Located in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe, Great Britain is made up of England, Scotland and Wales. From season to season, there is not a significant difference in temperature, however, the peak season for tourists is between the months of June, July, and August. Temperatures recently have been much warmer in the past few years during this time.

Many of the major cruise lines call in England including Cunard, AIDA, Fred Olsen, P and O, MSC, Royal Caribbean, TUI, Princess, NCL, and Celebrity to name a few. Southampton is also a homeport for many cruise lines with neighboring London being a big draw for activities and attractions either before or after a cruise out of Southampton.

One of the world's most beautiful cathedrals, York Minster, is definitely a top choice. Stonehenge, as far as ancient monuments go, is one of the most popular and photographed attractions covering 8 square miles. The City of Bath is a uniquely beautiful city known for its 2000-year-old Roman Baths built around the city's hot springs but is also known for its stunning architecture.

Of course, there are some spectacular castles. Among them, Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and was built around two breathtaking courtyards. There are many scattering the countryside that especially at sunset have some amazing photo opportunities you will cherish for a lifetime. And of course, we cannot forget the home of the Crown Jewels and the world-famous fortress, the Tower of London.

Whether it's historical sights, rolling hills, and countryside or the nightlife and busy streets of London you will find a wide array of shore excursions to suit anyone's taste and character.