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Northern Europe - 13 Night Cruise & Stay PACKAGE - Southampton (London) return (CEL43285)

Embark on a 11 night Cruise holiday onboard Celebrity Apex and discover the Northern Europe.

Tour Departure: Sep 5, 2024

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13 Night Package includes:

  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation in London, including breakfast+
  • Westminster Abbey fully guided with changing of guards tour
  • 11 night cruise from Southampton (London) return on Celebrity Apex℠
  • Main meals~ and entertainment onboard
  • Classic Beverage Package×, Unlimited Surf Wi-Fi# and Service Charges onboard
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • All port and government charges

  • 11 night cruise from Southampton (London) return aboard Celebrity Apex®
  • PLUS 2 nights in London and transfers! 
  • Visit: Glasgow, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Kirkwall & more!


Up to 75%^ off the 2nd Guest


• Classic Beverage package× onboard
• Unlimited Surf WI-FI# onboard
• Service charges onboard 

Valid until 05 December 23, unless sold prior. 


Day 1:Private standard transfer from airport to hotel
Private standard transfer from airport to hotel
Thu 5 Sep 2024
Day 1 - 3:4-star accommodation in London, including breakfast+
4-star accommodation in London, including breakfast+
Thu 5 Sep 2024
Day 2:Westminster Abbey fully guided with changing of the guards
  • Duration Morning, 2.5 hours 

  • not included Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • not included Drinks
  • not included Meal
  • Included Westminster Abbey entrance tickets
  • Included Skip the line entrance
  • Headset
  • Guide
  • Watch the Changing of the Guards, a tradition of pomp and pageantry typically British that never fails to impress
  • See Westminster Abbey from inside, site of royal coronations, royal weddings, and the resting place of monarchs, poets and famous historical figures from the last 1000 years of British history
Location Show on mapStarting points
  • A. Abingdon Street, Westminster, SW1P 3JY, London, United Kingdom Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the Tour start time.
End point
  • · Buckingham Palace
ItineraryPoint of Interest (2 hours)Itinerary
  • 1. Westminster Abbey
  • 2. Whitehall
  • 3. Horse Guards Parade
  • 4. St James Park
  • 5. Buckingham Palace

About this tour

Enjoy Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guards – two of London's most iconic experiences in just one morning!
Westminster Abbey stands as one of the world’s most significant churches, one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, and now more than ever, a vivid look into the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in modern British history: Queen Elizabeth II.

This incredible 700-year-old building is a must-see for any visitor to London. It has welcomed Kings, Queens, and statesmen, royal weddings (most recently Prince William and Kate Middleton), and state funerals. For over 1000 years, Westminster Abbey has been the all-important site for royal coronations. Queen Elizabeth’s funeral was also held at the Abbey. As you explore the all-important church alongside your expert local guide, you will discover the most incredible and fascinating aspects of this great monument.

Every British monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066 has been crowned in Westminster Abbey, the most recent being King Charles III in 2023. You’ll see the Coronation Chair, commissioned in 1296 by Edward the Confessor, as well as his shrine. It is also the burial place of 17 British monarchs, the Unknown Soldier (buried in French soil and covered by a slab of Belgian marble), and many of Britain’s greatest poets who lie in Poet’s Corner. This was a special place for the Queen, who has visited the tomb on many occasions, laying a wreath in honor of those who gave their lives for their country. Finally, visit the magnificent Lady Chapel, where Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip in 1947. This breathtakingly beautiful chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and features stunning stained-glass windows and intricate stone carvings.

After your visit to the Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at the Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Your guide will ensure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views of this crowded and popular ceremony. Enjoy exquisite commentary on the history and pageantry behind the ceremony as you see the Queen’s Foot Guards donning their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats. March to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or the Household Cavalry.
(Please note that in heavy rain the guard’s parade may not take place).

End your tour at Buckingham Palace and see the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events and hear stories of intruders and princes scaling the walls to get both inside and out!
Throughout our tour, we'll learn more about the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the longest-reigning monarchs in British history. From her early life as a princess to her coronation and reign, we'll explore the many milestones that have defined her remarkable career.
Join us on this fascinating journey through royal London as you unveil the city’s decadent monuments one by one and discover the history and legacy of one of the most influential women in the world: Queen Elizabeth II.

*Please note that Westminster Abbey is subject to last-minute, unforeseen closures*
**The Changing of the Guard ceremony will not take place in the event of heavy rain and will be replaced with an extended royal walking tour**

Fri 6 Sep 2024
Day 3:Private standard transfer from hotel to port
Private standard transfer from hotel to port
Sat 7 Sep 2024
Day 3:Southampton - England
Sat 7 Sep 2024
Depart 4:00 PM
Day 4:At Sea
Sun 8 Sep 2024
Day 5:Glasgow (Greenock) - Scotland
Mon 9 Sep 2024
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 6:At Sea
Tue 10 Sep 2024
Day 7:At Sea
Wed 11 Sep 2024
Day 8:Reykjavik - Iceland
Thu 12 Sep 2024
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Day 9:Isafjordur - Iceland
Fri 13 Sep 2024
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Day 10:Akureyri - Iceland
Sat 14 Sep 2024
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 11:At Sea
Sun 15 Sep 2024
Day 12:Kirkwall - Scotland
Mon 16 Sep 2024
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Day 13:At Sea
Tue 17 Sep 2024
Day 14:Southampton - England
Wed 18 Sep 2024
Arrive 6:00 AM
Day 14:Private standard transfer from port to airport
Private standard transfer from port to airport
Wed 18 Sep 2024
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.


*Conditions apply. Prices correct as of 21 November 2023 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. ^All savings are included in the  price and are correct as of 21 November 2023.^Price based on Up to 75% off the 2nd Guest - Non-Refundable Deposit Rates applies to new, individual bookings at standard rates during the Offer Period, and provides up to 75% off nonrefundable cruise fares on the 2nd guest only in the same stateroom as the first full fare guest on an Offer Cruise, excluding Galapagos and Alaska Cruisetours. All other charges are additional and apply to all guests.  Some staterooms may have obstructed views. +Additional city tax is payable direct to hotel upon check-in. Flights are not included. ~Excludes specialty dining. Full deposit must be paid by the required due date and is not refundable once paid. See Celebrity’s cancellation policy for details. “All Included”: × The Classic Beverage Package includes all Carbonated Drinks, Bottled Water, Juices, Premium Coffees, and Teas as well as beer, spirits, cocktails, and wines by the glass up to $10 per serving. Bottles of wine are not included. # Internet packages are non-transferrable, and guests must comply with the Celebrity Cruises onboard Internet Terms of Use Policy. Agents may charge service fees/or fees for card payments which vary. Valid until 5 December 23, for new bookings only. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability, and other information before booking. Celebrity Cruises and Cruiseco booking terms and conditions apply 

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