Port reviews and tips for 13 Night Arts And Literary Tour Of The British Isles (Southampton Roundtrip) on 2017-07-01.

Southampton (London), England

"Free shuttle into town. It lets you off a block from a big shopping mall with nice stores. Town itself is interesting. One could spend a long, enjoyable time just walking around from where the shuttles stops." - joanne4284
"Used AB parking, very easy and convenient." - PobsyB
"We were In transit tours offered weren't interesting, spent the day on board. The ship was our own private vessel for a few hours. :) " - Cruiser396

Rotterdam, Netherlands

"The tulip festival was stunning." - captsnookus
"The tulip festival was beautiful!" - LenaK
"Visited gardens and were lucky enough to be there when tulips were in full bloom AMAZING!!" - nellasuzy


"We did a walking tour on our own. Loved the Royal Mile. Had an excellent cab driver. " - Ecraft66
"Really enjoyed this port. Having Scottish ancestors made this stop in Scotland a great port. The tour to St Andrews was spectacular. " - kcracer
"My husband has trouble walking, so we took the leisure tour of Edinburgh. The trip between the port and the city was interesting and it's a beautiful city. I would like to have had more time to walk around a little. We had very little free time, then got back to the ship hours before it left." - bevdewyze

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

"We booked a tour through Go Scotland. Again, much cheaper than Princess and you really get a local feel. Went to the Scottish highlands and of course Loch Ness to find the monster. 😃" - Retiredcruiser
"We booked a WOW Scotland tour. Gordon was an extraordinary guide. I would highly recommend this company. They schedule the tour .... with a great lunch .... to coincide with the cruise schedule." - cheryllitke
"We hired a local tour guide and had an extraordinary day visiting everywhere. We saw Loch Ness, visited Glenmorangie, went to the Clootie Well, visited Dunrobin Castle and saw the falconry event. It was all glorious." - karendale

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

"We took the local bus and got to visit Scara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and saw the countryside. Then we visited St Magnus Cathedral and the Earl's Palace on our own and had a lovely lunch in a small place." - karendale
"Did not dock because of weather" - EDT48
"At the shuttle stop take the Stagecoach bus to see Ska Brae" - redmen66

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

"We took the train into the city. To get to the train station you can walk through a mall--buy your water bottles in the Dollar stores in the mall. They were the cheapest water bottles we found the entire trip." - ileandover
"We did a hop on hop off tour. You can get the train into Glasgow very easy. We waited until about 930 to go so it was off hours for he train. Round trip tickets for two were 13 pounds. The train takes you to the Central Station which is 2 blocks from Buchanan street. This is the main area closed to vehicle traffic and all pedestrian. Shops, pubs and cafes. " - Retiredcruiser
"Great trip to Loch Lomond and Inveraray Castle. The Duke of Argyll, himself, welcomed us to his home which was an added thrill." - MaxMak

Dublin, Ireland

"We got into port early and had booked a car through our hotel, which was much cheaper than the cruiseline price. We stayed 2 days in Dublin and would loved to have stayed longer. We did a tour in the James Joyce House where the author wrote Ulysses. Then started walking around the city. Found a great fish and chip shop called Beshoff which has been there for 104 years. Really great place, ate there both days. Walked almost 11 miles around Dublin finding beautiful churches, graveyards, a beautiful park called St Stephen's Green and great places to shop. My husband bought 2 tweed jackets and a vest at a place called Kevin & Howlin. Wonderful staff who were SO helpful. Loads of tweeds to choose from. They have ready made and also you can design your own. Great prices and they ship to the US. Another great store is Kilkenny. Really beautiful range of items. Finally found the Celtic cross I was looking for here. The next day we had booked an early tour to see the Book of Kells with a tour company called Letzgo City Tours. They book smaller group tours. We had an amazing tour guide Neil who was amazing, Loads of great stories and information. It was a walking tour which also included the Dublin Castle. We had about 10 people the day we went. Learned a lot and had a wonderful time. If we had stayed another day, we would have booked with them to go to St Patrick's Cathedral. Great incentive to go back to Dublin. " - HRG
"So much to see and do. We took the double decker bus all around the city and then visited The Book of Kells, Jamisons, Guiness, Christchurch. We tried to visit the jail but it was all booked. We did not take a Windstar excursion." - karendale
"Dublin is a favorite city of mine. Since I have visited several times already, on this visit we did The Guinness Experience: A Taste of Dublin. We saw many historic sights on the way to the Guinness Storehouse Museum. We passed the Old Parliament House, Trinity College and the Irish Parliament. We visited Georgian Dublin with its lovely homes, The national Gallery of Ireland, City Hall, St Steven's Green & St Patrick's Cathedral. Our guide made a photo stop near the cathedral in St. Patrick's Park for more explanation. We also passed Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral before heading over to the Guinness Museum. The Guinness tour ends up at the Gravity sky bar for a pint of Guinness and beautiful views of Dublin. We bough two sets of engraved glasses in the huge gift shop. " - glomarrone

Liverpool, England

"A fun place in city center. Walk off the ship and you're there. Super friendly folks." - mjgradow
"The museum is within walking distance from the ship." - TheJuddster
"Booked private Beatles tour online and loved it! Great port area and easy to walk around." - gdagnan

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

"These locals were excited to have us there and they were awesome. Just walked around in the town, lots of shops." - barbi1963
"Good trip to German occupation" - golferfred
"Beautiful port. Walk up to the university and gardens. It’s worth the stroll. Stop by their churches and the castle is near the ship. Victor Hugo’s home was there, too, although you can’t go inside. Oh, don’t forget to stop for tea and scones near the harbor to enjoy the view. " - GJ2