Edinburgh Festival

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0330 160 7700
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The Edinburgh Fringe

Combine a visit to the Scottish capital during its vibrant Festival season Fringe Festival with a cruise to some of the UK’s remote islands, the Faroes and Iceland. Sail north from London Tilbury, calling at Rosyth (for Edinburgh), toytown-like Tórshavn, Faroe capital and Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital. Return via rugged Kirkwall and Shetland’s Lerwick.

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, contemporary cabins and suites that feature TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A wide choice of British and International cuisine every day throughout your cruise
  • Plenty to do during the day, including playing bridge, practising your steps on the dancefloor and interesting, expert-led lectures to attend
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of the ship’s on-board leisure facilities
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point

Your Itinerary

View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip

  • Depart: 17:00hrs

    Board Ambience in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 02:00hrs

    Today’s port of call is Rosyth, from where you can head into Edinburgh. Wander the beautiful, historic streets of Scotland's capital, climb the hill to the Castle or visit the famous palace of Holyroodhouse.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 09:00hrs

    Depart: 18:00hrs

    Tiny, toytown-like Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 23:00hrs

    Reykjavík is the world's northernmost capital. Its brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum as Ambience spends an evening and a full day here, and perhaps take a nighttime trip outside the city in search of the Northern Lights, the enchanting Aurora Borealis, that flicker across Iceland’s autumn and winter skies.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 20:00hrs

    Explore the historic capital of Orkney as Ambience docks in Kirkwall, situated a mile from the waters of Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak was sunk in WW2. Take the chance to visit Kirkwall’s magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral, or join an optional shore excursion to discover the highlights of the island’s unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 17:00hrs

    Your next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. This rugged, enchanting town is your gateway to a land of ancient legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Wander the town, or join an excursion to the 3,000-year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof to discover its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Say goodbye to Ambience, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

Dates & Prices

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Further Information

  • New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Passport

    British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Mobile Roaming

    Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

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