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Tour with Tim Fischer aboard MS Prinsendam

June 27 to July 18, 2018

Amsterdam, Netherlands; Isle of Skye, Edinburgh, Inverness, Kirkwall, Oban, Scotland; Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool, Plymouth, Weymouth, England; Holyhead, Milford Haven, Wales; St Peter Port, Guernsey

A unique opportunity to travel to the UK, cruise in luxury aboard MS Prinsendam around the British Isles and experience rail travel on some of the most iconic railways in Britain. The birth of the Industrial Revolution in the UK created a plethora of railway lines around the country, many of which are today supported by volunteer organisations and government bodies for the enjoyment of rail enthusiasts. A unique experience of a lifetime.

Your Tour Leader

The Honourable Tim Fischer AC is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and was the Australian Ambassador to the Holy for 3 years until January 2012. A former Australian Army Officer, Leader of the National Party and Minister for Trade, Tim Fischer is also a well-known author and rail enthusiast. Previously he was Australia's Special Envoy to the Kingdom of Bhutan, Eritrea and South Sudan.

Tim Fischer and his family live on the family beef property 'Grossotto Poll Hereford' near Albury Wodonga and has a range of agricultural, export and transport business interests. He was Chairman of Tourism Australia 2004-07, and of the Australia Thailand Institute 2005-08. Tim Fischer has written several books, including two about trains and one on East Timor. He also co-authored Bold Bhutan Beckons with Tshering Tashi and co-authored Outback Heroes with Peter Rees. His next book is on Steam Australia. He has also hosted a popular radio series on his great passion The ABC Great Train Show. His knowledge and experience of railways make him the ideal person to lead this tour. He has many great tales to tell about the locations on this great adventure!

Great fun and luxury cruising aboard MS Prinsendam

Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, MS Prinsendam is a most intimate ship. Accommodating just 835 passengers, she gives guests the feel of a classic yacht with the spaciousness of a cruise ship. Prinsendam offers many cozy areas in which to find your favourite spot. Prinsendam, or 'Princes' ship, is truly a classic worthy of her name. Luxuriously appointed and uniquely refined, Holland America Line's MS Prinsendam ensures you the ultimate on-board experience with her graceful combination of classic cruise ship features, state-of- the-art amenities, and sophisticated ambiance.

What's Included

  • Economy-class return air travel from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth to Amsterdam
  • Travel on MS Prinsendam in the selected cabin category
  • All meals, entertainment and service charges on MS Prinsendam
  • First-class rail travel as listed in the itinerary
  • 2 nights' accommodation including breakfasts in Amsterdam
  • Sightseeing tours as listed in the itinerary
  • Leadership by Tim Fischer
  • Rail journeys, entry to museums and attractions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Ship gratuities and air taxes
  • Tour management by Travelrite International Pty. Ltd. A Travelrite travel bag

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